This is the far end of the Elizabethan Gardens looking out on the Albermarle Sound. Created as a living memorial to the time when Sir Walter Raleigh’s lost colonists lived in this very place over 400 years ago, the Gardens include a collection of Renaissance statues, a sound-front Elizabethan-gazebo, a sunken Elizabethan knot garden – all adorned by native plants, .perennials and camellias on ten sound-side acres".
In this view, a small lion supports a bench for viewing the Sound. The Nags Head section of the Outer Banks (a long chain of barrier islands) can be seen across the water.

Canon EOS REBEL T1i, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm
Edited with duplicated blended layers in Paint Shop Pro with
some texture layers from Shadowhouse Creations added.
Location: Roanoke Island, Manteo, North Carolina USA.

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Featured in The World As We See It on June 6, 2012
Featured in BEACH, RIVER and LAKE Treasures on June 7, 2012
Featured in ♥♥♥PEACE LOVE & TRANQUILITY♥♥♥ on June 9, 2012
Featured in Country Gardens Come Grow on July 9, 2012


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    Lovely capture Jade!

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    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

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    Congratulations! Your beautiful image was featured in the Beach, River and Lake Treasures Group and you can also enter this image into the June 2012 features challenge if you like. Wishing you a great weekend, kind regards from Esther

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    Julie Whiteabout 2 years ago

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