April 26, 2013

Focus on Life Week 17 - Color

Three of my grandkids had this week off from school so we decided to take them to West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta for two nights.  This is the largest shopping mall in North America and has many unique amenities including a huge waterpark, ice rink, amusement park and marine life.  We stayed at the Fantasyland Hotel which is attached to the mall.  Believe me there is enough to do there for a full week but my feet were so tired after two days that I was ready to leave.  It is virtually like a small city contained under one roof with hundreds of places to eat.  With spring arriving, color was abundant - in fashion stores, shoes, home decor and everywhere we turned there was an explosion of color.  

I talked my grand daughter into walking to the far side to visit a fine art store.  I always need more art supplies....right?  We walked in and saw this right before our eyes.  I knew it was the photo I wanted for this week.  
Have you ever seen rainbow stairs?
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28 comments:

Janet Carter said...

Katherine - What a fun idea for you guys with three of your grandkids. Lucky kids! Sounds like loads of fun. Love the rainbow stairs too! Have a great, restful, weekend.

Janet

Christine Altmiller said...

these stairs are so cool! sounds like you all had a fun (and tiring!) time :-)

maryharding said...

Love the cooler staircase!! I think I need one!

Patty Woodland said...

That is one cool staircase.

Annette said...

Oh, how fun! I might be more willing to go up and down my stairs if they were this colorful!

Alicia said...

That sounds like a fun (albeit tiring) outing. The stairs are such an interesting find!

Claire said...

what a wonderful shot - just perfect for this week's challenge! and the mall sounds like a fun place to visit :)
happy saturday and have a wonderful week!
no. 14

Niky Sayers said...

Love your photo, how wonderful they are!

Islandgirl said...

Those stairs are just gorgeous! Which store is it.. I'm usually in WEM a couple of times a year... and I thought I'd been in all the art supply stores!

Adrienne said...

Perfect! I knew I was gonna love this picture when I saw the thumbnail!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Nope, not in person! These are pretty wonderful and I would definitely run up them to see where they went. I bet you guys had a lot of fun, it sounds like quite the place.

AntiquityTravelers said...

How fun to spend time with your grand kids and those stairs! wowza those are cool!

CraftyHope said...

I hope the grandkids at a good time at least and thank goodness that you got to do something you wanted to as well. If not, you wouldn't have spotted this amazing set of stairs! I love them. So neat!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Love the stairs. It sounds like you had a great time with your grandchildren.

Janet Bocciardi said...

I wish I had a side stairway that I could experiment on! I think my husband would kill me if I did that to our main one, but I would love it. Great color shot

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Katherine,
Whew I would have been tired and ready to go too, but it sounds like y'all had a wonderful time. I love the colorful stairs it would have put a pep in my step just using them.
Therese

Debi said...

Great decorating idea...it must have been unexpected and fun to come across! Great choice for this week.

Alice said...

A gorgeous photo!!! I wonder why we adults are often afraid to use color in their homes. This stair case just makes me want to explore what adventures might await at the top.

Beti Horvath said...

Wonderful shot, great for this assignment!

glassbead, isinglass design said...

Love that staircase! Great subject for the week.

Tanya said...

What an awesome stairway. I love it and your photo is beautiful.

Becky Pancake said...

Great photo Katherine. What a fun idea for stairs. Sounds like you had an exciting time making memories with the Grandkids.

Bi Ti said...

I love the rainbow stairs, they make you feel like you are climbing the rainbow, no? :)

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Courtney said...

I love these stairs!!

LoriF said...

OMG, I LOVE that!! It's been years since I've been to West Ed, but I always had fun. I bet there are a bunch of new stores in there now, from when I was there last (likely 2003-ish)
I would LOVE to do that to a set of my stairs!!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Well that was kismet! What a great find : ).

Donna Millard said...

Excellent post! How appropriate!

Shel said...

Nope, I've never seen rainbow stairs before, but I think they are fabulous!! I'd love to have some in my 'art studio' someday!