The Unusual is Usual

July 16, 2012

Some old city neighborhoods are very diverse, with a wide variety of businesses lining their streets. For example, University Avenue in St Paul has a mix of stores, usual and unusual. In fact, unusual shops are fairly common. This makes them, well, usual. The unusual is usual.

Recently I walked a stretch of University Avenue. Here's what I found, some of it R rated.

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This storefront church shares it's space with other churches.

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It seems appropriate that the Deeper Life Bible Church is next door to the Transformation [Beauty] Salon.

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These two businesses specialize in things for the bedroom.

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As you age you may not get as big a bang-for-the-buck [in the bedroom] as you used to, so it only makes sense to save money and shop for "toys" at an outlet store.

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This landscape service truck is innocently parked next to a Viagra sign. However, my mind saw a bit of irony:  "We turn your thing into a brick, man." And I suppose if the truck is parked there longer than four hours it should seek medical attention.

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Here is where I would go to find out where I am going to go.

 


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