You know how you believe that know a place so well that you don’t even see what’s right in front of your face because you think you already know what’s there? Well, that’s how I sometimes feel about a little town called Nashville, AR. My grandparents lived the majority of their lives there. My parents grew up, went to school, and got married and started our family there. I spent all but maybe 1 or summers there for as far as my memory goes back until I was about 20 years old. With a population of less than 5,00o folks, I thought I’d seen it all.
That was, until this past Memorial Day when I stopped uptown to find a nicely staged flag that I could photograph. I stopped at the courthouse. The same courthouse on the corner uptown where it has always been. The same courthouse where I got my driver’s license, y’all. No biggie, just a regular courthouse. Not! I guess with time, age, and a little wisdom, my filter was different. I noticed its beauty and uniqueness among other buildings in the town. I snapped a few pictures of the flags and memorial tribute for an Instagram post (do it for the ‘gram), and I also took some photos of the exterior of the building. I hope I am able to catch it during business hours the next time I visit home so that I can get interior photos, but these details will suffice for now. Welcome to the Howard County Courthouse, peoples.
And here’s a throwback, via
I see the building’s style as Art Deco, and Wikipedia users define it as moderne, which is basically a spin-off of art deco. Wikipedia gets a lot of people through college these days so I suppose we can trust it, right? Anywho, think Great Gatsby-ish. Architecture never fails to fascinate me, and I love seeing older buildings still living in this new age. Hence the blog name – OLD world, NEW girl. Get it, get it? Explaining that will never get old, haha.
I hope y’all are opening your eyes to things you thought you knew everything about and finding new beauty in them, too! If not, give it a try. I’m sure it is one of the actions that makes this world a better place ❤
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