Sunday, December 18, 2005

Winter Park Mall

Winter Park, Florida - Vintage

Looking at that incredible chalice-like fountain (which runneth over) in this stunning shot, I still can't imagine how you'd walk aorund it without getting wet! No barriers, ropes, or anything around it at all. On really hot and sticky summer days in Florida, I don't know how they kept people from cooling off in it (assuming they did stop them). See this earlier entry for a closer view of it.


Blogger Chris said...

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Sun Dec 18, 10:42:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Nice. That's a serious mall. Every stall is filled with an open store. You hardly see that at any mall now.

The "Fountains of Youth" series is great.

Sun Dec 18, 10:45:00 AM  
Blogger Cora said...

Great fountain and great light fixtures. Even the flower planters match. Truly exquisite design.

Sun Dec 18, 05:41:00 PM  
Blogger cigarcow said...

I don't think that's water "flowing" out of the fountain. It's just decoration.

Mon Dec 19, 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

absolutely lovely interior design.

Mon Dec 19, 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, very very nice.

Thu Dec 22, 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fascinating site, just discovered it. Didn't know such things even existed. This is one very interesting mall. Cool lighting, etc. along with Topanga Plaza and Chris-Town one of my favourites (going from the photos). Like many things, the gaudiest things have the most character (think of 70s-80s fashion) hence 'style' is the anti-thesis of character. Anyway enough of my rambling.

Looking at malls like this makes me think they should build a sort of novelty 'retro mall.' It would be a fully-functioning, modern shopping centre just in the style of a 60s or 70s mall. That would be very cool.

Thu Dec 22, 08:58:00 PM  
Blogger E said...

Wow. That's like an acid trip.

Wed Dec 28, 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You do know that picture is backwards, right? Most of the text appears to be in reverse. I can see a ycamrahP s'neerglaW.

Fri Jan 13, 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous brian rountree said...

Being from winter park, I can attest that the water is actually flowing from that fountain. The method for keeping the water from splashing was actually rather ingenious, a channel that sunk down below the level of the surrounding floor was where the water fell into so the "splash" actually occured under the floor level.

being a kid at the time I was facinated by it.

Fri Jan 13, 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ilove looking at the good old stuff!!!!

Thu Jan 19, 01:18:00 AM  
Blogger Keith said...

Oh, btw, Anonymous #2: Yes, apparently this photo IS backward! Thanks for catching that. :D I will fix it and update it later.

Wed May 03, 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great photo. Man, absolutely gorgeous modern design. Clean. Makes me smile.

Everything nowadays looks like a Disney acid trip--particularly in Florida.

I can say I don't care for the new Winter Park Village. Chintzy stores. Nightmare parking. Sits on 17-92, a traffic nightmare and car-jacker's paradise. The Mall or "Village" situated in an odd location; on the throws of the ghetto backed up against the edge of ultra-rich Winter Park...typical Florida burbs....

Tue Aug 22, 10:39:00 PM  
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