Wednesday, May 25, 2011

All Rise

Franklin County Courthouse
I know I already wrote a post for this blog today but it's raining and I have these photos I just took from a morning jaunt over to check out the Franklin County Courthouse. I had been there once to deliver paperwork and I've been dying to take Gene there ever since. I don't know when the County renovated this building but it's definitely worth a trip inside to see how beautiful it is.

We walked through security and asked the officers if it was okay for us to take photos today. They said, "Oh yes, we're very proud of this building."  What a nice departure from what we expected.

There wasn't much going on at the courthouse today, which was just fine with me. I didn't want people in my photos anyway!

I don't have much else to say about this except that if you see a building in your hometown that you've always wanted to see on the inside, I hope you'll take the time to visit it. There are lots of other buildings in the Tri-Cities that I plan to just pull up to the parking lot and go inside to have a look-see. I never have time to do that when I'm working so it's one of those things on my list that I want to accomplish over the summer.   Hope this post inspires you to venture out!

"Come this way, please."
Very elaborate, me thinks.
We loved the marble staircase. Wow!!
Hallway into the courtrooms.
Taken on the 2nd floor.
Looking up to the 2nd floor and ceiling.
  love, susan

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful building! Elegant and stately. I can see why you wanted to take photos.

    You mentioned there are other buildings you plan to just go inside and visit. I've wanted to do that to people's homes before. Whenever I see an odd shape house, or one that looks like it has a lot of character, I've been tempted to knock on the door and ask the residents if I can see their home. Do you think they would mind? :)

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  2. Which reminds me that when I was on a trip back east many years ago with my hubby I wanted to stop at the farm houses. How inviting they were to me and I bet they would have asked us for supper. Great pictures Sue.

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