If you are ever in SoCal…in the middle of LA and SD you can find the city of Irvine. This is where you can find the cool outdoor shopping location called the Irvine Spectrum. Great stores and restaurants!! I have passed it about a billion times and finally decided to photograph the ferris wheel. This was a long exposure. I did however get talked to by security. Unfortunately it is private property, therefore, no tripod setups for photos. But one loophole is that if you are taking shots of your family, they cannot stop you. I had my little one stand in front and “photoshopped” her out. =) Have fun!
I was in Frankfurt the past week for work and had a Sunday afternoon to shoot around town for a few hours. My standard technique to to plug in “Frankfurt” into Google and/or Flickr and find some cool locations to photograph. While searching I came across a place called My Zeil. What a cool looking place! The German Designers rocked this location!!! This design is for a shopping mall in the heart of Frankfurt! It had this super cool glass front with a circular hole that twists inwards…like a black hole! I’ll post this hole shot soon!
Inside is a beautiful curved glass configuration with many floors! You can even take an escalator from the first floor all the way up to the fourth floor. This shot is from the fourth floor. I really liked the curve of the roof in this section. A great spot for photography! I took about 30 shots here…I’m sure I can find much more. But I had to be on my way to grab more city shots. If you are even in Frankfurt…check out My Zeil! A perfect spot for shopping and photography!
Info from the web: The MyZeil is a shopping mall in the city center of Frankfurt. It is part of the building ensembles PalaisQuartier and forms in which access to the Zeil shopping street. It was on 26 February 2009 during a public presentation of Frankfurt’s Mayor Petra Roth officially opened and recorded according to press reports on the first day 120,000 visitors. Because of massive interest visitors were admitted to the first few days only in phases, at times the queues at the entrances. After two weeks, the brand has exceeded one million visitors.
The MyZeil is on six floors with one of the longest escalators in Germany (46 meters Ruhrmuseum tapped Zollverein 58 meters. The gross floor under the vaulted, with about 3,200 triangular glass-based structure is 77,000 square meters, to retail in the bottom three floors account for about 52,000 square meters. Anchor tenant in the basement are bullet is a Rewe-Markt (food), Anson’s (menswear with many leading fashion labels) to three Part bullets and (in the third / fourth floor Saturn electronics and home appliances market) to 7500 square meters. In the upper floors there is a ‘gastro-boulevard “with restaurants, a fitness club (Fitness First), with height and a spacious pool games and care for children. The total of nearly 100 shops were rented out to open about 97 percent, however, not all related. The square meter price expected to amount to a record high of up to 485 euros.
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