Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday



Today's fence is brought to you by the oldest courthouse west of the Allegheny Mountains.  It resides right here in Smalltownland.  Built in 1803, it was last used as a functional courthouse in 1933.  The chain, "fence", around the perimeter served as a bench, of sorts, for gentleman waiting outside the courthouse.  Back in, "the day", it was the place for socializing and general gossip.  Though, I am sure men would say they don't gossip....


"Be impeccable with your work.  Speak with integrity.  Say only what you mean.  Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others.  Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love."  

Miguel Angel Ruiz  


Linking up today with Teresa....






41 comments:

  1. that building is beautiful and that is one thick chain!

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  2. That is a beautiful historic building and I love that fence. The chain looks like it would be for a ship anchor. It's huge! Great photo!

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  3. The court house is a beautiful building. I can almost see people sitting on the benches from the old days. A word can kill or building up. I pray to build.

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  4. Seems like we are always mending fences, although not the same physical type shown here. More in the reference as to your quote below it.

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  5. What a lovely courthouse. Maybe not suitable for today's needs, but totally charming. I also like the setting and fall atmosphere.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  6. LOVE this building! Just think of the stories it has to tell. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. if memory serves, you've shown that cool chain fence before - maybe with your daughter? so very cool! thanks, michelle!

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  8. I love old buildings and the history behind them. That chain fence is something else.....I can imagine the town folk standing around and enjoying each others company......I wish it were more like that today. Blessings~~~Roxie

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  9. That is a beautiful old building and fence!

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  10. An solid building in a lovely location!

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  11. Wow!!! that is one beautiful old building, Francine.

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  12. Thanks for sharing. Great court house and fence.

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  13. As always....a beautiful fence.... You always post amazing pics...
    hugs to ya

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  14. love this image and a wonderful fence too.

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  15. Charming court house withstone wall and sturdy chain fence

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  16. You are right. Men gossip but they call it something else. Lovely photo.

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  17. I love the angle you used for the photo. Lovely.

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  18. Yes can only imagine the secrets that old fence holds. Lovely! Amy

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  19. I bet that fence could tell a few stories! Lovely bit of architecture.

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  20. What an incredible building. Hug B

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  21. It is so nice to be taken back to earlier times, before multitasking and smartphones. People talked to each other in person in those days.

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  22. Love the stone work on this wonderful old building and bench - such craftsmanship!

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  23. I love the old building and stone work.. I can picture men sitting on the bench gossiping.. Great shot..Enjoy your weekend ahead!

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  24. That is a pretty heavy chain to be so far inland, looks like it was a good place to pass the time.

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  25. Old courthouses are so intriguing! Enjoyed your photo and piece of history. Your last remark about gossip reminds me of the Andy Griffith Show episode "Those Gossipin' Men."

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  26. This is a distinguished old building. Men gossip? Of course. Why else play golf?

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  27. Great old building and stone fencing. I like the big chain.

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  28. Pretty tree in front of that beautiful old building.

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  29. Great fence, excellent quote . . .

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  30. That is some chain, just the thing for sittin' and chattin'.

    Dianahttp://adifferentlenslens365.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/a-fence-or-two.html

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  31. Such a wonderful historic building! Nice photo!

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  32. Very beautiful! I love photos of old court houses!

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  33. Great stonework on that! Very nice!

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