Wednesday, July 7, 2010
One summer we spent two weeks living in Fairhope, Alabama, an idyllic Southern town on the bluffs of Mobile Bay. With an urban design based on Carmel, California, its plan suited the mix of a vibrant downtown surrounded by charming homes. Bookstores, boutiques, restaurants, the town fabric set the stage for independently owned businesses and a walkable streetscape. One can only begin to imagine how the spill is going to alter the direction of towns all along the coast, a slow erosion of nature and culture.