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Bluewater and the A2

We went to Bluewater for the first time today. I don't know if it's still true, but when it opened, it was England's largest mall. It's built in an ex-chalk quarry pit, a mall in a hole near a conjunction of motorways. It was much nicer than that, really, still in good condition from not being all that old, but a large, fairly typical, but well-chosen selection of shops. We went for the furniture selection for a house we don't (yet) own, but all we bought were shoes and a bonsai tree. We also picked up a handy 2-for-1 coupon for the Eurostar.

Yesterday, the weather was dramatic - hail and clear blue skies within an hour. Driving back on the A2 today was no less so: here were the clouds. Later, there was a full arc of rainbow, running through the spectrum twice over in blue skies.


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Apr. 14th, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
Do you see the girl in the clouds - the one with her profile facing left and eyes closed? She has quite a cute nose and bangs.
Apr. 14th, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)
I believe that it all started with Meadowhall in Sheffield, which Bluewater was designed to outdo.

Then the Trafford Centre in M/c was built to be the biggest in Europe, but has since been beaten (I think) but is still the biggest in the UK.
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