Sunday, May 15, 2011

Let us see where I live:

Capturing pictures of tourist spots is common but quite often memories exist close to home that we tend to ignore. My current home town Cary is a small beautiful suburb of Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina. It is around 263 miles (423KM) south of Washington DC on the East coast of the USA.

Downtown Raleigh is not like New York or Paris but it has its own charm of a small town. However the real beauty of my hometown is the woods, trees, greenways, walking trails, parks, and lakes. Spring and autumn are in particularly pleasing, so here are some pictures of a spring evening:

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Usually a busy crossing of downtown Raleigh in the daytime but after office hours it is slow. Walking on this part of the downtown in the evenings is not a common practice among locals but of course some of the best restaurants are in this area.

No, this is not my house. But it is not uncommon to see houses on the lake. A nearby subdivision has several homes with backyard facing the lake.

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It was interesting to see a single boat in the lake.

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Usually my Sundays end with a walk at this lake around sunset.

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(For photo enthusiast: - All pictures with Aperture Priority mode using Wide Angle lens and without using any flash or external filters.)

36 comments:

chitra said...

Beautiful pictures. The scenery is really breath taking , I like to see early morning or evening pictures when the Sun's light is minimal.

Insignia said...

Photography with low light is a beauty in itself. I envy you...you have a serene neighborhood.

Stranger said...

Beautiful snaps...Lucky that you can walk by the sides of a lake during weekend... where I stay, it is vast expanse of barren land and concrete monsters...

kavita said...

Very beautiful photography .I love that house by the lake .

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

I love the pictures. The Raleigh I saw was not as pretty as your pictures. I must complain to my sister for not showing me this.

Whirlwind said...

Amazing pics!

rama said...

Lovely pictures, so your photography lessons are showing their results. Keep clicking away.

Bikramjit said...

beautiful neighbourhood... I am jealous though my neigbhourhood is not that bad will put some pics of the country sight :)

Bikram's

NRIGirl said...

Thank you for bringing us closer to Cary @A!
Lovely pictures!

Shobha said...

Beautiful pictures.
I have been to this place when my son was living in Raleigh. He took us to almost all the restaurants there during our frequent visits.

sm said...

beautiful pics
peaceful calm.

Tanvi said...

Your city is one of the best and the friendliest cities I have visited in US! :) Great pictures!

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raji said...

nice pictures .I loved the lake side area and the beautiful houses there.Should think of even putiing sunnyvale pics now ,inspired from you.

Sh@s said...

Last three pics are stunning. You have such a beautiful neighbourhood, simply enviable :P
Thanks for letting me know of the problem on my blog-page. I have rectified it. Hope you will be able to view it without any hindrance. If the problem persists then plz let me know.

Y L said...

thanks for the beautiful sight seeing.

Anjuli said...

Beautiful pictures and lovely thoughts about your home town! I know we often overlook our own home because we are busy taking pics of places we visit.

My youngest daughter will be marrying a young man from North Carolina in October- I believe he is living not too far from Raleigh- well his parents are living there- he is actually living right here in Washington State.

IRFANUDDIN said...

Again some beautiful snaps by you here...and lake side view is always soothing, i live near the holy river Ganga and you know how dirty its banks are these dyas....:(

shuchita said...

such a beautiful place you are lucky to call it home

Ravi said...

Where is this town called Cary? It is so beautiful!

Babli said...

Thanks for your lovely comment.
Spectacular shots. Brilliant photography. I liked the 2nd photo very much with a wonderful reflection. Oh! what a breath taking sight seeing. I feel like visiting the place right now.

Smita said...

The lake is beautiful!!!

....Petty Witter said...

How beautiful, how tranquil looking, how lucky you are to live here.

dr.antony said...

Beautiful pictures.And the place looks so peaceful and quiet.Enjoy your luck.

R. Ramesh said...

excellent post and excellent snaps..good 2 c a friend living in such an awesome place

Tanishka said...

Beautiful pics.... I love the pic of house the most... :)

Readers Dais said...

Wow! that was a real beautiful place friend.. the calmness of the lake was really felt through your snaps...gr8 job

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

It looks lovely where you live. How nice to walk in the evening by a lake instead of through a crowded city. That house looks way too big for that lake however!

Destination Infinity said...

Why don't you buy that house and settle down near the lake? Wonderful place to live :)

Destination Infinity

Anonymous said...

Beautifully.u have captured natures wonders in your lens

Bhargavi said...

wow! You live in a beautiful place..And lovely captures

☆ Rià ღ said...

The pics r simply beautiful!!

suruchi said...

wow...such an amazing place to be in...it's like the escape route you always keep pining for, that ould take you away with your special someone, away from the humdrum n din:-)

you are lucky to be in such laps of serene beauty:-)

Aparna said...

Everytime I'm driving somewhere in Raleigh, I'm amazed at how lush and green and full of life Raleigh is..who else gets to see Deer, Bunnies and all sorts of pretty birds right outside their windows...seriously, the birds are our alarm clock these days!!!

Punam said...

Such a beautiful and serene place to live in!! The lake is awesome and it must be a divine blessing to be able to live beside such a beautiful lake and to have daily walks there. :) One of those 'oh i am jealous' types this is.. but hey, i am just joking. :)

Harman said...

very nice...I love lakes!
all pictures are nice!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures. Post more.

(Raleigh downtown resident)