Photo Essay: Uptown Charlotte City Center

Reflections of Charlotte

Reflections of Charlotte

Queen Charlotte

Queen Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina, is a city of juxtapositions. Lovingly called the Queen City, Charlotte is named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of Great Britain. It is also known as the Hornet’s Nest, a nickname earned after General Charles Cornwallis referred to the patriots and their shenanigans during the American Revolution as a “a hornet’s nest of rebellion.” Today, Charlotte is a hub for banking, the arts, a unique food scene, and sports.

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Historic Site Plaque Showing the Crown and the Hornet’s Nest

L'Oiseau de feu sur l'arche (The Large Bird of Fire on an Arch) at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

L’Oiseau de feu sur l’arche (The Large Bird of Fire on an Arch) at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Uptown Charlotte is very walkable. Modern architecture is broken up by older, historic buildings and parks. Hungry? There are so many choices. Looking to sit and relax? Visit one of the many parks around town. There are museums to see and sports to watch – anything you want the Queen City has what you are seeking. Take a look for yourself!

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The Reflection of the Crown on the Bank of America Corporate Center, the Tallest Building in NC and Between Atlanta and Philadelphia

One of the Queen City's Parks

One of the Queen City’s Parks

Spring in Bloom

Spring in Bloom

Old and New in the City

Old and New in the City

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

The Green Park

The Green Park

It's Got to be NC!

It’s Got to be NC!

Queen City Q

Queen City Q

Amelie's French Bakery & Cafe

Amelie’s French Bakery & Cafe

Listening to Water Burble in the Fountain

Listening to Water Burble in the Fountain