not for photos

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The Charlotte lite rail system has a public service message which caught my eye. The message is “Tracks are not for photos!”. Note that I am not encouraging the behavior by also sharing the sign which encourages “Live on the Edge”.

In addition to sharing the public service message I am sharing a second photo which shows the popular Rail Trail which is next to the lite rail tracks. My wife and I, along which many others, enjoy walking the Rail Trail.

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Following is a link to the Rail Trail website.

peaches in the pink

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We made a short trip recently and stopped at a Starbooks in Fort Mill South Carolina, just outside of Charlotte. This photo shows a peach orchard at Baxter Towne Center which has a village look and feel. If we did not live in Uptown Charlotte this would be my second of third choice.

Following is a link to the Baxter Towne Center website. The address is SC-160, Fort Mill, SC.

passage

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This photo was taken on the Rail Trail in the South End of Charlotte. The photo is of a temporary art exhibit and is called the Passage. As a person walks through the passage they are surrounded by lights and sound.

This art was one of several along the Rail Tail. Following is a link to the Facebook page for I Heart Rail Trail Lights. The location is near the Bland station on the lite rail. Continue reading

photos with the heart

While walking along the Lite Rail Trail we noticed this heart with a line of people posing for photos. The heart is part of a temporary exhibit. Following is a link to our photo with the heart.

Following is a link to the Facebook page for I Heart Rail Trail Lights. The location is near the Bland station on the lite rail. Continue reading photos with the heart

Museum Tower apartments

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On a walk, through Uptown Charlotte, this scene caught my eye. The flowering tree is in a small park called the Green. The building, in the background, is the Museum Tower apartments. The apartments are built on top of the Mint Museum.

On a personal note. The Green is next to the condos we live in. As a result this is a scene we enjoy regularly.

Following is a link to the Museum Tower website. The address is 525 South Church Street.

Following is a link to the Mint Museum website and to a wikipedia article about The Green.

Marshall Park

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This photo shows the Charlotte skyline as seen from Marshall Park. The buildings in the skyline are; Duke Energy Center, Museum Tower apartments, Three Wells Fargo, One Wells Fargo, Two Wells FargoCharlotte Plaza, Hyatt Place/Skye Condo, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, and Bank of America Corporate Center.

The photo was taken last weekend on a walk from Uptown, to the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, then along East Boulevard, to the light Rail Trail, and back to Uptown.

flowers in Uptown

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This photo was taken last weekend on a walk from Uptown, along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, East Boulevard , and the Rail Trail in the South End. This photo was take next to the bridge crossing the traffic loop around uptown. The buildings in the background are the Bank of America Tower, the Duke Energy Center, and the Alley building.

Following is a link to the Bank of America Tower website. The photo was taken at the intersection of Tryon Street and I277.