After taking my older daughter for a hair cut and then lunch, I decided to try the indoor walk at the Mall of America. The directions for the walk said one lap around the hallways equals 1 K. So I did 5 times around Level 1, 3 times around Level 2 and 2 times around Level 3, with a stop for coffee after 6 K.
One of the first things I saw on Level 1 was Canstruction. This is a benefit to fight hunger organized by the American Institute of Architects and the Society of Design Administrators. Visitors got to vote for their favorite canstruction, and I assume all the food will be donated to food shelves after the competition.
Here is the ENDeavor WORLD HUNGER.
Another that I liked is the box of crayons.
When I got to the 2nd Level South I had a good view of the amusement park that occupies the center of the mall.
The second level south also gives one a a good view of the Lego Store. Here's the construction there:
On the west side there is a European gift store. I always like to look at these places to see what is there and what the prices are compared to what the same objects cost in Europe.
On the southeast corner of the mall one can find the wedding chapel.
I don't wish to belittle anyone who is having a difficult time with finding work, but I sometimes wonder if this issue is being overdone for political reasons. Every time I get on a plane, every seat is full. We seem always to find the money to build athletic stadiums! The mall was and is always very crowded, I had to park on the very top level and it took me a good 15 minutes of driving through the parking ramp to get there!
That said, on the top, I found a great view just at sunset.
Hope you enjoyed seeing what's happening at the Mall on a Saturday afternoon.