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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    Panama City Beach FL (Broadband)

    My travels took me out to the beach this morning and I remembered to take my camera. It's not all high rises, yet.





    Word on the street is that Rumpy is seen here often.












    I think that one of the great signs of security is the ability to just walk away.

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    it would be very nice if it were not for the giant condo wall built along the sea.
    "Those who plan do better than those who do not plan, even though they rarely stick to their plan." - Winston Churchill

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    Pier Park in Panama City Beach FL

    Some images of a commercial area ZG and I visited today that partially opened last Thursday.











    When I'm not at work...
















    I think that one of the great signs of security is the ability to just walk away.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Some images of a commercial area ZG and I visited today that partially opened last Thursday.
    This looks identical to a streetscape/development project that I saw under construction in Vilano Beach, FL in December. Of course, there the adjacent buildings are missing.

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    Immage Problems

    We are seeing pockets of this type of design in Australia - especially in seaside areas. There are two more traditional vernaculars that persist - one is a brick and tile isolation pod (easier to maintain) and the second a low profile timber and corrugated iron bungalow that connects more seamlessly with the outdoors. The first dominates, the second exists but is maintained mainly in a fantasy consiousness.

    Oddly I saw a weird, stand alone, development quite similar to these in Phuket (Thailand) last year. Will post a picture if I can dig one up and get the gallery to work.

    RJ is it only me or is there a number of dead links in your first post? The second (commercial area) post is complete.

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    Found a photo of the Phuket (Thailand) example. On reflection, it is the colours rather than the form that connected for me. This development certainly stood out - it is atypical of new development in Phuket.

    Last edited by Rem; 19 Feb 2008 at 1:45 AM.

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    Ack... The pastels! They hurt my New England eyes! So... so... bright...

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    Looks like they went kinda cheapo with the landscape plan..

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    Looks like they went kinda cheapo with the landscape plan..
    Some of the grass was fake. Odd.

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    Wow. It's changed a lot since I was there last.

    When did you and ZG get that sweet red convertible???

    (yes, I realize those people look nothing like you two...don't take offense! )

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    Quote Originally posted by Tresmo View post
    Wow. It's changed a lot since I was there last.

    When did you and ZG get that sweet red convertible???

    (yes, I realize those people look nothing like you two...don't take offense! )
    That's OK. Turning 50 and getting married really aged us...

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    Some more from yesterday and this morning

    From our room looking east.



    Looking west.



    Hotels and condos.



















    Hotel room jacuzzi.



    What were they thinking?







    We saw Maister at the beach without his wife, child, or duck.



    Look what I found: A hot redhead!!


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    I want one!

    The heck with the hot babe (nice hair, ZG!). I want one of these.


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    Road trip this morning

    This is from the St. Andrew neighborhood of Panama City FL.



    The rest are from Panama City Beach FL.












    Yes, we should underground utilities, but that does not seem to be a priority here.
    How would you like to be on the top floor of one of those bad boys when the next hurricane hits?

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    Quote Originally posted by Masswich View post
    Ack... The pastels! They hurt my New England eyes! So... so... bright...
    Pastels don't do anything for me, either.

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    Thanks RJ,

    You have such an ironic sense of humor.

    If I weren't already so calloused I might have been stimulated to retch once or twice.

    Have you read anything by an author named George Saunders?

    He has a book called "The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil" that is actually classified as a "zoning" subject matter.

    Mainly short stories, however. Best in my thinking is a book called "Pastoralia". Great stuff for beach reading.

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    Quote Originally posted by fringe View post
    Thanks RJ,

    You have such an ironic sense of humor.....

    I'm confused by your comment. I don't see anything ironic or humorous about building those things between the beach and the first through road thereby blocking views of the Gulf.

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    Quote Originally posted by Masswich View post
    Ack... The pastels! They hurt my New England eyes! So... so... bright...

    LOL. I was thinking the same thing. They hurt my Interior Northwest eyes too!
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

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    We own a condo in West Beach, and the place has definitely changed. The place has changed A LOT in the past two decades. Just in the last five years, all the high rises started showing up. I remember when the Landmark was the tallest building, now, our building sits right next to it and is nearly twice as tall.

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    Another tacky tourist attraction opens on the Beach. It's across the street from the Ripley's museum shown above. They have no shame.

    I think that one of the great signs of security is the ability to just walk away.

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    From the beach on Easter, 2011.








    Lilac is the toenail color of the 2011 season.

    I think that one of the great signs of security is the ability to just walk away.

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    I actually like the pastels. It is a nice compliment to the white sand and shades of blue. I definitely need to get back to Florida soon though to see them in person.

    Florida beaches are so different than Hawaii beaches. All that space and white sand! Beautiful!

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Another tacky tourist attraction opens on the Beach. It's across the street from the Ripley's museum shown above. They have no shame.

    There's one of these on the US 12/WI 23 'strip' in Wisconsin Dells, WI, too.



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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    I actually like the pastels. It is a nice compliment to the white sand and shades of blue. I definitely need to get back to Florida soon though to see them in person.

    Florida beaches are so different than Hawaii beaches. All that space and white sand! Beautiful!
    There is an open invitation to you and MW to be our guests.
    I think that one of the great signs of security is the ability to just walk away.

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    A few images from our trip to the beach today.
    I did the nail polish work on ZG. OK, not perfect.



    Lesbians on the beach. I love lesbians.








    That's ZG on the left.... technically not a lesbian.


    I think that one of the great signs of security is the ability to just walk away.

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