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Old 09-04-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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Welcome to Charlotte, a City of Quirks - NYTimes.com

Article from the NYT Politics and Government blog, giving some insight to convention goers and watchers on the wonders of our area.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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The article is very true of Charlotte.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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TY for posting a link to that article, 89Quattro! I really enjoyed it and I think it captured Charlotte's "quirkiness" very well!
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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the article about Charlotte is much better when the OP states their "intent", I guess.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:05 AM
 
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TY for posting a link to that article, 89Quattro! I really enjoyed it and I think it captured Charlotte's "quirkiness" very well!
Your welcome, but the honor must go to the OP whose thread was deleted by the moderator for a what appeared to be a very minor TOS violation.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:05 AM
 
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Speaking of names, the statue in front of Charlotte Douglas International Airport of a woman who appears to be falling down, or just got punched in the stomach, is the city’s namesake.


Anybody knows the explanation for the statue's posture?
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:16 AM
 
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Anybody knows the explanation for the statue's posture?
Victim of jet blast from the heavies taking off.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Anybody knows the explanation for the statue's posture?
City-data asks... City-data answers... From a 2008 post:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/2696367-post4.html

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The whimsical statue, privately funded by a philanthropic group called Queen's Table, is intended to evoke an image of a woman buffeted by winds. But some observers see her recoiling from a blow to the stomach.
Other interesting info on Charlotte statues at Trade/Tryon in the post. Found it by Googline "charlotte queen statue airport"... Credit to C-D user CRock for the original post, quoting Leigh Dyer from the Observer.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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I haven't checked the other threads or googled . . . but I was told that the artist intended it to show how "the winds of change" have always blown through Charlotte, from Revolutionary days through Civil Rights and now into its status as part of the New South.

I have always thought that the posture would be recognized as a person buffeted by winds if the statue were higher off the ground, so that her gaze would be looking downward and the viewer could perceive the idea of winds blowing the figure around.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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I have hard time to agree with the queen's chosen posture (of failing back in the wind)...I would've preferred to see her moving forward through the winds, not in a defeated position.
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