The 2 Things Challenge this week is Here/Gone.
Columbiana has been the county seat for Shelby County, Alabama, since 1826. For the U. S. that's a long time. At several places throughout the town you can find these steps from the street to a vacant lot, since the grand old house that used to be here is now gone; ravaged by fire, eaten by termites, or simply allowed to decay into the ground.
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