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Kensington Market

Project 52 Entry #23

This past Saturday my husband and I spent a lovely Saturday afternoon in Kensington market, navigating the narrow streets, taking in all the eclectic shops and thoroughly enjoying this unique neighbourhood. Kensington Market is located in downtown Toronto and is a diverse multicultural neighbourhood. Kensington Market also lays claim to Canadian pop TV culture. The show King of Kensington, which ran for 1975 to 1980 starred Al Waxman and by Canadian standards was a big hit here. You may remember Al Waxman (who passed away in 2001) as Lt. Samuels from the TV series Cagney & Lacey.

The fun part of being there this past weekend is that the neighbourhood was all decked out for Halloween.

As always you can click on an image to see a larger version.

Welcome to Kensington Market

The Dancing Den

Fantastic graffiti lines almost every alley way

Come on in and enjoy the live band!

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27 responses

  1. Great series of shots Edith!

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    November 2, 2011 at 8:07 am

  2. Wow, this is one cool series Edith! I love the colors and all your processing!

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    November 2, 2011 at 8:17 am

  3. Great set of shots Edith. That last one especially. Awesome processing and pov.

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    November 2, 2011 at 8:27 am

  4. Cindi

    Beautiful Edith!

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    November 2, 2011 at 8:32 am

  5. Nice set of shots. That graffiti shot is just crazy.

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    November 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

  6. Cool series of shots Edith, my fave is the last one!

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    November 2, 2011 at 10:14 am

  7. Love the last one you have there. The sky adds major spookiness.

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    November 2, 2011 at 10:28 am

  8. These are so awesome, Edith. Great processing and you’ve capture the scenes so nicely. There is something about that 4th image that draws me back to it. I like that one quite a bit.

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    November 2, 2011 at 11:14 am

  9. awesome series of shots Edith!!

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    November 2, 2011 at 11:56 am

  10. I remember the show quite well! Al Waxman was a huge star in my generation growing up here in Canada. LOVE this series, Edith, great details and composition on all the images you’ve captured and posted here!

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    November 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm

  11. A great mix of shots and I love the Graffiti

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    November 2, 2011 at 12:32 pm

  12. Rick

    Looks like an old eclectic neighborhood. I need to put Toronoto on a list of place to visit someday.

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    November 2, 2011 at 1:34 pm

  13. Really like the final image. The subdued colors and that great sky are perfect for a halloween shot!!

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    November 2, 2011 at 1:37 pm

  14. This set of images really pop. Nice work. Love the look of that last shot.

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    November 2, 2011 at 2:58 pm

  15. Edith this is awesome! Well done! What a cool place to photograph.

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    November 2, 2011 at 5:21 pm

  16. I love it when whole neighbourhoods really get behind holidays like this :)

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    November 2, 2011 at 5:37 pm

  17. Agreat set, Edith! :)

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    November 2, 2011 at 6:49 pm

  18. Great set of images Edith. I visited here in 2003 and went to this area. It is very much like the Camden Town area of London.

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    November 3, 2011 at 5:50 am

  19. I enjoyed the Halloween tour. Thanks!

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    November 3, 2011 at 10:23 am

  20. Very nice shoot. My favourite is absolutely the last one. Fantastic post-processing and it really gives a spooky feeling, very appropriate on Halloween. The graphic quality is just outstanding, and I really like the little touch of blue you have left in the picture.

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    November 3, 2011 at 10:49 am

  21. This looks like a fascinating place to have a wander, and you’ve captured it really well – the last shot in particular is especially spooky.

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    November 3, 2011 at 3:05 pm

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  24. These are so beautiful photographs but the second one is my favurite, fascinated me. Thank you dear Edith Levy, with my love, nia

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    November 27, 2011 at 7:23 am

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