Have you seen the movie Bull Durham? It’s kind of a classic. It was filmed not far from here in Durham in the old Durham Bulls stadium.
This is the Durham Bulls new minor league baseball stadium.
Are you familiar with Burt’s Bees products? They have legions of fans. So what do the two have in common?
Last week I invited myself to have lunch with my husband near his office. He works in an office on the American Tobacco Campus – a registered historic site that goes back to the 1800’s. It has been carefully renovated and that water tower is now a very nicely redone landmark.
The office buildings on the campus are next to the new Bulls’ stadium – see there in the background? That arrow points to where my husband and his coworkers can see the games from their office. (Don’t you wonder how much ‘work’ actually gets done when there is a game?}
These are some of the things you see walking around the campus.
The headquarters for Burt’s Bees.
Nationally recognized public radio station WUNC – it often keeps me company while I sew.
This is a photo of the head of Old Bull River, a wonderful man made river that flows through the campus with some interesting features including several waterfalls
and this ‘broken’ concrete walkway across one section.
This is another view of the award winning design. (You can just barely see the white base of the water tower on the right.)
There you have it – that’s what’s at the other end of my husband’s commute. Bull Durham (and the Durham Bulls) and Burt’s Bees – all in one pretty cool place.