This photo was taken recently during a walk along the light rail trail. Fortunately the Lynx system has good ridership and is flourishing. If they depended on us they would be in trouble given we mostly walk the rail trail.
As the photo shows, this is the Blue Line. There is also a Red Line and a Gold Line.
Today’s photo shows artwork along the Rail Trail near Uptown Charlotte. A plaque says that the artist, Toth Depena, was inspired by motion activation of a static sculpture.
Following is a link to the Color Forest website which can be found near the Bland station.
We recently found a restaurant called Flower Child. As the art work suggest its a hip place. Just a short walk from Uptown we were greeted by this blast from the past.
Following is a link to the Flower Child restaurant which is located at 1537 Camden Road.
This giant teeter tooter is found at the light rail Bland street station. It is at least 20 feet long and lots of fun.
There are several similar pieces of participative art on the Rail Trail.
This photo was taken at 1511 Bland Street in the South End. Following is a link to the Bland Street station website.
We went out on Cinco De Mayo and quickly realized the crowds were too thick. So we came back today for brunch and we the only patrons ;)
Actually, although they serve brunch, the Hot Taco is more of a bar scene for those that enjoy a crowd.
This photo was taken at 200 East Bland in the South End. Following is a link to the Hot Taco website.
I took this photo because the blue will add color to our photo blog and because of the sign which you can see says edifice … with a little research it is easy to surmise that this is an edifice construction site. Now I understand the Edifice Inc. is the name of the company constructing this building … but some additional research finds that the definition of edifice is: “a building, especially a large, imposing one”.
This photo was taken near the intersection of the Charlotte Rail Trail and West Bland Street. Following is a link to the Edifice Inc. website.
Enjoying yoga at Sycamore Brewer in the Southend near Uptown Charlotte
Jogging in the Southend with Uptown Charlotte in the background … well at least taking photos of joggers.
This photo was taken near Remount road and Charlotte Rail Trail. Which is a two mile walk from our condo.
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.
While on a walk though the Southend I took this photo of the Charlotte Art League gallery. Of special interest is the Summer Art Camp for kids and teens.
This photo was taken near the Bland Station LYNX Station. Following is a link to the Charlotte Art League.
While on a stroll along the rail trail in the Southend I noticed this u-fix-it station … then on the walk back it was in use by batman … very cool.
Phat Burrito is one of my favorite places … when my wife is out of town (smile) … actually I may be able to get her to try the breakfast burrito. Also, note that they have a really cool t-shirt which says iPhat.
The photo was taken at 1537 Camden Road. The Phat Burrito facebook page is here.
It has been unseasonably hot and like many we have spent more time than usual in the comfort of air-conditioned places. However this weekend I took a long walk in the heat and it felt good. While on my walk I passed by this chicken art in Southend near Uptown Charlotte.
this photo was taken near the Bland Station on the Blue Line. It is also near the futo buta ramen restaurant.
Today’s photo shows another thin line … a Southend sign on the I277 overpass … just across the overpass is Uptown Charlotte.
We seem to be spending more time in the Southend mainly because the restaurants.
This photo was taken at the intersection of South Tryon and Interstate 277.
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).