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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Our World Tuesday: Photowalking downtown Durham NC

I can't believe how many photographs I took during a lunch break on March 12.
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Above is a detail showing how the railings on steps in Grace Garden each have their own style.
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This memorial garden honors Grace Richardson who died in an automobile accident. The person who hit her was driving under the influence of alcohol.
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All the benches in the garden and park are different from each other.
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The bench below had the plaque above.
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I like the detail on the arch below.
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The plaque below was sad to me as the memorial was for someone who died was in his twenties.
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Below is the whimsical seat the plaque above was for.
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In the summer the wooden arch on the right part of the shot below is covered in vines.
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After visiting the garden I walked around to stretch my legs.
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I tried to choose shots that weren't too similar to the ones I've already used for other posts. However, there are some similarities but hopefully different views.
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The reason there is such a long flight of stairs in the next shot is there is parking in the lower part and a courtyard and landscaping above the parking.
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I think it's a good design idea when there is enough space.
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The next two shots are of Durham Auditorium.
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I like the details above and around the windows.
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Since I was standing on the raised courtyard I had a view of a lot of different parts of downtown Durham, NC.
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I like modern architecture that provides reflections like the one below.
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The next church is one I frequently photograph when I get stopped at stoplights but this view is from a different place and perspective.
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18 comments:

Penelope Postcards said...

All those stairs are a great design idea when able to walk up and down them for exercise. I, too, like the windows in modern buildings that reflect the sky … makes them seem less obtrusive that way. But my favorite are the stoic older buildings with their intricate designs. The memorial benches are a wonderful idea and we have them, too, in my world. But they are rarely as creative as those you show here.

Regina said...

Beautiful walk and captures!

Have a great week.

Regina

Randi said...

These images are so beautiful! What a lovely place!
I wish you a fabulous week!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. The details are captured very well.

Gary said...

Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love the second part of your walk as much as the first. Those stairs would be great exercise (eek)....I take zillions of pictures too, but most of them don't turn out well, so it's easier to get rid of the extras. Yours are probably all good!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures of a beautiful walk! A lot of sadness, but a lot of love as well being displayed! Have a great week, Carver!!

Karen said...

Lovely shots Carver.

Robert Geiss said...

What beautiful walk. Looks like a city much at peace with itself.

Karen said...

Oh, what a great walk. and terrific benches!

EG CameraGirl said...

I can see why you took so many photos - your camera was feeling happy because spring is so close. :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Beautiful tour.
DUM VIVIMUS VIVAMUS. : while we live, let us live

Delightful.
Cheers from Cottage Country!

ladyfi said...

It looks like spring! That park is a lovely way to remember loved ones.

Fun60 said...

I really liked the memorial garden. Despite its sad beginning there is a warmth and sense of humour there through those benches.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images from your walk, Carver! I love the railing and the pretty benches. The memorial garden is a lovely tribute. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

Molly said...

I love the little path and stairs... it would make me want to explore

Mollyxxx

islandwonder said...

Love the hand railing on the stairs. Makes me want to go for a walk.

Team G Square said...

Lovely designs and colorful captures .

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