Richard is taking in Chapel Hill through a tourist lens. He's a photography teacher from Vancouver, Washington who is in town with wife Dee visiting their sons and grandchildren. Coincidentally, the duo has a penchant for exploring college towns documenting architecture, landmarks and exhibits and are eager to check out the Charles Kuralt Learning Center* at UNC.
"Everyone is a photographer if they think about it," Richard says.
"Or has a phone," Dee adds.
Any photography advice? "Bring an extra photo card...and buy a spare film camera. This shift to digital photography has thrown me for a loop. I tell my students that they get more out of film...Film isn't dead."
"That's his slogan," Dee says, conceding she's heard this line several times before. "Film isn't dead."
*The exhibit of Emmy & Peabody award-winning journalist Charles Kuralt is on view at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Kuralt delivered the CBS "On the Road" series in the late 1960s as part of a Walter Cronkite segment. The Wilmington native attended UNC from 1951-1954 and was once editor of The Daily Tarheel. He died in 1997 at the age of 62 and is buried in the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery on the UNC campus next to his wife Suzanna. Prior to Suzanna's death in 1999, she donated the contents of her husband's Manhattan office to the school. Kuralt's office, which donned oriental rugs, Emmy & Peabody awards, and a brick fireplace, is meticulously recreated in Carroll Hall.
(photographs taken on Franklin & Henderson streets)