Friday, November 19
Stockmann, Itis, 17:54
Work over, we have come to Itis to look around, before going to Prisma to buy groceries.
I stand outside Stockmann and contemplate the minimalistic Christmas window display. Inside the shop I can see similar metal trees with balls hanging from them.
I cannot decide if the minimalism constitutes cost savings or an artistic statement. Then I remember how, ten years ago or less, the whole areas outside the shop, where I stand looking at the window display, used to come alive with a kind of Christmas street market.
Cost saving, I think: although whoever designed the window with those instructions did a very good job. It almost looks like an artistic decision.
But not quite.