Fayetteville, North Carolina Downtown Baseball Park is Named [the video], 02/07

From the morning presser…

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Special thanks to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Manager, Marketing & Communications for sharing team graphics like the featured image above. I appreciate the community support.

Following is the press conference video announcing the stadium name.

Fayetteville Woodpeckers Doubleheader pictures by jalexartis Photography

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Photography ~ The OBX Experience, 01/20-01/21

Kill Devil Hills–North Carolina Outer Banks

This was a quick one-night trip with three targets sets of photographs: 1) 01/20 moonrise; 2) the Super Blood Wolf Moon lunar eclipse; and, 3) 01/21 sunrise. For the most part, clouds were a challenge. They blocked seeing the Sunday evening moonrise and the Monday morning sunrise–ruling out seeing the moon and sun shimmering on the ocean as they peaked above the surface.

Nonetheless, there are some good captures in this group. I will do this shoot again–less the lunar eclipse, but closer to home next time–maybe Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina [its’s the closest to me].

Stay tuned…

Flickr Album

Prince Charles Hotel Being Restored to Majestic Glory

A structure with a storied history…

Prince Charles Hotel is a historic hotel building located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It was built by James Addison Jones between 1923 and 1925 and is a seven-story, Colonial Revival style steel frame building sheathed in brick and concrete.

It features an Italian Renaissance-style palazzo. The original section housed 125 rooms. A 60-room addition was built in 1942. Jordan Jones, the project manager for the new owners of the hotel, is the great-great-grandson of the builder. The structure is being converted into apartments and commercial spaces [see the video {link below} for details]. 

More history… The photographs below are from the Fayetteville Observer March 3, 2017, Archives.

My recent photographs and a December 14, 2018, 39-minute tour through the building by Jordan Jones showing renovation progress.