Next to no traffic on Sunday, I stood in middle of one-way Main Street at the top of 'town hill', oops there comes a vehicle
Nice scenery, looks like a steep drop from there. Best wishes, Fai
Fai, yes, you are right, it is a steep drive up that hill. Thanks, Jean
Great capture, jean! Looks like a pleasant wee town.
Cheers, Tony from New Zealand
Tony, right again! It is a pleasant wee town. Not as wee as it appears in the photo as this is just a hilltop view. It is a small town but we have an even smaller town nearby called Otto, NC. Even it has grown a lot in the last few years.
Thanks a bunch, Jean
I just love seeing different neighbourhoods on Panoramio, Jean! This is quite a similar scene to some of the hinterland towns down the coast from here, with the wide street and the rolling hills.
It's quite nerve wracking standing in the middle of a road, isn't it? I was squatting down on the white line just over the brow of a hill near where i live, to take a photo of course, (not as a course of nature!!)and my daughter was with me and having kittens as her mum was 'sitting in the road - aggggghhh!'. I was listening carefully for traffic, but had to move as I could no longer hear over her protests! Children!! :D
I am so enjoying looking through your gallery, Jean,
Thank you so much Sue! I will leave a longer message in your gallery.
Hi Jean, just having a look at Franklin in google earth, looks like the weather is much better than here in kincardine.
Hey, thanks, Don! The weather here has been a little too good for a couple of years and we have not had enough rain. The folks in charge of things call it a drought! Hate to say that word after hearing about the Australian's drought, though.
And how dare you leave the house without your camera when you have awesome weather events to capture!
we were going for dinner with the inlaws, and it had just been bland and rainy here that day it wasn't until the way home that things got interesting.
Well, that'll teach ya. Hope you had a wonderful dinner. You must be an excellent son-in-law. Family dinners are great.
well my mother in law's steak was rotten and my chips were obviously heated in the microwave, but the haddock was good. Thank you for the lovely complement as well, I try to be nice to every one and help when ever I can.
Thanks, Don! That is sad to hear. Hate to see an appetite wasted on bad food!
Hi Jean, Thinking about a visit to Franklin. How small is your wee town? Have Friends that are going to be moving there. It looks quite nice.
ladycarol, the town is less than 4 square miles big and has a population of 3,490 (less in winter, way more in summer). You can read about Franklin by clicking on this blue sentence.
Hope you will enjoy reading about Franklin and enjoy your visit too.
So, Jean I was looking for an equivalent picture of Franklin to this one and I reckon this is the closest.
Have you seen this before, prolly from around the time of out birth.....
Have a good un - Jethro
So, Jethro, this is exciting to see this old postcard showing the Old Courthouse. It used to be the oldest courthouse in North Carolina until they demolished it to make way for bigger and better. They saved the tower and built a very short tower across the street where the clock still tells the time, pretty close to the actual time.
THANKS BUNCHES, JETHRO!!!
Thanks for the update Jean I had not realized it had been razed - try to take an equivalent picture to the postcard, today it would be most interesting.
Jethro, your postcard was so interesting that I already had taken the photos but just now got them uploaded. Hope you will enjoy seeing them.
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