Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Scenic from Spanish Springs, The Villages


As most of you know, The Villages did not exist 35-40 years ago. And although the buildings in the three "hometowns" appear to be old, some from the 19th century even, they are quite recent. The people who put The Villages together wanted to give residents a sense of community, a small-town feeling, a place where they could let go of their cares and simply enjoy life as it might have been in the "good old days."

What you see in this picture goes back maybe 40 years.  It's an iglesia or Spanish church, or so the faded writing on the wall would suggest.

The effect is quite effective!  And fun.  And because so much care was taken in constructing the Spanish Springs hometown, quite beautiful.

And that's why The Villages is sometimes called "A DisneyWorld for adults."

If you wish to know more about The Villages, one of the fastest-growing communities in the U.S. just Google "The Villages, Florida," and you will find more information that you can imagine.




15 comments:

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

This is a beautiful photo. Yes, it makes me want to move there.

Janis
GDP

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Espectacular e de grande beleza este enquadramento.
Um abra├žo e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Tom said...

...beautiful shot of beautiful colors!

Kate said...

Wonderful textures and shapes in this photo, and I also enjoy the medley of colours Very nice!!

RedPat said...

We could all use a Disney World!

Taken For Granted said...

Lovely photo, but I am not sure the "good old days" were that great. I would much rather look forward to a better community and world. The Villages is an interesting experiment is social planning.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a lovely composition Lowell, The Villages look like a wonderful place to retire ✨

William Kendall said...

Quite an illusion!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful composition, Lowell !

Marleen said...

I love the bright colours in this photo. A beautiful shot, Lowell.

Vicki said...

I love the photo, and I love The Villages.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Gorgeous photo... blue sky, bouganvilla, palm, red tile roof, and old-looking adobe. That adobe wall reminds me of the Ryan Ranch adobe ruins in Joshua Tree National Park!

Kay said...

Nice composition. I like all the colors and textures. I'm not a great fan of planned communities.

magiceye said...

Very colourful and pretty image.

stardust said...

The red flowers and the orange roof tiles create the nice atmosphere of the southern place.

Yoko

"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