Short Pump, Virginia
Short Pump Town Center
The Apple Store dresses for Christmas with an iPhone app tree. It's really pretty cool with app icons mixed with traditional Christmas symbols.
A rainy afternoon brings people out of the wet and cold into the warmth and fantasy of Apple computers.
Nearby Sandhu waits for customers in Vellano Luggage, his shop in Short Pump Town Center. He's an American citizen from Punjab. His mother is in her 80s and still in Northern India. She lives within a couple of hours the Golden Temple where Indian troops under orders from Indira Ganhdi killed nearly 500 Sikh citizens in 1984. The attack was launched in response to deteriorating order in the region. Gandhi was later assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards.
Photographs taken with a Leica M8