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The two RV Gypsies
At Fourth Ward Neighborhood Park
and downtown Charlotte, North Carolina

August 1, 2018

welcome to Mecklenburg County NC sign
map of NC showing Mecklenburg County and Charlotte location

history bookCharlotte is the most populous city in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. It is the 17th-most populous city in the United States. It is the second-largest city in the southeastern United States, just behind Jacksonville, Florida. It is the third-fastest-growing major city in the United States. Residents are referred to as "Charlotteans". Charlotte is home to the corporate headquarters of Bank of America and the east coast operations of Wells Fargo, which along with other financial institutions made it the second-largest banking center in the United States from 1995 to 2017 and the third-largest in 2017. Charlotte has a humid subtropical climate. It is located several miles east of the Catawba River and southeast of Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. Lake Wylie and Mountain Island Lake are two smaller man-made lakes located near the city.

NOTE: above quote and the collage below are from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte,_North_Carolina. All other photos are by Karen Duquette

Charlotte panorama

sign: Fourth Ward Neighborhood Park

water fountain at Fourth Ward Neighborhook Park

Below: Two views of the same type of flower.

a closed up flower

flower in full bloom

Charlotte library

sign about Annie Alexander

plague about Annie Alexander

401 North Tryon Street has a hidden area with a great mural on an overhead arch, which was hard to photograph. Karen had to bend her head backwards to look straight up. It could not fit all in one photo, so she tried several angles.

mural

mural

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

St. Peter's Episcopal Church sign

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

shadow sign

Mecklenburg sign

Lee Duquette at a height checker

Lee Duquette and a painted bear

Below: Statues on each of the four corners of N. Tryon Street and W. Trade Street.

statue

statue

statue

statue

Below: A large, 2-sided piece of art

2-sided art

2-sided art

sign about Nathanal Greene

sign about Charlotte's first Belk Store

outside restaurant seating and
flowing water

Refections on a store building

water fountain

Refections on a store building

 

Lee liked the contour of this building

chickin sign

tall building

painting on the side of a building

painting on the side of a building

The two RV Gypsies want to bring their great-grandson to the Children's museum because it looks like a big and wonderful place. They also hope to do additional exploring in Charlotte at sometime in the near future.

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