One of my photo meet-up groups had a photowalk in Huntsville on Saturday. I spent the first hour and a half driving in dense fog. Once the fog lifted it was a great day and we got some nice pictures. We visited the Texas Prison museum first and then went to the downtown area and got a guided tour. After a warm sunny stroll around the courthouse and lots of pictures, we called it a day. So here for your enjoyment are some of the pictures I took of Huntsville.
Even at the museum the guard in the tower is seen first
The star at the top of the museum monument
A few minutes here was plenty
This chair claimed lots of prisoners lives
The prisoners had lots of time and talent
Texas prisons have an annual rodeo
After the morning visit to the museum we headed downtown for our guided tour. The group was split in two and off we went. Our guides walked us around and showed us historical landmarks and interesting buildings. The town is in the beginnings of a renovation to restore the buildings and bring in people to visit town. Huntsville has been designated a “Texas Main Street City”
The courthouse is in the center of town
Across the street from the courthouse
Some storefronts are artistically painted on
Roche Family Dentistry Building……..
…… is where y0u would have found Sam Houston whittling.
A place to relax in the yard outside the courthouse. Our group used it well!
The day we were there the Girl Scouts had a parade. Even though it was a small group they were given police who stopped traffic to allow them to march across the main street of town!
Although no movies are shown here anymore, they do have plays performed on occasion.
On a closing note. Huntsville does know who the important people in town are!
We all had a good time in Huntsville and I for one plan on going back for another visit to find the things I missed on this trip.