Roof top bar

The recently opened Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel has a roof top bar which we have attempted to visit twice. However it is closed on Sundays and that is the day we keep trying. Maybe the front desk will let management know there is an opportunity on Sunday because they are having to turn people away ;)

The Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel overlooks Romare Bearden Park.

women’s march

Charlotte's women's march was a family affair
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.

Maudell’s garden

Maudell’s garden
The sign post for Maudell’s garden is highlighted in today’s photo. To the right please notice the sign for Madeline’s garden. The gardens are named after Romare Bearden’s Grandmother and Mother.

This photo was taken at the intersection of West 3rd Street and South Church Street in Uptown Charlotte. Following are links to the website for Romare Bearden Foundation and the Park Design with detail about the gardens.

chimes at Romare Bearden Park

chimes at Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte
Playing the chimes at Romare Bearden Park is not only enjoyed by the young but also the young at heart. I’ll admit I play them regularly (smile) … recently I heard a guide explain that the park, flowers, fountains, and rocks were laid out following the pattern of a collage which was one of Romare Bearden styles.

This photo was taken at 300 South Church Street. Following is a Wikipedia article about Romare Bearden who the park was name after.

Charlotte skyline

The Charlotte skyline lit in bright sunlight.
Living in uptown presents a photographic challenge … Often the Charlotte skyline is lit in bright sunlight while the location I’m taking the photo from is in shadow from a different building. For example this photo was taken from Romare Bearden Park which is surrounded by several tall apartment buildings. The lighting contrast is an enjoyable challenge.

Bearden park is an active park with many events. As a result the park it’s own twitter account, website, and wikipedia article.