Friday, February 23, 2007

Scenes from the mall

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Shall we go shopping today? (we can't tomorrow, since it will be my 100th post and we'll be too busy celebrating, right?).

Naples is a shopping mecca. The upscale shops of Olde Naples 5th Avenue and 3rd Street South are famous. The Waterside Shops, The Village on Venetian Bay, Coastland Mall, Bayfront - all outdoor malls built in a style to resemble a small European village square, boast every famous label on earth!

I must admit that I am not much of a fashionista (sorry Ming!) and designer labels leave me cold. But I do like art and home design and the Promenade of Bonita Bay is my favorite "mall". I also like to grab some lunch while there and munch to the sound of cascading waters...

16 comments:

alice said...

OK! I'm coming!

John said...

Nice shot, don't know about shopping but it looks like a great place to relax for the afternoon.

Jilly said...

I agree with John. I'd not shop but just enjoy this beautiful scene and sip an espresso.

Jx

Kate said...

What a restful-looking spot!

Olivier said...

tres belle photo, comme miss alice je reserve l'avion et j'arrive... mais comme demain je serais loin d'un ordinateur, je te felicite d'avance pour ton 100th post. Bravo et bonne continuité...Bon Weekend...


very beautiful photograph, like miss Alice I reserve the plane and I arrive… but as tomorrow I would be far from a computer, I you congratulated in advance for your 100th post. Cheer and good continuity...Good Weekend...

Chris & Deb said...

Happy #99!
Can't wait to see what you'll bring to the party tomorrow!!!

Chuckeroon said...

100 up! FYI mosaic evolved within a community "kid-calming project". Some money was put in and artists worked with local "yooof".

freelancer said...

Splandid, the iswater drinkable?

Lessie said...

Wow wow wow!

isabella said...

Alice, Jilly and Olivier - where are you? It is lunchtime, I reserved our table and you are missing ;-)

Olivier - tu me manquera demain. Passe un bon week-end!

Chris and Deb - thanks a lot for putting on the pressure! I've got nothing so far...

Freelancer - haven't tried the water, but prefer wine, anyway ;-)
(seriously though, in order to preserve our wetlands, we use recycled water in all the fountains, so no, the water is not potable).

Frank said...

Usually I avoid malls since I hate shopping - unless I desperately need something. But, in your city I think I might just go and sit at a café and enjoy the view.
Great photo!

Tony Morris said...

Hi Isabella,
I visited yesterday (see note) and today I must agree about labels, to me fashion is the "f" word that should be censored!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Well, this is a glorious photograph and I would set down a cup of coffee there and contemplate eternity.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

It looks like a mall fountain/pond but a VERY beautiful one.

So did you go shopping? What did you guy?

angela said...

Was that a deliberate slip, Ming?
Sorry I'll pass on the shopping but I'll meet you for a glass of something cool afterwards right next to this cascade.
Angela

Helen said...

Awesome fountain!