September 21, 2005

Now That’s Screening

Take a look at this entrance to the Marginal Way, a spectacular cliff/oceanside walking path in Ogunquit, Maine:

Flowers and fence along the Marginal Way

You'd never guess that the flower border, grass buffer and line of trees (to the right, out of the photo) are actually screening part of a parking lot at a nearby hotel. In fact, I walked by there a number of times before even realizing there were cars parked just a few feet away.

It IS possible to create a pedestrian-appealing walking environment not far from parking. But you have to try. Waist-high shrubs don't do it.

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