The View: Architecture from on high

January 10, 2012 


France was the theme of this year’s First Night celebration in Raleigh, and organizers turned Fayetteville Street into La Grande Roue de Raleigh. Viewed here – from the Ferris wheel that was brought in for the festivities – are buildings in the 200 block of Fayetteville Street, compressed with a telephoto lens. From left: 234 Fayetteville St., home to Port City Java; The North State Bank; the Big Easy; the Briggs Building and the historic Boylan Pearce.


  • I used a 200-mm lens to compress the building facades together from 90 feet above the intersection of Fayetteville and Hargett streets. The high angle affords a nice view of the buildings' facades in the heart of Raleigh.

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