PF Photo Contest - Shop Till You Drop (11/23-11/29)

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Shop Till You Drop

This coming week, those of us in the US will be celebrating our Thanksgiving holidays. But the day after that is Black Friday, where the shopping frenzy often occurs at many malls, department stores, etc. So the theme this week is all on shopping and the scene depicting a place where people shop and buy stuff. Online shopping, i.e. a photo of your computer screen showing an Amazon purchase, does not qualify.

To everyone celebrating the Thanksgiving holidays, have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

Contest Rules:

1. Any digital photo or digitally-scanned photo relevant to the theme will be accepted within the contest period. In case there's a gray area, or you're not sure if the picture is suitable, check with me first.

2. Size limitations: Your photo is only limited to the file size limitation set by PhysicsForums. However, your may want to consider reducing the size of your photo if the file size exceeds 1 Mb. If your file is being hosted elsewhere, I will have to see how it is being displayed here, and I may ask you to resize and resubmit if it causes problems.

3. Upload your photos to any of the photo servers such as imageshack or photobucket. Then post it the relevant contest thread and link your picture using the img command. PM me if you do not know how. Alternatively, you may simply upload your image file to PF, and then have the full image displayed in your post.

4. Only ONE picture per member per contest. Once a picture is posted, it cannot be changed other than a total withdrawal by that member from that week's photo contest. Exceptions will be made for modification to comply with the rules, such as resizing.

5. At the end of the contest period, I will open a poll and every PF member can vote for the picture they like best.

6. Note that in case we have a large number of entries, I will do the polling in more than one thread. If that's the case, you can vote in each of the polling threads. The photos will be assigned in the polling threads in the order they were submitted.

7. The photo of the subject must be something that you took directly, not via in intermediary medium, and not taken by someone else. Unless otherwise noted, a photo of another photo, painting, print, etc. does not qualify.

8. You can use a picture only once. Once it is used in a contest, it cannot be reused in another contest.

9. Please post only pictures meant for submission in this thread. Photos not meant for submission must not be posted in the contest thread. Posting of more than one photos by a member may result in an automatic disqualification from the week's contest.

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Can we afford to go shopping till we drop so soon after our spree in September? :oldsmile:
 
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what language is that ?
and do you know what it says ?
 
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what language is that ?
and do you know what it says ?
I wondered myself. I educated-guessed Finnish. Google translate concurs, but offers a translation of "good vibe rings", which sounds kind of New Age. A little more research suggests that it's probably a pretzel stand.
 
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Yes, it screams Finnish (although Estonian looks a bit similar).

Looks like bottom lines list owner and the place.

Lappeenranta is a city in Karelia (Finland): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lappeenranta

Hanhijärvi is a nearby lake and a village (or hamlet? something small, but marked on Google maps with the name).
 
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Good detective work! A Viipurin rinkeli is a sort of large soft pretzel (kringle) named after the city of Viipuri (Vyborg) which Finland had to turn over to the (then) Soviet Union in World War II. Its entire population was resettled elsewhere in Finland.

This is at an open-air market in Hamina, about 20 miles west of the Finnish/Russian border, on the main road from Helsinki to Vyborg and St. Petersburg. When I took this picture in 1980, I think it would have been impossible for me, as a Westerner, to visit Vyborg.

And hyviä means "good."

Aha, I didn't know until now that Martti Ahtisaari, president of Finland from 1994 to 2000, was born in Viipuri.
 
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Pedstrian Tunnel in Istanbul
 
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GUM Shopping Center, Moscow

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The Arcade, Cleveland OH.

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Who is the Copy-Cat, Cleveland or Moscow?
Per Wikipedia -
Cleveland Arcade: built 1890.
Moscow GUM: built 1890-93.

We may have a case of parallel inspiration. The Wikipedia article about the Cleveland Arcade cites the Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele in Milan.
 
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May seem more drop than shop, but here a few floors in one of the temples of shopping, Selfridges, Oxford Street, London

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Final day to submit your photo for this contest.

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