Monday, April 11, 2005
Feature: The European approach to shopping.Europeans seem to prefer small stores that provide one kind of good, instead of large department stores like Walmart (though there is apparently one here in Wurzburg, amazingly enough!). It's not that there aren't large stores and department stores, but there are many greengrocers, stationery stores, bakeries, butchers, and toy stores. Also, Europeans put a great deal of emphasis on display. It seems to me that most store windows fit one of two categories: either the window is very fashionably done, with few items displayed in an eye-catching way under fancy halogen lighting, or the window tries to display everything the store sells--which is eye-catching in itself for the sheer volume of items in the window. I have some great pictures. Hopefully someday I'll put them up!
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