14 March 2008

Chapel Hill is Amazing

So here I am, in my hotel room, about to spend my second night. So far, my stay has been wonderful.

I got in town yesterday, at around a few minutes past noon. I took a taxi from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to my hotel in Chapel Hill. And I was fortunate that I was able to check-in even before the usual check-in time of 3:00 PM. So I checked in, dropped my stuff, took my camera out, and went to campus.

I first stopped at the campus visitor's center. I took a copy of the Visitors Guide, and then I did the walking tour that was described in the brochure. The thing is, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the oldest universities here in the United States, so there are plenty of university buildings in the campus that are worth noticing. I took pictures of the statues around the campus, and also of important fixtures in the campus, such as the old well, which has become an unofficial symbol of the university.

Needless to say, I already took about 95 pictures yesterday, and so I have some new pictures to put on my photo album. I will show them here in this blog, but I have a severe backlog; I still haven't finished showing my New York City pictures, and I still have dozens of albums to follow, such as the ones I took from Corning, Watkins Glen, Letchworth Park, and Washington DC. That's why I am trying to blog every day so I can show a picture every day.

Anyway, another thing that I want to blog about Chapel Hill is the weather. I love the weather here! The moment I got out of the airport, the weather was nice, it was very much permissible to walk around in short sleeves (something which I cannot do at the moment, even though it is already March, in Buffalo), and the breeze was soothing. It is indeed a very nice spring day. The temperature was hovering around 70 Fahrenheit (22 Celsius). Good thing I didn't bring my coat with me, and I immediately shed off my jacket.

So there, I am here, enjoying my stay. I will be here until the end of the week. I would like to blog about the conference, but I will decide to postpone doing so until perhaps tomorrow, when I have a dose of the second day. I have to say though, that the conference is interesting.



(Radio City Music Hall, from my New York City Series)

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