Fat Tuesday is tomorrow, March 5th. Over the weekend, the Ghent neighborhood hosted the 4th Annual New Bern Ghent Mardi Gras Parade and Block Party, which is becoming a New Bern tradition. The event seem to get better each year. This was our second time at the Mardi Gras parade and block party on Spencer Avenue. The Ghent neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 ( “Ghent Historic District” (pdf). National Register of Historic Places – Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01).
It is located approximately one mile southwest of downtown New Bern, North Carolina. The Ghent Historic District encompasses some 67 acres developed as a suburban residential neighborhood in the early twentieth century. The district extends along three principal streets on an east-to-west axis–both sides of Rhem and Spencer avenues, and the north side of Park Avenue between First and seventh streets. The architect is typical of a streetcar suburb in North Carolina, with Colonial Revival and Craftsman-style houses and Craftsman bungalows standing close to the street on narrow lots.
The parade is fun and it is good time to be with family members and friends. Michele wish we brought home in that neighborhood. She likes bungalows style homes.
Some pictures of the parade on Spencer Aveneue. I used my Nikon D7100 camera with the Nikon Nikko 50mm f/1:18G len for all shoots.