I dunno, maybe a big story fell through and they had to think of something quick, but the front of today's Life section of the N&O--The Seven Wonders of the Triangle--was l-a-m-é. Their picks: RTP, Cameron Indoor Stadium, that damn Acorn in Raleigh, Cameron Village (note obsession with things named Cameron) and a few others. (I kinda agree with Crook's Corner Shrimp & Grits, but I'm not sure if it's a classic wonder.)
Here's some of the short descriptions of the wonders (wherein the paper of record does snark, I think):
Big and fun and metal and hoisted by a crane on New Year's Eve. . .
. . .RTP is populated by all sorts of wonderfully smart people who tinker with test tubes and microbes and whatnot. . .
Feeling icky right about now is perfectly natural. Of course, this is all a part of a tie-in with the odd re-vote on the seven wonders project thing. So, the N&O wants to know what your list of seven wonders. Dean Dome anyone?
Jot yours down if you'd like. Here's a few of mine off the top of my head:
• Cat's Cradle
• Clyde Jones' yard
• Cameron Avenue around the Old Well and Polk Place (my Cameron vote).
• Eno River State Park
• Merritt's Store Large BLT
• Maybe NC Botanical Garden, Duke Gardens, JC Raulston Arboretum
Via Ex files