bicycles and more bicycles

Charlotte has been invaded. There are bicycles everywhere (smile).

There are several companies providing the bicycles. A few of the companies are: lime bike, spin, and ofo.

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.

Harvey B. Gantt Center

the Harvey B. Ghatt Center in 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 was taken at 551 S Tryon St. Following is a link to the website for Harvey B. Gantt Center.

challenges

Challenges of taking photos
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 Art400 South Tryon300 South Tryon … the Bank of America CenterThree Wells Fargo Center … and the Ratcliffe Condos.

This photo was taken near the intersection of East Stonewall and North Tryon, looking North East.