Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thursday's Things in a Row

I took a couple of photos at Woodfield Mall when I was there a couple of weeks ago. When this mall was first built in 1971, it had 59 stores. By 1973 it grew to 189 stores with 1.9 million retail square feet. It was the LARGEST MALL in the US at that time. It has dropped down to the 9th largest mall in America. Woodfield has over 285 stores and restaurants and, believe it or not, is a major tourist destination in the state of Illinois!*


This mall is located about 10 minutes from me. That's great, but at Christmas time? I would avoid it like the plague!

This fountain caught my eye at one of the entrances to the mall. I liked the rows of water spilling out!

This is just a glimpse of one small corner of the mall. Here are escalators in a row (see two long ones and one short one?) This was a Sunday and the place was packed.

I was standing outside of the children's play area, waiting for Jim (who had gone to a store at another part of the mall). I noticed things in a row, but I was trying to be inconspicuous because I didn't want people to think I was stalking their kids and taking photos of THEM!

First I looked up and saw all the skylights in a row.

Then I looked down and saw all the posts from the fence that was keeping the kids "fenced in" the play area. I quick got off a shot before someone called security about the old lady taking pictures of the kids.

Did you have to sneak around for photos this week?


SquirrelQueen said...

That looks like a fun mall but I would avoid it around the holidays too. I love your shot of the skylights Pat. I did sneak just a little for this week's photos.

Tina´s PicStory said...

nice pics! have a great week :)

Valerie said...

It looks a busy place, Pat. You got some good pics though.

Gail said...

You've traveled the nation and have such wonderful rows in your new "backyard".

Jim said...

That was a nice mall you visited, Pat. It generally is sort of refreshing to see all the pretties. I took some 'row things' last night at a mall but will postpone using them for a bit.

Next week I should be more on time. We are still in London but will be back tomorrow. That will have made us to be gone for ONE month.

Eva Gallant said...

That is a pretty big mall! I visited the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN; something like 458 stores, I think! Amazing.

Halcyon said...

I really like the architecture in this mall. Glad you could sneak in some shots!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

love your pictures! the mall looks like a great place to explore.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

love your pictures! the mall looks like a great place to explore.