There was once a trend in urban planning that aimed to inject new life into old retail corridors by turning streets into pedestrian malls. With few exceptions, most of these efforts were failures, but I think Lincoln Road was one of the exceptions. One look at the lush landscaping and the plant geek told his family he would meet them later for lunch, he had some pictures to take.
I did go in one other store while I was at the mall. The photographer Peter Lik has one of his galleries on Lincoln Road. I had never seen any of his work up close before, and the landscapes had me at a loss for words (a rare thing). All of his work is printed on metal paper and the photos just glow. I really thought they were lit from behind and electrified, but all the light is on the surface due to the paper. It gave me big ideas.