Wednesday, April 17, 2013

corner view: stunning architecture

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane and curated by Francesca, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. This week’s theme is “stunning architecture” and comes from Nadine.

I was very excited about this week's corner view challenge because one of my favorite things to do is to wander and explore new places, particularly towns with amazing architecture, wonderful food options, an amazing cultural arts scene and great places of interest. Historic downtown Durham was the perfect place to be last weekend. It was a beautiful, sunny day and I had camera in hand. The town leaders long ago decided that they needed to preserve their treasures so public/private groups worked together to save many of the old buildings rather than tear them down, as often happens in many places.


 Old tobacco campuses are now transformed into awesome, thriving cultural centers ...
                                    


and the old occasionally intersects with the more modern buildings.

10 comments:

Holly said...

Your post makes me want to travel and take photography lessons.

likeschocolate said...

I agree! Stunning! I love the tiny details that finish off a building!

Heather said...

Looks like a beautiful city! I really like the perspective on the first photo.

ibb said...

Thanks for the city tour...love those brick chimenees

:) said...

Wonderful series... Mordern vs old... All the styles win ;)

fuoriborgo.com said...

this should be the mission of contemporary architecture: saving old buildings!

jgy said...

Beautiful city, and photos! Lots of love shines through, both your love of the city and the city`s care and thoughtfulness for preserving and making new additions to its architecture. Happy travels through your days!♡

Menthe Blanche said...

You took beautiful pictures! My favorite is the third one. Very nice!

Sandra Evertson said...

Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. Your blog is wonderful and you have such a beautifully creative and artistic point of view on the world!
Sandra

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

great exploration!
the very thought you took your camera with an aim and shot these images... stunning!
n♥