Charlotte is a city where you instantly feel at home, and that sense of home is depicted daily through socially shared #Charlottesgotalot posts from our residents and visitors. Each month, we’ll dive deeper into the story behind one such #Charlottesgotalot Instagram photo and the photographer behind the lens (or smart phone).
Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a life, wilderness and digital marketing enthusiast from a small town outside of Asheville. I relocated to Charlotte after I graduated from Western Carolina University. I was in the mood for a change of scenery after college and Charlotte seemed like the perfect place to begin a new chapter in life – the Queen City is brimming with neat opportunities.
What’s the story behind this photo?
I discovered this gem of a greenhouse — Campbell’s Greenhouse — behind The Pavilion at South End late last year, and it has quickly become one of my favorite spots. I stop by at least once a month to pick out a new plant or (like on this occasion) to find a little creative inspiration. I thought the contrasting colors were particularly lovely in this aisle so I captured it for the ‘gram.
Favorite places for Instagram-worthy photos in Charlotte?
The top level of the parking garage at 7th Street Public Market, a few spots along the Charlotte Rail Trail, pretty much anywhere in Freedom Park and inside Good Bottle Co. and Hex Coffee (their natural lighting is on point).
Favorite thing to do in Charlotte?
I really appreciate live music, so I go to a lot of shows at local venues like the Visulite Theatre, Snug Harbor and The Underground – Fillmore Charlotte. I also like to feed my quarters to the ravenous pinball machines at Abari Game Bar.
What’s on your Charlotte bucket list – what haven’t you done yet, but you’d like to soon.
Tag your Instagram photos with #Charlottesgotalot to be featured in a future Happenings magazine, e-newsletter, or Charlotte’s got a blog Photo of the Month!