Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Morning at the Courthouse


Jefferson County Courthouse


Yesterday I had to tackle a job I've put off for too long. I needed a tag for my new car.  Jefferson County has experienced some "unfortunate cutbacks" so that means *long waits.  I decided that I'd make the best of it and packed my iPod and camera and set off at daybust.  As I exited the building, the guards graciously allowed me a few quick shots!

* On good advice from my daughter Melissa, I was there at 8:00 when they opened and it went surprisingly well!

14 comments:

Olivier said...

j'aime bien ces vieux lustres, belle photo et belle gestion de la lumiere

mainzdailyphoto.com said...

New car?! Red Bubble must be doing well...
Wasn't aware that Bham had such Art Deco gems (apart from you of course..)

Halcyon said...

Such a pretty mural!

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice Virginia.

Virginia said...

jb, it's a newish Hyundai, a little gas sipper!

Birdman said...

Yuk! Don't remind me. Brother's in one today, trying to break away from the witch.. or a bitch!

Daryl said...

Thank goodness that's done ... and of course a few good photos because who could say no to your charm?

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Sometimes you have to be up early.. to have your work done.
Great photographs.
Costas

mainzdailyphoto.com said...

The guards graciously allowed me a few quick shots
You mean you can't take photographs in a city building?

bfarr said...

I am sooo glad you didn't have to do a Scarlet O'Hara on them. Great shot.

Bob Crowe said...

It really looks 30s and completely beautiful. Love the painting. It looks like something between Art Deco and the murals inside the Coit Tower in SFO.

JM said...

Fantastic composition, V.! The colours are just beautiful.

Dystopos said...

Painted by Chicago artist John Norton

Jilly said...

What a beautiful juxtaposition of painting and light. I so like both but I'd steal that lamp...! When I go to museums these days I take my tiny Olympus XZ-1 (wide angle) which opens to f.17 and it's great for indoor shots and you can get away with shooting ... well they normally don't see. Of course it's great if you get permission!