Celebrity Sighting

In Chicken husbandry on October 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Oct. 14th

Well he’s mainly a celebrity in the world of architecture and urban planning, but Mr. Andrés Duany visited my back yard today along with members of the CNU (Congress of New Urbanism) to witness urban chicken farming in action.  Mr. Duany is most famous for designing Seaside Florida, the first TND (Traditional Neighborhood Development– google it) along with his partner Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk in 1981.  He’s an architect and co-founder of The Congress for the New Urbanism, the author of Suburban Nation and Developer of Urban Transect Theory (I do not pretend to know what this is).  The reason I know of Mr. Duany is because my neighborhood The Waters is also a TND and I’ve been a big fan and tourist of Seaside since the mid eighties.  One other reason is that his company, Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ), planned a neighborhood near here called Hampstead.  (The second coolest neighborhood in Montgomery) 🙂

Despite wearing an elegant suit, Mr. Duany asked to hold a chicken so Miss Violet obliged him.  He’s quite the distinguished and handsome figure and I think she was a bit smitten.  He got some chicken poop on his hand but was totally cool about it. 

  Now that’s what I call class.

  1. You are so cool :0

  2. i am so impressed 🙂

  3. Yes, Skeeter & Renee, I know you are so honored to know me and my fancy visitors! That’s just how I roll!

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