Originally Posted by WillYouStopDave
Interesting. I used to love going to malls. In those days, malls were very popular and the atmosphere was always pleasant with people roaming around. I found it comforting to be around people who didn't know me. I have a completely different thing going on with getting lost in a crowd as opposed to being scrutinized by people who I'm gonna have to see every day.
Anyway, one of the malls I used to go to had a huge glass dome over one of the areas for people to sit and hang out. So it was natural light in many areas.
They probably vary from place to place but yeah I never liked most of them over here. When I was younger I used to like going shopping in this one area of London, or just walking around there. There are a bunch of market stalls and weird artsy shops. Well I filmed that area twice for YouTube on two separate channels, one I posted here years ago but don't want to post here now. I've posted photos before but yeah it's definitely one of the coolest areas of London if you can get over the chaos:
There's a lot of stuff just shoved in together there like:
This shop moved around the area a couple of times when I was younger it was a smaller store and then they moved to one with three levels and had sex toys in the basement lol also is like a night club inside with people sometimes dancing but also a clothes shop:
It's very like dystopian Howl's Moving Castle in areas. You can only embed 10 photos so this only really scratches the surface. Plus there's lots of stuff you can't convey in posts like most places are burning incense and stuff. I like that smell because it reminds me of there, but my mum hates it because she has a very sensitive sense of smell (I'm almost the opposite with smell.)
I guess I got burnt out on it and haven't been since I filmed a YT video there in 2014 (I think it was 2014.) Well except for concerts in the area. Also it's difficult because the people working there will try and interact with you.
I also kind of like book shops and libraries, used to like video game and music shops when I still shopped in those places.
I prefer being around crowds of strangers to the same people repeatedly though too.
I remember that video where the cops escorted them out. I thought it was weird that so many cops showed up just for that.
Yeah that confused me too, wonder if they were there for some other reason.