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Monday, June 13, 2011

That's My World!

That's My World is hosted each week by Klaus and the My World team, Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and me. Join us and share your world with others from all over Our World! Just click on the post title, read the rules, sign up and play with us! So! How is your world this week? Have you taken time to see the beauty there? What is it about your world that makes you smile or laugh or feel grateful for?

I seriously dislike shopping and avoid malls like the plague, however, one of our trips last week was to Redmond and I had never been there and hoped perhaps I would discover another lovely park like I did in Bellevue earlier.  Well, there was no park, but I have to admit the Redmond Town Center was a delightful place even if you don't like to shop!!  So, today I'm taking you on a tour of the Town Center! I did have a delicious, reasonably priced lunch and bought a book -- I do like Borders. The remainder of the time there was taking pictures. Hope you enjoy them!
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
Mark Twain 
A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. Mohandas Gandhi

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. Will Rogers

We can't plan life. All we can do is be available for it.
Lauryn Hill



You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
George Burns



Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
P. J. O'Rourke

43 comments:

Mama Zen said...

If you have to shop (I hate shopping, too), that looks like a lovely place to do it!

texwisgirl said...

i do not enjoy shopping either.

love the first quote. have plenty of laugh lines!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sylvia,

I'm like you ... shopping isn't fun unless I'm really in the mood, and that is only about twice a year. But, I'm always in the mood for taking pictures.

I love all these shots ... they are wonderful.

Thanks so much for stopping by to say hi. I won't be blogging for most of this week (after tomorrow), so I'll miss some of our regular parties, and YOU!

Have a wonderful week,

Kathy M.

Arija said...

I really like the bronzes although shopping is not my favourite thing. Actually, it is my least favourite thing.
Great architectural shots Sylvia.

Have a great week!

Team G Square said...

Lovely place ,

aka Penelope said...

Umbrellas always seem to grab my attention, Sylvia. I love the top photo with the series of table umbrellas and the single one at center of a photo over the witty quote. Although serious if true, I couldn’t help smiling imagining the baby with a hammer.

Spiderdama said...

Lovely place and plants. I`m not so happy about shopping..
Hope you have a wonderful week:-)

gigihawaii said...

I LOVE your new header today and those animal sculptures are adorable! Glad you had a good time, Sylvia!

ladyfi said...

What a delightful little shopping centre. (I don't like shopping either.)

Kay L. Davies said...

I don't like shopping, either, but this sure looks like a nice place to do it if it's necessary (and Borders makes it a whole bunch better).
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sushma Harish said...

Lovely shots. The quotes are too good. Made my day.

Indrani said...

Shopping malls provide plenty of opportunities to photograph though. :)

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

I like "shopping" also windowshopping but I don't buy much ;)
Looks like a very nice area with these beautiful stoneworks to walk on.
All the best Sylvia!

EG Wow said...

I hate shopping and avoid malls too, Sylvia. But it looks like you made the best of what could have been a bad day. :)

Eve said...

My husband and I LOVE Redmond Town Center! It's one of the few malls that we enjoy shopping at and it's also a wonderful place to meet friends for coffee. In fact, we were just there about two weekends ago. :)
I think being outside, but still sheltered makes all the difference. It's pleasant to shop with the fresh air all around you, rather than the cloying scents of perfumes and plastic that seem to override all other senses when inside most shopping centers.

Carver said...

I don't like malls either but it is nice when they have incorporated gardens and fountains like this one. Love your quotes.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Me too on the shopping, but sometimes ya gotta' do it and its better in a lovely place like this. Plus on the bus you don't have to worry about losing your car in the massive parking lot (Not that I would know anything about that personally of course ;>)

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sivinden said...

They obviously tried to make this town center a nice place:)

ewok1993 said...

I am not a fan iof shopping malls also. They are far too crowded, but this one that you visited looks like photoghrapher friendly too.

Riet said...

That looks like a lovely place to shop Sylvia. I love shopping and am never too tired to go :)) Have a good week.

Life Ramblings said...

i'm not too fond of shopping too but i do enjoy taking pictures of malls. Redmond does look like a wonderful place to wander around even if you don't like shopping.

Al said...

That looks like an attractive area, Sylvia - nice shots. I also hate malls, they're one of my least-favorite places to be.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Town Center looks like my kind of shopping center. Mostly outdoors, interesting places, flowers, and fountains. I could do that.

Great pics.

Take Care Sylvia!

Jenn Jilks said...

Wonderful world. Well done.

Tracy said...

Sylvia,
I love the quote, 'we can't plan for life, all we can do is be available for it' wow, so true!

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like a great place to hang out while the other people shop, too. What a well cared-for center. I like very much!

Lesley said...

This looks very pretty. I find I can walk more in outdoor mall than an enclosed one.

Tes said...

What a lovely place! I love the young trees -all fresh and symmetrical. I love the decorative planters too. Geez, the gardener in me sees plants anywhere! :) Thank you for sharing! :)

Ugich Konitari said...

What an interesting place ! Is the same area where Microsoft has its HQ ? Just wondering .

magiceye said...

that is huge!
lovely images!!

stardust said...

I like to stroll around new mall to see its design, how nature is incorporated into it, or if there's nice restaurants. Through your photos, I, too, think it is a delightful place. Sylvia, maybe you added potential wrinkles on my face. (Smiles.)

snowwhite said...

Great Mark Twain! I do love this saying, “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."
Many seasonal flowers and plants please the eye. Thank you for your delightful tour and great photos.
Sylvia,Have a wonderful week!

Gattina said...

I am not a shopping lady either ! this place looks very inviting for a walk !!

alicesg said...

Nice place to relax and enjoy the day. Your header photo never fails to impress me. Very cute. :)

Ann said...

This new header is the best so far.

Cezar and Léia said...

This mall looks very interesting and it was not so crowded, good for easygoing shopping!I like a lot your pictures and this mall is beautiful!
Léia

lotusleaf said...

Your world is very neat and orderly! It must be a fun place to visit.

Stewart M said...

More wisdom from PJO'r! I think that shopping is some form of capitalist torture (unless it’s for books of course!)

Hope you have a good week.

Stewart M - Australia

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place. Best part, it is not crowded.

Cildemer said...

Would love to shop there!
Thanks for sharing your fabulous shots, Sylvia;o)

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Have a nice and happy week****

Jack said...

Hah! I love the Rogers, Burns and O'Rourke quotations.

Jack and Joann said...

I did chemo for my leukemia on Tuesday so it slowed down my reply to you. I always find your quotes uplifting. Stop by for Skywatch Friday. I have fire photos from AZ.

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