Tuesday, December 20, 2011

La Borgata

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           La Borgata, Scottsdale, Dec. 2011


Upscale boutiques in an Italian setting.

Des boutiques haut de gamme dans un environnement à l’italienne.

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For me personally it’s a place which never took off. An unpretentious little coffee shop in the courtyard for example would be more than welcome.
Nice restaurants around though.

Personnellement je pense que cet endroit n’a jamais vraiment démarré, dommage. Un petit café sans prétention dans la cour intérieure serait le bienvenu par exemple. Pourtant il y a de très bons restaurants autour.


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23 comments:

Olivier said...

on dirait un cloitre, mais un cloitre voue a la consommation et non pas a la prière...ah depuis que les marchands sont entrés dans le temple ;o))

Cergie said...

Les études de marché n'ont pas été top ou la crise est passée par là ?
Une forteresse, un fortin plutôt qu'un édifice religieux, pour moi...
Hpy va enjoyer les poinsetias.

ALAIN said...

Un peu trop chic pour moi. Les sapins roses sont très flashy.

hpy said...

J'aime bcp la photo avec la plante rouge dans le coin droit - Cergie ne s'est pas trompée! Les sapins roses, par contre, pas vraiment.

Nathalie said...

Beau commentaire d'Olivier. C'est terrible les lieux où il n'y a personne. C'est toujours comme ça ?
A l'approche de Noël on s'attendrait à voir du monde dans les boutiques. Un bon point pour les sapins roses ;) - il fallait oser!!!

Daniel said...

Un quartier médiéval en Arizona !!
Bien sur les épicéas ont certainement du mal à s’acclimater au désert il sont devenu des mutants rose !!! lol
Ce petit coin semble sympa tout de même.
A + :))

Thérèse said...

The architecture of La Borgota has been inspired by San Gimignano, a town in Tuscany.

L'architecture de La Borgota a ete inspiree par la ville de Toscane San Gimignano, pas loin de Sienne.

Bibi said...

I like it all, except the pink Christmas trees....

Miss_Yves said...

Ce sont les tours crénelées , que je croyais marocaines, de ta photo sur Addendum ?

J'aime beaucoup la photo 3 avec le reflet de ce bijou circulaire qui reprend le forme des arcades.

San Giminiano, la ville aux mille (,) clochers! très belle ville

Sharon said...

This place has changed so much over the years. I think I liked it best when it first opened. It was like an old world fortress then.

Diane AZ said...

It is a lovely courtyard. I agree, a cozy little coffee shop would do very well there. Wow, those pink Christmas trees really stand out!

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

I like the architecture but I agree with you. And generally it's much too expensive for me.

George McKay said...

It could use a Noble Coffee!

cieldequimper said...

Bizarrement ça me fait penser à l'Espagne. Les sapins roses, je sais pas, c'est étrange...

Randy said...

I used to love this shopping center when it had a wonderful bookstore.

Anonymous said...

Randy's right. There was a great Thai restaurant, a coffee shop and an ice-cream shop a long time ago, as well as a Farmer's Market and several affordable shops.
Then came too many other shopping centers, and the bad economy.
But it was busy then. Quite nice. And it's right next to the small but fabulous Kerr Center, a music haven, with a lovely auditorium, intimate setting and great chamber orchestra concerts, plays, small choruses, recitals and more. People would go from one to the other.

Thérèse said...

The Farmers' still exists on Fridays though I did not check. But I do remember too the ice cream place and the incredible Christmas shop.
Affordable shops? These I don't remember too well but I was a young mother at the time without much money to spend for the kind of things offered.

Randy said...

I don't remember the Christmas shop. I do love this wreath.

Teresa said...

This looks like it really could have been a happening place. It is beautiful. I just love a courtyard setting.
Kind of sad when places like this fizzle out.

Rohrerbot said...

That courtyard is nice. Perhaps with the right stores it could come alive again. So are you all settled in?:)

claude said...

Je trouve que c'est un charmant endroit. Dommage qu'il n'y ait ps plus de monde, c'est un peu désert.
La couronne de Noël est superbe, la plante rouge aussi, par contre les sapins roses, c'est pas top.

Brenda's Arizona said...

It is beautiful there this time of year. Gosh, wish I read French!

James said...

Hi Thérèse. I can see the Tuscan influence. It makes a nice setting for photography! I like the reflection in the bottom photo.

P.S. I would love for you to commented in French. I can understand French pretty well when I read it but I want to learn more. It takes me a long time to write it, but I like to try when I have the time. My biggest problem is understanding French when it's spoken. :) Merci!