Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Day 9 - A Very Fun Day (aka, You Capture - Lines)

Even with my limited knowledge of and ability in art, I know that everything is composed of lines. There is the straight line of the horizon where the sky meets the ocean. There is the straight edge of a building or a sign. But lines can also curve to either promptly meet their other end like in a lollipop, or to lazily stray down a winding river's edge. These are also the free lines that form the outline of a child's face, his sweet smile, her precious fingers.

I did not set out today on our advent activity with the purpose of capturing the conventional straight line. You'll spot some, of course. Others are fun lines. And you may have to look closely to spot the design of the lines because some just form backgrounds for the beautiful lines that make up the faces of my children...

We already did a mall for an advent activity, but it turned out to be a bust. So I did a little more research this time and made Lenox Square Mall our destination. Lenox Square is the home of the Macy's Tree.


It is also the seasonal home of Macy's Pink Pig, Patricia.


We parked right by the big tent that is Patricia's pen for the winter, and I couldn't help but snap a few pictures of the skyline. I love the architecture of Atlanta; downtown Atlanta's skyline is amazing. Lenox Square is in Buckhead, which has some unique buildings of its own.




Since we parked right by the Pink Pig, we entered the tent and took our place in line to Ride the Pig. Not that it's Space Mountain or even the Pirates of the Caribbean, but riding the pig was a must-do anyway.

Of course, I ignored Alex when she pointed out that all the people in line were already holding pink tickets because, after all, I'm the parent, and the parent is supposed to know more than the almost-ten-year-old. Finally, though, after we had stood in line for about 10 minutes, I said, "You know what? Everyone in line is holding a pink ticket!" like I had come up with some amazing revelation.

So we had to go inside the mall to stand in another line to purchase tickets.


Then we had to go back to the Pink Pig line, which of course, had grown.


But we had fun riding the pig anyway.




After our fun with Patricia, our stomachs were growling so we headed into the mall to find the food court. Unfortunately, I can't resist a California Pizza Kitchen when I see one, so we splurged a little.



OK, so we splurged a lot.


Then we wandered around the mall a bit, visiting a couple of stores, and admiring the Christmas decorations.




When everyone had had enough, we headed home.


It was a lovely day all around!

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19 comments:

SJ said...

wow..erything is pink inside

A smile from SJ =)

CrossView said...

That was fun! Thinking "lines" and reading through while noticing all those lines was cool but freaky. Now I'll be seeing lines everywhere!

I want to go and see The Pink Pig now.... =D

Arby said...

That was very pink!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a fun day! I love that you could go on this adventure! And a pink pig ride sounds GREAT : ) Very fun! : ) I love it : ). I also love the architecture lines of the city. So pretty. You captured a lot of lovely lines. Wonderful!

JadeLD said...

There's some really interesting architecture near the mall. Lines really are everywhere!

The Animator's Wife said...

WOW, what a day. There really are lines everywhere! Loved the "standing in line" take-- those lines are everywhere too this time of year!

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

I love your shots! It looks like y'all had a fun time, even if you had to face the line to ride the Pink Pig twice. And you know, after living in Georgia nearly all my life, and all of that time being less than two hours away from Atlanta, I have never ridden on the Pink Pig, or even seen it except in pictures. :( Now I want to go. My daughter would never want to leave with all the pinkness!! ;)

VanillaSeven said...

The pinky pig looks quite fun! Glad you enjoyed the trip.

Stacie's Madness said...

what a cool place

Bunch of Barrons said...

Looks like a great time...love those pictures of the buildings! :)

Heather D said...

Wow - what a FUN day. And great captures :)

Colleen said...

I love architectural lines. Great shots and great fun!

alita said...

Impressive!! I really like the tile line shot :D

Alana Jo said...

Great job!

Alana Jo
http://www.justniftythrifty.com/2009/12/you-capture-lines.html

Erin said...

That's a lot of fabulous lines. :) Love the skyline shots. :)

Erin said...

Everything is so pink! I love it!

dclouser said...

I'm just wondering what the significance of the Pink Pig is. Sounds like it's a winner with kids. Glad you found a fun mall this time!

Stillmary said...

Wow! When you set out to photograph lines you don't mess around. I love how they're so prominent (and subtle at the same time) in your wide variety of photos. Great job! And interesting post!

busygirl said...

looks like you guys had an awesome day - great captures! by teh way, i LOVE your blog header!