Downtown Raleigh Photographs for March 25, 2009

March 25th, 2009

RBC Plaza with blue skies

Skyline from 401/70 south of the city.

Fog begins to consume downtown Raleigh.

Daffodils of Nash Square

In before it’s demolition (the Garland H. Jones Building).

Raleigh’s Acrocanthosaurus

Rainy day from Boylan

Spring is here.

Original mystery skyline revisited.

Martin and McDowell

Wilmington Street

Green Square progess

City Plaza Progress

Archdale peeks over the NC Legislative Building

Late day skyline.

Another impossible mystery skyline angle (thanks to Sam Lee for the location)

RBC Plaza from Nash Square

Terminal 2…I mean the new One Progress Energy lobby entrance

Lazy afternoon on Bicentennial Plaza

Corner of the North Carolina Museum of History

Bradford Pear blossoms in downtown Raleigh

Beau brings back her stick.


  1. Anonymous says:

    March 25th, 2009 at 5:36 pm (#)

    Great work, Matt! I especially like number 16! 🙂

    The Garland H. Jones / Wachovia shot is MONEY – so very well done. And, I’ll never be able to look at One Progress Energy without thinking about Terminal 2 now – such a funny resemblance!

  2. Anonymous says:

    March 25th, 2009 at 6:28 pm (#)

    lol. the last one is my favorite (well, maybe some of the others are close, too)
    so excited to see spring in full force. beautiful as always, matt. thanks!

  3. Anonymous says:

    March 25th, 2009 at 11:33 pm (#)

    The new mystery angle is from the old land fill on New Hope Road east of Raleigh.

  4. Anonymous says:

    March 26th, 2009 at 12:03 am (#)

    James, not quite…that location was mystery skyline angle version 3:

    This one is nearly 12 miles outside of the city.

  5. Anonymous says:

    March 26th, 2009 at 9:14 am (#)


    You always deliver quality, and as the downtown matures, your photos will become even more valuable. All that construction is great, but we need a small period of “peace” to let the new projects become “old” :LOL: In the meantime, I do not mind seeing some activity along Hillsborough Street… I think it is much needed there, and without The Hillsborough we can only hope for One Glenwood and Winston Tower to “return”.

    Hard to single out 1-2 photos, but if hard pressed I must go with the last one – Beau is simply a beauty – and the one labeled “Late evening skyline” (although it’s not late evening). The image inside the museum is also very nice. Did you shoot these photos with your Mark III, or the new 5D?

  6. Anonymous says:

    March 26th, 2009 at 9:43 am (#)

    i really like the stand alone shots of wachovia from martin and mcdowell and of rbc from nash square!

  7. Anonymous says:

    March 26th, 2009 at 2:29 pm (#)

    Daffodils of Nash Square is my favorite picture out of these, but not by far.
    The last one is another favorite too.
    I really like this album along with the album of Barrack Obama.
    Great Work Matt Robinson!
    You should definetly come to the city of Salem, Ohio &nd take pictures.
    It is not big, but it is beautiful with alot of nice people..
    &nd your photographs are lovely
    &nd would be appriciated by maybe about 5 thousand more people if you come to Salem, Ohio(:

  8. Anonymous says:

    March 26th, 2009 at 9:34 pm (#)

    Are there any renderings of the final design of Green Square? I cant wait fo City Plaza to open up. Assuming its going to be really nice, I dont think anyone can grasp what its going to do for the south end of Fayetteville St.

  9. Anonymous says:

    March 27th, 2009 at 7:19 am (#)

    JRd, here:

  10. Anonymous says:

    March 27th, 2009 at 9:06 am (#)

    Is the mystery angle out in Eagle Rock? That’s about 12 miles East of Raleigh.
    It’s amazing that you can see from that far away.

  11. Anonymous says:

    March 28th, 2009 at 12:56 pm (#)

    The most creative vantage points as always – SO creative. I’m going to need to start commissioning some prints… no home in Raleigh would be complete without some of your work framed!

  12. Anonymous says:

    March 28th, 2009 at 3:55 pm (#)

    you r the mf man matt… damn!

  13. Anonymous says:

    March 28th, 2009 at 5:02 pm (#)

    It could be off of Old Crews Road outside Knightdale.

  14. Anonymous says:

    March 29th, 2009 at 4:39 pm (#)

    Does anyone else think the new signs around downtown are ridiculous? I hate them. They are on every corner, and they donwt even tell the best way to get to the places on them.

  15. Anonymous says:

    March 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm (#)

    DAMN!!!!!! MATT!!!! your pics are beyond AWESOME…I LOVE THE PIC OF BEAU!!! You can never go wrong with that beautiful dog!! I also like the Wachovia building pic framed by the 2 trees!! I also like the RBC pic from Nash Sqaure and I think the night shot of the original mystery skyline should be considered for Raleigh’s Money Shot!!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    April 3rd, 2009 at 10:57 am (#)

    When did they take down the tower crane at Charter Square? Does this mean that this project is stalled indefinately? It looks as if they are still working on the parking deck, but I can’t tell what they are going to do above ground since the big crane is gone.

    Also, the last I heard is the the Hillsborough got funding, when will we see any work at the site?

    Matt, Love your pictures. I check out your site almost every day during my lunch break. Keep up the great work.

  17. Anonymous says:

    April 8th, 2009 at 3:26 pm (#)

    The mystery shot has to be somewhere out on 64 near Knightdale!

    Great pictures once again! Keep them coming!

  18. Anonymous says:

    April 9th, 2009 at 3:55 pm (#)

    Here’s the location of the mystery skyline angle:,+Raleigh,+Wake,+North+Carolina+27610&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&cd=1&geocode=FfX_IAIdfqtS-w&split=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=23.875,57.630033&ll=35.735958,-78.444057&spn=0.020448,0.095615&t=h&z=15&layer=c&cbll=35.735973,-78.444067&panoid=yAWQI_jgDA_wFZORDfIPOw&cbp=11,282.61559367178165,,2,2.475314183123867

    Smithfield Road

  19. Anonymous says:

    April 17th, 2009 at 12:27 pm (#)

    I love the pics on this site. Have you ever made the trek down to Centennial Campus to snap a few pics of the new construction down there? (I know, they don’t really add much to the skyline, but I’d still love to see some shots from there with your spin/skill on them.)

  20. Anonymous says:

    May 29th, 2009 at 11:14 pm (#)

    Love the photos as always, but the large bold watermarks are a bit distracting imo. Still great work.

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