Thursday, October 8, 2015

Main Entrance to Brownwood Town Square - The Villages, Florida


Brownwood, the 3rd and newest of the hometowns in the Villages, is designed around a "western" theme. I've always thought the Brownwood hometown square resembled a rodeo arena. There are several entrances to the square - this is the main or at least the most elaborate one.

20 comments:

William Kendall said...

Of course, John Ford would have pointed out there were no palm trees in Westerns.

Taken For Granted said...

Or it could be a pow wow grounds at one of our Indian reservations. This is a surprising theme of their architectural style.

Sylvia K said...

Elaborate it is indeed, but I'd feel like I was at a rodeo if I lived there, but then you know what a weirdo I am!! Great shot though, as always!!

Halcyon said...

Does anything actually happen here? Or is it all just decorative?

Bibi said...

That's kind of strange....I don't think I'd like to live there.

Pierre BOYER said...

"The Horse Soldiers"
Where's John WAYNE ???

Pierre

RedPat said...

It is a bit like a theme park isn't it? ;-)

magiceye said...

Horse driven transport?

Kay said...

Uhm. Does Mickey come out to welcome visitors? Or would that be an animated John Wayne?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Back to the good old days, when The white hats always won! Yeah. Let's go live in an adult Disneyland. ( I like visiting ...Disneyland or Brownwoid ... But I am afraid if I lived there I'd completely lose my weak hold on reality )

Lois said...

Very western, except for those palms! It reminds me of Frontierland at Disney.

Linda said...

I like the rustic look!

llandudnopictures said...

Reminds me of the entrance to the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

At first glance it almost looks like the entrance to a fort Lowell :)

Sharon Anck said...

That is a very rustic looking entrance. But, I'm guessing the houses are anything but rustic.

EG CameraGirl said...

I feel like I'm going backwards in time looking at this.

Birdman said...

Fronteerland???? Are we at Disney by mistake??????? Where's Davy Crockett? Danial Boone? Old Yellar?

Jack said...

I'm not sure I would like this particular village. Western? Why would anyone want to go to Florida and live in a place that looks like Nevada with palms?

VP said...

I completely agree with Jack!

José Mendonça said...

I like the rustic look.

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