Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This is a commercial building at Celebration, a community just west of Kissimmee. It was planned and developed by Disney and is lovely to look at and a nice place to visit. It has an old fashioned downtown with shops and restaurants and a lake to walk around. The homes all have front porches with the garages in the back so no cars are seen, the apartments and townhouses are nice to look at as well. Very Disney, although they have had some problems and Disney is no longer named on any of the signs.

This section of offices have a unique design and I like the architecture. The buildings appear empty to me although the parking lots in the back are usually filled with cars. The style reminds me of a cartoon metropolis you might find in a stylized movie set.

9 comments:

Olivier said...

surprenante cette architecture et ce choix de couleur

Surprisingly this architecture and the choice of color

cieldequimper said...

I like the contrasts between the brick and glass.

magiceye said...

pleasing sight

Delphine said...

Good morning from France Karen, What a lovely straight, no-nonsence building, lovely clean lines; not a spot of litter anywhere-- are the people as perfect I wonder? You qute to the left about life made me giggle all over again, I gad seen it before but forgotten how apt it is--maybe that's just because I am older and making the most of life!

Cezar and Léia said...

modern design!Great picture!
Kind regards
Léia

Z said...

Hm, interesting concept for the planned community. If done well, they can be nice places to live and work in. I don't know about the Disney version but there were a couple in the area of Maryland (DC suburbs) I lived in and they seemed quite functional (and original and pretty: not a lot of the same house designs over and over). Were you planning to show more photos of Celebration?

Karen said...

Z, I will probably do some more Celebration photos but not sure when. There is a daily photo blog for Celebration but he doesn't post too often.. Here's the link:
http://celebrationdailyphoto.blogspot.com/
Delphine, yes it is very clean and this is just one of the buildings in the complex.. I'll take more next time I go to the health club.
Olivier, yes it is surprising especially in this location. It is just one block from the highway with it's gaudy tourist facades.
cieldequimper I like it, too.
Magiceye, yes, it is.

Rambling Round said...

Looks like a nice place to work, and I have been to Celebration and loved the atmosphere.

Jacob said...

Well, this building doesn't do it for me!

I've never been to Celebration, but have, of course, heard lots about it. Sometimes those kinds of places can seem rather sterile...

But...still...they can be very nice.

Guess I'll have to make a visit.