November 17, 2014

This past weekend was chilly here in North Carolina, but the sunny skies made for an excellent photo opportunity on Duke’s campus. Duke, unsurprisingly, has a beautiful campus. Most of the buildings were constructed with stone from the same quarry, and thus there is a visual unity across the entire campus. We are in the middle of our fall foliage season, and there were many trees sporting truly golden leaves.

autumn, foliage, leaves, gold, yellow, duke, north carolina
Photo ID: Blog026

Duke of course is known for its famous Chapel, the focal point of the landscape. It really is a beautiful structure, set off below by a bright tree in the foreground. Though it looks like it could have been built in the 16th or 17th centuries, it was actually completed in 1935.

fall, foliage, autumn, leaves, duke, duke chapel, north carolina
Photo ID: Blog027

The chapel is also bordered by beautiful gardens, and in the fall the camellias are definitely the highlight. The ones sporting red petals are my favorite, and they are conveniently located directly below the chapel itself, allowing them to frame the architecture in a photo looking directly up.

duke chapel, camellias, duke, north carolina, flowers
Photo ID: Blog028
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s