Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July Note Card Party, Historic Old Salem

Hello everyone; I'm ready to participate in another one of Vee's fun Note Card Parties at A Haven For Vee.  If you've never visited Vee's blog, you should make plans to visit this evening, and maybe you'll be inspired to create some note cards with your own photos.  You needn't have a particular theme, but you do have to use pictures that have already appeared in your previous posts.  And you can only choose four photos.

For the July Note Card Party, I chose to make note cards of Old Salem, a historic community about twelve miles from where I live.  I love to photograph and write about Old Salem, and consequently, I had a really hard time choosing just four photos.  :)   **I edited this post after publishing to identify what the buildings in the photo are. 


Scenes From Old Salem, North Carolina

First photo is now a private residence, but I think it may once have been the gunsmith's shop.  Can you see the musket mounted by the door on the right?

This second photo is the Salem Tavern Restaurant.  They serve lunch and dinner, and at lunch time you can get meals very similar to what they served here during colonial times.

Third photo is now a private residence, but was formerly the Apothecary Shop.  I love the old signs, which were designed for people who couldn't read to determine by the picture what type of business resided here.

The last photo was a garden in someone's private home. 

You can read about Old Salem and see more photos of the homes, gardens, shops, historic church and women's college circa 1772, Here, Here and Here.

Thanks so very much for all your visits and wonderful comments this week, and I hope you have a great day!


Denise 

19 comments:

  1. You have four great photos perfect for note cards. Thanks for sharing Old Salem, NC. I'm not familiar with it but, I'm on my way to check out your other posts. I love old historic places. Thanks,
    Babs

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  2. Beautiful photos. I will get down to see this place one day! xo

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  3. I bet it was hard to narrow photos to four. I will check out the party. I remember this post and enjoyed it.

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  4. I don't know how you managed to pick just four! Your tours of Old Salem are some of my favorite posts on here. I really want to visit there.

    I love them all, but my very favorite is the last one. That's just the kind of photo I love.

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  5. A marvelous set of four! You've done well. See, you have left us wanting more and that's one of the points. Thank you so much for participating. If I had to select a favorite, and that's not part of our party, I'd also choose the last or no, perhaps the first...there's something about that roof that is striking.

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  6. That's a lovely old town! The last one really looks like a card I would choose! Beautiful...all of them!

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  7. Beautiful note cards you have here. I haven't visited Old Salem in years and hope to get back real soon, thanks for sharing.
    Sue

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  8. Ooooo! I love historic places! These are great shots! Hubby and I have a hankering to get to Williamsburg one of these days. I used to live near there back in the day of film cameras. Thinking I could do some digital photo damage today - like you've captured in Salem!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  9. Beautiful.. love the compositions in each one!

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  10. Thank you for the wonderful "tour!"

    Each one would be great postcards for Old Salem for sure!!

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  11. Oh I love these kind of pics! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  12. WHat a lovely colonial place to visit! I'm glad you showed these. I hope to make a New England trip in the coming year and Old Salem would be a great place to stop!

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  13. A perfect subject for note cards. Your photos are lovely.
    I visited Old Salem once many years ago. I'd like to go back one day soon.

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  14. I love historic buildings. What a pretty place this would be to visit.

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  15. How nice to live so close to such an historic place! The buildings seem so restful to us....I wonder if it was the same for the original inhabitants?

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  16. Great set of photos for the historic town of Old Salem. Would love to visit there some day!

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  17. great picks. i really enjoy the 1st ... makes me think of williamsburg, va. have you ever been to visit? if not ... a must see. (:

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  18. Love the brick house but love the porch on the other house too. The first house made me think of Williamsburg too.

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  19. I love photos like these. Places I'd like to see and never knew about!!! Great selections for Note Cards -- a memory of Old Salem.

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