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?