Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kids Zone


Operating on the belief that they need to get 'em when they're young, Trinity Baptist Church in Ocala has a very active youth program. This is an outlying building which appears to be dedicated to their minor, as opposed to adult, members.

I took the photo mainly because of the brilliant colors, especially as found in the blue awning.

35 comments:

Memphis MOJO said...

If I were a kid, it would appeal to me. I love the vibrant colors -- nice shot!

Don and Krise said...

That blue is definitely brilliant. Interesting accessory on a brick building. If you hadn't told us what this is, by looking at the "Kids Zone" sign I would have guessed it was one of those pizza, video game birthday nightmare for parents restaurants.

melanie said...

Bonjour Jacob ! Le soutien-gorge et le string, en cote de mailles, c'était juste pour rire !

magiceye said...

brightly attractive! perfect to attract!

Olivier said...

l'enseigne fait très année 1960.
the sign makes very year 1960.

Kcalpesh said...

Agreed with the color part of your note. The colors are actually looking very stunning! Great shot!

Vogon Poet said...

I think this is a good idea and a nice program.
By the way the I like the contrast of the colorful awning with the reddish brickwork.

Bibi said...

That is interesting...almost subversive, since it has the kid-catch of looking somewhat like a Burger King sign...

Small City Scenes said...

I guess they will do what they got to do. I love the blue awning. I might go just for that. LOl MB

B SQUARED said...

The trick has always been in keeping them. I like the colors, too.

Jim K said...

Before I read it, I was thinking it was a place I would avoid like Chuck Cheese. No rug rats please. Then I read it was part of a Church. DOH.

Leif Hagen said...

Pretty, perfect, purple, people place!

Prospero said...

Jacob, I like your detached commentary.

Hilda said...

I'm sure the parents among the congregation really appreciate it.

Love the blue awning too!

Lois said...

That is a gorgeous shade of blue!

Halcyon said...

This is maybe a bit too much for me. What exactly does the KidsZone include?

Jacob said...

Hi Halcyon - I'm not sure...I expect it consists of a variety of things: classrooms, play areas, different kinds of games...

Dan J. said...

Your right about the colors. They really pop off the image.... but not just the awning. The green of the grass, the yellow and red of the sign...
It is a great contrast to the subtle colors of the brick and the sky. It would be hard to miss that is for certain.

jusdealem said...

Love the blues! The Baptist church here has a huge, seperate youth building, too. They have a full court gym for basketball that doubles as a skating rink (they even have those brown skate rental skates for use!) Pool tables, ping pong, etc, etc...They definetly try to keep them occupied and busy!

Frank said...

Hard to believe this is a church building. They really have decided to go bright, colorful retail in their approach. But, is it working I wonder?

Jacob said...

@ Safe Leif - purple, burple. Please see you local optometrist asap! Sheesh!

Hilda said...

Hi, Jacob! No need to publish this comment at all — I'm just too lazy to open my email and I'm about to go to bed.

Thank you for the vote of confidence, but I didn't write any of the exhibit notes! I took photos of the write-ups in the Ateneo Art Gallery and just copied them in my blog. I'll have to find out who the writer is just for you! :)

Good night-y!
Hilda

Daryl said...

While I am not into any form of organized religion, I do think that anything that gives kids a direction/purpose and keeps them off the streets is a good thing ..

Jacob said...

@ Bibi - You betcha!

Marie said...

Beautiful colors. And so clean.................

Marie said...

Ca alors, I had not understood it was a church. I thought it was a fastfood restaurant :-))

Jacob said...

@ Hilda - I'd guess you're deep in dreamland by now...but, even if you didn't write these particular notes, my comments still stand as I've read your other writings, and you are very skilled...

Sleep well!

Lisa Wilson said...

That's sure to catch kids' attention!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm thinking the church is clever to make the entrance way so attractive. It does look inviting.

Leif Hagen said...

Now my blogger friend Jacob Meister, might I suggest "Folgers" instead?
: - )

Marie-Noyale said...

The color of the grass is not bad either!!
wish mine looked like that!!!

Allison said...

You're a little sassy today, Mr. Jacob-the-Blogger! Just the way I like you:)

Kate said...

You're right about the awning; it's dazzling! How inviting for the little folks.

Lee Spangler said...

"give me a child til he's five, and I'll mold the rest of his life" St Augustine

Jacob said...

@ Lee - a lesson that churches and other institutions have learned very well!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson