Capture What Counts Photography

Day 249 – Newport Courthouse

This is the Campbell County Courthouse in Newport, KY.  Of course I love the clock tower.  And the spire is awesome.  But I wonder what happened to the other two?

Processed with HDR in Picnik.


19 responses

  1. It’s beautiful. I don’t think the other two are missing spires. I think the spire that you see was added. I googled the Courthouse and the only thing I can find regarding spires is a list of lightening preventer systems. The ones without the spires look more in keeping with pictures I’ve seen of that type architecture (Beaux Arts, maybe?).

    February 15, 2011 at 9:30 PM


    found this site that has an old picture of the courthouse. the picture isn’t dated (as far as I can tell) but based on the autos I would think early 1900s. At that time it had the one spire so maybe not a lightening preventer as I thought. Shows what I know. But now I’m on a mission. LOL

    February 15, 2011 at 9:53 PM

  3. Re: previous messages…still doing research…picture in link above dated 1924. Architectural style: Late Victorian/ Classic Revival.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:18 PM

    • LOL Elizabeth! I admire your persistence. I suppose I could have looked it up, but I was just kind of wondering out loud. I’ll see what I can find out too 🙂

      February 16, 2011 at 5:37 AM

  4. I love beautiful architecture and you’ve captured this beautifully!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:44 PM

  5. Really super capture! Great processing!

    February 16, 2011 at 5:46 AM

    • Thank you Kerri! And thanks for stopping by 🙂

      February 16, 2011 at 10:20 AM

  6. Amy

    Wow – what a cool place. You def. make me look differently at where we live. You “see” things that I drive past and take no notice to. Love your eye lady!

    February 16, 2011 at 8:15 AM

    • LOL You make me smile my friend! You will have to with me one day when I go photo hunting. And I promise I won’t make you carry the black foam board 🙂

      February 16, 2011 at 10:20 AM

  7. That’s a beautiful shot and the HDR processing just makes it stand out..

    February 16, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    • Thank you! Thanks to Mindy and Cathy, I am really getting addicted to HDR 🙂

      February 16, 2011 at 10:21 AM

  8. Beautiful building, it looks like a castle 🙂

    February 16, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    • Thanks Mindy! It does kinda have a castle look to it 🙂

      February 16, 2011 at 10:22 AM

  9. Tammy

    What a great structure…I love each and every little detail on this…every time I look at it I see something new! Perfect perspective to show off all of the repeating patterns!

    February 16, 2011 at 10:35 AM

  10. Great image Bonnie! You certainly have a way with older buildings! I love it! ;o)

    February 16, 2011 at 1:32 PM

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