Here I am complaining. Sorry. My errands take me through Decatur several times a week and it's a treat. My complaint: they've hidden the sunny south side of the courthouse and it's a shame as the south west quadrant of downtown Decatur is not it's best face.
The north facade, always in shadow, is a zen view. It dominates the Decatur hilltop but you can see it for just one block. You first see it from the corner of Clairmont and Commerce framed by trees and buildings. The full facade finally emerges when you get to Ponce. Nice. You've found a hidden gem.
The south facade and obelisk look great in the sunlight.
But you can only see the south face on foot becuase of the bandstand which is quite nice by itself.
But what were they thinking in 1996?
The downtown hill top is more visible from the south sarting across the tracks at College Avenue.
They hid the courthouse behind bandstand and landscaping.
But we still get to see a bit of the roof.
From just north of the tracks, Decatur High School on the left.
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