Sunday Switchup: New Apple Store

Well, it’s the talk of the town. I went and checked it out on opening day, more because it was only four blocks out of my way than because I really needed to go… after all, I jog past that corner three days a week or so. (I take various routes.)

What do I think? Well, it’s… fine. It’s nice, I guess. I don’t know, I must be getting old, I kind of like the kinds of stores where there are lots of little nooks and crannies and places you can hide from the ever-so-helpful salespeople if you want to.

You know what I did like? The little courtyard in back. Complete with tables and chairs and 24/7 free internet access and a huge vertical garden. And the old fountain that Apple was going to tear out until a bunch of us complained and they changed their plan. They’re going to have concerts there too.

Oh, also, I must admit, I also like the expanded genius bar. Despite being a software engineer and having worked at Apple, I still use it sometimes, and it’ll be nice to have less of a wait.

Sky Apples

If you catch the right angle you can see the sky in the Apple symbol.

Apple's Green Wall In San Francisco

They call these ‘green walls’ or ‘vertical gardens’. This one is huge. And will be gorgeous once it’s done growing in.

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