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.
It is theme day … bicycles found in your city … and our contribution presents the idea that sometimes the best thing about a bicycles is where it takes you. In this case the Dandelion Market in Uptown Charlotte. Connie and I often enjoy wine and appetizers at the Dandelion bar on quite Sunday afternoons … Follow this link for interpretations, of the bicycle theme, from around the world
This photo was taken at 118 West 5th Street in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link the Dandelion Market website.
Plants in the 4th Ward Park a few blocks from the urban center of Uptown Charlotte
On a walk through the 4th Ward I noticed this gentleman pruning the flowers in his front yard. The lighting made for a nice photo. Actually this house is across the street from Alexander Michael’s tavern where I enjoyed a hamburg and wine.
This photo was taken near Alexander Michael’s tavern at 401 W 9th Street.
This photo shows that the 4th Ward Park has a quiet place to read complete with a water fountain and shade (smile).
This shows how enjoyable a 4th ward bicycle ride can be. The trees, lovely side streets, and the strolling neighbors are very pleasant.
The photo was taken near 400 North Poplar Street.
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).
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.