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September in Edmonton

sunny 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.

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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.

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Next we headed to Chinatown to have some amazing pho.

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My favourite restaurant in Chinatown is Pagolac.

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Yum!

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Then we headed back through Little Italy.

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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.

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Little Italy has a large park that we wandered through.

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And lots of murals.

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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.

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My neighbourhood also has tons of murals.

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And houses with very eccentric people.

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This is my favourite library branch because it's within walking distance and it has tons of character.

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I showed my brother the beautiful residential neighborhoods that are south of where we live.

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We stopped by the Carrot, a grassroots community arts coffeehouse run by volunteers.

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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.

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Next stop was the Avenue Theatre.

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And we stopped to take a picture of one of the many decorated utility boxes. This one is one of my favourites though.

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Finally, before we turned into the residential area of my block we stopped at the Handy Bakery (which has the BEST custard tarts).

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It was a beautiful day in a beautiful city!

Posted by Kristy_pj 20:46 Archived in Canada Tagged walking canada edmonton alberta_avenue

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