The View: from Chapel Hill

November 22, 2011 

  • I went to see what, if any, activity was going on at the building the day after the arrests. After photographing property managers boarding up windows on the alley side, I noticed the sun had risen high enough to illuminate the mural across the alley. The exposure setting for the mural and the inside of the building was about the same. Now it was just a waiting game for a subject to walk into the frame before this window was boarded up as well.

Caught in a reflection, a pedestrian walks down an alley off Franklin Street and past the former University Chrysler building in Chapel Hill, where police had arrested seven demonstrators the day before and charged them with breaking and entering for occupying the vacant car dealership. The building has since been condemned as unfit for habitation.

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