One Sunday afternoon during my recent trip to Texas, one of the grands and I went on a photo taking outing. Georgetown, known for its fine Victorian commercial architecture, is not far from their home. It is the county seat of Williamson County. The town's commercial center is laid out as a square of buildings with the courthouse in the middle. The San Gabriel river runs through the city just blocks from the square. Georgetown is also home to Southwestern University, which was founded in 1840 and is the state's oldest university.
EG was my companion and was sweetly willing to wander with her crazy picture taking Gramma.
She amused herself by finding all sorts of sidewalk treasures.
I amused myself by taking photos of treasure of this kind.
I love it that this old movie palace has found a new life as a local community theater.
On our way into town, we drove by the San Gabriel Motor Court. I had to turn around and take a couple of photos. It is just the sort of retro place that would be a fun overnight spot to spend the night. The river is just steps away.
Be sure to pop over and see Jean's Holiday Snaps today too!
What fun...I love all the photos...and it is always interesting to see a location through someone else.ReplyDelete
Oh I did indeed Steviewren. The name Georgetown simply resonates with history! I love the rusty iron staircase and the glimpse of wonderful architraving and mouldings. Georgetown looks a fascinating city. I have a friend who lives in Houston so maybe one day ... love your collage and your travelling companion is a sweetie!ReplyDelete
I can see that you did have a good time. It is a beautiful place as looking through your lens. That old stairway is pretty too. They don't make them like that any more.ReplyDelete
looks like a great place to explore - love those old retro hotels!ReplyDelete
Hi, I have only just discovered your blog and really enjoying the journeys of your mind so far. Perhaps we could become blog chums.X MaureenReplyDelete
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Ya'll are wonderful photographers...looks like you had a fabulous time...that is awesome you deserve it Steviewren! :-)ReplyDelete
I really like that first picture. The repetition of the design in the stairway is very nice!ReplyDelete
Georgetown looks like a place I would enjoy spend some time in, Stevie! It was nice that you had such a sweet companion to go along with you on your walk.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the glimpse stevie. My favourite is the beautiful steps that go on forever.ReplyDelete
Beautiful holiday pictures.;) The have a feeling of warmth about them, weather wise and abstract wise as well.;))ReplyDelete
Great snaps .. I especially like the cut out work on that staircaseReplyDelete
I'm not sure if I will ever get to Texas but this is the kind of place that I love...Love that shot of the stairway:)...and your granddaughter is adorable:)ReplyDelete
Hello and thank you so much for visiting my blog. Lovely pictures of georgetown which does have such a historical sound to it xReplyDelete
What a lovely little companion you had! I love the photo second from the bottom - that's my kind of office. (Thank you for asking after my mother. Unfortunately, she ended back in the hospital in worse shape than the first time; had emergency surgery wherein we almost lost her; and is not recovering as the doc predicted. Currently she is in rehab with double vision and short term memory loss, among other woes. But we are seeing progress. Thanks for asking!)ReplyDelete
I'm sure EG enjoyed some one on one time!ReplyDelete
Little E is getting big...love that picture on your sidebar!
I love the pictures, thanks for sharing them. You have a great eye for photography. Do they have a stop light? It looks rural. Your Texas grandkids must love spending time with "Crafty Grandma". I am looking forward to seeing your watercolor.ReplyDelete
Hallo and thanks for dropping by. The blog world is fantastic, you can visit the whole earth in a moment. I have never been in US but now I know something about Texas anyway. Welcome to Sweden and my forrest so often you have a minut to spend!ReplyDelete