Charlotte has been invaded. There are bicycles everywhere (smile).
There are several companies providing the bicycles. A few of the companies are: lime bike, spin, and ofo.
Apparently the concept is “dockless bike shares” and you leave them wherever you complete your ride.
We have not ridden them however it is impossible to stroll in Uptown and not notice them. There are several per block. And when we venture outside of Uptown we see them in the South End, in Mid-town, Dilworth, and I’m assume many other locations.
On a stroll through Uptown I took this photo of the Ascent apartment complex which adds blue to the blue sky.
Personally I like the architecture and the color.
The Ascent is at 225 South Poplar overlooking Romare Bearden Park.
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.
Hints of spring include: cherry blossoms blooming in Uptown Charlotte and buds on other trees. This is a great time of year with surprises around each corner.
This photo was taken in a small park called The Green at 435 South Tryon.
The building, in the background, is the Duke Energy Center.
On a recent sunny Saturday morning this scene caught my eye. I thought it had a Beatles Abby Road feel
The scene shows some of the variety found in Uptown Charlotte.
We were enjoying breakfast at Dean and DeLuca at 201 South Tryon.
Seriously, this is the line to order at Johnny Burrito in Uptown Charlotte. And the line is just as long every day of the week.
Their tag line is Putting the Heat on the Street. And they have been named Charlotte’s BEST Burrito by everyone!
Johnny Burrito is at 301 South Tryon suite 55
We highly recommend beignets at the Fig Tree Restaurant near Uptown Charlotte.
They have great food but our preference is to sit at the bar, enjoy appetizers with a bottle of wine, and top it off with a beignet.
The Fig Tree is at 1601 E. 7th.
PS: Mark is the bartender.
I was pleased that parents brought their children to the Women’s March today. This will be something the kids remember for the rest of their lives. I’ll remember it as well. The crowd was diverse in gender, race, culture religion, age, and cause … but today we were all women saying women’s rights are human rights.
Personally, I marched because president trump needs to told that the sexual assault, he bragged about, is reprehensible.
This photo was taken at 300 S Church St in Romare Bearden Park. Following is a website for the Women’s March on Charlotte.
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.