Friday, June 5, 2009

Ocala's one and only Target store


While Ocala is "blessed" with three Walmart stores, we have only one Target. It is the really big one, though, so that ought to count for something.

26 comments:

magiceye said...

beautifully composed picture!

tapirgal said...

Yikes! It's a big box, alright (THREE Walmarts?). At least the red ball and the yellow brick road provide some interest. The green car in Astoria turns out to be a Deuce Coup - 1932 Model B hotrod. Anonymous posted the name and I checked with Google images. I would not have had a clue :) But it matched.

Joy said...

Hey, that's so interestingly composed, Jacob! Love the reds! Does this mean many people use this Target since it's the only one in town?

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Vogon Poet said...

This is a really beautiful shot, it has everything: colours, geometry, diagonals... And you got all of this out a Target store. One of my favourite Ocala shots!

Kcalpesh said...

Hmm! That store does look big. I like the way you've photographed it including the Red & Yellow. Nicely done!!

Irina said...

Whatever is the quantity of Target stores in your city, this one provided the subject for a great photograph :)

I love the perspective.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow this store is huge indeed!I bet it can be crowded on weekends!
I have a kind of phobia to crowded places!Anyway it is very cool to find several stuffs inside one place and you don't need to run and run...
Beautiful red balls!
Léia

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Love this one! Great composition and superb colors.

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Antjas said...

How did you manage to get those big red balls? Ours isn't so arty.

Shaun said...

Great eye... nice::))

Dan Jay said...

It's funny how you don;t really think about things like this. Here in Minneapolis, Target is almost as common as the local pharmacy or grocery store. If you live in a town somewhere in the Twin Cities suburbs and you city of residence has more than 20,000 people in it, chances are you have a Target. While we have Walmart around too.... it is no where near as prevalent.

I really like the shot composition on this.

Daryl said...

Oh la la .. Tar-jet ... does it have the escalator for shopping carts? That fascinated my sister the last time we were in the one down in Deerfield Beach.

Jacob said...

@ Antjas - It's funny you should mention the big red balls...I don't remember them when we first moved here...I'm not sure what they are for, other than decoration. But I kinda like 'em.

Jacob said...

@ Tapirgal...I was afraid I'd goofed...the front end was too extended for the Model A. Love the car, anyway!

Bergson said...

bowling part played by tanks

graphic ! i like

Denise Jelonek said...

We do not have a Target store in our area yet...

JM said...

What a cool shot this is! Great perspective and colours!

Asta said...

Fantastic picture! Amazing! Wow!

cieldequimper said...

I'm not much of a supermarket fan though I love wandering through WalMart's. This, however is an absolutely FANTASTIC shot!

m_m said...

Nice angle! These balls look like a huge bowling balls:)

Christopher Raun Leth said...

I love this one; colors, lines and light are perfect. A real headturner.

Small City Scenes said...

In the town down the road from us is a Target store with the big red balls out in front. Kinda neat. great shot, too. MB

Lisa Wilson said...

My kids always have to stop and try to jump over the red balls or climb up on them. I supposed it keeps cars from driving right on into the store, like one did last year into our closest Wal-Mart.

Jacob said...

@ Lisa - I thought the balls were to keep cars from driving into the store, too (like you, we have someone who does it somewhere every once in a while!)...but they are spaced too far...I think it might be to keep cars from parking on the sidewalk while waiting to pick up people...

Halcyon said...

I feel proud of Jackson now - we're a two Target town!!! :)

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

What brilliant colors! Nice layout.

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