Hugh’s View & News says: Like you and I, every window can tell a story. Some will show you those stories, while others will only show them to a chosen few. Some won’t reveal their stories to anything in our world.
These are a few pictures I took this past summer when I went back to my childhood home town. They’re very amateurish (which is what my photography is) and taken on the run. I used my iPhone8+.
One of many store fronts found on Main Street. This one happens to be unoccupied. Love the 1890 at the top!
So sad to see our elementary schools fall into complete disrepair. This is Anthony Wayne and I attended here in the sixth grade. It was built in 1931 and our schools depended on open windows and doors for air conditioning! The elementary school I attended from second to fifth grades (Franklin Elementary) has already been torn down and is now a neighborhood park.
Standing in front of the County Courthouse looking up. It’s such a beautiful old structure. So much history. Built in 1876. It is still in use today. This is a view of the second story circular window from the outside.
The above second floor window from the inside at the top of the stairs looking out. My friend and I used to play inside and outside this old courthouse back in the 50s.
Sitting in my family’s sun room looking out across a farmer’s field.
I love your sun room. What a view.
Have a fabulous day. ♥
I wish it was my sun room. It’s my brother’s house in Ohio. I fell in love with that room! 😻
Old buildings are the best – they don’t make them quite the same any more. Also great view out into a field. I’d love that too!
Isn’t that the truth? I just love old architecture. That’s why I think I would love to tour our historical sites in the U.S. And the ultimate would be some of the sites in other parts of the world! 😀
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It was a fun time! 😁💕
I love the old buildings!
Me, too, Luanne! And this town has so many old buildings and old Victorian homes.
Lucky in that I still have family living there. Otherwise, I’d have no reason to go. If it wasn’t so terribly cold there, I’d be tempted to move back. But since I can’t afford to winter in Florida like my brother, I’m staying put! 😂
I know what you mean. I get tempted once in awhile about Kalamazoo, but YIKES, I couldn’t do the winter weather again!
What beautiful buildings! How exciting going back to your home town too!
Thanks, Diane! It was so much fun. My nephews and niece and their children and grandchildren were all there. It was a wonderful time!
clean, Linda 🙂
You made me chuckle! Too bad I can’t take credit for them! LOL! 😆
I love the view out of those windows in the sunroom. I also enjoyed your trip back to the past when you visited your childhood town. It’s sometimes sad to see what time has done with some of the buildings, but your memories of playing inside and outside the courthouse are lovely.
Thank you so much for participating in this week’s Sunday Stills.
Thanks so much, Hugh! It was fun participating in your challenge. It’s a small town and they’re trying to rejuvenate the downtown area. Not everyone is interested but I did a three-part series on my blog about growing up in that small town. On the off chance you’re interested and have the time, here is a link: https://livingwithmyancestors.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/my-downtown-playground-part-1/
Don’t feel obligated! 🙂
Thanks so much, Linda. I’ll certainly have a read of your series over the coming weeks.
That courthouse is a beautiful building. I’m jealous of that sun room 🙂
It is a beautiful courthouse and was recently refurbished. I’m so glad they’re taking care of it. And I’m jealous of that sun room, too! While staying with family, I spent most of my time in that room when I wasn’t running around! 😁
I love the architecture of these buildings. But then I am a sucker for all of the ornate buildings of the past. When you get around to overbuilt cities it’s the one thing you notice right off the bat…great architecture and ornate buildings really ARE a thing of the past. It’s a shame we don’t make great buildings like this anymore.
I know exactly what you mean. Sure, the glass skyscrapers can be beautiful in their sterile way. But I just love the old architecture!
very inspiring 🙂
Thank you so much! 😀
Some very impressive windows (and buildings). A couple of my classrooms at school had ceiling fans. Otherwise, open windows in summer and jackets in winter. 🙂
Thanks, LD! Kids today would never survive! LOL! Part of why we’re so tough! 😆
Wonderful set of windows and storytelling! I too often take pictures with my iPhone 8 Plus. It takes very good pictures of flowers.
Thanks, Robert, for your visit and comment! I only use my iPhone 8+ because I’m too lazy to carry around a “real” camera! LOL!
nice photos linda, and my fav here is:
family’s sun room looking out across a farmer’s field.
wonderful the green through the lines of the porch
hope you had a nice month – and cheers to February
You and me, too, Y! It’s a wonderful place to hang out and enjoy the view! 🤗
Linda, thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you for your visit and kind comment. Have a wonderful weekend! 🤗
You’re welcome, your posts mean a lot to me!!!
Thank you so much! 🙏😻💕
You’re welcome, you deserve my appreciation Linda!
have a great day
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Your pictures are beautiful. I love old buildings; they have so much character
Thanks so much! I’m in complete agreement with you about old buildings and character! 😁
I could sit and contemplate in that sun room…what a great view! Love all of the pics…the architecture is stunning and you have captured it very well!!
Thanks so much, Kirt. I really enjoyed that sunroom while I was there and wish I could have packed it up and taken it home with me! 😁
wonderful!! love the sun room shot!
Thanks! Great to see you again! I haven’t been very active here myself! The sunroom is an addition my brother and his wife made. I absolutely fell in love with it when I visited them last summer.
Nah, they ain’t amateurish… I think they are excellent! Never seen buildings as beautiful as that around here.
Thank you so much for your kind words and visit, Samuel. Have a beautiful day and many blessings!
Very beautiful and interesting selections Linda! Happy Easter.
Thanks, Cindy! Your travel photos are fabulous! Wishing you and yours a very blessed Easter.
Cool pics, Linda! I love it! bye. K
Thanks so much, Kamila! Have a wonderful weekend! 😀