Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ave Maria

Ave Maria, the brainchild of Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan, is a catholic mission town located more or less in the middle of nowhere 45 minutes East of Naples, Florida.
It is designed in the style of an Italian hill town, with a HUGE church in the center. It is also the home of a Catholic University and K-12 school.

The streets are named appropriately.

2006, the year the church was built, marked in classic roman style.

"The Bean", a coffee shop and one of the few businesses open, features images and statues of catholic iconography, and Fox News.

Students exit the K-12 school. Enrollment was six hundred this year.

Many dead end streets where, someday, residents will live.

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