Celebration’s 10th birthday

Disney’s planned community, Celebration, turned 10 years old this past weekend.

I remember when Celebration was being built. I end up travelling to Florida every three or four years, it seems, and having a keen interest in architecture and community planning this Disney town caught my attention. I was very skeptical of this intimate project being taken on by such a large company.

And, sadly, though I’ve driven by the community a few times, I’ve never driven into it — and therefore my skepticism remains. I suppose I’m afraid that it will be put on, that it will look and act like a movie set — like Disney World across the interstate. The next time (assuming there is a next time) I visit Florida I’ve already made it a point to visit some new places (Disney World is great, but Orlando has a lot to offer.) like Pioneers headquarters and Wycliffe’s language museum.

I’ll have to add Celebration to that list.

Photo from the Disney blog.

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Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

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