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My first time ever walking around downtown Greensboro!

Greensboro is located among the rolling hills of North Carolina's Piedmont, situated midway between the state's Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains to the west and the Atlantic beaches and Outer Banks to the east

Greensboro is located among the rolling hills of North Carolina's Piedmont, situated midway between the state's Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains to the west and the Atlantic beaches and Outer Banks to the east

The International Civil Rights Center and Museum (#1 on TripAdvisor here), opened in 2010, is in the former F. W. Woolworth building (1929) in which the Greensboro sit-ins occurred beginning February 1, 1960

The International Civil Rights Center and Museum (#1 on TripAdvisor here), opened in 2010, is in the former F. W. Woolworth building (1929) in which the Greensboro sit-ins occurred beginning February 1, 1960

Blandwood Mansion, originally built as a Federal-style farmhouse in 1795, is the restored home of 2-term NC governor John Motley Morehead (namesake of my elementary school); it's nationally significant as the earliest identified Tuscan villa in the US

Blandwood Mansion, originally built as a Federal-style farmhouse in 1795, is the restored home of 2-term NC governor John Motley Morehead (namesake of my elementary school); it's nationally significant as the earliest identified Tuscan villa in the US

The restored 1930 Art-Deco Kress building is my favorite downtown; one winter break in college I got a taxi driver's permit and drove for Yellow Cab the 6pm-6am shift (Google Maps would have really helped back then)

The restored 1930 Art-Deco Kress building is my favorite downtown; one winter break in college I got a taxi driver's permit and drove for Yellow Cab the 6pm-6am shift (Google Maps would have really helped back then)

In the Face of Strange Fruit is one of a series of sculptures inspired by the Billie Holiday song Strange Fruit; the sculpture depicts the faces of those who struggled for freedom or equality

In the Face of Strange Fruit is one of a series of sculptures inspired by the Billie Holiday song Strange Fruit; the sculpture depicts the faces of those who struggled for freedom or equality

This monumental sculpture, that anchors LeBauer City Park, is composed of 35 miles of technical fibers crafted into 242,800 knots (who counted them?) which gently pulse in a breeze, creating an ephemeral presence in the sky

This monumental sculpture, that anchors LeBauer City Park, is composed of 35 miles of technical fibers crafted into 242,800 knots (who counted them?) which gently pulse in a breeze, creating an ephemeral presence in the sky

The 3000 seat Tanger Center for the Performing Arts opens this year with Broadway shows such as Hamilton, Wicked, The Lion King and Mean Girls; the Center will also be home to the Greensboro Symphony

The 3000 seat Tanger Center for the Performing Arts opens this year with Broadway shows such as Hamilton, Wicked, The Lion King and Mean Girls; the Center will also be home to the Greensboro Symphony

One of Greensboro's most unusual sculptures, the News and Record (the city newspaper) Bench, is a bronze bench made of sheets of newspaper (with actual articles), magazines and boxes

One of Greensboro's most unusual sculptures, the News and Record (the city newspaper) Bench, is a bronze bench made of sheets of newspaper (with actual articles), magazines and boxes

The 1895 Cascade Saloon became an eating house by 1907 owned by a Black couple; it was unusual in the South that a Black business was within a block of a downtown area sharing the main commercial thoroughfare

The 1895 Cascade Saloon became an eating house by 1907 owned by a Black couple; it was unusual in the South that a Black business was within a block of a downtown area sharing the main commercial thoroughfare

The free Greensboro History Museum, established in 1924, is located in the former First Presbyterian Church building constructed in 1903; Reverend Jesse Jackson graduated from NC A T University where he was quarterback and student body president

The free Greensboro History Museum, established in 1924, is located in the former First Presbyterian Church building constructed in 1903; Reverend Jesse Jackson graduated from NC A+T University where he was quarterback and student body president

Infinite Welcome with SpaceBIRD is one of 100s of public art installations that beautify and enrich this city of 300,000 ; Greensboro is the 3rd largest city in NC and 68th largest in the country

Infinite Welcome with SpaceBIRD is one of 100s of public art installations that beautify and enrich this city of 300,000+; Greensboro is the 3rd largest city in NC and 68th largest in the country

Greensboro was the corporate home of VF with brands such as Wrangler, Lee, North Face, Timberland, Dickies, Vans, Jansport and Eagle Creek until 2019; that year VF relocated to Denver but spun-off Wrangler and Lee which still have their HQ in Greensboro

Greensboro was the corporate home of VF with brands such as Wrangler, Lee, North Face, Timberland, Dickies, Vans, Jansport and Eagle Creek until 2019; that year VF relocated to Denver but spun-off Wrangler and Lee which still have their HQ in Greensboro

Some cities are known for cow or bear sculptures but Greensboro has jeans; NY Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney was born, raised and went to college here; she is now chair of the House Oversight Committee

Some cities are known for cow or bear sculptures but Greensboro has jeans; NY Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney was born, raised and went to college here; she is now chair of the House Oversight Committee

The 18 story Jefferson Standard Building, completed in 1923, was the tallest building between DC and Atlanta at the time; Greensboro has hosted the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four on four occasions and is home to the HQ of the Atlantic Coast Conference

The 18 story Jefferson Standard Building, completed in 1923, was the tallest building between DC and Atlanta at the time; Greensboro has hosted the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four on four occasions and is home to the HQ of the Atlantic Coast Conference

The 9/11 Sculpture Project has a base shaped like the Pentagon, with two actual steel beams from the World Trade Center rising above; Sandy Bradshaw, from Greensboro, was a flight attendant on United flight 93 that day

The 9/11 Sculpture Project has a base shaped like the Pentagon, with two actual steel beams from the World Trade Center rising above; Sandy Bradshaw, from Greensboro, was a flight attendant on United flight 93 that day

The 37,000 sq ft Children's Museum, opened in 1999, is designed to inspire learning through play in a fun, energetic and safe environment for children up to 10 years of age

The 37,000 sq ft Children's Museum, opened in 1999, is designed to inspire learning through play in a fun, energetic and safe environment for children up to 10 years of age

The popular splash pad at LeBauer Park is converted into an ice skating rink in the winter; Greensboro has one of the oldest public high schools in the state, Grimsley High School (my alma mater), established in 1899

The popular splash pad at LeBauer Park is converted into an ice skating rink in the winter; Greensboro has one of the oldest public high schools in the state, Grimsley High School (my alma mater), established in 1899

Centre Pointe is a new 17 story residential condo building downtown; there are currently no 1 BR units for sale, 2 BRs are roughly $260k and 3 BRs for $600k but no idea of monthly maintenance fees

Centre Pointe is a new 17 story residential condo building downtown; there are currently no 1 BR units for sale, 2 BRs are roughly $260k and 3 BRs for $600k but no idea of monthly maintenance fees

My walking tour said the Millennium Gate has become one of Greensboro's most notable landmarks but I'd never seen it or heard of it; current postmaster general Louis DeJoy lives here but we don't claim him since he's a transplant

My walking tour said the Millennium Gate has become one of Greensboro's most notable landmarks but I'd never seen it or heard of it; current postmaster general Louis DeJoy lives here but we don't claim him since he's a transplant

The city, named after Nathaniel Greene who was a legendary major general of the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War, is the first in the South to run a participatory budgeting process, where residents decide how a portion of the city budget is spent

The city, named after Nathaniel Greene who was a legendary major general of the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War, is the first in the South to run a participatory budgeting process, where residents decide how a portion of the city budget is spent

This 1985 monument to O'Henry, the most famous author from Greensboro, depicts 2 of his stories The Gift of the Magi and The Ransom of Red Chief with a boy peeping out through the pages

This 1985 monument to O'Henry, the most famous author from Greensboro, depicts 2 of his stories The Gift of the Magi and The Ransom of Red Chief with a boy peeping out through the pages

Greensboro's downtown skyline; native son John Isner has recorded the fastest serve in tennis history at 157 mph and had a career high ranking of 8 in the world in 2018

Greensboro's downtown skyline; native son John Isner has recorded the fastest serve in tennis history at 157 mph and had a career high ranking of 8 in the world in 2018

Center City Park is the anchor green space downtown; Rick Dees, famous for the 1976 hit Disco Duck and his weekly top 40 countdown radio show, is from Greensboro and I played high school tennis with his half-brother

Center City Park is the anchor green space downtown; Rick Dees, famous for the 1976 hit Disco Duck and his weekly top 40 countdown radio show, is from Greensboro and I played high school tennis with his half-brother

The 1893 West Market United Methodist Church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985; the Downtown Greensboro Historic District encompasses 96 buildings, most built between 1885 and 1940

The 1893 West Market United Methodist Church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985; the Downtown Greensboro Historic District encompasses 96 buildings, most built between 1885 and 1940

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