Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Great Way to End the Day in Wilmington, North Carolina

Beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina! No words can fully encapsulate such a beautiful city. Located between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean Wilmington entices you with its distinctive architecture, friendly locals and historic downtown.

In the early 1980’s this sleepy little town was thrust into a new thriving industry - filmmaking. With such popular television hits like Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill and movies such as Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Forrest Gump, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Sleeping with the Enemy, Blue Velvet filmed here, Wilmington has garnered the name “Hollywood East.”

Restaurants, cafes, bars, historic buildings, stores and art galleries line the pedestrian friendly downtown riverfront district. Strolling the area one afternoon, I noticed these trees were strung with lights and I knew instantaneously that this would make for a great “blue hour” photograph.

Looking at this photograph brings back some great memories and a constant question - Why did I ever leave Wilmington?

Happy Travels!

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