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Old Oct 6, 2006, 9:58 PM   #1
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Texas has some wonderful county courthouse architecture. This one is in Waxahachie, about 35 mile south of Dallas. It is a picturesque town with thriving tourism centered around the courthouse square. The town was first settled in 1845. A few years ago a nearby location was selected as the site for a new multi-billion dollar super collider facility - which was later scrapped. A nice place to visit if you're ever in North Texas.


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The previous photo was taken from the rear of the building due to the position of the sun. Here's a side view.


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And, finally, a view of the clock tower.

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Demonstrative captures of beautiful architecture highlighting Romanesque elements, which display once the grandeur of the South
Your somehow dreamy framing, also, made me remember scenes from related classics such as 'Gone with the Wind'...
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That is really very cool looking courthouse, I have got to make it back down to Texas. I haven't been there for thirty years and that was in Air Force boot camp, I really didn't get to enjoy your fine state like I would have liked.

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Someone could build afun portfolio going from county to county and photographing these courthouses. I go through several myself driving between Dallas and Wichita Falls to visit family, but have never stopped to record them...always in a hurry to get from one point to the next. Beautiful images, Walter.
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Yes, it would be a fun project. Maybe we should team up and do it. Then again, with 255 counties in Texas, we may need to recruit a couple more folks.



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Can I have Denton to the Red River? You know, there are some stupendously ugly ones out there. There's onein NE Texas that's a big aluminum covered box. Hideous.

I like the idea.There are only 254 counties. How long could ittake?









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At 4 per weekend, it would take over a year (and a lot of gasoline). We'd definitely need to share the job with some other Texans.
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A worthy additionenhanced byadramatic background

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We'd definitely need to share the job with some other Texans.
You could count me a honorary Texan if I were in the States
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