My Nia class is in a studio on Hawthorne Ave. Yesterday when I arrived it was pretty close to impossible to find parking because of all the construction. Next to the studio is an old wreck of a building that looks like it was the victim of a bombing. But I love the archways and its basic structure. I hope they’re going to rebuild with those bones but given that this is Charlotte that may not be what is happening. In some places the city has preserved its history, but mostly they just let developers run rough shod. It’s a brash, fast-growing city, looking forward to the future and not so enamored with the past.
I try to imagine what cool thing this could be turned into: