Saturday, May 5, 2007

sihlcity


It rained non-stop pretty much all day, so it was a good excuse to wander over to Sihlcity, Zürich's brand new shoppping/movie/dining/hotel complex that opened to great fanfare about one month ago. It is Zürich's only real 'mall' within the city proper (there are a few other malls in the outskirts). It also has a nightclub, as well as a non-denominational chapel (not quite sure what to think about that). As far as the shopping goes--nothing special. Most of the shops are major chain retailers such as H&M (which is everywhere) Zara, Esprit, etc..that can already be found downtown, a huge electronics store, and a Coop (one of Switzerland's two main grocery chains). Personally, I prefer shopping in the smaller, independent boutiques in the side streets of the Old Town, and some local designer shops in the Kreis 5. For me, the main advantage of Sihlcity is that it's open until 8 pm on Saturdays, when the rest of the city shuts down at 5. But I think I'll mostly be going back to Sihlcity to catch a movie in one of its 9 theatres, and perhaps a quick meal or drink afterwards.

7 comments:

lynn said...

Like the stars...

Abraham Lincoln said...

Gosh, to me it looks expensive. It also looks like people must wear formal clothes to enter. Tux and tie and cuff links for the gents and formal gowns and hats for the ladies. Is it also a bluejean kind of mall? Your photography is very nice and adds to the mystery of where the people are.

I hope you get to see the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak that came to Brookville, Ohio yesterday. It is the first one I have seen since we moved here 44 years ago.

isabella said...

Very space-age! But a chapel? I guess they strive for that one-stop complex...

Z said...

I didn't know about it until I read your blog. I suppose the 8 pm closing time on Saturdays will make it extremely popular.

Chris & Deb said...

this is a wonderfully composed shot!

Kuanyin said...

Amazing photo!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Like you, I'm not a fan of big malls. Thank goodness, there are none of these in NYC.

I prefer to stop in smaller stores.