Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Lost Colony: Outer Banks

With a series of islands and beaches, Outer Banks North Carolina is probably the best spot for a relaxing vacation. Besides beaches, light houses, stroll in the islands, & Jockey’s Ridge, Outer Banks offers several other activities for kids and adults. Wright Brothers memorial & museum at Kitty Hawk is the site of first flight that led to design of modern era airplane and in turn made this world a global village.

Roanoke Island has an interesting history. Roanoke Island is the site of the first attempt by English to establish a colony in America but settlers returned to England. Two years later in 1587, English again tried to colonize Roanoke Island. However by the time, John White, the father of colonist Eleanor Dare, returned from England with fresh supplies, the settlers disappeared without a trace. White could not search the settlers and the fate of colony could not be established and hence termed ‘The Lost Colony’. Virginia Dare, the first English child was born in Roanoke. Like other settlers her fate also remains a mystery. Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina is named after Sir Walter Raleigh who organized and financed the efforts to colonize though he never visited America.

Based on these actual events, the Waterside Theater in Roanoke runs an outdoor play ‘The Lost Colony’ for one season in a year. It is been running since 1937. Excellent script, brilliant performances & beautiful authentic costumes are highlights of this approximately two hour long play. Pictures tell a better story.

The Waterside outdoor theater:


This does not need an explanation:


A scene from the play:


Authentic costumes of the queen too:


And of course actors playing native Americans:



Alka Gurha said...

Yayyyyy..... I was bang on.

But I cheated. I had googled. But see, i spent so much time finding the correct answer.

Amrit said...


Cheating was allowed. Haha :)))You were right. It is indeed NC.

Felicity Grace Terry said...

And here was me determined not to cheat - I may well do so next time though somehow its not nearly as much fun.

Bikram said...

I was right then to guess playing indians :)


Amrit said...


Thanks for trying. It is all fun in any case.


Yes, you were absolutely right :)))

Bikram said...

prize timeeeeeeeee yayyyyyyyyyy

Kavita Saharia said...

Thanks for the answer and the related information.I love your Picture Quiz.It is fun and interesting .

Anonymous said...

Wow! Now, It's on my lst of must visit places. Thank you for sharing this. The pictures are beautiful! Very professional. :)

R. Ramesh said...

good one boss

chitra said...

I missed your earlier post. But just saw that also. The pics are beautiful . I like the lady in second pic. she's beautiful

Irfanuddin said...

and even you did little cheating, why you didnt said earlier that we can even google....:))

and btw you intelligently made two posts out of one.....nicely done..:D

Mishilicious Mishi said...

hey not fair!!! you never mentioned that CHEATING was allowed!:-(
may nahe khailti:-(

Mishilicious Mishi said...

btw beautiful place! i wish to visit it someday:-)

Usha said...

A, I had seen earlier puzzle but had no clue, only thing instantly came in mind was some tribe on hawaii island..This post is great extension to earlier puzzle. I have not visited this place in NC..nice to know about the play..Beautiful pictures.Thanks for the post about travel attractions in NC.

NRIGirl said...

Ah! There you go...! I would have never in my wildest dreams guessed it right.

Once again a very informative post and thank you for sharing.

Rama Ananth said...

Your photography is becoming very professional, they have really come out very well.
And thanks for the answer. said...

..I have been to NC..but didn't see much it was a short n crisp trip ..with lill baby in my arms but I noticed it had lot of greenery and huge houses accompanied by pools :)
my hubby's cousin lives there..
"A" my answer was right too ,its Indian characters Ram n Sita...
isn't it??

Anjuli said...

I really want to visit and watch this play- what amazed me it has been going on since 1937- just for that reason I would love to watch it!!

yes, another reason for me to visit North Carolina

Amrit said...


You are the winner in real life but tell me what prize would you accept besides Vodka and Wiskey?


You are welcome. It is fun for me. It keeps the blog interesting and interactive. If you notice, I try to reply as much as possible in the quizzes. I only post quiz, if I know I have time to reply quickly.


Thanks for compliment on pictures. I am waiting for my photo friends to email or comment. So far I have not heard anything.




Thanks. No problem if you missed earlier post. Anjuli and others already answered so have to publish the post.


Yes. It is intelligent way to split the post but I do it keep it interesting. If you think that is not the right way, let me know I will change. I have been doing it for a long time.


Please do continue to play. Do visit us if you plan to come.


Yes. It is right in your backyard. You must visit. Thanks.


Thanks. It is little bit of history so tried my best to keep it short.


Thanks for the compliments on the picture. I am waiting for my photo friends to comment or email. So far no news.


Of course you are always right about Ram & Sita. Where does the cousin live? Which part of NC? If you do visit, let me know. We should plan to meet.


Yes. It is on till 1937. I really enjoyed it. I highly recommend visiting Outer Banks and staying there for a week and exploring islands.

Irfanuddin said...

it was really nice and i liked it through fact was just kidding...:)

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

Was close on what those two people were enacting of but was wrong on the location. Nice place next time when I get to the states this would be one look out destination for sure. Thanks for sharing. Nice pictures and looks very attractive.

Insignia said...

I didnt know this! thanks; I learnt something new. My! My! the pictures are too good. I loved the 2ns pic - the portrait. You should exhibit them soon :)

Rachna said...

I enjoyed the quiz and the pictures are good too.

Destination Infinity said...

The brits seem to have gone to a lot of places in search of peace :)

Destination Infinity

Anonymous said...

Stalapurana as Raja Rao calls it... interesting :)

Shobha said...

Oh! I should have asked my son who lived in Raleigh for 5 yrs....I never thought of that..
Interesting information.

Anonymous said...

Hai... you are becoming a professional photographer... Good post..

I too like the lady in the second snap...

aarkay said...

nice write up with eye catching photographs !

Misterio Vida said...

love the pics :)

Rià said...

Lovely pics and thanks for writing this post. :) Was an interesting read.

baili said...

hi A,let me say that your camera speaks so wonderfully behalf of your genius eyes and mind,
thanks for such informative sharing it is always great to know more about world and events,

have a beautiful weekend
god bless

Tanishka said...

Oops I did not read your previous post... :)

Rajlakshmi said...

so i got to learn something today :)
wodnerful post :D

Emreen said...

Very beautiful... Especially the costumes look soo real..

kiran sawhney said...

Great pics. Sorry I have not been visiting/writing blogs. And you know why.

sm said...

like the narration and title
nice pics

raji said...

Hi A I read the riddle and the answer too.WheI first saw the riddle ,I was wondering if the native american tribes still existed somewhere,but then after seeing the explaination,I was clear.The costumes of the play are really elegant,so must have been the play.Interesting.. said...

@Amrit..our cousin lives in NC..met her once ..I dunno the area...will ask her..
But her name is Ruby singh married to a kumar boy!(incase you know anyone by that name)she came to MI ...with her family once too...yes allof us can meet ...
thanks ..

Aparna said...

been meaning to go there for so long..I hope it won't end up like Orlando for me..lived there for 4 plus years and yet never went to Disney!

Sandhya said...

Very interesting post, A! The lady in the picture looks beautiful.

I am learning more about America, thank you!

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