|Musicians are all over the place, and most of them are pretty good. They don't need a permit to play on the street, but there are a lot of rules in place they must abide by, including: allowing enough room for pedestrians to get to where they are going; playing only certain times of the day; and performing no less than forty feet from another performer. Although I don't plan on moving to the city or becoming a street performer myself, I did run across the brochure put out by the city for those who are. It's pretty interesting to read about all the rules artists and panhandlers must follow. Click here and read for yourself.|
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Just outside the south entrance of the grove, seven days a week, you'll find a dozen or so artisans selling their wares in the portico. Side-by-side you'll find booths with finely crafted jewelry, t-shirts, hand-sewn stuffed animals, fine art and photography. I've been to the city twice now and each time their was a different group of sellers. If you'd like to learn more about the Grove Arcade, the Portico Market, or to take a video tour of them both, click here.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Okay, so it's not Raleigh, but Apex is just a couple towns away and still considered part of the greater Raleigh/Durham area. Congratulations to this small American town. Check out my posts on Apex. Here's another, click here.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
|No, this is not Bermuda, the Virgin Islands or somewhere on the Greek Islands. This is SOUTHPORT, an out-of-the-way place along the intracoastal waterway of North Carolina, a small town spanning no more than four miles.|
|I checked this town out with a couple friends on an unusually warm winter day back in mid-March. It was also Sunday, so few places were even open.|
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
|A view of the past, a look to the future. WINSTON-SALEM's skyline from Bailey Park.|
|I found a cool time-lapse footage of the building of Bailey Park (click here), which just opened officially this April. (Be patient, the link takes a minute or so to load).|
|Kick off the shoes, throw a frisbee, get out and enjoy sunny skies! To keep up with the status of the Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, you can check updates on their designated Facebook page, here.|
Friday, April 17, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
|APEX ~ At the end of North Salem Street in the heart of downtown, there's a rustic home furnishings boutique called Lilly's.|
|If you'd like to see more of what Lilly's offers its clients and customers, check out their Facebook page here.|
|Not sure if this is Calla or Lilly, but their home resides behind the cash register in the center of the store where they can keep an eye on things.|
Saturday, March 14, 2015
|If what I read online is actually true, this bar is welcoming to students from both UNC (University of North Carolina) and Duke, despite their legendary rivalry in College Basketball.|
After a bit of online investigation, I’ve since learned that these murals were painted by local artist, Scott Nurkin.
And by the way, the bar’s name, He’s Not Here! Love it!