Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Epitome of Consumerism. Case in Point: The Mall of America

While many Western cultures thrive on the activity of consumers, often pulling resources and products from other countries, the United States offers what is perhaps the most infamous of all consumer hotbeds. The Mall of America, the largest mall in the US in terms of total enclosed floor area, offers 520 retail stores to fit any budget. Over 20 sit-down restaurants and 30 food court vendors can satisfy any palate. Additional mall attractions include the Underwater Adventures Aquarium, LEGO Land, a 14-screen cinema theater, and Nickelodeon Universe: the mall's indoor amusement park. The parks spans 7 acres and has many rides (including rollercoasters) and a giant inflatable pineapple. Just when you think America can't get any classier...
*All information taken from Wikipedia and my experience as a Minnesotan.
**Author's Note: We actually did have a ball at the mall.
***Additional Notes: I promise to stop making collages so frequently, but this one simply had to involve multiple photos. Love you!

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