Sunday, January 15, 2012

Butler, MO

Butler, MO has one of the most gorgeous courthouses I've ever seen

City Hall is equally impressive.

A classic Town Square.

Some impressive Civil War history.

And one hell of an unexpected surprise to someone just passing through.

I may or may not have Tebowed in the front yard.


Super Dave said...

There are some really cool towns close to KC that one can visit easy in a days time. We here in the midwest really do have a lot to see right here in our own backyards.

By the way XO great shots once again.

sue hanes said...

XO - You are right - that is an impressive Courthouse.

Anonymous said...

They spelled 'COLOURED" wrong on the plaque!
I reckon they had the same problem as the folks did on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
Funny how these 'adjustments' only happen on certain memorials.

There has bee a paucity of what you euphemistically call 'conservative nut-sacks' 'round here of late.
What gives?
You know, I had to think for a moment about what it was you meant by the phrase 'nut-sack'. English, especially the American variant, is a highly idiomatic language - it took me forever to figure out what 'Redskins' meant, as in, 'The Washington Redskins'.

Nick said...

Is there anything to the Heinlein home, or just the little wooden board?

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same thing Nick, but then I grokked it.
Now I know.

Anonymous said...

I was going to do a 'waldo' and 'free lunch' joke too, but couldn't be arsed to formulate it.
I'm tired and hungry and I detest - present company excluded of course - bald sci-fi feckers who "have in (their) background much political activity well to the left of Senator McCarthy's position."
Ya gotta admit though, 'grok' is a fine enough petard by which to hoist him.

sgordon said...

and anyone should give a shit? Why?

Ducky's here said...

You using a B2 filter on some of those? Beautiful blues.

Xavier Onassis said...

Nick - Heinlein's birthplace seems to be a regular house owned and lived in by somebody. It didn't appear like there was a museum or anything open to the public. I didn't knock on the door to ask.

Ducky - No filter on the camera, but I'm not ashamed to admit to boosting some aspects in Photoshop just as I would enhance a negative in a darkroom. The creative process doesn't end when I press the shutter button.

That's the great thing about photography. You can maintain control from what you see, to what you capture, to what you process and edit, to what you produce and ultimately to what other people see.

The only thing you can't control is how people feel and interpret what they see. Some people love it. Some people hate it. And they're both right.