Last weekend our grandson visited and we had an adventure at the Discovery Place. We enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit, our grandson played with the dinosaurs in augmented reality, dug for bones, launched a meteorite, and was inspired by an iMax movie call dream big.
Oh, and they had a tyrannosaurus, in a box, which was making lots of noise 😉
This photo was taken at 301 North Tryon in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to the Discovery Place.
We eat at the Ashbury because they have great food. That and we like their bar.
But today there was an extra treat of art by Fonda Doerre. Personally I was very impress with her paintings of barns.
This photo was taken at 235 North Tryon. Following is a link to the Ashbury Restaurant website. Following is a link to an article about Chef Matthew Krenz winning Chef of the Year award. The best in the state.
Also, following is a link to Fonda Doerre’s website.
Commentating the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence on May 20th 1776.
This photo was taken near the intersection of Trade and Tryon and 101 Independence Center is across the street.
The signs say CAUTION dinosaur crossing.
The website, for Discovery Place Science, says they have an exhibit showcasing the ancestors of the T-Rex.
This photo was taken at 301 North Tryon Street. Following is a link to the Discovery Place website.
Painting in the park, looks relaxing. Interestingly this was a class. There was a instructor on hand to make the photo perfect.
This photo was taken at 301 North Poplar. Following is a link to the Fourth Ward Park.
At Discovery Place science is fun. As the signs say you can play, build, and touch science.
We have taken our grandson several times and look forward to our next visit. The most memorable visit was when they demonstrated fire and explosions ;). We also enjoyed a tour of our solar system, the construction of a robot, stuffing newspaper in an air cannon, building six foot tall towers, and numerous other activities.
This photo was taken at 301 North Tryon Street in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to the Discovery Place website.
Our preference is to enjoy the Dandelion Market on Sunday afternoons when the bar is quite. However for those in search of a crowd the time to go is Friday or Saturday night. They also have a big crowd at brunch. Maybe because if the Bloody Mary bar 😉
This photo was taken at 118 West 5th Street in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link to the Dandelion Market website. Be sure and check out the menu. They offer “everything at the Market” for $295
This statue is one of four at the intersection of Trade and Tryon in uptown Charlotte. The scene depicts a miner poring gold on the head of a banker!
The art work is called Commerce.
Personally I like that each statue is two separate pieces of art detecting an aspect of Charlotte’s history.
This photo was taken on a recent stroll in Uptown. We have not been yet however we will go soon.
The website says it’s a Nationally Acclaimed Contemporary Arts Center.
The McColl Center for Art and Innovation is at 721 North Tryon.
Brunch at the Dandelion Market includes a very popular bloody mary bar. We found the food very good but the noise level too high. I suspect that brunch on Sunday morning will be a little quieter.
This photo was taken at 118 West 5th Street in Uptown. Following is a link to the Dandelion Market website.