Ryan Levander

Photo of my friends and I outside Top of the Hill restaurant.

First Chapel Hill, North Carolina Visit

July 9, 2005

I was a fan (still am, just don’t follow it as much anymore) of North Carolina Basketball since I was about 12 years old. I saw Vince Carter jump to the moon in a game against Duke, and I was hooked ever since.

I thought the culture, rivalry, and following UNC (University of North Carolina) had was really incredible and very infectious.

I ended up going to undergrad in the Western part of North Carolina and visiting UNC many times – for soccer games, football games, and definitely basketball games (I even got to see them play Duke at UNC – got so lucky).

Here are some photos of my very first visit to North Carolina – specifically, Chapel Hill and University of North Carolina the summer before my senior year of High School (this was for my golden birthday – I had just turned 18).

Click on photo for lightbox viewing with caption (all photos taken by Ryan with a disposable camera and edited in Adobe Lightroom)

Out to eat at Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill.
Out to eat at Top of the Hill in Chapel Hill.
Frisbee in the hallway, as you do...
Frisbee in the hallway, as you do…
Track and Field Complex at UNC.
Track and Field Complex at UNC.
Track and Field Complex at UNC.
Track and Field Complex at UNC.
Track and Field Complex at UNC
Track and Field Complex at UNC
"Turn It Blue" sign at Dean Smith Center.
“Turn It Blue” sign at Dean Smith Center.
Keenan Football Stadium - UNC's Campus.
Keenan Football Stadium – UNC’s Campus.
The Moorehead Planetarium on UNC's campus.
The Moorehead Planetarium on UNC’s campus.
Miller drinking from "The Well" at UNC.
Miller drinking from “The Well” at UNC.
In front of Dean E. Smith Center - UNC's basketball court.
In front of Dean E. Smith Center – UNC’s basketball court.
Overview of UNC Court at Dean Smith Center.
Overview of UNC Court at Dean Smith Center.
Lewis and I riding to Franklin Street. Lewis went on to William and Mary College.
Lewis and I riding to Franklin Street. Lewis went on to William and Mary College.
The Daily Tar Heel newsstand.
The Daily Tar Heel newsstand.
Chapel in Chapel Hill, NC.
Chapel in Chapel Hill, NC.
Carolina Pride shop on Franklin Street.
Carolina Pride shop on Franklin Street.
Bell tower at night on UNC Campus.
Bell tower at night on UNC Campus.
ACC logo on UNC bball court.
ACC logo on UNC bball court.
Photo of my friends and I outside Top of the Hill restaurant.
Photo of my friends and I outside Top of the Hill restaurant.
Top of the Hill restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC.
Top of the Hill restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC.

Photos by Ryan Levander are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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