Thursday, October 22, 2009

Around Town

I haven't made anything new lately, so I thought I'd show you a little of Bull City...The City of Medicine......Durham.
These are old tobacco warehouses (built cira 1890's) that have been converted into apartments, but I'm sure they're not called apartments when they're this expensive. I love the units and their brick walls, exposed beams & the beautifully refinished floors. A lot of the old hardware was kept on the beams & in the floor & it's a lovely place. In the summer, there is a live band (free) every Friday. Bring a chair & some wine & you're good to go. If you're lucky (like me), you have friends in the building, so you get to hang out on their terrace or balcony & watch while mingling apt. to apt. It's been several years since I've done that.

This is a shot going into one of the courtyards. There are a few different building in the complex & an Italian restaurant st the edge of the larger one.

This is someone's "window" was a loading dock, but now is part of someone's living room. It's also makes a nice frame for their Christmas tree during the holidays.

Of course, I think every city has this.

The building in the background is a newer building(1948), but still part of Liggit & Meyers. Work has begun to revamp those buildings & they've opened a wine bar in one. Hmmm.....I bet y'all would like to hear about that. I'll have to check it out.....just for you.

The old Durham Bulls stadium. If you watched Bull Durham, you've seen this stadium, but it's a little nicer now than it was then. A buuuuunch of money has been spent on the grounds & buildings in the past year, but it's still used for festivals & ballgames, but not the Durham Bulls. You can see the old mascot still painted on the side of the warehouse in the outfield.

Here's the ticket booth. It looks a little meloncholy without a little face poking out of the window

Well, that's it for now. I've started working on something new..maybe I'll get it ready by my next post.

Be good!!



CarolynArtist said...

Pretty! Thanks for sharing.Oh duh, Durham Bull, Bull Durham, Durham, N.C. Durham must've come over from England and bought up a bunch of land?
I just realized (again) we have never been graved with a photo of of you my dear! (only your friend, Candy, and her chestal area adorning your heart!)

Willow Branch said...

Care, I promise you. Candy & her chestal are are much better to look at than I. I haven't had a hair cut in over a year but I'm goin to try a new guy..Tyrone. "You Better Call Tyrone". He said he could "fix me", but we'll see.

I met a couple from Durham, England last weekend & they were absolutely delightful. I threatened to steal their passports so they couldn't leave.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the little tour Pam!! I bet those apartments are gorgeous!

Willow Branch said...

Lisa, I wish I had a photo of some of the apts I've been in, but you can imagine how pretty it is on the inside.


Stormy said...

Love the photos ~ the inside sounds gorgeous! Love the way that window is framed out!
I want somma that!

Willow Branch said...

Stormy, they are really awesome apartments & if I had the money, no dog & didn't like an a yard I would love to live there. The cheapest apt you can get is around$850 for about 660 sq. ft. I don't think those apts. have the exposed brick & beams.