Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Tack House at The Trilogy Ocala Resort

About 10 years ago, a new subdivision was to be built in northwest Ocala called Ashley Farms.  As I recall, the land had been a used as a horse farm.  But about that time the housing market collapsed and only a few homes were ever built.

Then a couple of years ago, along came the Shea Company which took over the land and renamed it Trilogy at Ocala Preserve, and thus began a new, beautiful 55 + community which ultimately will consist of about 1500 homes.  Because this is where we live, we've posted a number of photos of Trilogy and of the large Oak House which houses many of the amenities Trilogy offers, including a fine restaurant.

But there's another structure near the main entrance known as the Tack House, which also includes a variety of amenities and the sales offices.  The name, Tack House, relates to the area's many horse farms.  A tack house or room contains many of the items used in raising horses, such as saddles and bridles, etc.  There are no horses here,  and no saddles or bridles but there is a small cafe, rooms for games and exercise, televisions and an outside eating area which you see pictured above.

As you know, on occasion I enjoy getting a little "artsy," and in this instance, I'm showing you the side entrance to the Tack House, and the outside eating area.  The golf carts that are used to show prospective home buyers around the property are located in a covered walkway.

At first, I thought this treatment of the photo was too much, but the more I looked at it the better I liked it, so here it is.  The Tack House, at Trilogy at Ocala Preserve as no one has seen it before!

h/t to MB HERE.


Karl Demetz said...

Very artsy, Lowell, I really like it.

Tom said...

...55 + communities are EVERYWHERE these days. 55 seems a bit young though.

RedPat said...

I would never have thought that was a photo, Lowell. I like it too!

Sharon Anck said...

Ooooh, I love this treatment. You've made the scene look so artistic.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh I see you are having fun---go for it!!
and thanks for the h/t

bill burke said...

Lowell, nice artsy job. You are quite the creative artist.
Enjoy the weekend!

William Kendall said...

It works for me!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

How fun. You are creative. I have limited Internet access, so I didn't get to re-add that comment.


magiceye said...

Great work Lowell!

Kay said...

This reminds me a little of a film I saw recently, "Loving Vincent." Most of the film was treated, frame by frame, with a Van Gough style technique which made it like watching a Van Gough painting come to live. This is an interesting technique for a photo.

Taken For Granted said...

Lowell, if you like it that is all that matters. Feel free to manipulate all the photos you like. Not sure reality is all it is cracked up to be. According to Einstein it is all relative anyway.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is lovely, but kind of reminds me of tie dyed dreams (you know we're from Oregon, where those kind of dreams are legal).

Maria Rodrigues said...

Lowell, lovely work.
Have a nice weekend
Maria from
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