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 I heartily approve of the note in the window. This is what I like to see in the window of a bar.
Our friends came, and we walked around the corner to the restaurant. But first, I had to take a picture of the buildings across the street.
Let’s get a closer look at that door set into the red wood because red and wood, therefore MomGoth magnet.
Oh, cool! A Chinese restaurant!
And this place, with the awesome grillwork.
Oops! Turns out, this is an apartment house. The next time I came by, the view was marred by sacks of trash waiting for pickup. Sorry, folks. Not a stalker. Srsly.
No, these are the buildings we were headed for.
This one, specifically.
Sue’s Thai Kitchen. Down-home cookin’. If your home is in Thailand.
Yep. Thai, all right. Because dragon.
Door to the busy, busy kitchen, where Sue presides.
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.
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