Tuesday, September 15, 2015

All the Golden Lands In Front of You and All the Unforeseen Events

The following morning, we packed up the monster truck and were on our way.  We had decided to take the scenic route along 30A and stop in Rosemary Beach, a stunning planned community we spotted on the way down.  A planned community is an interesting concept.  The architectural firm, Duany Plater-Zyberk, designed the town from the ground up, focusing on creating a "sustainable, environmentally-responsive, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use and compact urban" center, (DPZ Wikipedia).  They create a master-plan with project-specific design and style codes, keeping in line with the local culture and integrating local materials and plant life.

We stopped for lunch at this lovely coral-colored building.  We chose a table under the overhang in front so we could admire the town.  It was a good thing too, as it started raining as soon as we were seated.  Luckily, the rain stopped before we were finished so we got to explore the rest of the town as well.

The amount of detail was endless, with each house becoming more interesting than the last.

After an hour or so we decided it was time to get back on the road, but we didn't make it that far.  After only a few minutes back in the car, we pulled into another planned community called Alys Beach, designed by the same firm.  This one, though, was made up of all white buildings.  We wondered if there was an all-white dress code to go along with it.

(photos by e.hunt)

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