This is the view from our balcony in Uptown Charlotte. No green grass on this side of our condo complex. However, the view does have an appeal.
Today’s photo shows the BB&T parking garage. One can get dizzy finding your floor.
Interestingly the garage exit is like an expressway off ramp.
This photo was taken at 200 South College.
I took this photo because I liked the contrast of shadows and sunlight. The red brick building, in the background, sits behind Saint Peters Catholic Church and as you can see the building has a modern “church architecture“.
The building houses a pizza restaurant, a steak restaurant, and office space.
Charlotte has been invaded. There are bicycles everywhere (smile).
Apparently the concept is “dockless bike shares” and you leave them wherever you complete your ride.
We have not ridden them however it is impossible to stroll in Uptown and not notice them. There are several per block. And when we venture outside of Uptown we see them in the South End, in Mid-town, Dilworth, and I’m assume many other locations.
Today was overcast and rainy. A stay inside sort of day. So for our outing we strolled through the Overstreet Mall to Amalie’s.
From the photo, you can see that Amalie’s is fun and eclectic.
As regulars we recommend Amalie’s for the atmosphere, wine, food, and for their baguettes. Oh, and their pastries a very good too.
Today’s photo is a collage showing blue and red elevators in Three Wells Fargo Center. I like the color contrast. Note that I shared a similar photo called staircase art in elevator lobby … sort a mini elevator series (smile).
Today’s photo looks the opposite direction from the two photos shared the previous days. The sun is prominent in the photo as is the Uptown art. The is a similar piece of art on the other side of the street. Jointly they welcome visitors to Uptown Charlotte.
This photo shows a wider angle from yesterday’s photo. The building in the foreground is the Harvey B. Gantt Center, for African American Arts and Culture. It is a beautiful building with interesting architecture and outstanding exhibits … the parking lot, in the photo, will soon be a new office tower.
This photo presented challenges given the shadow and light contrast. In addition there was distortion, in the angle of the buildings, which is a common challenge with close up skylines. Thanks to photo shop I was pleased with the results.
The buildings in the photo (from left to right) include: the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art … 400 South Tryon … 300 South Tryon … the Bank of America Center … Three Wells Fargo Center … and the Ratcliffe Condos.
This photo was taken near the intersection of East Stonewall and North Tryon, looking North East.
We are experiencing icy conditions in Uptown Charlotte. There was not much snow however it is very cold. The main roads and sidewalks are cleared. However, the side roads and sidewalks are still very treacherous.