The man up the ladder turns to see what I’m up to.
“It’s okay, I’m not photographing you,” I say, hoping to reassure him.
He’s puzzled. “Why would you photograph a wall that hasn’t been painted?”
“Because it’s art,” I assert, taking a second shot for good measure.
“S’pose you’re right,” he ventures, with a half-smile.
PS: The Boon Brothers know their café is cool. Located in the ground floor of the Opera House, it’s called Crumpet. Lately, the gracious old lady’s been undergoing a facelift.