12 April 2012

Scary Town, USA

The front entrance
The back entrance
Why not 16? or 18?
Ruskin Street


Food trailers

Typical frontage
Just outside the town limits
Lush life


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I've never seen a 17 mph speed limit sign until now.

I can die a happy man...thanks Jim H.

Randal Graves said...

I wonder how much was spent on the study to show that there are 37% fewer accidents at 17 instead of 16 or 18 mph.

Jim H. said...

It was 10 mph on other streets. See Ruskin Street, e.g. Funny how we all found that damned curious. As the scroll-over sez: Reinforces the authoritarian meme of the place. Frankly, it felt oppressive there. Down to the lawns, house paint, mailboxes, even the fonts on the required blue-on-blue signage on each house's picket fence identifying the owners and their primary residence. There were lots of 'security' types strolling around Seaside, pseudo-Zimmermans, perhaps, in khaki shorts and identical blue polo shirts. Discreet walkie-talkies, etc. Some of the teens (one of whom was black) we took down had a bit of a kerfuffle with one of them. There was next to no diversity in the town. Florida, seriously, is a scary place. Their state parks, though, where most of the pics in the next post come from, are amazing.