I was just flipping through some facebook photos, and I stumbled across these from my CouchSurfing trip to North Carolina last year. I was just randomly wandering the streets after hitting up a delicious bakery, and I came across this guy painting this epic mural underneath an underpass. He stopped and talked to me for a few minutes, telling me a little bit about the history of Charlotte that led to this public-funded art work, which he came up with on his own. He said it was a year-long project meant to beautify the area and educate passers-by. It's now completed- hit up the link for more details.