This is the seventh of a new series of images from across North Carolina from my travels, and from the long intervals that I have spent with my camera making a record of where I have been. Upon examination of these random images, I concluded that best format would be the one page arrangement, where I cut the images to 1280 pixels wide, arrayed in a wide viewed 'fancybox' series, where there is a title of explanation, and maybe a bit more, but mainly, the photo should speak rather than my words. In fact, I plan to put my words on hold for a bit here, which will be to the fine relief of a great many.
Each series will be random and varied; however, most will center from here in eastern North Carolina, which is closer to my home in northeastern North Carolina, in the county of Beaufort, and the county seat of Washington, my home. From this perspective, we will reach out beyond the myriad waters: fresh and calm, brackish and moving, salty with powerful waves, and get to see North Carolina, where we may know it a little better, if only through images.
This random display of images of North Carolina, made by the Tar Heel traveler, may have been revealed earlier in BCN, and when I can remember a relative series, I shall link to it; however know that this series of ongoing themes will remain that there is no theme. In this random projection of unrelated images, the series will seek its relevance, its beauty and its strength of purpose.
The Seventh Pictorial Trek from Here to There and Back Again
We begin in Beaufort County, formerly part of Bath County, where there once stood the first colonial capital of North Carolina. St. Thomas Church, the oldest in North Carolina, still stands here: Above. Just a few miles west from Bath on the Pamlico River is the Goose Creek State Park shoreline: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
While North Carolina is rural. as it is in Beaufort County, there are also great cities, some of the greatest in the South.
Downtown of an expansive Raleigh, North Carolina from the Boylan Avenue bridge, looking east upon the present Capital City: Above. The reason for Raleigh's existence - government - is just one of the many industries of North Carolina's second largest city: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
and Charlotte, the denizens of the North Carolina Piedmont are connected by sprawling interstates; that very corridor, the population center of one of the South's most populace states, third after Texas and Florida.
North Carolina's Queen City, in the Great State of Mecklenburg, its largest city, and one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the South: Above. Just about 100 miles west and north from Charlotte, the Appalachia mountains begin in great earnest, here in the Lake Lure area: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
Along the Blue Ridge Parkway
, there are small things in large places, and none are larger geologically than the mountains northeast of Asheville
, North Carolina.
A butterfly finding nectar: Above. A visitor to these lower shoulders of the Black Mountains finding peace: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
And then there is Asheville
, western North Carolina's cultural center
There is much to do in Asheville, not least of which is walking about and making images: Above and below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
Way back east, about as far east as one can go in North Carolina is Nags Head along North Carolina's Outer Banks
Excellent surfing in some fine waves at Nags Head: Above. And the iconic lighthouse, Bodie Island Station just a few miles further south at Oregon Inlet: Below. photos by Stan Deatherage Click images to expand.
Oh to be home once again ...
Where I always finish with a sunset image over the Pamlico River in Washington, NC: Above. photo by Stan Deatherage Click image to expand.
We'll do another one of these as the time becomes ready and appropriate. At your leisure, please follow this link
to the growing list of this pictorial series - "Across North Carolina"
Publisher's note: This post appears courtesy of Beaufort County Now from its Across North Carolina series.