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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden General Daytime Admission Pass
"The Four Seasons Garden gives visitors a glimpse of what we mean when we say “it’s a garden for all seasons.” All year long you’ll find a symphony of colors shapes and textures. The Cottage Garden offers sweet scents that take you back to grandma’s house. This area is a showcase of heirloom plants popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Located between the Cottage and Canal Gardens The Crape Myrtle Grove offers visitors a place to rest in the shade. The Canal Garden includes a water feature framed by a fountain at each end. As long as a football field this garden offers new colors every season. The Scroll Garden is a study in shapes and textures as well as a garden for pollinators in the frost free months. Designed in a spiral tall plants progressively give way to ever shorter plants and The Allee Garden features a kid’s favorite — the tunnel fountain.The Ribbon Garden is accented by a curving channel of water that ends with streams of water playing a game of leapfrog while The Serpentine Garden is designed in a long meandering shape. It includes circular pools each portion themed with a different color.The Conifer is found at the end of the manicured gardens
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Anadolu Kavagi Cruise by Private Yacht - Half Day from Istanbul
"Relax on your own private yacht and discover the delights of the beautiful Bosphorus both European and Asian Sides with a stop at the picturesque village of Anadolu Kavagi one of the last villages of the Bosphorus near the Mouth of the Black Sea.Begin with a cruise along the European side and enjoy the sights along the way including the Dolmabahçe and Çirağan Palaces the beautiful Ortaköy Mosque the famed Bosphorus Bridge
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Museum and Gallery European Old Master Paintings
"The European Old Master Painting Collection at the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University beautifully traces the artistic cultural and religious history of Western Europe from the 14th-19th centuries. Works by recognized artists such as Rubens van Dyck Reni Tintoretto Le Brun
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Public Art Tips (12)

The ceiling fresco and Hugh McColl

This type of artwork is like something you would find on the U.S. Capitol dome. What stands out is this guy in a business suit among everyone else in ancient garb. That gentleman in a suit is Hugh...
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Mar 24, 2003

Public Art

"Continuum" by Ben Long in the entryway to the Transamerica building invites you to stare and try to figure out what the artist is trying to say. Let me know if you figure it out. It has something to...
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Nov 02, 2002

Statues on Trade and Tryon

The intersection of Trade Street and North Tryon is the center point of Charlotte and each corner is graced with a statue by Raymond Kaskey. The following is excerpted from charlottecentercity.org:...
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acemj
Nov 02, 2002

Art abounds

Step into the lobby of the Bank of America Tower (the tallest building in Uptown) and take a look at the frescoes by noted artist, Ben Long. His work is all over the city in churches and in public...
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acemj
Nov 02, 2002

I have no idea what this is!

I used to work in the Bank of America Plaza building and every day I'd walk by this giant copper disk and wonder to myself, "What the heck is that?" I still don't know, but it's an interesting piece...
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Nov 02, 2002

See it before you walk The Public Art Walking Tour

Thanks to the Charlotte Arts and Science Council’s (ASC) Public Art Walking Tour, residents and visitors alike can take advantage of a free, specially developed nine block walking tour of Charlotte’s...
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Jan 22, 2013

Festival in the Park

Since 1964, Festival in the Park has been bringing good music, good art, and good times to Charlotteans and visitors from around the world. The sounds of "big band music" drift across Freedom Park's...
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Oct 07, 2011

Charlotte, the Queen City

Queen Charlotte was the wife of King George III. The city of Charlotte is named after her and from where it gets its nickname of the queen city.
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Mar 24, 2003

New stuff all the time . . .

Uptown is constantly changing and new works of art are popping up all over. This statue of Queen Charlotte at the intersection of College and Trade is new as of 2003.
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Mar 23, 2003

The Green, part 1

The Green is a park in Uptown Charlotte that has a literary theme. This sculpture is representative of some of the great works of literature. Among which is "Don Quijote" by Cervantes.
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Mar 24, 2003

The Green, part 2

At the side of the park closest to the church, you will not only see the pictured sculpture, but you will also get an audio surprise if you listen closely enough.
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Mar 24, 2003

The statues at Trade and Tryon

At the intersection of Trade and Tryon are 4 statues. Starting in the northeast and going clockwise, one sees the statues of commerce, future (mother and child), transportation, and industry.
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Mar 24, 2003
 
 
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Historic Fourth Ward

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Lake Norman

Lake Norman is growning by leaps and bounds!! It is a great place to hang out in the summer time and a nice place if you choose to live there. It's about 30 minutes from Charlotte (with I-77 traffic)...
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