What We’ve Seen August-September


Okay, okay we are a little behind, but enjoy anyway the beautiful photos from the Clarion Content’s “What we’ve Seen” page from August and September…our Photo of the Month Contest winner was Emma Bogerd. Check out her photo here.


Is this replacing the meter maid??

Rumors say these are replacing the Durham meter maids?


Mobile street art

Metal sculpture outside Everything but Grannies Panties

Metal sculpture outside Everything but Grannies Panties

Sewer repairs underway outside Netfriends.

Sewer repairs underway outside Netfriends on West Main Street


Spotted on the back of a landscaping truck… They may not know the cultural context. Do you want to have “Big Brother” landscape over for a look around your yard, maybe peer through your windows…


Cool old Camaro.

At the Saltbox, we heard this keeps the flies away!

At the Saltbox, we heard these bags of water keep the flies away!

Abandon truck in industrial downtown Durham.

An abandoned truck a reminder of the industrial in downtown Durham.

We found this sweet car outside Scrap Exchange. But it gets better below...

We found this sweet car outside Scrap Exchange. But it gets better below…

Sweet inside...


Political messaging on a community wall in Durham.

New graffiti on the Green Wall.

New graffiti on the Green Wall.


Cool old car.


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Aaron Mandel

Aaron Mandel is a writer and an accomplished public speaker. He is the publisher of the Clarion Content. For more than a decade, the Clarion Content has covered Durham’s arts, politics, music, and cultural milieu. From breaking news stories to the hottest local acts, the Clarion Content is on the scene. The Clarion Content published more than twenty distinguished guest columnists and garnered nearly a million views. Mandel is a volunteer for the Durham Mighty Pen Literacy Project and serves as the President of the Board of Sustain-A-Bull Durham, a local small business collective with more than 200 members. He writes regularly on the Clarion Content and has been quietly writing fiction since the 4th grade. Mandel has been published in the Raleigh News and Observer. He has also produced numerous art shows, including, “Durham under Development”. He was a featured speaker at “The State of Publishing” conference. He has presented to Durham Chamber of Commerce, “Chamber U” on the “New Media”. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for the D.B.L., a Durham youth basketball league. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religious Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. An avid policy debater at Indiana and a Nation Debate Tournament qualifier, Mandel was also a member of the New Jersey State Champion two-person Policy Debate Team. He has lived in North Carolina, New Jersey, California, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, and Baja California, Mexico.

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