The square

This a short gallery as I had dropped my wife off for an appointment and had a just under an hour to shoot. I started shooting right after 3pm and the winter shadows from the buildings made for an interesting shoot. Add in the parade of non-stop cars and trucks circling the square and it turned into an interesting challenge. I could have spent hours just on the square as it is all beautifully landscaped with mature trees, uniquely painted buildings, and great architectural elements.

East Main Street is lined by antebellum homes and churches that speak proudly of their past and current residents. Tie in some of the other historic sites and locations around the square, and you've found a landscape photographers paradise.

Murfreesboro is what I refer to as a four season shoot. The Murfreesboro Planning and Engineering Department has done an outstanding job in the overall landscaping of the City. Although they present tough codes and requirements, it has paid off. The whole downtown area felt like one big park and I look forward to many more visits during the changing seasons.

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The Square

Murfreesboro, TN - December 19, 2012

South Church Street across from the CourthouseEvery shop offers something differentThe Rutherford County Courthouse is only one of six remaining pre-Civil War courthouses in Tennessee, completed in 1859Due to the mature trees, winter offers the best, overall view of the architectural design
Main Street and the Civil War MonumentLooking North down Church StreetLooking South down Church StreetThis is one of the busiest town squares I have shot
South Public Square featuring "Big B Cleaners" opened in Tip Top Babershop is another long time resident of downtown MufreesboroHolden Hardware opened on Maple Street in 1948South enterence to the courthouse
The Confederacy was encamped on the lawn of the courthouse from July 1862 until the Stones River Battle ended in January 1863Looking north on Maple StreetThe flags still hang at half staff for Sandy Hook, my hart still hangs for the families What an enterence
Looking south down Church StreetLooking north on Church StreetLove the Deco designNorth side enterence shooting down Main Street
Preservation is becoming a lost art - Congratulations Rutherford County you understand your past