Roadside art

Man with a brush
I found this guy making decorations alongside the road. He seemed quite happy to have me take his photo - although I can imagine that he may have been thinking "crazy tourist" in the back of his mind. :)

Don't you think it's amazing what these guys are able to do with wire, paper and glue? Isn't it awesome that instead of being depressed at not finding work and begging at the street corner, he decided to start making things that he could sell? While South Africa has many people who choose the easy road and rely on handouts, many times more have found ingenious ways of earning money.

Isn't it strange that in some hardship stimulates thought and ingenuity while in others it encourages defeat?

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