Thursday, 13 September 2012


Welcome to Mile End. You won't find this neighbourhood on most street maps. The borders aren't clearly defined...but you'll recognise it when you're here. Life in Mile End just seems to move at a different pace. Kids still walk to school here (or ride their bikes, or their trotinettes...) and shopkeepers still stand on their front steps in the morning and say hi to people walking by.

Mile End is also a neighbourhood of balconies. There aren't too many houses here. Instead we have triplexes, rows of beautiful three-storey buildings with winding staircases, wrought iron railings, and balconies. The neighbourhood kids play on the front stoops, on the sidewalks, and in the alleys.

This is where we live.

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