Friday, August 17, 2007

Seaside Interfaith Chapel

No trip to Panama City is complete without a visit to the little town of Seaside, only a half hour away. Seaside, founded in the 1980's, is considered one of the first New Urbanist communities. Many of the outside shots of "The Truman Show" were filmed here. CBS featured Seaside in a story a new urbanism shown on the 8/5/07 edition of their "Sunday Morning" show.

This is the Seaside Interfaith Chapel, created to "look like" a chapel without actually using any form of religious symbolism - no cross, no star of David, no crescent moon.


  1. This is one of my favorite places on earth! Dustin and I actually atttended service there one Sunday morning expecting a very shallow experience but we were very pleasantly surprised at the depth of the sermon!

  2. Mine, too. The chapel is certainly beautiful on the outside - I wanted to go inside it, but there were some people walking around and I was afraid one of them would have yelled out, "What are you doing, going in there?!?"

    Glad to hear there was some depth to the sermon. I thought their services might be more of the "we're all God's/Allah's/Jehovah's children" vein with some form of universalist message. Glad to hear it wasn't the case!

  3. next time you're here you have to go in! It's so beautiful and the accoustics are amazing! It's always unlocked so they expect people to look around!!