From my camping trip last October(2014), I would like to share another photo. This was taken in Asheville, North Carolina during Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk. What struck me most about this building is the fact that the shape resembles a judge’s chair. I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence or by design but the significance made me want to get a picture. A cooperative sky brought out some beautiful cloud formations, while the setting sun at my back provided warm light. The color version of this photo was good but it didn’t quite convey the impact I wanted. I decided to convert the image to black and white and that really brought out the textures.
Please stay tuned as there are more pictures to come!
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8 thoughts on “Buncombe County Court House”
Wonderful photo and that sky is something else!!
Thanks so much Paige!
Nice sky, great in B&W as well Michael
Hi Michael, Asheville is a favorite destination, not far from where I used to live in SC. I love your image and the feeling it captures of the historic architecture in this small city. Great shot!
Thank you so much Jane! I really loved the beautiful architecture in Asheville. It had been a long time since I had visited that area so it was a real treat to photograph the city!
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I’ll bet you didn’t know that this Buncombe gave us the word bunk, meaning ‘nonsense,’ as in “That’s a lot of bunk.” Here’s the entry from
about the word:
“nonsense,” 1900, short for bunkum, phonetic spelling of Buncombe, a county in North Carolina. The usual story (by 1841) of its origin is this: At the close of the protracted Missouri statehood debates, supposedly on Feb. 25, 1820, N.C. Representative Felix Walker (1753-1828) began what promised to be a “long, dull, irrelevant speech,” and he resisted calls to cut it short by saying he was bound to say something that could appear in the newspapers in the home district and prove he was on the job. “I shall not be speaking to the House,” he confessed, “but to Buncombe.” Bunkum has been American English slang for “nonsense” since 1841 (from 1838 as generic for “a U.S. Representative’s home district”).
MR. WALKER, of North Carolina, rose then to address the Committee on the question [of Missouri statehood]; but the question was called for so clamorously and so perseveringly that Mr. W. could proceed no farther than to move that the committee rise. [Annals of Congress, House of Representatives, 16th Congress, 1st Session, p. 1539]
Thanks for that info Steve! I love history and that was really interesting. I really appreciate it!