31 Jan 2017


One year after our arrival in Waterloo in 1975, which at that time was rather a big village, it started to expand from a village to a small town. The first supermarket showed up and the Wellington Gallery was built in 1976. Initially the gallery had only one wing with a dozen shops. Now there are more than 80 shops, snacks, hairdressers and a cinema,  that share the 6540 square meters of the gallery.

It's especially nice to walk through the gallery when the weather is cold or bad. There are a lot of posh boutiques, leather goods and shoe shops too. The prices are accordingly.

At the entrance my grandson is waiting for us

a little further there is a nice Italian restaurant

Coffee, drinks and snacks are served here

one of the shoe shops

I loved this umbrella !

Health and beauty shop

Grandpa, son and grandson

talking to the Italian hairdresser

another shoe shop

and clothes.

Grandson went to the hairdresser (see post below) and after some window shopping we returned home.

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Rajesh said...

Great shots from the gallery.

mamasmercantile said...

Nice to have a stroll together, there certainly looks to be a variety of shops.

Wendy said...

Looks a nice place to wander through.

Mara said...

Mmm Leonidas (on the sign). I wouldn't mind a bit of that right now!

Tamago said...

Looks like a nice place to spend time! Oh I love that kitty umbrella. So adorable :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's really a very nice gallery (or mall as we might call it).... I like window shopping once in a while in a posh place like this. Although not my usual kind of shops to spend $$, they are definitely prettier to look at than mine. You need that umbrella!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

PS: I notice on your live traffic feed gadget that I am from San Francisco. LOL, you could have fooled me -- it looks like Fort Myers Florida from here. (I've seen that on other blogs too, I have no idea why it thinks I'm in California!)

Photo Cache said...

Nice destination.

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Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, that is a lot of shops! We have to go into the local big town - which is more of a city as we only have a small handful of shops here which just sell food and bits and bobs.