Charlie, one of his brothers, and I went to Salem to meet and have lunch with a couple of friends. Because they live about the same distance from Salem as we do, but in another direction, Salem is a good rendezvous. It also has some good restaurants, so there you go.
Salem, Indiana was founded in 1816, and its downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places. John Hunt Morgan and his hooligan friends raided Salem after they were finished with Corydon. Damn ’em.
We got there a little early, so I went on a small doorscursion.
This door isn’t very pretty, but who could resist the name?
And this place, with the awesome grillwork.
No, these are the buildings we were headed for.
Yep. Thai, all right. Because dragon.
I wanted to get a close picture of the beautiful courthouse, but I played it safe and took a long shot. INSANE traffic, people. Still, you can see some beautiful arches and stonework here.
And — oh! oh! oh! What’s this I see? Look closely, Dan Antion!
This has been a minor contribution to Norm Frampton’s wonderful Thursday Doors link-up. Go to his site, look at his fantabulous photos, and click on the little blue linky-thing to see doors from all over the world.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Send your character on a road trip. Lookin’ at YOU, Jane.