I caught the perfect golden light at sunset a few minutes after I made this picture of Wooldridge Square. This is the Travis County Courthouse, the main courthouse for Austin and the surrounding communities. It’s located across the street from the square.
There are at least 254 courthouses in Texas — at least one per county. This impressive website has pictures and the history of all of them. The Travis County Courthouse was built between 1930 and 1931 in the PWA Moderne architectural style. Popular for government buildings built during the Great Depression.
I used to hate having the clutter of cars in my architectural photos, but have learned to live with them, and even appreciate them to some extent. The cars give a context to when the photographs were made, even this rather vanilla one in the foreground. While particularly dull now, I think cars become more exciting over time.
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