Friday, September 2, 2011

Fayetteville, NC: A Photo Tour

I spent some time a few weeks ago snapping some photos in and around Fayetteville, NC.  It's the "city" most closest to Ft. Bragg and where you go for Applebee's, Chili's, Target and not a whole lot more.  It has a disproportionate amount of tattoo shops, strip clubs and pawn shops.  More than I've ever seen in my life.  And obviously, the only way to set your aforementioned business apart from the others is with an extra catchy name.  Here's some of my favorites.

One of the gates to enter/exit Ft Bragg

One of the bridges at the Cape Fear River Trail.  Beautiful.

I'd just like to point out that it's virtually impossible to read street signs that are BROWN and in between bright lights.  No wonder it took me a year to find my way around here.

Another entrance/exit gate.

Leftover tornado wreckage.

Lots of businesses were flattened and the piles of debris are still there.

The Pearl Necklace.  Awesome.

It is located directly beside a fantastic sandwich shop that makes one of the best cheesesteaks I've ever had.

Balla World.  I believe they do haircuts there.

"Men's Fashion, Scooters, Phones, Ladies Fashion".  One stop shopping at it's best.  In an old gas station.

Sonny's Gold Teeth.

The sign on the door reads "Solicitors will be shot on site".  Sounds serious.

I just thought this was a cute anti driving and texting message.

Downtown Fayetteville, one of the more appealing sites around here.

Bottom's Up.  The name says it all.

Sharky's.  They have military discounts and you can still smoke there.

"Shady Lady" What a great name for a strip club! 

Another gem:  "30/30 Grown & Sexy".  Obviously geared toward a more mature crowd.

I think this is a car dealership.  All I know is it's really strange-looking.

"Knokkers".  Very Kreative.

The previous four photos comprise this whole strip club plaza.  Interestingly enough, soldiers are banned from most that you see here.  They have an approved list of places to go.  Really.

It's the Tramp Stamp Studio tattoo shop!  Who would ever go to a place with a name like that???!!!

Getting Jiggy wit it.

That's right, Dirty South.

I hope you enjoyed your tour of Fayetteville as much as I did.

1 comment:

  1. I love this post! There is something about seeing someone's town through their eyes. And finding art and humor in things that townies take for granted. LOVE!!