6 hours ago
Friday, September 10, 2010
I have to promote both a great post and a great blog for a minute; Sippican Cottage.
He makes furniture for a living and wordplay for a hobby; and does very well at both.
And he's right, you know.
My County just did the same thing.
Above is the Old Courthouse; built in 18 and 88. Full of marble and stained glass.
I can't find a picture of the new "Administration Building" on line. Spent millions of my dollars on the place and aren't proud enough of it to even post a picture.
Not that I blame them. It's a flat mess. They faced it North, on a one way street that heads North, so unles you twist in your seat like a corkscrew, all you can see is the back.
And that is concrete and dark windows, and not many of them.
The inside isn't any better. A two story lobby that is concrete and glass and stainless steel.
About as inviting as a cell block.
I can't imagine being forced to spend 40 hours a week in that soulless box.
Government buildings didn't leave the warm and comfortable behind by accident. It was done on purpose. What good is the Town Square, except to give folks a comfortable spot to sit and watch the courthouse and its goings-on?
Do you see the issue? Can't have folks keeping an eye on the government, now can we?
Best to drive them away, and allow the government to function away from prying eyes.