This statue is one of four at the intersection of Trade and Tryon in uptown Charlotte. The scene depicts a miner poring gold on the head of a banker!
The art work is called Commerce.
Personally I like that each statue is two separate pieces of art detecting an aspect of Charlotte’s history.
I took this photo while practicing with timed photography on my iPhone. After taking it I realized there is a sea of footprints in the carpet ;)
This photo was taken in the Belk Theater at 130 North Tryon. We were attended a tribute to John Denver’s music performed by the Charlotte Symphony.
This photo was taken on a recent stroll in Uptown. We have not been yet however we will go soon.
The website says it’s a Nationally Acclaimed Contemporary Arts Center.
The McColl Center for Art and Innovation is at 721 North Tryon.
Two of my favorite pieces of art are found at the Bank of America Corporate Center in Uptown Charlotte.
They depict what is going on in my life … work and chaos (smile)
There are actually three frescoes created by Ben Long.
This photo was taken at 101 North Tryon
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.
Amalie’s French Baker is at 380 South College.
Today’s photo shows unique architecture and lights at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Uptown Charlotte.
This photo was taken at 420 S Tryon St. Following is a link to the website for Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
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).
This photo was taken at 401 South Tryon Street. Following is a link to the website for Three Wells Fargo Center.
Last night, we enjoyed a meal at Que Onda Tacos and Tequila. The food and drinks were very good. In addition, I especially enjoyed the art. The artist is Rosalia Torres-Weiner.
These photos were taken at 333 West Trade Street in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to the Que Onda website.
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 photos was taken at intersection of Interstate 277 and South Tryon. Following is a link to websites for the Uptown Museums.
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.
I took today’s photo because of the lighting, which I thought was especially appealing. However, by chance the photo also include a sign advertising a performance, by the Charlotte Symphony called, Lemony Snicket’s. We are pleased to be taking our grandson to the performance this weekend. The event website shares the following description:
Join us for mystery, magic and music in this special program that features an orchestral “whodunit” with Lemony Snicket’s “The Composer Is Dead” in which the entire orchestra is under investigation!
The performance will be at the Knight Theater at 430 S Tryon St. Following is a link to the Lemony Snicket’s event page.
Today’s photo shows the ceiling at the Belk Theater where we recently enjoyed a performance by the Charlotte Symphony. I’m pleased with how the photo turned out given it was a quick snap using my iPhone.
This photo was taken at 130 N Tryon St. Following is a link for the Blumenthal Performing Arts.
Friday night we enjoyed jazz at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. As normal we enjoyed the music. However, I was especially interested in a couple of comments from the stage which I would like to share. Specifically it was mentioned that “2017 is the 175th anniversary of invention of the saxophone.” Also, another comment was made. Something along the lines of: “John Taylor was president in 1842 when the saxophone was invented. But really, in the course of history, what does it matter who the president was”.
This photo was taken at 420 S Tryon St. Following is a link to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
The street art caught my attention and I liked the message … may their walk be full of grace. And I especially like that the artist, Rasul Ullah, signed his work.
The art can be found at the corner of 3rd street and S. Brevard St in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to the artist Facebook page.
I have not found a name for this piece of art so we call it hanging out at One Wells Fargo plaza in Uptown Charlotte … wish I knew who the artist was.
This photo was taken near One Wells Fargo Center. Following is a link to previously posted photos of hanging out.
This hexpong table can be found at the Bland Station on the light rail. This, along with other colorful touches removes the bland from the Bland Station (smile). A plaque explains that it is called #HEXPONG and 2-6 can play. Balls and Paddles are provided.
This photo was taken at the Bland Station in the Southend near Uptown Charlotte.