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Ramblings of the Forever-12-Year-Old

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Montrose Crossing Shopping Center

Haven't updated for almost a month now... @.@|||
Nothing much going on except the same continued path to pigginess and boring / cold joke, thoughts, and ramblings (only I didn't type them out, and kept them in my head for a month... ha ha~)...

This is also a short entry. I was chatting with an online friend about the bookstores I went to in Osaka last week (sneak preview: Japan trip -- Kyoto, Kobe, Osaka -- pictures and sharing coming soon, format and contents still not sure yet... XD), and comparing the ones in Taiwan and in the US. With this discussion, I became more and more nostalgic about the Barnes & Noble in Montrose Crossing Shopping Center that I used to go to during most of my free time.... (finished reading the complete Harry Potter series Vol. 1-4 in there! XD)

I wanted to show my friend what the US bookstores look like, so I was trying to search for a picture on the net, and came across this page. It is the page of a company colled "Rodgers Consulting" -- seems like a construction, design consulting company, and the Montrose Crossing Shopping Center was one of its projects. The main point is, that at the end of that page, there is a link to a 360 degree panoramic view of the Shopping Center (also linked at the title of this post)! O_O

What's even cooler, is that when you click on it, after loading for a short time, the rotating picture of the big piece of parking lot will come out and start to continuously rotate in 360 degrees. Even more, after you click on the picture, it will stop at that view, and you can use the little buttons on the bottom to zoom in and out and move the picture left, right, up, and down! You can see the Barnes & Noble and Starbucks far away, and Mikasa, and also a very close up look at Tara Thai! Man! That was way cool, and also way nostalgic!!!

It may sound kind of cold toward people, but this is truly one of the places that I miss most about the years and life in Silver Spring, MD. = =a

3 Comments:

  • kinda miss DC sniper,too..i mean not really missing him,but i guess looking back it's kinda funny to be dodging around whenever i pump gas those days

    By Blogger flyingufooo, at Thursday, December 08, 2005 5:18:00 PM  

  • Urgh... Orz Good for you to have a talent at looking at things with a positive attitude... I don't particularly miss that period of time, but it is indeed something worth remembering... These things don't happen around us that often... @.@"

    By Blogger Cutie Sushi, at Tuesday, December 13, 2005 11:22:00 AM  

  • hehe, the barnes and nobles at rio is growing on me these days, but i still don't feel that much passion toward it :P. i've always think the book stores in TW are more distinct and attractive nee. but in either case, i haven't finished a voluminous book entirely in any book stores :D. happy Christmas sushi QT.

    By Anonymous emily, at Saturday, December 17, 2005 12:25:00 AM  

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