Wednesday, February 25, 2009

sigh


I'm coming up with a list of all the preservation and conservancy groups in the Knoxville area for work. I'm glad to know how many there are in the area and I'll probably share more with y'all in the future. I just visited the Friends of Wears Valley website and my heart dropped at the photograph on their homepage. The least I can do at this point is put it out there and express how sad it makes me. The title of this image is "example of what we don't want."

6 comments:

em said...

Kind of reminds me of Rio de Janeiro.

stan said...

hah--when i first saw the image, i thought it was modern recreation of a series of 18th century smokehouses...then i realized my mistake.

The Modern Gal said...

ugh. sevier county. it could be such a lovely place.

Robert said...

Stan - i think we stayed there for Moon-Dogg's batch party? sigh

regi said...

"it's our tiny town! we can build it together."

"ooooh. yes, goody."

Mickey said...

I've always been a proponent of a buffer zone around national parks that limit commercial development. I don't know how it would work, but it's a shame that in creating places like GSMNP, we also cause places like Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg to spontaneously erupt.