Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Old Fort, NC

Frontier Fort
Early outpost against Indians. Used by Gen.Rutherford in expedition against Cherokee, Sept. 1776. Stood nearby and gave name to this town.

These are the words written on the historic sign, visible in the photo beside the monument made of stone in Old Fort. A dreamy little town up in the hills of North Carolina. I did the picture out from the car, but I decided later to step out from the car for capturing some more photos.

Our teacher in the "School of Art and Design" told us often: "To see and to capture pictures in front of you is great, but sometimes it worth's also to turn around and to see what is behind your back". I always do that, it went into my system in all these years I'm doing photography. :-)

So then, this is now the backside from the picture above, still in Old Fort, NC.

I love these (so typical for America) house facades in Old Fort,NC.

Old Fort is a town in McDowell County, North Carolina,
United States. The population was 963 at the 2000 census. The town is well known for its weekly Mountain Music jamboree, which draws a large audience and many musicians from the surrounding areas to Old Fort's downtown on Fridays at 7:30. Also the town's people are currently re-constructing the original Davidson's Fort which gives Old Fort it's name. Old Fort also holds the largest festival in the county once a year named Octoberfest. However one would not find beer but handmade crafts and great food the first weekend in October every year.

Our trip went further up the hills......

and down the hills of North Carolina....

....over to the Black Mountain area. We came from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Black Mountains, so exciting!

But the landscape remain the same: hills, hills, hills.....! I love it!

Stay tuned, our trip will show you more exciting little mountain villages and more NC country side. :-)


Carole said...

some of these photos are a bit like our roads to the Lake District in cumbria. Lovely views along the road as you approach the mountains and hills.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I can't wait to see more of your photos on your travels... I know how much you love your mountains!!

That's a neat tip from your teacher and I've heard that before and forgotten about it... I should learn to do that =D

Take care!
Mountain Retreat

Susanne49 said...

Thanks Carol,

for visiting and for writing your kind comment.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you Michele.

Yes I love the mountains and miss them already again, down here in Charleston. But it's great to know that I'm only maybe 4 hours to drive away...LOL..

silken said...

looks like you had a great trip!!

Susanne49 said...

Yes, we had, Silken!

Thanks for your visit.:-)


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