The landmark for "El Faro" shopping mall in Badajoz.
A very impressive Mall. I am not partial to shopping in big centers but, as my friends like to shop there .. I went along.
El Faro is big, not as big as I thought it was going to be. On our last visit there , we saw it being finished off. It looked much bigger. I think there are about 100 shops in total.
The usual .. Zara, C & A, Primark (new shop for us all) shoe shops, boutiques, perfume shops. candy shops, well, as you can imagine, nothing that many of you have not seen. Only difference- people were talking Spanish.!
I spoilt myself in C & A . buying a few clothes for christmas. By this time, and after going into a few home boutiques.. still no boxes. I was getting disheartened.! Time to rest.
After a few hours of walking around, I had had enough! So, a meeting point was suggested for all of us, in case we lost each other , and off I went to sit down and take a break.
This is where I sat. - Opposite the most intriguing fountain.
Instead of the water spurting out of the bottom .. It spurted out of the top. Iluminous jets of coloured water in quick jet spurts fell from the cone like shape hung from the ceiling above. The designs of the water changed simultaneously as the lights changed.
I have never seen anything quiet like it.!
People were fascinated by it, and so was I. It was hypnotizing and at the same time calming.
The lights, changed to hues of , blue ,green, pink, red, and purple. The shapes of the water as they fell onto the pond and lights below were incredible.
|lilac shapes zig zag design|
|green shapes with a full round drop.|
|the fountain changing its colours ..here its individual spurts deep midnight blue|
|Also spurts of colour after the drop from the bottom part. The whole bottom part of the fountain is made from white marble. very effective.|
|A little retail.. should I ! Do I need it. - No|
|two crochets pillow covers. just caught my eye. (china I presume) I like them.|
|Couldn't resist this new diary for 2013. Designed and written with quotes of Paulo Coelho. A favorite author of mine. Its beautiful.|
|Inside intricate kaleiederscope drawings and designs on different pages,|
|You can see the different designs jetting out from above. If any one got close one could feel the spray|
|A small break before starting again.|
|This is my box where i keep a few things during the week. I tidy it up once a month and use it for other things. Its this style of box that I would like ..but smaller. in gold and black design.|
Alas! No boxes.. Where have all the boxes gone!
Wishing you all a very happy October weekend.