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Monday, December 14, 2009

That's My World Tuesday: Fayetteville Street open in Raleigh NC


My daughter was home for a visit this weekend and we went downtown Friday to look at the completed new old Fayetteville Street. It was fun to discover after posting this that fellow Raleigh blogger Mojo posted Fayetteville Street at night on his My World post this week.

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I wrote a prior post about how this street was originally a street, converted to a pedestrian mall in the 1970s and then the mall was ripped up and turned back into a street recently.

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The first shot is of Memorial Auditorium which is at one end of the street and the second shot is of the Capitol Building which is at the other end of the street.

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There was a street musician playing carols (right hand side of shot above). Because it was very cold, windy and gray we stopped for some hot chocolate in the place below.

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After hot chocolate, we turned around and headed back towards memorial auditorium where we parked.

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On either side of the street, at the memorial auditorium end, there is a new sculpture of some kind.

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Below is a close-up of the sculpture on one side of the street. My daughter nicknamed it, upside down ice skates

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We got back in our car and drove past Christ Espiscopal Church, below, before driving home.

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My daughter was my chaffeur which was nice for a change. She was even good natured about me snapping her picture while she drove.

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26 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Carver!
Glad you enjoyed a beautiful day with your daughter!She is lovely and I bet she loves driving with you by her side!
You took fabulous pictures from these beautiful charming streets, I loved the Christmas decoration and that picture with the musician detail is really nice!Also loved that church shot!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Léia

Mojo said...

Oh this is just spooky. My MWT for this week shows the same part of Fayetteville Street -- but at night when the "Ice Skates" are lit up.

How cool is this?

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful building in your part of the world. The streets are already wearing a festive look.

lissa said...

lots of wreath & lots of red! guess christmas has arrived

Robin said...

How wild that you and Mojo both posted the same street the same day. I'm not sure when those sculptures (to me they look like paper airplanes on a stick) look most odd, daytime or all lit up at night.

Of course the best part is that you had a lovely day out with your daughter making memories to treasure.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Dear Carver !! These are some really fantastic shots !! Seems your daughter was having a fantastic time there !! Great..Unseen Rajasthan

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely part of your world and I'm so glad you got to have such a wonderful day with your daughter!! She is beautiful! And what lovely memories you will have! I love the streets with the wreaths.

Have a great week, Carver!

Sylvia

Dirkjogt said...

It shows how small the world is, two posting on the same street :-)

Postcards from Wildwood said...

The Memorial Auditorium and the Capitol Building look like fine old buildings and the combination of old and new has been done very well, which is always nice to see. Looks like you had a lovely day out.
Janice.

Stine in Ontario said...

Your very own chauffeur! Can't beat that!

So your town has remodeled its centre several times recently? I guess most people like to like shop in places they feel are brand-new in some way. It does look great!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: Fun post and interesting how the city changes.

Photo Cache said...

How lovely to have this time with your daughter and you took great shots too. Happy Holidays. Have a great week.

maryt/theteach said...

Lovely shots of Fayettville St., Carver! The Christmas wreaths make a very nice showing! :)

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Thanks for the lovely tour:) What a nice town

Susie of Arabia said...

What a lovely downtown area - thanks for the tour!

Barb said...

Hi Carver,
What a great tour of Fayetteville Street! It doesn't look as though many people were walking about on a Friday. I really like the "long views" of the street. Thanks to your daughter for driving so you could snap!

Indrani said...

Festive mood all around... how wonderful to be with your daughter. Have a great time.

Ayie said...

The place is beautiful with nice christmas ornaments =) you daughter looks cute on the shot!

Mama Zen said...

Excellent pictures!

Martha Z said...

It has a very different look duringing the day, the street looks quite nice. At night it seems a bit garish, but mabe it's just me. I don't much care for Las Vegas.

Carolyn Ford said...

What a nice time you and your daughter must have had. This is a lovely street, once again. Amazing coincidence with fellow blogger Mojo! Those happenings are just too fun. Your photos are splendid. You did the new street great justice!

Wolynski said...

What a pretty street - love the old buildings. Don't know what's up with all the weird sculptures in public places - they're everywhere.
Your daughter looks like she's a lot of fun.

Japa said...

Beautiful photos of your place. So nice of your daughter driving you around.

JOE TODD said...

Great tour and photos

Arija said...

Fashions come, fashions go ... street, mall, street, at least the city fathers had something to think about and spend a lot of ratepayers money on. Nice shots of your town and a cutie of your amenable daughter.
So nice to have a girls day out.

Anonymous said...

Cool site, I had not come across carvercards.blogspot.com before in my searches!
Carry on the fantastic work!

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