Saturday, June 18, 2011

Hendricks County visit, Part V

In this final post, I include photos I captured June 3 during the remainder of my mini-tour/recon mission in Hendricks County, Ind. The images include stops in rural portions, as well as in Brownsburg, Danville and Plainfield.

The Mayberry Cafe in Danville (above), on the north quadrant of the courthouse square, has gained some renown for its decor that attempts to reflect that in the fictional town of Mayberry from the 1960s television sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show." For years, a sheriff's car would be parked in front of the eatery; there was none there the day I visited.

The inaugural Race2Race Relay will be held in Hendricks County on June 25, starting in McCloud Nature Park, winding east and southeast and passing through Danville, Avon, Brownsburg and Plainfield before ending in Sodalis Nature Park.

Above and next three below, all from the courthouse square in the heart of downtown Danville: 1) From the south quadrant, a law office; 2) From the east quadrant, the Royal Theater; 3) From the south quadrant, Frank's Place storefront; and 4) One side of the Hendricks County Courthouse from the outside.

Above: The very contemporary looking facade of the athletics section of Brownsburg High School.

Above and next two below: Images and a detail shot from the Veterans Memorial Park and Gardens in the northeast corner of Williams Park in Brownsburg.

Above and next three below: Images from the three, interconnected gazebos in the roundabout near the main entrance to Williams Park, Brownsburg.

Above: A contributory to White Lick Creek as it nears the junction of County Road 600 East and Gila Bend Road north of Avon. A year ago this month, after heavy repeated downpours, this creek and White Lick Creek just to east flooded, pouring over onto 600 East, and county officials had to close that highway (and other highways in the county) until water levels subsided.
Above and below: Exterior shots of the expansive Splash Island aquatic center complex in Plainfield. 

Above and below: Perspective and detail shots of the enormous, four-beam visitor welcoming sculpture spanning the U.S. 40 bridge over White Lick Creek in Plainfield.

Above: White Lick Creek, looking south from the bridge under the welcoming sculpture.

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