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

Kill Devil Hills–North Carolina Outer Banks

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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…

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History ~ Prince Charles Hotel, One of Two Early 20th Century Hotels in Fayetteville, North Carolina

The other was Hotel Lafayette–built in 1725 and destroyed by fire February 8, 1995.

Our country has quite a history as reflected by its buildings, its people, and their cultures. We must never forget the Native Americans whose land this was before being taken by European settlers.

We look at structures and admire their beauty.  They have a storied history reflective of where they are. In this case, the two hotels I point out thrived in Fayetteville, North Carolina–the south. They were not places where Colored-Negros-African Americans-Blacks were welcomed or permitted to stay or to dine until more modern times–the official end of the Jim Crow era.

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