Monday, November 23, 2015

Gators and Gear at the Oaks Mall, Gainesville, Florida


Gainesville is the home of the Gators (University of Florida). It is not surprising therefore that the local mall features a lot of "Gator" merchandise. The Oaks Mall has a center section which is inhabited mostly by various kiosks selling Gator stuff. In the center of the center section stands a full-size alligator to attract the attention of the shoppers.

18 comments:

Laura. M said...

Al principio darĂ¡ un buen susto ;)
Besos.

Small City Scenes said...

That's just a big ugly Gator---well don't tell it's Mom.
MB

William Kendall said...

I would look twice at that thing!

Taken For Granted said...

Gators are unnerving enough, but standing on two legs makes them more fearsome. Interesting photo. You should have a Gator teeshirt at least.

RedPat said...

I'm always amazed at how popular college sport is down there! And all the $$$ involved and all those kids playing for free - let's hope they all end up with a degree at least.

Lois said...

I better not leave a comment on this one Lowell! I'm sure you will understand, given the fact that there is this little football game being played in your neck of the woods this weekend :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Here In Oregon, we have Ducks ( of the Disney variety) everywhere. You get discounts at some stores if you wear your Duck gear, green and yellow, on game day. I think the Ducks beat some Florida college in some bowl game last winter ..l you can see I really keep up with this stuff.

Linda said...

This is very cool, Lowell, it made me smile. Thanks for sharing! :)

Kay said...

Gators were the mascots of my college alma mater though I can't imagine why. Gators in San Francisco? We didn't have very good sports teams at the time. Perhaps they were hoping with a fierce enough mascot perhaps they could get fired up. Of course in the 60s competitive sports weren't quite so popular where I went to school.

LOLfromPasa said...

What a tall alligator!!!

Thanks for asking about Singer. I should have included a link - I have now. To answer your question, I was referring to Coventry's motor car company. Thanks again.

Shammickite said...

A stuffed gator? Or a reproduction?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Blimey! My what a big mouth it has, good thing it's stuffed Lowell :)

Sharon Anck said...

Oh my, that is an attention getter.

Bibi said...

Oh, coming face-to-face (literally) with that big guy would be a shock. Actually, even coming foot-to-face.

EG CameraGirl said...

Luckily ot doesn't scare shoppers away!

Halcyon said...

There is just something wrong about an alligator standing on its hind feet. I guess it is eye-catching though.

cieldequimper said...

Which would make me run... :-) I'd be among the scaredy cat population EG mentions!

VP said...

It would surely attract my attention!

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