Connie and I were walking home from an evening stroll and notice a person taking photos … naturally I went to see what he was taking photos of and found this continuum fresco by Ben Long … it is at 401 North Tryon Street and open for the public to enjoy.
Note that the fresco is in a dome and an interesting point I found is that if you set your smartphone on a timer you can place it in the center of the pattern on the sidewalk and take fairly cool selfie with Ben (smile).
It was a busy evening in Uptown Charlotte this weekend as shown by this photo of the Blumenthal performing arts center. The crowd was for a performance of The Phatom of the Opera.
This photo was taken at the intersection of North Tryon Street and East 5th Street. Also, the following is a link to the Blumenthal website.
This is the 4th Ward Park as seen on an evening stroll in Uptown Charlotte. We enjoyed the walk and a good meal at Al Mike’s Tavern which is next to the 4th Ward.
This photo was taken near the intersection of West 7th Street and North Pine Street. Also, following is a link to the Al Mike Tavern website which is officially Alexander Michael’s Restaurant and Tavern.
I think of this house as 4th ward blue … we walk past it on our strolls through the 4th Ward and it certainly is blue (smile). It is nice to see that Uptown Charlotte has room for houses as well as office towers.
This photo was taken near the intersection of West 9th Street and North Pine Street. Also, the following is a link to the Friends of the Fourth Ward website.
On our weekend walks we enjoy at a stop at Starbucks on East Boulevard. They have very comfortable chairs and great service.
This photo was taken at 1401 East Boulevard.
We have always enjoyed this perspective of the Mecklenburg Government Center (CMGC) … it appears to be a very thin building however it is actually triangle shaped.
The photo was taken at the intersection of East Third Street and South Davidson Street. Also, following is a link to the Mecklenburg Government Center (CMGC) website.
I very much enjoy this scene, a tree on greenway (smile) … we enjoy the walk from Uptown along the greenway to Freedom park. The official name of the greenway is Little Sugar Creek Greenway.
The photo was taken near Freedom Park in historic Dilworth
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).
While on a walk this last weekend I asked Connie, where did all the traffic go … the streets were empty because everyone was inside watching the Superbowl … I like the arrows in the photo (smile).
This photo was taken at South Brevard Street and East 3rd Street. Following is a link to an article at the Charlotte Chamber website about Commuting in Charlotte.
Today is Theme day, what would you miss had to leave forever. We choose to share a photo of the Charlotte signpost which stand in The Green, a park in Uptown Charlotte. Note that at the bottom the it says Charlotte North Carolina, Center of the Known World (smile). Actually this does a good job of depicting what I would miss … being at the center of it all. We live in Condo’s which overlook the park in which this signpost stands. Arts, sports, great dinning, green spaces, and commerce radiate out from this central point.
For more interpretation of the theme please visit the City Daily Photo what would you miss theme page.
This photo was taken at 435 South Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte.
Unfortunately I have not been able to identify the artist of the name of this piece of art which stands in the plaza for One Wells Fargo Center. However, I will continue to research and if found will update this post with that information.
The photo was taken at 301 South College Street. Following is a link to the One Wells Fargo Center website.
The Mint Museum is one of Uptown Charlotte’s treasures … it not only houses great art … the building itself is a work or art. Their website says it was designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates. Personally I like the lines and geometry of the building (smile).
This photo was taken at 500 South Tryon Street. Following is a link to the Mint Museum Uptown’s website
The Historic Ratcliffe Flowers sign stands in the Green with the Ratcliffe condos in the background. There is an interesting story, in the Charlotte Business Journal, about the Ratcliffe’s Flowers building, the construction of the condos, and the preservation and incorporation of the original architecture.
This photo was taken at 435 South Tryon Street. Following is a link to the Historic Landmark Commission website with detail about the sign.
We are very pleased with our choice to purchase in the Ratcliffe Condos in Uptown Charlotte. We are especially pleased with the strength of the condo association and the quality of the construction. The location is also a big plus. The condos overlook a very enjoyable park called The Green, the Mint Museum and Bechtler Museum of Modern Art are across the street, and the condos are connected to the Overstreet Mall which connects buildings throughout Uptown. Also, we are very pleased that the Childress Klein WMCA is in the Overstreet Mall.
This photo was taken at 435 South Tryon.
Most Saturday mornings you can find us at Dean and Deluca. We enjoy their bagel sandwiches and the soft music they play. They also make a very good breakfast burrito … Look closely at the photo and you will see Connie’s cameo (smile).
This photo was taken at 201 S Tryon Street. Following is link to the Dean and Deluca’s website.
On a stroll through the 4th Ward we took this photo of The Vue Luxury Apartments. They have an interesting past and a very successful occupancy. To read more checkout the following article in the Charlotte Observer: The Vue once a symbol of recession, now draws renters paying a premium.
This photo was taken from the 4th Ward Park. Following is a link to The Vue website.