Friday, July 15, 2016

If you've seen one...

...you've seen the mall. This is the Eaton shopping center in downtown Montréal. Nothing particularly spectacular, but there's something about this shot that I like. This atrium is connected to another multi-level shopping mall that was in the process of opening when I was there in May.

I'm standing on the Gallery Level, one floor above street level (Ste.-Catherine), which is above the Métro Level and the Restaurant Level at the bottom.

I can imagine these places buzzing with noon-time and evening shoppers, especially around the holidays. I wonder what they're like on weekends, though, when most of the office buildings that surround them are empty. I stopped into a humongous suburban shopping mall on my way out of Montréal the next day (there was a particular store that I wanted to go to) and it was as impressive in its horizontality as these are in their verticality.

5 comments:

  1. I hate to admit that I do enjoy a good shopping mall and I also enjoy these great views. The Mall of America in Minnesota, however, is way over the top for me and sets off a panic attack (although it's great for photos).

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  2. Looking at that picture, on the LHS if you take the Metro Level , you can walk inside to reach the building where the French consulate is located ( it used to be at Place Ville Marie but they moved in 2008 - went for my citizenship interview at Place Ville Marie in August 2007 and got the citizenship at a ceremony in 2003 in the new location).
    Again looking on the LHS, taking the Metro level will get you in the building on the left of University street ( yesterday's picture).

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  3. The "underground city" is one of the most outstanding feature of Montreal. It's HUGE! 32 kilometers of tunnels spread over 12 square kilometers.

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  4. Oh, you and your great little plays on words :)

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  5. mitch, I've not seen the MoA, except in photos, and I probably never will. I would likely have the same reaction.

    t.b. ah!

    jon, it is remarkable.

    judy, I do my best (or worst, as the case may be). ;)

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