Lady Justice

Lady Justice is the personification of our justice system. She’s typically blindfolded and holds both a sword and scale. Pay attention and you’ll often find her depicted in murals and statuary in courthouses.

This statue is atop the Guernsey County Courthouse in Cambridge. I like the way she looks in front of the clock tower. You can see a broad view of the courthouse here.

I thought of this picture because I’m reading the autobiography of Coretta Scott King who said something thought provoking about justice.

“Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don’t believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.”

Perhaps this will give you something to mull over today. If nothing else, remember to look up and notice the fabulous statues and buildings around you!

Guernsey County Courthouse

Guernsey County has one of Ohio’s most beautiful courthouses. The sandstone building is enormous. It doesn’t just sit in downtown Cambridge, it presides over downtown.

They put on an incredible light show timed with music as part of their Dickens Christmas Victorian Village every year. I haven’t been in a long time and badly need to add this to my wish list for 2021.

If you go, it’s right on the National Road. There are some great shops downtown and good restaurants too including Theo’s Restaurant where there’s no vegetarian menu but a PIE list that will make you forget all about that! Salt Fork State Park is just outside of town and provides a wonderful backdrop for relaxation and recreation. Try the pizza at the lodge and if you go in summer spend a day at the beach.

A friend directs their tourism – she and her staff at the visitors center would love to hear from you. Oh, and if you go, be on the lookout for Bigfoot! They claim he lives there!!!

Cambridge Advertising

A quick trip to Salt Fork State Park last month afforded a few minutes in downtown Cambridge on a quiet Sunday morning.

One fun surprise, just off the beaten path, was this advertising piece facing an alley. The subject matter, the brick and the patina are quite eye catching. It was one of my favorite sights in Cambridge but not likely something they list in tourist brochures. It just goes to show that beauty is in the eye of the beholder!