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RalConniversary: 3 Best Videos

Video wasn’t my strongest skill but I did take some over the years. Enjoy these three videos that have made appearances on the blog. The Shimmer Wall (under construction) from Leo Suarez on Vimeo. This video was taken on June 14th, 2008. It shows just a small piece of the then new shimmer wall on […]


Three Years of RalCon. Three Years of Downtown Geeking.

Yes, this is true. The RalCon blog turns three today and in order to celebrate, a theme of three will take over for the next few days. I’d invite all readers out for a beer but maybe I’ll save that move for when DTRaleigh hits a larger milestone. Anyway, it all started as a hobby […]


Pic of the Week

Is it just me or are there always birds at this Moore Square bus stop on Wilmington Street?


The Rise of RBC Plaza Through Time

One year and a few weeks ago from now, the crown of RBC Plaza was lit up. There was good discussion on the blog that day so jump back in time and re-live it. Digging through my photo archives, I found lots of pictures of the tower under construction. Here is a small collection showing […]


Shimmer Wall or Interactive Wall?

I thought this was pretty cool. Something fun for your Friday afternoon.


Photo: View From The Top of West at North

The view of the Fayetteville Street district from the roof of the West at North tower. View it large on Flickr.


The Forgotten Wayfinding Sign

In the picture above, there is a downtown Raleigh relic. An old sign that has been in its place for many years, standing the test of time. Actually, I have no idea how long this sign has been here but from the looks of it, it was put up long ago and now completely forgotten. […]


Time Capsule Buried In Downtown Raleigh

Next to the sidewalks of Salisbury Street, there is this plaque on the ground that states the following: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BICENTENNIAL CAPSULE BURIED JULY 4, 1976 TO BE OPENED JULY 4, 2076 The church is on the corner of Salisbury and Morgan Streets if anyone is interested in looking for it. 2076 is quite […]


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