Shopping by window

I went window shopping with various groupings of my family this weekend. When I go shopping in the mall, I buy what I have to get, or am swindled into getting, and get out as fast as possible.
Window shopping is different. It is meant to be enjoyed leisurely. There is no personal cost to staying a minute longer in front of a beautiful display. No burden is levied like there is when I brave a mall.
Window shopping with a family member or friend helps you figure out what your loved ones find wonderful.

It is window shopping, and stoop shopping and sidewalk shopping all at the same time.
I noticed all kinds of buildings and doorways along the way that I normally march past.
Window shopping is a slowing down activity.  It is a window of time that helps us see each other and the city in new ways.