Twenty-six shots of ... random stuff assigned by (wait for it) Kristi.
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1. Cool or Interesting Architecture
Dorton Arena: Completed 1952 and uses no internal bracing. The entire structure is supported by the roof. I call that way cool.
2. A Sign of Spring (Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere)
Dogwoods are a sure sign of spring around here. They're also the state flower.
3. Something Musical
Organ Hall UNC-Greensboro School of Music. Taken at my son's recital.
4. Something Sweet
The new "Premium" M&M's -- Mocha flavor specifically
5. Something Metallic
Part of my Halloween costume last fall. No prizes for guessing what I went as.
6. A Landscape
View from the summit of Mt. Mitchell, highest point in North America east of the Mississippi River. Hard to get more landscapey than that
7. An Interesting Doorway
I don't know what's behind the door, I just know it's part of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.
8. A Reflection
Side mirror on a 1960 Chevy Impala
9. A Cemetery
Oakwood Cemetery, one of Raleigh's oldest graveyards
10. A Pair of Shoes
It's not like I own a lot of shoes. These are the best hiking boots I've ever owned though. Insulated and waterproof but breatheable and just stupid comfortable. YMMV.
11. A Body of Water
Is the Atlantic Ocean a big enough body for ya?
12. A Drink
So why do they call it "Frappuccino" anyway?
13. A Mosaic or Mural
Mural on the wall at Jimmy John's, a restaurant in Greensboro near UNC-G.
Rain coming off the awning at my office.
15. Classic Car (1970 or Older)
1966 Pontiac GTO - they don't get any more classic than this.
16. A Work of Art
Sixteen tons of sand became this sculpture promoting "Bug Fest" at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences
17. A Church
Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal on Hillsborough Street a block from the state capitol building
18. A Statue
Sauratown Woman, outside the NC Museum of History
19. An Interesting Sky
I call it "Hole in the Sky"
20. Something In Motion
Traffic at Night in Rochester, NY
21. Lights At Night
View from the Boylan Ave Bridge in Raleigh
22. A Silhouette
Trees on a ridgeline in the Blue Ridge Mountains
23. Something Historical (pre-1900)
Hammock House, Beaufort, NC built c.1709 rumored to be haunted by one of Blackbeard's wives
24. A Shot From An Unusual Perspective
One more time: Organ Hall UNC-Greensboro School of Music
Hibiscus in my front yard
My hand stamp at India Fest 2009 at Dorton Arena (What, you were expecting my butt maybe? Be careful what you wish for.)