I had to go into downtown Des Moines this morning. My first stop was the county courthouse.
It was extremely cold this morning. I was almost surprised the flags could even move! I thought they would be frozen solid. Well, okay. Probably not THAT cold but really, really cold.
I like this little sculpture of the children reading. Even in the unbearable cold I stopped to look at them.
Here is the federal courthouse. It looked more foreboding than usual. It is not an attractive building on the outside. However, on the inside it has some beautiful woodwork. You are not allowed to take pictures inside a federal courthouse.
Even the large black lanterns seemed frozen.
Looking behind me I could see the tall Soldiers and Sailors monument on the capitol grounds. You can see the ice on the street.
The capitol itself looked bleak on this day. From this part of town, well ... things look a bit tough, especially in the winter.
The good news was that we did not get snow here in Des Moines this morning as was predicted. But it will arrive before too long.
Thanks for stopping by.