The Danger Photographer and I took a day trip down to Raleigh, North Carolina, to check out some sweet shooting spots, and take a look at some of the changes that have taken place at the site of Animazement, the largest anime convention in North Carolina.
When we arrived, it was quite the dreary day, with most of the parking set for the half marathon event sponsored by Humana. After walking and talking, scouting some pretty decent local scenery, from floral plants to high rise skyscrapers, and beautiful fountains and textures in between, we decided to get some eco friendly burgers at B.Good where I had an interesting experience trying out Rosemary Lemonade. Needless to say, it wasn’t one of my top choices as a connoisseur.
We did some more exploring around the main Animazement hotels, taking note of the beautiful crocheted mural outside (Of Nina Simone below),
and the beautiful Marriott interior, where I met the rock and roll balloon man himself. From there, we walked the tunnel that led straight into the main convention center.
Immediately we were swarmed with Rock n’ Roll music and a boisterous atmosphere of many many running teams that had all gathered in the area. Together, the two of us decided to check out the local expo, where marathon runners from all around the country had gathered to talk about the latest in running gear, apparel, food regimens, and muscle relaxers. Quickly swept up into the action, we took photos reminiscent of our adventure to Nashville, Tennessee, and got some free swag for our efforts.
To wrap things up, after a few trips down memory lane, we had some good old North Carolina style Bojangles, which was more than enough to carry us back up the road. It was a great time!!
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