Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Just A Country Court House

A picture I took recently while visiting Monroeville, Alabama. This is the towns court house.

What makes this court house so interesting is that this is the place that the courthouse scenes from "To Kill A Mockingbird" were filmed.

Monroeville, Alabama is also the home of the author of that novel, Harper Lee. I find it amazing that someone from such a small rural Alabama town, could write a novel that would become so widely popular and well read.

Another well know author also spent some of his early years in Monroeville and that is Truman Capote. As a matter of fact Harper Lee and Truman Capote were childhood friends.

And then there was my Dad. Not an author, but he was raised 10 miles outside of Monreville. Makes me wonder if any of them every run into each other as children! Probably not, but I just wonder.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!


Susan said...

We loved to visit the historic sites like that when we traveled. Thanks for sharing this. If walls could talk!!!!

Maxine said...

Hi there, Debra! I love places like that! Our county courthouse looks a bit like that. And I love the way those places smell inside. That town seems to breed folks that excel. Very interesting.

Andrea said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! I would love to visit Monroeville, and now must add it to my must-do ventures Jeff and I have planned.

May you have a wonderful and blessed weekend, dear friend.

I appreciate your heart for the Lord and others. :)

In His Love,


Grayquill said...

How nice some tivia...very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

jennifer said...

Gorgeous photos. I love To Kill a Mockingbird, the book and the movie.