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 This courthouse kind of looks like a castle.

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From: siliconshaman Date: August 23rd, 2013 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
More like a Château than a castle, i.e not really designed as defensive position.
msstacy13 From: msstacy13 Date: August 23rd, 2013 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

And in an unrelated matter...

I dreamed this morning that I was moving in with you
(as a room-mate rather than a cohabitante)
and wondered if I should buy a refrigerator of my own.
You didn't think so.

Probably a random thing,
but I usually tell people when they turn up in my dreams
just in case it's a message from somewhere.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: August 23rd, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: And in an unrelated matter...

>> I dreamed this morning that I was moving in with you
(as a room-mate rather than a cohabitante) <<

Wow, that's pretty cool. We've actually had housemates here on several occasions; we like communal living when the opportunity presents itself.

>> and wondered if I should buy a refrigerator of my own.
You didn't think so. <<

We've got a big fridge/freezer in the kitchen, plus a separate chest freezer, so extra fridge space isn't really needed. my_partner_doug does have a minifridge in his office but that's for convenience.

>> Probably a random thing,
but I usually tell people when they turn up in my dreams
just in case it's a message from somewhere. <<

That makes sense.
msminlr From: msminlr Date: August 23rd, 2013 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now, why did I suspect that Pulaski County, AR, was the courthouse you were talking about, even before clicking the link?

After all, i only lived there for 34 years...
msminlr From: msminlr Date: August 23rd, 2013 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
BTW, Siliconshaman is right about the design template.
msminlr From: msminlr Date: August 23rd, 2013 02:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
And I'm glad 'graven_images' thought it was pretty enough to be worth photographing and posting.
From: technoshaman Date: August 24th, 2013 05:16 am (UTC) (Link)
heh! that's pretty fab for a courthouse out in the middle of... Arkansas...

I remember one time AOPA Pilot magazine put a pic on the cover of something that looked an awfully lot like a French chateau... folks were writing in saying it was all sorts of places, England, Germany, etc...

Nope. Asheville, NC. Biltmore House is George Vanderbilt's idea of a summer home... 365 rooms including four enormous kitchens, a bowling alley, Olympic-size pool, and one of the first working elevators in the South.. it still works! The house is now a museum, and the elevators are used for handicap access.

But damn. That's a serious courthouse.
msminlr From: msminlr Date: August 24th, 2013 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pulaski County includes the state capitol, Little Rock, and the county courthouse is right across the street from the old capitol building, so I guess the residents of the day felt they had to Do Something Special.

The old capitol building is now the Old Statehouse Museum, and the courthouse underwent a considerable restoration project about ten years ago [in-prep for the State Sesquicentennial, ISTR].

The NEW capitol building, built in the first half of the 20th century, is a slightly-smaller-scale copy of the US Capitol building, and has stood-in for the US capitol in a few films.
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