Charming Charlotte

It’s Wanderlust Wednesday, and I am sharing one last look at Charlotte, North Carolina, where the fabulous Wedding With A View took place. It was a whirlwind weekend, flying in on Friday afternoon and departing Sunday morning, with little time for sightseeing. But we managed to steal away for a couple of hours in between the planned wedding festivities to take a stroll in the Uptown City Center area, which is where our Marriott Hotel was located. Inside the hotel, this lovely bronze sculpture greeted us

while this amazing light fixture illuminated the front lobby.

Other than several museums, including the Wells Fargo HistoryLevine Museum of the New South and NASCAR Hall of Fame, downtown Charlotte is populated with restaurants, gastropubs and bars. Great for dining and night life, not so much for finding souvenirs! A few images to share: This spectacular firebird sculpture stands guard at the entrance of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

As we walked the streets, we couldn’t help but notice how beautiful and clean this city is- not a piece of litter or cigarette butt to be found!

Surrounded by skyscrapers sandwiched in between the hotels and parks,

we spent a lot of time looking way up to note the varied architecture.

After walking for a couple of hours, Coach and I happened upon this cute little pub called the Dandelion Market, where we stopped for lunch.

With a full-on Bloody Mary bar,

and deliciously fresh, home-made everything,

the perfect place to rest up for the wedding taking place later on in the day. LOVE this wall of antique shoe forms-it added a rustic touch to the decor.

After a couple of hours of walking, it was tempting to treat ourselves to a carriage ride, but this guy looked pretty sleepy…

So that is just a small glimpse of the charming Charlotte we experienced- I know there is a whole lot more to see!

Apparently there is a saying in these here parts: that people only come to visit Charlotte once- then they decide to move there! We certainly could see why : ) Have a charmed Wednesday! Susan


  1. says:

    Four a.m.! Really? Love, Mom


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