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Freo Today. 24 September 2020. Way down the bottom of South Terrace, South Freo, on the east side, near Douro Road, squeezed between two South American styled restaurants, on a vacant block, at the back, on a fence, is Baby. Very cute. Don’t even mind the tag. Although many would. Haven’t discovered the artist, yet. Please let’s know who she/he is. Great work. Take a bow!

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