Goodnight Raleigh - a look at the art, architecture, history, and people of the city at night

The Guardians of Lake Wheeler Road

J&C Garden World is one of those places you may have passed several times and wondered what lies inside. Curiosity got the better of me this past weekend, so I stopped by to see the menagerie of exotic animals, pop culture icons, religious figures, and that of ancient history.

Read more »

The Hidden Mural at Edna Metz Wells Park

A bit off the beaten path at Edna Metz Wells Park lies a hidden urban oasis of sorts. More of a swamp than a life-giving patch of water, one of its walls has a rather striking mural, emblazoned with the letters “DE”.

Read more »

The Hidden Victorian Houses of Hillsborough Street

Although the Oakwood neighborhood has the largest collection of Victorian-era houses in Raleigh, Hillsborough Street was once a bastion of homes built in the same period. Sadly, only a few remain today. There are others on the periphery however, such as the house pictured above on Boylan Avenue, one block away.

Read more »


Discuss Raleigh

  • Recent Comments:

    • Carol vargo: That’s a lovely tribute. Thank you Ian
    • Mark Herdter: Beautiful. Thank you Ian. So glad Karl introduced us.
    • Barbara Scott: Your beautiful tribute to Karl captured his personality so well. I still can’t believe I...
    • Ginny Kellum: Karl & I had known each other since the 60’s when we were in Junior High School at Aycock...
    • Richard B.: Irreplaceable.
    • Brian: May God grant eternal rest to him, and may perpetual light shine upon him, and all the faithful departed. I...
    • Liz Pauk: I didn’t know Mr. Larson personally, but I feel like I got to know him through Goodnight Raleigh. It...
    • Matthew Brown: Beautiful tribute, Ian. Thank you!


  •