24.09.2011 - 24.09.2011 26 °C
Today was the perfect Edmonton day! It was beautiful and sunny without a cloud in the sky. It started out somewhat cool - very fall. By the afternoon it was nice and hot. Perfect!
I ran errands all day with my brother but decided to do it all on foot. I took the train and met him downtown. We walked to Churchill Square.
Then we decided to check out the downtown farmer's market and I got a bunch of cabbage to make sauerkraut. I also showed my brother the Alley of Light.
Next we headed to Chinatown to have some amazing pho.
My favourite restaurant in Chinatown is Pagolac.
Then we headed back through Little Italy.
We stopped in at Zocalo. They had tons of beautiful plant pots on sale for amazing prices plus a tempting cappucino bar. There is a little outside part and a beautiful interior part to the store.
Little Italy has a large park that we wandered through.
And lots of murals.
We were almost back to my neighborhood, but we stopped to take a picture of the cute little cafe on the corner of the boundary to Alberta Avenue.
My neighbourhood also has tons of murals.
And houses with very eccentric people.
This is my favourite library branch because it's within walking distance and it has tons of character.
I showed my brother the beautiful residential neighborhoods that are south of where we live.
We stopped by the Carrot, a grassroots community arts coffeehouse run by volunteers.
We walked by the community centre and I stopped to take a picture of the sports themed instalations. This was the gimmick to revitalize the area many years ago.
Next stop was the Avenue Theatre.
And we stopped to take a picture of one of the many decorated utility boxes. This one is one of my favourites though.
Finally, before we turned into the residential area of my block we stopped at the Handy Bakery (which has the BEST custard tarts).
It was a beautiful day in a beautiful city!