Salisbury — the picturesque town of over 33,000 people is the place I’ve called home for the last 10 years. It’s also the place my husband was born. Salisbury is home to Cheerwine, Livingstone and Catawba colleges. It’s also the place for jazz, barbecue, antique stores, theaters, gift shops, and bookstores.
I met Anthony Fisher a couple of weeks ago while out taking pictures. He asked me if I was a photographer (quite a compliment, but not entirely the truth) and invited me inside his shop. He told me about the history of the building, which is one of the oldest in downtown, and how he got started. Anthony began collecting antiques when he was 18 and hasn’t stopped since. He’s now selling many of the items he’s collected over the years. He showed me some Rowan County 1790s furniture and wowed me with so much more local and North Carolina history.
One of my most memorable dates with my husband was when we were just dating and we had a picnic at Hurley Park. Through the years we’ve gone on evening walks at the park and I’ve even played photographer and took some prom pictures at the park.
The Rail Walk Arts District is the place to find Lee Street Theatre and the Norvell Children’s Theatre (just around the corner) and a number of art galleries and studios as well as antique shops and other businesses. The studios are housed in what used to be a warehouse.
There’s so much to see and do in Salisbury and in the surrounding towns. If you’re ever in the area, stop by and check it out for yourself. I hope you’ve enjoyed this photo tour of my city. If you live in Salisbury or have been to Salisbury tell me some of your favorite stops.