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Friday, August 05, 2011

Photohunters: Painted


I like the way some of the buildings are painted in downtown Raleigh, NC.
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Briggs Hardware (the red building) below is one of my favorite buildings in downtown Raleigh.
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The next two shots were taken in downtown Durham, NC
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I love the building mural in the next shot.
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The rest of the shots for the painted theme were taken in downtown Greensboro, NC.
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When I started looking for shots for the painted theme I didn't expect that I'd be showing shots from the downtown area in three different NC cities.
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I find it fun though how building colors and murals can brighten up downtown areas giving a nice break from the steel and glass skyscrapers.
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19 comments:

Sue said...

They are pretty! I like lively painted buildings, makes the city look much nicer :) Happy photo hunr and weekend Carver!

Mar said...

I love the way they are painted!! Colorful choice for the theme, happy weekend!

Life Ramblings said...

those painted buildings are gorgeous. The vibrant colours and lovely designs add a nice touch to the streets.

Annie said...

Carver, I love this collection. That children's museum in Greensboro is so cute! I love finding color in urban areas too.

ewok1993 said...

beautiful downtown area. so pleasing to the eyes.

Liz said...

These are all beautiful!

Have a fabulous weekend.

Liz @ MLC

Mariane said...

Great series of buildings - Love it -
Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend your self ^¿^

jmb said...

I think those buildings are quite beautiful. Good finds on your part Carver. Happy weekend to you.

jams o donnell said...

That is a super selection Carver. I love them. So much more pleasing on the eye than concrete and steel

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How wonderful! We missed both those cities/towns on our trip up the East coast - we won't make that mistake again -- theyi both look great (It is so hard to find unique towns these days!)

YTSL said...

Lovely photo-essay, Carver. I like murals a lot -- and wish there were more of those than graffiti, especially of the "tagging" kind.

Donnetta said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I never knew these buildings existed. So really unusual. D

Luna Miranda said...

marvelous photos! these buildings are beautiful. i love the blue building in the first photo.

Kim, USA said...

I like towns who are like this. Showcasing the buildings make the town more alive and people from neighboring towns would of course love to visit to see it. We have a neighboring town here they had this huge murals/graffiti and every time I passed that town I love to stop and just looked. Now they erase it and just a cement colored blank building wall. I call it boring wall!!! ^_^ Great post you have here. Thanks for sharing!


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Nicole said...

Those are so beautiful!
I am glad to see that in some places people still decorate their houses nicely :)

EG Wow said...

The building look so well kept. It's refreshing to see a downtown in such great shape.

Sandra said...

Wonderful collection of brightly painted buildings. I much prefer seeing cities with painted murals, than drab cement. Great choice for this week, Carver. Happy Weekend.

Cezar and Léia said...

I may be off the mark but some of these buildings bring to my mind something middle-eastern, although I've never been to that region... Very interesting captures!
God bless you!
Cezar

EastCoastLife said...

The buildings look pretty compared to our white stark ones.