The Old Cemetery is a resting place for early settlers of Charlotte, North Carolina. The modern buildings seem out of place against this serenity.
The Lynx Blue Line is a light rail line in Charlotte, North Carolina. Riders are treated to art at some stations and colorful buildings on the routes.
Affectionately known as “Disco Chicken” by area residents, the shimmering Firebird sculpture was installed in 2009, and stands at the entrance of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. The statue stands over 17 feet tall and weighs over 1,400 pounds. The entire statue is covered from top to bottom in over 7,500 pieces of mirrored and colored glass. The piece was created in 1991 by French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle.
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a 36,500-square-foot museum space dedicated to the exhibition of mid-20th-century modern art. The museum is designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta. A key design element of the four-story structure is the soaring glass atrium that extends through the museum’s core and diffuses natural light throughout the building.
Fifth Third Center, formally known as the IJL Financial Center and 201 North Tryon, is a 447 feet building in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was completed in 1997 and has 30 floors.
Here is a view from the plaza looking up to the tower.
Charlotte is a major city and commercial hub in North Carolina. Its modern city center (Uptown) has tall buildings with eye-pleasing architecture.
King George III still ruled the Colonies when European settlers chartered the town back in 1768. They named the new hamlet after the King’s wife, Queen Charlotte.
We will be posting images of Charlotte over the next several weeks. Here is a sign depicting Charlotte in the center of the region.
A bench view of The Green – a park in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina