Kensington Market is awesome, but you already knew that….still, here are some cool photos….

You can consider this post a continuation of my previous raves about Kensington Market – how much I like it, how cool it is, how its unique flavour makes it awesome, etc.  You can view my photos below as evidence – Exhibits No. 1 to 19:

Firstly, I would feel very comfortable living in Kensington knowing that this crew had my back….

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Click on any photo for a (much) larger image!

….followed closely by this guy….

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NOW I know that I’m safe!

If you go into a store called The Blue Banana (on Augusta Avenue) you can purchase these ninja nesting dolls who will help protect your home.

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This pillowcase will remind potential intruders that ninja…toast is on your side.

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You can also purchase any of these Mexican wrestling masks (at another fabulous Kensington store I’ve forgotten the name of) just to let potential robbers know you mean business. I mean, would you rob someone’s house if the second that you opened the door they ran at you wearing one of these bad boys while babbling in (pretend) Spanish? No, I think not.

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I especially like the one on the far right.

Now that personal safety is covered, you can buy a rubber chicken (for whatever reason you feel is necessary) in this music shop (which actually has no name).

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Do you see the chicken? Ok, here he is.

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He is hard to spot, I must admit….

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If you go into the Kensington Mall (yes, Kensington has a mall…albeit a tiny one – I think there is only three stores in it) you can pick up any of these….fabulous? old, malformed pieces of cutlery….again, for whatever reason you feel is necessary…

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In addition to malformed cutlery, you can get any number of rare and/or vintage books, records, movies, and other assorted items at the same (very interesting) shop:

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I just bought a movie there today for five dollars called “Attack from Space” which is a Japanese movie from the 1960s about aliens (who seem to be people wearing gigantic starfish costumes) attempting to take over Earth. I can’t wait to watch it. I am not even kidding. Old sci-fi movies with hilarious special effects are among my favourite type of movies to watch.

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There is also a lot of really cool graffiti in the Kensington neighbourhood. Here are some examples that I saw for the first time today.

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Click on any photo for a (much) larger image! (Then press the “back” button, NOT the X at the top right or you will close the whole website! Oh dear!)

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I found this important public service announcement in the graffiti:

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Looks like I missed it! Ha ha!

For more information on Kensington Market, including a map and store list, visit:

http://www.kensington-market.ca/Default.asp?id=home&l=1

I hope everyone is having a great spring and enjoying the awesome weather !!! No matter where you live, try to get out and explore!

Stay tuned!

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