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Photo lesson and tour of downtown Durham

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Experience hosted by Mark

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll meet at the iconic Durham Bull for a photography lesson. After some quick photos of the Major the bull, we'll take a short walk down the street to the landmark Lucky Strike Tower at the beautiful American Tobacco Campus followed by a quick history lesson and photos of the tower. While at ATC we'll also see the Burt's Bees factory, the Durham Bulls baseball stadium, DPAC and take a stroll through the unique American Underground. Afterward, we'll walk just up the street for photos at a scenic spot that only the locals know! Next stop we'll wander right around the corner to see the 21C Museum Hotel and its beautful art exhibit. We'll then head to another one of Durham's most hidden secrets, Alley 26. We'll take photos through this gorgeous urban maze hidden within the city and get a quick break from the sun too. Our final stop is just across the street where we'll finish the tour at The Durham Hotel rooftop for the best drinks and best views in downtown Durham. Be prepared to have fun, meet new people, walk a little bit, learn a new skill and see more than 10 of Durham's most iconic spots in one afternoon!
Other things to note
Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, sun protection and bring water as needed. We'll be stopping at two different indoor locations in the middle and end of the tour. We will be walking around 1 mile. We'll end the tour for drinks at the Durham Hotel Rooftop: www.thedurham.com/roof
We'll meet at the iconic Durham Bull for a photography lesson. After some quick photos of the Major the bull, we'll take a short walk down the street to the landmark Lucky Strike Tower at the beautiful American Tobacco Campus followed by a quick history lesson and photos of the tower. While at ATC we'll also see the Burt's Bees factory, the Durham Bulls baseball stadium, DPAC and take a stroll through the unique American Underground. Afterward…

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Meet your host, Mark

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I'm a traveling photographer and teacher with over a decade of experience teaching photography to folks from all walks of life from teenagers with disabilities to university students to professional wedding photographers.

Before teaching, I served four years in the United States Marine Corps as a Combat Instructor of Water Survival training over 1000 Marines as well as serving as a Squad Leader during the 2005-2006 Operation Iraqi Freedom campaign.

I love wandering around my city and teaching others about Durham's unique history. I even hold a Summer Camp for teenagers every year where we do just that!

Durham is truly my home and I'm excited to teach you how to see it in a little better light.
I'm a traveling photographer and teacher with over a decade of experience teaching photography to folks from all walks of life from teenagers with disabilities to university students to professional wedding photographers.

Before teaching, I served four years in the United States Marine Corps as a Combat Instructor of Water Survival training over 1000 Marines as well as serving as a Squad Leader during the 2005-2006 Operation Iraqi Freedom campaign.

I love wandering around…
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Where you'll be

We'll visit 5 of downtown Durham's most iconic spots including the "Major" the Durham bull, Lucky Strike Tower, 21C Museum Hotel, Alley 26, and The Durham Hotel Rooftop. Each location has it's own unique aesthetic and exudes Durham's classic style that will portray in any photograph.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 9 and up can attend.

What to bring

Camera or Smartphone

Water bottle