Saturday, February 10, 2018

Abandoned Shopping Center

It was a warm and foggy morning.  My nerves were jangled and I needed something to calm them down.  Change bothers me.  Change upsets me.  Why would I ever be in this old, abandoned shopping center?

The answer is that we do what we have to do for City Daily Photo!  

This was at one time a thriving shopping center, anchored by one of our most elite supermarkets, located on what is now a very busy road, Highway 27.  Then, for reasons not readily apparent, the powers that be, using all the intellect allotted to them, went across a small road and built another almost identical shopping center, leaving this one to rot.  

I've tried to make sense of it, but can't.  The two shopping centers aren't more than 200 yards apart.  The new shopping center has a number of vacant spaces.  

This had to be a costly move.  Do you think that customers are paying for it in higher prices in all the stores located in the new shopping center?

I thought about it a long time, and then went home to take a nap.


William Kendall said...

Weird that another one would get built that close by. If it's the same owners, what's the point?

I imagine this will get torn down eventually.

Marleen said...

Some things we will never understand..

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

O edifício do shopping é muito interessante.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

RedPat said...

That seems to be common in Florida. Never makes any sense!

bill burke said...

That's what America does best, WASTE!

Gosia k said...

In Poland some shopping centres are abandoned too.

Kay said...

Ach. Bill nailed it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm with you Lowell, dazed and confused 😀

Sharon Anck said...

I really don't understand these dynamics at all. Why does a perfectly good, conveniently located shopping center fail? And now they build these new centers that are a sprawling set of buildings spread over a very large piece of land. I was just at one last week and I had to drive around and around to find the store I wanted to visit. Nothing is walkable, you have get back in the car to locate the next store you want. Why is that better than having all the stores next to each other in one climate controlled space? It's absolutely insane. But, given our politics these days, insane seems to be the standard.
Oh goodness, that was a bit of a rant, wasn't it?

Taken For Granted said...

There is no telling why developers do what they do, but it all comes down to who can make a buck out of it. There are always winners and losers. There is no where more lonely than an abandoned shopping center. The fog was perfect for your photos.

Small City Scenes said...

after all that thinking a nap surely was needed---and don't call me Shirley
This seems to happen everywhere. It's just odd or maybe just stupid. I can't go on--I need a nap

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yup, those thoughts make me want to take a nap too. Quite a bit of that sort of thing in this part of the Sunshine State as well. I guess because our biggest industry seems to be building and growth ... until the next bust. Sigh!!!

Laura. M said...

Fantastic perspective of distance!
Un abrazo.

Lois said...

Must have been a Publix. I don't know why they do that, but it has happened here as well. Such a waste!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson