Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The view, the square and the red hatters

- A lunch catch-up with friend Pat and enjoying the window view of the courthouse in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The courthouse was built in the "Romanesque" style in 1885 at a cost of $23,083, after the first one burned.

- Lawrenceville is a suburb of Atlanta where the courthouse square is full of antique shops and cafes. Our lunch at Sperata was delicious; my crab cakes and Pat's brie wrap - Yum. The coleslaw contained herbs from the garden in the back.

- While we lunch, watching a sea of laughing women wearing red hats and purple outfits file across the square and into the restaurant where a long table is set up just for them.

17 comments:

Talon said...

You can't even build a bathroom these days for $23,000!

A good friend of mine's mother is a member of the Red Hat Society. They have some great adventures and get quite a reaction wherever they go.

Lynn said...

Talon -

I know - that seems like a crazy low cost for a grand building like that. It's mainly used for events and museum rooms now.

These ladies were all elderly and seemed full of fun. They were a show-stopping sight coming down the street. :)

Pink Ink said...

Would love to visit Atlanta someday. I am a Gone with the Wind fan. I also enjoyed a visit a couple of years ago to South Carolina. It was a magical time and I loved just sitting out al fresco...such is the beauty of milder climates :-)

Lynn said...

Jewel -

I will photograph the Margaret Mitchell house soon and and have a GWTW post.

Atlanta is a great city. Do come visit!

Evita said...

Lovely scene and looks like a beautiful day you had!

Lynn said...

Thank you Evita - it was a beautiful couple of hours and then back to work. Sigh...

Thank you for stopping by - I like your big eye! :)

Jannie Funster said...

OMG, so funny you mention the Red Hatters. My Mom is one of them and a bunch of her buddies put on a song for Mom & Dad at the anniversary, which I videotaped. They have so much fun together.

So I'm back and you're the first blog I'm visiting, having now answered ALL the comments on my previous 2 posts, and you were First Commenter on my post about "Leaving On 3 Airplanes."

But I have to go now as I have only 3 minutes left here at the library. I'll see you soon.

xoxo

Mama Zen said...

$23,000!! Isn't that amazing?

The courthouse square sounds like the setting of a John Grisham novel!

Lynn said...

Jannie -

I am so glad you are back!!! But I know you miss your family already.

Those red hatters were having the best time ever. That's neat that they did that for the party. Yay - Jannie's back! Yes - that morning you left I was up early and saw your post. Off to read all your comments momentarily.

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

That courthouse has been the scene of so much drama - they probably have used it as movie sets. Just out of view is a lovely little one-person balcony on the corner with a door behind that looks as if someone would use to make a speech to people below.

Kim said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! Glad you enjoyed.
I too saw some Red Hats recently. I saw so many, a collage may be in order, they were everywhere in Downtown Jax! :)
Love the positive vibe of your blag, very nice!!

Lynn said...

Hi Kim!

That red hat thing must be more widespread than I thought! Thank you for stopping by - I like your blog very much, too.

I look for good things that happen every day - and most of the time they just come to me.

Cookie said...

I have never been to Georgia. Very neat!

Lynn said...

Cookie -

There is a lot of beauty and history associated with Georgia. Come visit sometime.

Snaggle Tooth said...

n the ladies were from a stage production perhaps?

Snaggle Tooth said...

OK, just read other comments- Must be a fun club to be in!

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

Yes - that seems to be an organization that has taken off. They look as if they have fun.