Monday, April 16, 2007

Bicentennial Park

"Bicentennial Park", Swansboro, NC...6x8" Oil on Belgian Linen,
en plein aire #64, 3-29-2007.
SOLD... Thanks again Jean!

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The small coastal town of Swansboro, North Carolina has a quaint friendly atmosphere aptly earning its nickname..."Friendly City by the Sea". The town was incorporated in 1783, and named for Samuel Swann, a former Speaker in the North Carolina legislature. The town's main attractions are its beautiful waterfront views and its quaint downtown, filled with boutiques, shops and delicious restaurants. One of its many beautiful spots is "Bicentennial Park" at the base of the Highway 24 bridge. It gives visitors a chance to fish in the White Oak River or relax and watch the water... not to mention a great place for an artist to set up his easel and paint away. There's also a statue of Otway Burns, a local privateer who built the first steamboat in North Carolina.

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