Sunday, June 18, 2006

Greece Town Mall

Greece, New York - circa 1968

Dig the dancing waters of this glorious fountain in Greece Town Mall, in 1968. Though dark (and if I lighten at all it quickly becomes flat and washed out, so this is pretty much the effect they were going for in the original pic), this photo manages to capture some of that cool nighttime shopping mall glow and ambience! And the sculpture/decorative fixture thingy in the middle (if I didn't know any better I'd say it looks suspiciously like a birdcage) looks very swanky, too! I just love moody shots like this.

PS: Hope you enjoy this one, Matt. :)

Mall history: ? - 1994
Current website: here (after merging)
Current aerial view
Previous entries: 1, 2


Anonymous Matt said...

Moody it is, that's for sure Keith. Easily would be my favorite spot to relax.

It's also easy to see why they threw in multicolored lighting with these old fountains. Their effect with the water really showed up best in evening/nighttime shots like this.

I'm not sure myself either what that object is a sculpture or a birdcage either.

Mon Jun 19, 05:13:00 PM  
Blogger Steven Swain said...

That is one unique fountain. Positively stunning!

Tue Jun 20, 12:57:00 AM  
Blogger BIGMallrat said...

Looks like Vegas!

Tue Jun 20, 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't remember this fountain at all, Keith...wish I did. Actually I was at Greece Ridge this weekend and was walking around trying to remember "how it used to be" and found myself realising that the ceiling is the only feature in some places that remains unchanged,original. Not too exciting though it still brought back some memories. It just makes me sad every time I go there because I can still remember almost everything about that mall, and it's been completely renovated. Where do you come across these great photos Keith? I've searched for years for vintage pictures of local malls to no avail. You are my hero. Thanks for the post.

Tue Jun 20, 02:23:00 PM  
Blogger Cora said...

Lovely fountain. Very evocative. Too bad they don't make malls like that anymore.

Sat Jun 24, 06:38:00 PM  
OpenID DHutch457 said...

This fountain was very unique in that it did not use water like a traditional fountain would with jets and such. This had little beads of oil/glycerin that would drip down from the ceiling to the ground. I would imagine they would use a filament line otherwise there would be liquid spurting out everywhere. Anyway, the droplets were in uniform sizes and spaced evenly apart from each other. It was truly a mesmerizing and beautiful piece. I only wish I could remember what that contraption was in the middle. I do know that it wasn't there for very long (maybe a few years)

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