Friday, August 05, 2011

Photohunters: Painted

I like the way some of the buildings are painted in downtown Raleigh, NC.
Briggs Hardware (the red building) below is one of my favorite buildings in downtown Raleigh.
The next two shots were taken in downtown Durham, NC
I love the building mural in the next shot.
The rest of the shots for the painted theme were taken in downtown Greensboro, NC.
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.
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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Sue said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

LifeRamblings 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.

Anonymous 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!


Nicole said...

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

EG CameraGirl 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!

eastcoastlife said...

The buildings look pretty compared to our white stark ones.