Have been impressed with the display of artistic talents on the street side while travelling through the Baltic countries.
For the first two photos taken, I notice that while the locals consider such display a usual part of their street life and therefore did not pay much attention. Tourist like me did find it interesting.
Here are two persons playing their musical instruments. People just walk passing by without paying much attention.
A painter was working on a painting on the street side while displaying his other paintings. Again, he was alone at work, without many people paying any attention.
I am glad that I have come across these talented people displaying their talents. It took so much of the courage and patience to do this on the street.
Also shown below is a display of works of art in a busy street. This also gives life to the street. To me it seems that they have helped to decorate the street.
More commonly found are cafes lining both sides of cobbled street.
I was somewhat surprised to find that these roadside cafes commonly occupied the road areas ( not footpath areas) and that they have no permanent shelters.
These mean that the roads must originally wide enough for them to encroach and that the weather must be reasonably good if they are to be used.
All in all, the visit to the Baltics was a wonderful experience.