Reflections on a shopping experience
We have very few shopping centres in the UK that can rival some of those that the USA is used to, but in the North East of England we can travel to Gateshead’s Metro Centre from South Shields in just over half an hour, it’s reputed to be Europe’s largest, or we can go down the road to the Sunderland Bridges (which is a comparatively small shopping centre/mall). It was originally a 1960s designed oblong concrete blocked piece of outdoor architecture which was no fun at all to visit, especially if it was raining. However, someone decided to put a roof over it and decorate the insides with fake columns and atrium styled glass roofing, and it worked!
I guess I wanted to grab this unusual view before they take the Christmas decorations away, these huge baubles were hanging up high offering an incredible reflected view of the centre (probably an added securuty measure).
Camera details: Konica Minolta Dimage Z3, 420mm lens, 1/30 second f4.5, iso 200