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Monday, May 24, 2010

That's My World Tuesday: Cary and Apex, NC

As I've mentioned before, I live in the triangle area of NC and that area includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the Research triangle Park. I haven't mentioned the maze of towns in the area which are also interconnected in many ways. People often live in one place, work another, and go to performances and other events in the wider region beyond where they live or work.
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The first two shots are of the new pedestrian bridge in Cary, NC which is very close to Raleigh . I've posted shots of the Raleigh and Durham pedestrian bridges which are similar but Cary commissioned art for their bridge. Not sure yet what I think of it. Cary used to be a very small town but in addition to expanding as a bedroom community to the triangle, Cary is also the home of SAS and other employers.
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I don't have a reason to go to Cary much and it has lost so much of what used to be unique to it when it was still a small town that I rarely go there.
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The map above shows the triangle region and you can see that Cary is southwest of Raleigh, south of Durham and southeast of Chapel Hill. The rest of the photographs in this post were taken in Apex, NC. As you can see on the map Apex is southwest of Cary.
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Although Apex has grown like the rest of the area, it has retained a small town identity and I think has a certain charm.
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I was a car passenger when I took these pictures and since the car was moving, the quality isn't great.
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I think these shots get across something of the feel of the houses in the downtown area of Apex, in spite of being a bit blurry.
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To visit other parts of the world, you can go to the home of that's my world Tuesday. UPDATE - I just went to another blogger from my region and noticed that his post had a shot from Carrboro which you can get to with this link. If you look at the map I posted Carrboro is Northwest of Cary and Raleigh, southwest of Durham and just below Chapel Hill.

12 comments:

Mojo said...

I remember Cary before it became The Containment Area for Reloctaed Yankees. And you're right... it was a whole different town.

ewok1993 said...

Just saying hi. Don't have much time to comment today, but here's my weekly hi.

Vita Stunder said...

Interesting post, Carver!

Thank you so much for your kind words on my birthday :)

Have a great week!

Daryl said...

What a nice wide open space .. lots of lovely sky ...

Rajesh said...

Nice place with beautiful buildings.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shots, as always, Carver. I've always wanted to visit the area where you live, the next best thing is to have your photos -- they're always marvelous along with the information you share! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

Apex looks like my kind of town. :)

Indrani said...

Great shots!
Wonderful, considering they are taken from a moving car.

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful photos. The South and water towers sit together in my mind. I love those markers that remind me of where I am.

Beautiful post.

noel said...

aloha,

very beautiful areas, i guess the last town has maintained alot of its historical buildings...love the older homes

thanks for sharing this...my world tuesday is on my plant fanatic blog

Pat said...

Cary does still have that old-time charm, despite its expansion, which you have captured beautifully in your photos. I like water towers with the city's name on them. Great shots!

Regina said...

Great world and captures!

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