Today is theme day in the City Daily Photo community. The theme is “the future” and our contribution is this photo of a “back to the future” mural found on the back wall of a the Discovery Place Science Center. The photo was taken facing the sun and then Photoshop enhanced. Maybe this is the future.
Following is a link to the Discovery Place Science Center which I truly believe is the future. IMHO, every time a child visits the science center humanities future is enhanced because they learn to enjoy and appreciate science.
Note that the sign on the bottom right of the photo says “you are being watched” . Maybe this is the future.
The day after Thanksgiving means putting up Christmas trees. Today’s photo shows the assembly of the Christmas tree in the atrium of One Wells Fargo Center. As you can see the assembly involves a crane and several people.
While walking along the rail trail, the jogger approaching us was bathed in a pink reflection. It was not a surprise to us given there is a mid-rise condo with pink glass on the rail trail. The evening sun was reflecting off the pink building and on to this jogger.
From a photographic standpoint I like the contrast between the shadows and the reflection.
Today’s photo was taken through a window at the Barcelona wine bar in the South End district. This is actually a photo of a photo hanging in the entrance to the Barcelona restaurant. And in the original photo you will find my reflection.
Note that the Barcelona wine bar has patio dinning with heaters which is good during the pandemic.
Today’s photo shows one of the restaurants in the Design District found in the South End near uptown Charlotte. Yesterday’s photo shows the water tower at the center of the Design District. Today’s photo shows Nebel Alley and a Tex Mex restaurant restaurant. Nebel Alley is named after the former Nebel Knitting Mill. Note that in addition to restaurants there are also events at Nebel Alley.
In the South End there is an old mill which has been converted to restaurants, work space, and retail. The area is called the “Design District” and interestingly is built around a water tower. Today’s photo shows a sign on the water tower and reads “no climbing the water tower”.
Because of the Rittenhouse verdict I went looking for something old which I could use as a photographic metaphor. With the goal of conveying that society will make it through difficult times.
My thoughts are inline with president Biden’s response to the Rittenhouse verdict: “While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken, I urge everyone to express their views peacefully, consistent with the rule of law. Violence and destruction of property have no place in our democracy.”
Today’s photo shows the Charlotte National Building built a long time ago. The building is engraved with MCMXVIII which are the Roman Numerals for the year 1918. Which, as it turns out, is a metaphor for and a reminder of the covid pandemic.
Today’s photo shows a different perspective of two buildings shown in yesterday’s photo. The Duke Energy Plaza under construction next to the Duke Energy Center.
Note that the Duke Energy Center was lite in red, when this photo was taken. Interestingly the Duke Energy Center lighting changes regularly … and you can make suggestions on the lighting. The following article explains the process to submit lighting suggestions … Charlotte Lights.
Interestingly only one of the buildings shown was present eight years ago when we moved to uptown Charlotte.. The tallest building, called the Duke Energy Center, was present eight years ago and was were I first went to work in Charlotte. Our condo complex is 1/2 of a block past the two construction cranes. Past our condo there was a similar construction boom, of mid-rise apartments next to the Charlotte baseball stadium and the Romare Bearden Park. There is also construction underway in Uptown North not shown in this photo.
With all of this; why is the property value, of our condo, falling? The answer is that high density is a hard sell during a pandemic. But it is no big deal. I plan on retiring in 2 years so by then the pandemic will be over the the uptown condo prices will have recovered (smile).
Today’s photo shows the Honeywell building and the Bank of America stadium in uptown Charlotte. The Honeywell website says the “The Future Is What We Make It” which I feel is a very positive approach to life. I really like the brand that Honeywell uses and if I were not so close to retirement I would be looking for job opportunities at Honeywell.
From a photography perspective; I especially like how the evening sun light highlights the parking garage in front of the Honeywell building. That and the trees with Fall foliage.
As a follow-up to yesterday’s sidewalk post, we are sharing another sidewalk photo. This one with a lady in pink. The sidewalk crosses a bridge between the South End district and uptown Charlotte. The bridge crosses over I-277 which loops around uptown Charlotte.
From a photographic view, I like this photo because it was taken facing the sun yet the colors turned out great.
This sign was found in uptown Charlotte. The sign begs an explanation and unfortunately I do not have an explanation. So this is just a guess: Today was the Charlotte Marathon, with thousands of runners, might it be possible the runners were asked to run in the streets and the sidewalks are for the cheering crowds.
Yesterday, while on a walk with my wife, we admired the Fall colors found in the uptown Charlotte parks. This specific tree stood out and we went to some efforts to capture a photo. Specifically we used the panorama feature on my iPhone.
You can see that we are also sharing a slide show with impression of the colors. Which one is your favorite.