Charlotte Marathon

Charlotte Marathon
The Charlotte Marathon was ran yesterday (November 12th) and as the photo shows it was cold. These two runners stayed warm with tin foil wrap. Actually this is a thing now and I assume you can buy these sheets in any running shop. I understand they are light weight and do a good job of blocking the wind.

This photo was taken at the intersection of South Tryon and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For those who want to run next year; following is the Facebook page for the Charlotte Marathon.

fish sculptures and fountains

A fish sculptures and fountains on the Green in Uptown Charlotte
Our Saturday morning rituals include taking coffee to the Green (a park in front of our condo) and enjoying the activity. We always sit on a bench next to the fish sculptures and fountains. The reason is because they come with built in entertainment. Watching the children play is a joy and this Saturday there was a wedding at Saint Peters Catholic Church next to the fountains. In the background of this photo you can see one of those attending in a very colorful dress.

This photo was taken at 435 South Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to a Wikipedia article about the Green.

two story gazebo

A gazebo in the Two Wells Fargo plaza in Uptown Charlotte
A two story gazebo in the Two Wells Fargo plaza in Uptown Charlotte … actually we are not certain if this qualifies to be called a gazebo but I cannot come up with another description for the structure. Let us know what you think.

This photo was taken at 301 South Tryon Street.

Two Wells Fargo plaza

Two Wells Fargo Plaza, a playful sort of place.
Two Wells Fargo plaza is an enjoyable public space in Uptown Charlotte. In addition to the fountain there are also tables and a two story gazebo. This time of year I especially enjoy that the gazebo has fans … Connie and I discussed what to call the gazebo and even brought up Google street view … I’ll have to post a picture and ask you thoughts.

This photo was taken at 301 South Tryon Street and this is a street view of the gazebo

b-cycle green guy

B-cycle green guy shuttles bicycles between stations in Uptown Charlotte
A b-cycle green guy shuttling bicycles between stations in Uptown Charlotte. There website says “Charlotte b-cycle is one of the largest urban bike sharing systems in the Southeast. With 200 blue bikes and 24 stations strategically placed throughout Uptown and surrounding neighborhoods”. The way it works is that with a membership you can select a bike, ride for 30 minutes, check it in, and repeat. The stations are no more than 30 minutes apart so you can ride throughout Uptown Charlotte.

This photo was taken at The Green near where we live.

books stacked two stories high

books stacked two stories high on The Green in Uptown Charlotte.
Great literature is honored in a small Uptown park called the Green. On one end there are two art works in the from of books stacked two stories high … if you look at it another way you could say the books are stacked 15 stories high (smile) … so two stories are literal while 15 stories are literary.

fountain at One Wells Fargo

Enjoying a fountain at One Wells Fargo plaza in Uptown Charlotte

While we strolled through Uptown this weekend I stopped to take this photo of a fountain at One Wells Fargo plaza. Given summer is in full swing and the temperature regularly hits 90+ degrees Fahrenheit there is a good chance we will be stopping to take photos of more fountains (smile).

This photo was taken at 301 South College Street. Note the 90 Fahrenheit is 32.222 degrees Celsius and I also found that one should capitalize references to temperature scales, whether written out or abbreviated.