On our shopping trip on Monday we went from the second hand building materials yard to a
The contrast struck me so strongly, I had to take photos.
Doesn't this staircase look like something out of a 5 star hotel? It is just going up from the food court to a couple of more upmarket restaurants and the CARPARK!
What is the purpose of all this flash architecture?
Oh, that's right ... to remove us from the reality of our everyday lives
and encourage us to flash the plastic.
Commodity fetishism gone mad.
I am so changed now, that it I find it all so boring.
I felt a little bit of satisfaction though browsing what is left of Borders' book stock now that they have gone into receivership.
I hated the way some of these big chains came in and squashed the little bookshops and how they specialised in the ordinary and the mundane.
I have mixed feelings though
because the loss of any book shop is sad...
even if it is Borders, and people have lost their jobs.
Our last stop on the way home was at the university library
so the Cook could pick up some 'real' books.
Thank goodness for libraries!
Of course, we also squeezed in a trip to Bulleen Art and Garden for a little vegetable worship.