Houses with Gardens…

Yesterday, I said that new buildings are being constructed all over the place in Durham. New buildings for lots of people with parking spots and a small gym even. Well designed and equipped structures replacing green areas. Modernization… That’s why it’s nice to still run into big houses with porches and colorful gardens like this one, on the corner of Watts St. and Trinity Av. 

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I love my apartment. However, if I could, I would live in a house with a garden like this! One day…

Durham is Growing!…

Look at this crane! Enormous, right? To consider how big this machine is notice the construction worker on the lower left corner, next to “Caution” sign. Compare the machine with the four-story building next to it as well.

This abandoned building (constructed in 1926) used to be a part of the McPherson Hospital and will soon become a Residence Inn by Marriott.

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Cranes are trucks are a common element of daily life in Durham these days. This city is growing! In the last two years, lots of new restaurants have popped up, new businesses have been founded, new complex apartments have been been built, a Harris Teeter store was inaugurated some months ago (and so did a Hilton hotel…)

Around 200,000 people live here nowadays but with all these new apartments, we’ll see how many we are by the end of this year!…

Uncanny Toast…

My summer subletters have a cat named Toast. This one-year old feline is very playful and follows me everywhere in the afternoons at home.

Today as I was playing with Toast, I wanted to take a picture of her yawning. The scarce light in my bedroom was not helping so I had to use a low shutter speed. Although I failed to take the yawning picture, I did get an uncanny blurry image of the cat. Look at those eyes! And a line dividing her face into two parts popped up accidentally! It was so different from what I wanted to do that I actually like it!…

IMG_4762(Say cheeeeeese, Toast!…)