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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Our World Tuesday: Downtown Raleigh NC

A friend came for a visit this weekend and we went downtown for a walk.
I was surprised how many trees had leaves in downtown Raleigh.
In North Raleigh where I live most of the leaves dropped this week.
The shots above and below are of the Natural Science Museum.
I took the next shot from the Capitol Square showing the Vietnam War Memorial and Christ Church across the street.
The red building below is the old Briggs Hardware store and it now holds an art gallery.
The shot below is of the Federal Building and the taller building is a corner of the Wake County Courthouse.
There's a small outdoor ice skating rink.
Too early for me to think about Christmas.
I like the mural below on a building in Moore Square.
Sometimes a storm will hit my side of town and skip another part of the town which may be why the wind blew the leaves off my trees but not downtown yet.
Raleigh's nickname is the city of oaks and we take our acorns seriously.
Below is the Children's Museum.
On another side of the museum is the statue of Mohandas K. Gandhi with the title you must be the change you wish to see in the world. Good choice for a children's museum.
I wouldn't choose pink trim but I think the house below is attractive.
I spotted a guard on the balcony of a downtown apartment.
The next two shots are of the Governor's Mansion.
I think it looks like a big gingerbread house.
Below you can see the outside of the planet earth model which is part of the Science Nature Research Museum and has rooms inside of the enormous planet model.
The continents are from satellite imagery.


Penelope Notes said...

There is much creativity in the architectural designs and art beautifying your world and in many ways a wonderful sense of social conscience and purpose. I love the Gandhi quote … it is so true even though it is not so easy to do.

Anonymous said...

Love the reflections in the window! Lovely.

Our photos said...

Your photos are nice!
Greetings, SK

Indrani said...

Grand pics from your world. You present them so well and the explanations you add are helpful.

Ercotravels said...

Gorgeous modern architectures! nice reflections and great photos..

EG CameraGirl said...

Love that huge acorn as well as the lovely reflections in the windows.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias....

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. You have captured the reflections beautifully.

eileeninmd said...

A lovely tour of the buildings and city. The reflections in the first two shots are cool. Great post, have a happy week!

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely city and world you have, Carver!! Wonderful captures as always Terrific reflections as well! Hope you have a great week!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic shots of your downtown ~ very creative with angles, composition, color and all ~ carol, xxx

Photo Cache said...

a new friend i had for thanksgiving dinner was lamenting how she misses raleigh. she lived there for 4 years before joining her hubby here in cali.

Jenn Jilks said...

Are they ever neat! Great photos!
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Fun60 said...

What an interesting town to visit. I would love to have a wander around the Science Museum.

Huldra said...

Thank you so much for this trip :)


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