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Old June 6th, 2008, 05:05 AM   #1
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U.S. Shopping Mall: San Antonio

These are pics of the central part of Northstar Mall,
I didn't take pictures in other areas. It's the biggest mall in San Antonio.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 05:23 AM   #2
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The mall itself looks okay, though nothing special. I have to say that shopping centres in New Zealand tend to look a bit better than that pictured here, which surprised me as I always assumed that America was shopping centre heaven with amazing shopping centres (which I'm sure it actually is, it's just not shown here).

The area around the centre though... Yuck.

Thanks for the pictures though, it was interesting.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 05:28 AM   #3
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The mall itself looks okay, though nothing special. I have to say that shopping centres in New Zealand tend to look a bit better than that pictured here, which surprised me as I always assumed that America was shopping centre heaven with amazing shopping centres (which I'm sure it actually is, it's just not shown here).

The area around the centre though... Yuck.

Thanks for the pictures though, it was interesting
Well that's how most malls in the US look like now. We haven't really built any since 2000 according to wikipedia. Everything built now is open air big box retail centers.

Hmm I don't see what is so yucky around the area of the mall, maybe the overpasses? lol

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Old June 6th, 2008, 05:44 AM   #4
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Cool pics. I've been to that mall before. I also like the area around the mall!
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Old June 6th, 2008, 06:39 AM   #5
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That mall looks pretty big. Where is that interchange? It looks huge. Is one of the highways I-35? Awesome pictures!
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Old June 6th, 2008, 11:53 AM   #6
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Mall looks ok, but like Svartmetall said, I would have expected something a little flashier. This certainly doesn't look any different or better to the malls here in Sydney.

Those Texas roadside signs though.......
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Old June 6th, 2008, 01:42 PM   #7
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The mall is ok, I see the US is going crazy over retro and High School Musical as well

The interchange is huge! Everything outside like the signs are so big and high!

Nice photos as well
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Old June 7th, 2008, 12:31 AM   #8
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Mall looks ok, but like Svartmetall said, I would have expected something a little flashier. This certainly doesn't look any different or better to the malls here in Sydney.
Malls aren't really flashy here like they are in Asia or I guess Europe.

Most tend to go for the calm and more luxury style
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Old June 7th, 2008, 12:57 AM   #9
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Sorry to say, but that mall does look somewhat bland and boring. I'm also not attracted to the area around it as well, sort of exactly the style of urbanity that I don't like (car orientated).

Sorry for the negative remarks, just my opinion.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 05:58 AM   #11
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Nice pics, Andrewville. Looks like a nice mall (reminds me of a local mall here).

Crazy interchange picture at the end too.
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Old June 8th, 2008, 02:08 AM   #12
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Sorry to say, but that mall does look somewhat bland and boring. I'm also not attracted to the area around it as well, sort of exactly the style of urbanity that I don't like (car orientated).

Sorry for the negative remarks, just my opinion.
No problem... it's probably because I didn't take any really take any pictures in the vibrant and busy parts of the mall. Trust me, it's very nice.

Not to mention I'm not a really a good photographer.
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The mall looks ok. Nice, convienient and modern. But certainly nothing to write home about.
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Old June 8th, 2008, 09:07 AM   #15
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What stores are these?
Don't remember lol, I just snap the photos.
I think the second one was Macy's...
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Saks Fifth Avenue is perhaps my favorite high end department store. Just look at the spacious, almost musuem-like displays of those handbags. Those Chanel and Louis Vuiton vendor shops are also quite nice. Dillards, or another midranger department store, couldn't possibly pull of a merchandise selection like that without looking spartan.

As for the mall's surrounding environment: well that's suburban Texas for you. Quite auto-centric with not quite aesthetically pleasing freeway viaducts.
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Old June 9th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #19
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A number of high-end stores...however, the mall itself looks more like it should contain K-Mart rather than Saks.
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