Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Downtown Raleigh

More photos from our visit to downtown Raleigh.  There are lots of beautiful Oaks,that's why Raleigh is referred to as the City of Oaks...remember the large acorn!  
Next time I would like to photograph the Governor's mansion, which is located downtown.  All my pics are always editing free, so bare with me, there is some glare, etc..

Today's highs are 101 degrees in Raleigh and 100 here in Cary!  What temps are you experiencing??


The Cree Shimmer Wall (pictured above): A reflective LED tree mural displayed on the side of the Raleigh Convention Center. The wall depicts an image of an oak tree and has become a symbol for Raleigh, the City of Oaks. The piece is made up of 79,464 light and dark aluminum squares that change shape and disappear as the squares flap in the wind. When the Barenaked Ladies played the Red Hat Amphitheater, they did a rap about the nearby Shimmer Wall.

beautiful tree lined streets

whilendriving past a kids museum and this window caught my attention.
can you see the stairs insice?  pretty cool!
this would be a fun place to visit when my cousin brings his twin four yr old boys to see us. :)

I can't resist a puppy dog!
UPS seems to be everywhere!  I've had them in other pics. lol

same pup, different window.. 

apartments over businesses which seems to be quite popular.
this was very popular in Orlando.
I don't think I would like living downtown.


Cecilia aka Madi & Mom remembers shopping here when she was a young girl. :)




I had seem the owner of the business on the news and so when I saw her store
I had to take a picture.  I like the name,

pretty plants, I would like to have some of them.


19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

looks like some neat things, there. you're a lot hotter than we are today! we're getting rain swirls from tropical storm bill that is keeping our temps (so far) in the 70s today. :)

Madi and Mom said...

WHAT GORGEOUS PHOTOS MARIE!! YOU ARE CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF MY HOME TOWN.
IT IS JUST DANG HOT HERE. MY CAR GAUGE SAID 103. SANDRA SAYS IT IS 92 IN FL...
YES INDEED I DID A LOT OF WALKING ON THE COBBLESTONE STREETS IN THE CITY MARKET AREA.
LOVELY POST
HUGS CECILIA AND MADI

JoJo said...

What a lovely city! It's about 70 here in Massachusetts, but kinda humid. Not as humid as you guys get in the south though.

betty said...

Such a pretty city!! I too like the name of that store, very unique!!! About 93 degrees here today; 110(ish) in Phoenix where son lives!

betty

Ann Thompson said...

It's been warm here but not anywhere near the temps you're getting. That looks like a really nice city.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Looks like a lovely place to visit. We aren't quite that hot today, thanks to Bill. Love those plants, too- wonder how they water them way up in the air? LOL!

Jacquelineand.... said...

It's 81 here, humid and occasionally stormy. Hope you get a break from the heat soon, but having said that: Raleigh is still as beautiful as I remember it!

Mildred said...

Thx for the pretty view of Raleigh. It has been near 100 the past 2 days. I dread July and August! That is the cutest doggie in the car window!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It has been so hot this week. I like their science museum - it is really neat!

Ms. A said...

Looks more interesting that some "Downtowns". Love the puppy with the dark background bokeh! Can't believe you are hotter than we are, but we're rainy and overcast from "Bill".

Sandra said...

it really is a beautiful place. you know the PUP is my favorite just because.. i would love to see that shimmer wall and that cone window. those are amazing and i would snap myself silly. wish i could walk the streets with you....

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Love that first pic ! It looks like a real shadow! :) This was a fun tour.
That's too hot...we are thankfully having a cool-off this morning after storms...great weather to mow the grass later when the sogginess dries up a bit.

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

Some beautiful pictures, thank you for the tour. It's starting to warm up some here in Ireland, still have the chilly winds but it gets somewhat warm in between. It has not yet reached over 20c degrees but hopefully we'll get there soon

Brandi said...

Looks like a fun trip! Glad you enjoyed your time and got to do some sight seeing. I've been to Charlotte, Raleigh looks like nice city to visit too.

DeniseinVA said...

Great pictures taken around Raleigh. Very enjoyable!

BlueShell said...

Well done...I like that dog!

There's 25 degrees Celsius and no rain at all...another dry year! That is terrible to farmers and for us all....

Nice to be back

Lady Jane said...

Love the pics but you would not find me living over the stores in the city. No no no..... I couldn't deal with the heat or the noise. We haven't had really hot temps yet and it has been great to work outside. Lots of heavy rain yesterday and more coming our way. Grateful, we needed it and no thunder storms to scare my pooch.

Betty Manousos said...

happy Fourth of July!
xoxo

BlueShell said...

Beautiful plants, indeed. And the name is so funny (Of the store).

Bshell