Asheville has been blessed in so many ways!!! The last blessing was Matt’s visit and capturing of the beauty of the city’s center and surroundings. Outstanding images in both composition and quality. Wonderful colors, perfect exposures… Where can I begin? As an amateur photographer, these are the images I wish to be able to capture some day; that day is not coming soon enough, I am afraid.
DT Asheville is a very photogenic place. It combines beautiful high-rises with older structures in a way that you can’t help but admire the city’s evolution. This is a downtown area that the two largest cities of our state have to learn from. To add to laryea’s comment, DT Asheville is better than ANY other downtown in our state, probably with the exception of DT Wilmington, which excels on its own, for different reasons. One observation, not coming from these photos, which may shock most people: DT Asheville has a large number of empty and underutilized parcels. Of course, these parcels provide huge opportunities for high-rise and other urban development. Due to the large number of NIMBYs, who surpass any other NC city, these lots may not see skyscrapers any time soon, but DT Asheville can afford to miss out by placing 15-20 story buildings, transitioning to taller ones in the future. This is a downtown area to follow closely.
Thanks to Matt, we have yet-another great collection of photos to recommend to our friends 🙂
Love your pics Matt. Live in Raleigh and regularly follow your other site, but this series reminds me alot of my hometown in the foothills… No matter what Raleigh does, we just can’t grow mountains all around us like Asheville has.
just finished chatting with a mate here (California) about the beauty of Asheville, then showed him these pics as proof…very impressive, indeed. Asheville is the best keep secret on the east coast IMHO, I love visiting this place and one day hope to make it my retirement home. btw, I enjoy your Raleigh shots, as I often visit your and Ernest discussion site, extremely insightful about the regions development happenings, better than reading the local N&O. Lastly, next time you take shots of Asheville, might I suggest you photograph some of that town’s fine artwork strategically located on/around the streets and pedestrian squares, good stuff. Be safe and may you continue to do GREAT WORK.
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