Friday, May 11, 2012

Shopping

Colourful Shopping in Toronto ( courtesy of Wikipedia )

Our very own Shopping Centre, with living accommodation close by.

Our Cherry Lane Mall, to enter, go under the Purple Roof

The Yellow Sign and the Yellow Taxi. If you don't have a car, a taxi will do.
A 2000 year old shopping list found recently near Hadrian's Wall belonged to a Roman soldier. It was written in wax on a wooden tablet. It was determined by an Oxford Professor to contain items of clothing. A suit of clothes then would have cost 8% of the soldier's annual income, and a warm cloak to protect him from Britain's cold and wet weather would be 10%. So we had better all quit complaining about the cost of living! All these shopping malls, markets, downtown areas, bazaars, etc for buying things might disappear one day, to be replaced by on-line shopping. But hopefully not in our lifetime!
Oh by the way, if you would like to see a video extolling the beauty of Penticton, try clicking here!

4 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

Just off to Marks and Spencers and Isobel is compiling a shopping list as I type. Hopefully the resulting list will not cost me 8% of my annual income.

Red Nomad OZ said...

I'm sure I could spend 18% of my income on new clothes if I tried hard enough!! On-line shopping will never fully replace the real thing - I hope!!

Filip & Kristel said...

Nice. I was already thinking, are there mountains in Toronto.

Greetings,
Filip

Michael and Hanne said...

Thank you all for your comments. All the shopping photos are from Penticton, only the first one is from Toronto. No mountains there!