Sunday, September 27, 2015

Christine's - Brownwood, The Villages


This building may look like an old-timey church, and it may even have the name, Abundant Life Church on its facade, but none of that is true.

The building was built just a couple of years ago and Christine's is a fancy gift shop. There never was a church here.

If you're looking for "abundant life," you're going to have to go elsewhere.

Welcome to Disney for Adults aka The Villages, Florida.

19 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

Incredible !
:-)

Pierre

VP said...

I am not looking for abundant life, and I like the idea of a shop in an old church!

William Kendall said...

A little bit of trickery, I see!

RedPat said...

I was thinking a pub!

Linda said...

What an amazing facade for a store! Great capture!

magiceye said...

A brilliant image!!

Kay said...

Have to admit I was thinking exactly what is in your last line.

Aimeecakes said...

Loving the white building against the blue sky (I'm usually more interested in shops than churches anyway)

Halcyon said...

Always interesting to see what lies behind the facade. But if other people are happy living here, who are we to judge?

Small City Scenes said...

I don't think the gifts will be better or blest (or blessed) by a roof pointing to the sky.
MB

llandudnopictures said...

Eye catching!

Karl Demetz said...

Looks really like a church, Lowell, very eye catching and strange for a gift shop.

Birdman said...

Praise the Lord and get me that Florida keychain and a couple of bikini clad ladies on a postcard.

Kate said...

I respect people who recycle old buildings for new businesss yet I think that this one is very odd because it never was an old structure. Would be interesting to know the motivation, wouldn't it?

EG CameraGirl said...

Ha! I'm laughing at "Disney for adults."

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How silly! I kinda like it tho ...

José Mendonça said...

I would not say it's a recent building... Your last sentence made me smile! :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Nothing is as it seems in The Villages hey Lowell :)

Jack said...

That is an unusual choice in store design.

"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