Discovering Shangri-La

Henry L. Warren's stone village, Prospect Hill, N.C.
The sun sets on Henry L. Warren’s stone village, Prospect Hill, N.C. | Panasonic G1 and Olympus 17mm f/2.8 lens

Right by the fire station along Old NC-86 in Prospect Hill, North Carolina, lies a stone village hand-crafted by Henry L. Warren, a retired tobacco farmer who died in 1977 at the age of 84.  I have been in the state to visit my girlfriend, and we decided to look online for interesting and strange attractions within an hour’s drive.

The 27 buildings that compose Shangri-La took about nine years for Warren to craft, and we met two of his grandchildren who were more than happy to show us around.  All in all, a fun thing to go check out before going into Hillsborough to do some window shopping and having a pint at the English-style pub.

Here are a couple more views of Shangri-La:



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