Raleigh really welcomed us with open arms a few weeks ago. The weather could not have been more perfect for our trip. We took full advantage of cooler temps by spending Sunday morning of our visit walking around Downtown Raleigh.
Camera in hand, I was in photography heaven. Raleigh is a gorgeous city full of architecture and history. We wandered around the Capital building which is at the heart of downtown.
Oh hey there, George! (George Washington that is!)
North Carolina State Capital building in Raleigh has remained its same state as it did when it opened in 1840.
This touching tribute to the Vietnam Veterans is called After the Firefight. It was the first statute sculpted by a woman and the first to depict an African-American solider.
The statue in the center of the below image is Lady Liberty. It pays tribute to the veterans who fought in WWI, WWI and the Korean War. The four columns around the base represents each branch of the military.
While walking around the capital, we heard the soundtrack of Sunday mornings. Breezes through the tall oaks and the church bells surrounding downtown. Each one chimed with joy inviting people to come and worship.
Ah, a rare sighting of me in front of the camera. If you haven’t noticed on this blog I try to avoid pictures. But I love this kimono I got from a small boutique here in Myrtle. It’s lightweight and perfect for the summer. The tassels are my favorite part besides the design.
These little green signs were everywhere around the city. Bike Raleigh is run by City of Raleigh’s Office of Transportation Planning. It’s goal is to provide safety and resources for citizens who chose to bike through the city. It’s pretty eco-friendly!
Raleigh was a wonderful weekend trip for us. We plan to go back and explore more of what the great city has to offer!
Have you been to Raleigh or lived in Raleigh? What’s your favorite place there? Share with us!