August 24th, 2006


Motss.con XIX: At the Mall of America

On friday, some of at the motss.con traversed by light rail or car to the Mall of America for a dose of schlock. And we got it. I'm not much of a consumer and don't particularly like shopping so rarely go to Malls (unless one considers places such as as a Mall) and can't take them very seriously. This one was quite the show and well worth the trip. rsc is considerably less enthusiastic!

No-one rode on the roller coaster, a few souvenirs were bought, we didn't go to underwaterland (or whatever it was called). We had a nice lunch at a Minnesota-style restaurant which wasn't quite up to the standard of La Belle Vie of the previous night. I had a Walleye sandwich.

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Motss.con XIX: Minneapolis Reflections

building reflectionMinneapolis has lots of tall buildings with glass walls that reflect surrounding buildings. I'm not a fan of most modern architecture sky scrapers and am not the least bit enamored by these glass walls, but the reflections make them interesting. The nice clear weather helped.

This one creates what looks like a Frank Gehry building. There is a real one which we didn't get to see; alas.
building reflection

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