Charlotte Plaza

Today’s photo shows the Charlotte Plaza office tower. Although, the tower is only the 15th tallest in Charlotte, it stands out with it’s distinctive black glass exterior.

We enjoy the building primarily because the offices, of our doctor, are in the building, Bentley’s restaurant is on the top floor, and a Starbucks is in the lobby.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article about the Charlotte Plaza. It is located at 201 S. College street.

chimes at Romare Bearden Park

chimes at Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte
Playing the chimes at Romare Bearden Park is not only enjoyed by the young but also the young at heart. I’ll admit I play them regularly (smile) … recently I heard a guide explain that the park, flowers, fountains, and rocks were laid out following the pattern of a collage which was one of Romare Bearden styles.

This photo was taken at 300 South Church Street. Following is a Wikipedia article about Romare Bearden who the park was name after.

Uptown Charlotte

Uptown Charlotte
Is Uptown the upside down version of downtown? I ask because tomorrow is theme day in the City Daily Photo community and upside down is the theme. I chose to go with a more literal interpretation of the theme but it is always fun to see the different interpretations. Join us tomorrow for an upside down tour of the world.

This photo was taken on the South Tryon Street overpass crossing Interstate 277. The City Daily Photo theme day can be found at July 2015 gallery – upside down.

fire pit at Fahrenheit rooftop lounge

The fire pit at Fahrenheit rooftop lounge in Uptown Charlotte
On a recent evening out I took this photo of a fire pit at Fahrenheit rooftop lounge. Interestingly the fire pit is enjoyable even in May however I suspect they will have to turn them off by June or July.

This photo was taken at 222 S Caldwell Street. Following is a link to the website for Chef Rocco Whale at the Fahrenheit. His website says he also has made the 2011 list of best food trucks in the nation. The website also says the Fahrenheit food truck is available for your party. Connie asked if they will park on the roof (smile).

Charlotte skyline

The Charlotte skyline lit in bright sunlight.
Living in uptown presents a photographic challenge … Often the Charlotte skyline is lit in bright sunlight while the location I’m taking the photo from is in shadow from a different building. For example this photo was taken from Romare Bearden Park which is surrounded by several tall apartment buildings. The lighting contrast is an enjoyable challenge.

Bearden park is an active park with many events. As a result the park it’s own twitter account, website, and wikipedia article.

lightrail

A lightrail station in the South End near Uptown Charlotte.
While on a walk, this last weekend, I took this photo at a lightrail station in the South End near Uptown Charlotte. Notice the pink building … it is one of Charlotte’s landmarks and is very interesting during the early morning sun. Those who own condo’s there have an outstanding view of Uptown Charlotte.

This photo was taken at the Bland Station. The pink building is called the Alington however their website is ThePinkBuilding.com (smile).