Monday, August 31, 2015

The Villages Regional Hospital



The Villages Regional Hospital is a very busy place and is almost always involved in renovation and construction.  With thousands of people moving to The Villages every month, most of them being of an "advanced" age, you can imagine that The Villages and surrounding areas provide a wide array of medical opportunities and facilities. 

What was, as few as ten years ago, a relatively small community of homes with a nice little downtown has now become a vast, sprawling cacophony of houses, stores, shopping malls, sporting venues, and three "downtowns" covering many miles and hundreds and hundreds of acres.  Traffic is becoming a real problem and it's increasingly difficult to avoid getting run over by the gadzillion golf carts zooming through the streets


22 comments:

Birdman said...

AND they call it progress.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very nice friendly architecture. First view we can think about a hotel. It's good to have some "comfort" when you feel sick.
Wishing you a nice week,
Leia

VP said...

Quite strange, but architecturally speaking is a very interesting case.

RedPat said...

It looks more like a condo complex than a hospital, Lowell!
It's all a bloor to me. ;-)))

Sharon Anck said...

It sounds like The Villages is a very popular place. The hospital has a bit of a look of Tuscany look to it.

Sylvia K said...

It looks more like a condo to me, too!! I'm happy to stay in Oregon!!
Great captures as always though!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!

cieldequimper said...

Oh well, that's the problem with development, isn't it? Hope they don't do it to Montana... :-)

Taken For Granted said...

That looks like a major facility. Hope you were just passing by when you took these shots.

William Kendall said...

I do like the architectural style!

Chipie said...

Bonne journée !

Linda said...

Interesting architecture, Lowell. And I love that beautiful blue sky in your photos! :)

Lois said...

I didn't realize there were so many people moving to The Villages, but I guess you can't keep a good thing a secret for long! My daughter moved to the Lake Nona area of southeast Orlando two years ago which is where they are developing the new Medical City health and life sciences park. Every time I go down there, I can't believe how much new growth there is.

Kay said...

I'm with Birdman. We're facing similar issues around here though it's a slow march here. I've seen the "more is better" mentality in California. Not my approach to finding a good quality of life.

Jack said...

So far I have not been up to The Villages, and, to be frank, it isn't very high on my list. Nice to see you back.

Halcyon said...

It does look like a really nice, modern hospital. But I understand your feelings about all the "new" stuff. It can be nice when a place grows, but not at breakneck speed. Be careful out there!

alp said...

Estupendas imágenes..te mando un saludo desde Murcia...y feliz septiembre....

llandudnopictures said...

Just like a mini city!

Karl Demetz said...

I like very much that first photo, Lowell !

Small City Scenes said...

Sad to see sprawl but maybe it was needed. Probably so.
Hello and how are you all!
MB

EG CameraGirl said...

It's great to have a hospital nearby when there's such a high possibility of golf cart accidents!

Kate said...

I imagine that the so-called progress is creating some consternation among the original residents. Are you one of them; if so, how do you feel about the growth and attendant problems?

LOLfromPasa said...

Especially like the top shot. I think someone thought it was a hotel...so did I.

"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