Shooting a bridge from a bridge in New Bern, North Carolina
A lone boat traverses the harbor at sunset, probably late to dock.
As we end our series of images from New Bern, North Carolina, we hope that the residents and businesses severely affected by Hurricane Florence recover and rebuild this beautiful town to its original state.
Large cloud formations add drama to the sky over New Bern, North Carolina
The setting sun lights up the harbor at New Bern, North Carolina
The dramatic clouds accentuate the sunset sky over New Bern, North Carolina
Dramatic clouds grace the sky at the harbor in New Bern, North Carolina.
A lingering boat at sunset breaks the line up at the harbor in New Bern, North Carolina
The sunset glow on the Alfred Cunningham Drawbridge and Neuse River Bridge in New Bern, North Carolina
The glow of sunset at the harbor in New Bern, North Carolina
A dramatic sunset with clouds and boats in New Bern, North Carolina
Prior to the damage caused by Hurricane Florence, the sunset views from the Alfred Cunningham Drawbridge in New Bern, North Carolina were spectacular.
The Blades House, also known as the W.B. Blades House, is a historic house located in New Bern, North Carolina. Built in 1907 for lumber magnate William B. Blades, the home is among the state’s finest combinations of Queen Anne style with Colonial Revival details by prolific local architect Herbert Woodley Simpson. On January 14, 1972, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Christ Episcopal Church and Parish House is a historic Episcopal church located in New Bern, North Carolina. It was built in 1871, incorporating the brick shell of the previous church built in 1824. It is a brick church building in a restrained Gothic Revival style.
Centenary Methodist Church is a historic church located in New Bern, North Carolina. It was built in 1904-1905, and is an irregularly shaped, brick multiple-use church complex. The front facade includes an entrance five-bay arcade beneath a low conical roof flanked by square corner towers of unequal height.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972
City Hall, also known as the Municipal Building, is a historic municipal building in New Bern, North Carolina. It was originally built in 1897 by the federal government to house a post office, federal courthouse, and custom house.
New Bern is one of the oldest towns in North Carolina, second only to the neighboring Inner Banks town of Bath, and was founded in 1710 by mainly Swiss and Palatine German immigrants. The settlement was named after the colonists’ original home, “Bern.” In the late 1770s, the town served as the first capitol of independent and post-Revolutionary War North Carolina, with Tryon Palace housing the governor’s mansion and political center.
New Bern was recently devastated by Hurricane Florence. When the storm howled through the city at the convergence of the Trent and Neuse rivers, it flooded homes, businesses and streets for days.
We had visited New Bern a few weeks before Hurricane Florence and were fortunate to capture its beauty that we are sharing here.
A sunset with spectacular clouds at the harbor in New Bern, North Carolina