The title image is of one of the more classic views of Durham: Duke Chapel, West Campus. But I now have a unique angle on these views. This shot of the chapel is from my condo in One City Center. To get the frame I wanted I enlarged the image so much that it no longer looks like a photograph. It looks more like an Impressionist painting.
I walk a lot. So I am constantly seeing Durham at eye level. Yesterday afternoon I passed the not-yet-opened super-duper new Durham County Library:
Here’s what it looks like from the 28th floor of One City Center:
This juxtaposition made me think that you might enjoy seeing others.
Views of Durham: High and Low
Among the other well-known views of the city is the American Tobacco Campus.
South Bank from above, pretty much in the center of the image:
Also a good view of Five Points where West Main and West Chapel Hill Streets criss-cross and Morris Street starts and heads north, that is, the right.
On the street, looking east down West Main Street:
The Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company with Quality Products and Quality People. It was a cigarette factory and is now medical research labs:
My view of it as I passed by walking west on West Chapel Hill Street.
The other side of the building seen from West Main Street:
In the upper left is the North Carolina Mutual Life building from above:
Massive new apartment buildings are everywhere you look. Here’s the Central Park area with Liberty Warehouse, which are on the right-hand side of Foster Street. Foster on the Park is on the left-hand side.
Street view of Liberty Warehouse apartments:
And Foster on the Park, under construction:
Views of Durham: Walking Around Downtown
The subtitle for this section could well be: The (Nearly) Inescapable OCC. Even without my trying, the views that caught my eye in downtown included One City Center, one way or the other.
Here’s a real old-time Durham brick wall on Parrish Street:
More wall art, this time on East Main Street:
I’ll leave you with this:
Looking down on Corcoran Street. Christmas decorations on the Main Plaza on the left. Unscripted party pool on the right.
This post was written by Julie Tetel Andresen