Hazy, Low Contrast Raleigh Aerial

February 7th, 2008

I took this on a mid-day flight to Boston yesterday. The visibility was not great and zooming through an airplane window never produces quality optics, but I’ll post it here nonetheless. The RBC Center and Carter-Finley Stadium can be seen in the foreground, NCSU campus mid distance, and one can make out the RBC Plaza, West at North projects, etc.

Raleigh Aerial


  1. Michael Bryan says:

    February 7th, 2008 at 1:51 pm (#)


  2. Ernest says:

    February 7th, 2008 at 2:45 pm (#)

    WOOOOOW!!! That is a Hell of an impressive photo, if you ask me. It makes me want to buy a truly nice lens, catch the next plane and take a million photos!!! This is the type of photos I am dying to see, or better, to capture with my own camera 🙂

    Many thanks for sharing this image with us, Matt!!!

  3. Travis says:

    February 7th, 2008 at 2:49 pm (#)

    I always kinda liked the new Marriott downtown until I saw this. It really is a disappointment in size…

  4. JRd says:

    February 7th, 2008 at 9:29 pm (#)

    Raleigh really has a nice skyline from many different directions, unfortunately these views can only be seen from roads less traveled. I have a feeeling that the best view of downtown will be from the southeast once the edison is built.

  5. Michael Bryan says:

    February 8th, 2008 at 4:45 pm (#)

    Travis it is not the size that matters remember……however the marriott does still suck. Come on guys put a parking deck under that thing or something.

  6. JR says:

    February 14th, 2008 at 12:59 pm (#)

    The Archdale Building looks quite lonely on the northern end of things.

  7. Matt K says:

    February 17th, 2008 at 9:49 am (#)

    I was thinking the same thing, JR… I never really had an idea how far apart the Archdale building was from downtown until I saw that photo, wow. It makes it look like it’s a mile or so away.

  8. Joey says:

    February 17th, 2008 at 10:48 am (#)

    The Archdale building IS downtown

  9. JR says:

    February 17th, 2008 at 3:18 pm (#)

    Yeah I would consider all of Peace Street the northern border of downtown, which includes the top of Glenwood South, Seaboard Station, and the Blount St project.

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