The City of Anderson is doing a fine job in sprucing up downtown. (In my untutored opinion! 🙂 ) I like the quotes that have appeared in various places on the sidewalk. The above quote is pretty cool (esp. for a community of faith), but unfortunately I took an extraordinarily boring shot of it! 🙂 Maybe playing with the color helps a bit. So much to learn in the photography world!
A view of the Anderson County Courthouse from the Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store. The trees are oh, so bare.
I seized the day-after-our-snow (Feb. 13), to walk around South Main, near downtown. I was struck by this funky shaped building. Interesting. (Another view is here.)
I received an official looking letter in early February, alerting me to my selection as juror for municipal court. The letter contained directions, which I ignored and proceeded to the wrong place. Summary court and municipal court are not one and the same, it seems. Anderson Municipal Court is held in the city hall building; summary court behind the historic courthouse. Note to self: leave early for all appointments.
I’m so glad Anderson’s downtown is attractive — even inspirational. I imagine I’ll be shooting it until my camera shuts down or I move. Neither of which I anticipate. 🙂
View of the historic Anderson County Courthouse (1889) from the door of the current courthouse. The dark framing is from the “overhang” of the modern building. For Andersonians, having their city as the seat of the county – and the hub of county business and judicial goings-on – means jury duty can be a local drive, including paying taxes, visiting the assessor’s office, and looking up old deeds. Criminal, civil, and family court cases “go down” in the modern courthouse as well. (Astute viewers will notice that this was taken before the lighting of the 2009 Christmas tree. Hope to get a shot of it brightly lit before the end of the season.)
I had the good fortune to meet Ike of above fame a couple of weeks ago. He shines shoes just inside Sullivan’s Hardware. He was born in 1920, has an infectious laugh, knew Church Street well before and after the demolition, and has a rat terrier as a “body guard.” My kind of guy. His pic is here.
This downtown building houses “Satya,” a men’s clothing store, situated across the street from the historic courthouse. (You can view a bit of the courthouse in the far-right window’s reflection.) I am fascinated by the building’s details: the arches over the windows, the molding, the repeating patters of circles and diamonds. The circles seems to have intricate designs that are either painted or cut out. Do you notice the small “plaque” between the windows to the right? Even zooming in, I can’t read the date, but the word above the date is “Seigel.” I wonder — is that the name of the original business?
This one of those shots I wish I had taken better — but at the time I couldn’t figure out how. The downtown window (of the building in the above photo) was full of the most stylish men’s shoes. It just held my attention — and still does. I guess part of it is that I’m fascinated by men who enjoy wearing nice clothes.
It was an overcast day — perfect for photography. Hope you like the colors of downtown. (Taken last week thereabouts.)