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cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
18 Dec 2018 4:35PM
Desperate for a good home 😁
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2018 4:54PM
The lull before the storm maybe...
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2018 4:56PM
Wide angle photo journalism, my sort of take on the world. Excellent. And while I'd automatically go the b&w route, colour here is pretty bleak and cheerless.
I was in a Hexham department store this morning, a week before Christmas and it was empty. Mind you, it deserved to be...
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2018 5:04PM
Sad to see such a well decorated mall so empty but not surprising. I wouldn't be surprised if at least one UK retail chain collapses this winter. A sign of the times.

Phil.
mistere Plus
8 9 4 England
18 Dec 2018 5:45PM
Online shopping has taken it's toll this year.
So many retailers suffering from a lack of customers.

Dave.
MAK2 Plus
2 34
18 Dec 2018 5:47PM
Wonderful Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
18 Dec 2018 5:51PM
I stay well clear of such places at this time of the year. Can't stand the commercial xmas stress...

Malc
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2018 6:35PM
The future of Christmas perhaps?Smile
ivor
dark_lord Plus
17 2.9k 784 England
18 Dec 2018 7:02PM
It has to be colour, it wouldn't be a strong mono for a start.
It appears people have gone to great effort in the decoration and acquiring stock, so it's a pity there are few shoppers. It's interesting to note that you're experiencing the same lack of shoppers as we are here in the UK. Maybe the reasons are different, maybe some reasons are the same...
18 Dec 2018 7:16PM
Great image
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2018 8:38PM
Colourful and very good, leo!Smile
EMJAYCEE 12 10 10 England
18 Dec 2018 8:47PM
You must have been there very early Leo.
Joan
richmowil Plus
12 465 2 England
19 Dec 2018 12:27AM
Very festive though!!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2018 2:38AM
People are either shopping on line or the money is there to spend on more needed things...
A good realistic image Leo. Isabel
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
19 Dec 2018 5:56AM
super capture
19 Dec 2018 6:21AM
Fabulous view point, Leo. A lovely Christmas image.

And yes, the shops and stores are suffering all over the modern world, sadly. But then I guess we can't have everything. When money is an issue and the internet is so accessible and most items cheaper, it's kind of a natural process. It's still nice to go and look around the shops though and be able to see and feel items that we're thinking of buying.
But, to every plus, there's a minus of course. One of the big pluses is that the internet has helped to keep a certain amount of traffic off of the roads which would otherwise be sending nasty's up into the atmosphere. I can't imagine the roads here in Kent being any more congested, they're almost at a stand still already. So, for everyone missing from the shopping malls, there's a car not being used to go to town and back again. My main worry is: What will replace our shops? More houses? Homes for the homeless? Tacky cheap shops run by emigrants? I have a feeling that some towns and city's will become no go area's for ordinary people.
Anyway, off of my soap box and a very good day to you, Leo.Smile

JohnSmile
sawsengee 15 6 40 Malaysia
19 Dec 2018 7:06AM
It is the season Leo, love to share this video with you and all EPZ members:



19 Dec 2018 7:17AM
It is the season Leo, love to share this video with you and all EPZ members
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🎄🎄🎄 thank you, dear ee, and enjoy the Holiday Season ! 🎄🎄🎄
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
19 Dec 2018 11:14AM
Sad to see these places lacking customers, but you've got a wonderful and colourful image here, Leo 👍
Trev 😀
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
19 Dec 2018 11:27AM
Fabulous view point, Leo. A lovely Christmas image.
At least YOU saw it all Leo.
Ron
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2018 8:38PM
A great colourful image LeoSmileSmile

Cliff
20 Dec 2018 3:00AM
Our malls are quiet too ..... Sign of the times as they are a changing. I hope things pick up for those shopkeepers . Great DOF and POV! Merry Christmas Leo
Cheers Walt

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