Friday, October 24, 2014

Flocking Together

Starlings seem to be quite social birds at this time of year and it isn't unusual to see and hear hundreds of them in a tree or on a billboard or as in this case on the tower for mobile phone services. There seemed to be more arriving all the time as I walked by this place. Getting ready to head south, I presume!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Grand Gate

This gate is found in front of one of the fine old houses along Madison Ave which is one of the streets of large homes in the Annex neighbourhood. This one is unusual for having such a fence but I have never seen it closed so it must be more for effect rather than security.
Taking part in Good fences. Click HERE to see more fences from around the world. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Street Food

At the many street festivals that take place here during the summer, food is a big draw. The empanadas from this booth were so good that you had to make sure you were close by when a fresh batch came out or you would be out of luck. They were very good!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE for more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Singing In The Market

Another band performing in Kensington Market featured Sarah Hiltz on guitar and singing too. This group was sponsored by Fika which is a Swedish- style coffee cafe in the market.

Monday, October 20, 2014


These panels are the entrance into a jazz club in Kensington Market and there has always been a mural of some kind painted on them. This is a particularly nice one of Miles Davis and the previous mural had been an image of one of Miles's hands. I have no idea who the artist is. Early on Sundays the space serves as a background for a mini gallery of a local artist. 
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE for more murals from around the world.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


One of the vintage stores in Kensington Market had a bubble-making machine spewing out bubbles onto passersby during the last Pedestrian Sunday. It was magical to stand under the little stream of bubbles and many people were attempting to catch a pic of them as  they fell!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Singing The Blues

Just down the street from yesterday's shot in Kensington Market, this trio was turning out some really good blues. They had a huge crowd gathered to hear them - the big guy seated at the left has a great voice!