The View: Architecture from on high

January 10, 2012 

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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.

ROBERT WILLETT — ROBERT WILLETT - rwillett@newsobserver.com

  • 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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