Today is "Black Friday
" the unofficial beginning of the holiday shopping season. We made a trip to Virginia Beach's Pembroke Mall
this evening and found no crowds. This giant wreath hangs just outside the food court. The term "Black Friday" originated in the mid-1960's by police and bus drivers in Philadelphia referring to the traffic and congestion brought on by the crush of holiday shoppers. Canon G10, 1/100 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 400.