gnarly

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows an old tree in Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte. Personally I like the scene because of the skyline in the background. A contrast between old and new.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article for Marshall Park. We are also sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: An old tree found in Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte.

walk your walk

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo highlights another of the You Can signs found around Charlotte. The Little Sugar Creak Greenway is also featured in the photo. My wife and I look forward to cooler weather such that we can resume our long walks one the Greenway.

Following is a link to a previous photo from the You Can series, you can meet someone new. We are also sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: You can walk your walk on the Greenway in midtown near uptown Charlotte.

Nascar hall of fame

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows the Nascar Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte. The sign in the middle says “This is our sport. This is our house”. With an emphases on the word “our”. And there is a lot of reality, in the word “our” given Charlotte embraces the sport.

Following is a link the website for the Nascar Hall of Fame. I like that the website photos show visitors wearing mask. We are also sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Nascar Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte.

dog in a park

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows a dog in a park. However, what I found as unique was that the dog appeared to be resting comfortably on his personal blanket. And then I thought this scene must have a story. So I waited to see which human came to join the dog .. and everyone just walked past. So maybe this really is a dog who brought a blanket to the park for a little relaxation.

Following is a link showing Google images about dogs in Freedom Park in Charlotte. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Dog in a park, on blanket, and the focus of this photo.

outdoor seating

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo was taken on our road trip to the mountains. This is the patio at the Town Tavern. There is good food, music, drinks, and most importantly .. cool mountain air.

Note that, although Connie and I are vaccinated, we are not ready to eat inside a restaurant. However, we do enjoy restaurants with outdoor seating. Unfortunately, due to the heat, our only recent restaurant experiences have been early morning brunch. It was nice to enjoy an evening meal.

Following is a link to the website for the Town Tavern, in Blowing Rock. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Outdoor seating at the Town Tavern in Blowing Rock.

Sticky

Our contribution, to the City Daily Photo theme, is this sticky photo from our archives. The Ice Cream was good but the icee was very sticky. This photo was taken at Freedom Park in the Dilworth district near uptown Charlotte. The Ice Cream cones and the icee were purchased from an ice cream truck. It was a hot day so they were enjoyed.

Following is a link to City Daily Photo theme where photographers from around the world have shared there interpretation of today’s theme.

Road Trip

It was 96 degrees Fahrenheit today in Charlotte so we took a road trip to the mountains. Three hours later we were in the mountains where the temperature was 76 degrees Fahrenheit.

Given we drive an electric car our road trip photo shows us charging at a Blue Ridge Electric charging station. Complete with solar panels.

More photos from the trip tomorrow.

yoga

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Recently, on a walk, I came across this scene at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in uptown Charlotte. Yoga at the Bohemian garden. Best of all, the garden is next to the garden bar.

Following is a link to the Grand Bohemian Hotel website where the catch phase is “Dare to Explore a New Tempo”. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A yoga session at the Grand Bohemian Hotel found in uptown Charlotte.

Following are a few artistic interruptions created using BeFucky.com

old and new structures

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows an old and a new structure in the same photo. The structure, in the foreground, is what appears to the old parsonage at a church. The structure, in the background, is an apartment building called the Skyhouse.

Following are a few additional views of the McColl Center where the above photo was taken.

  • The McColl Center for Art and Innovation in Uptown Charlotte

Following is a link to the McColl Center an artist residency and contemporary art space in uptown Charlotte.  In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Old and new structures found in uptown Charlotte.

brunch

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows our brunch this weekend. We enjoyed breakfast tacos, sausage, gravy, biscuits, and fruit. We also enjoyed the outdoor tables which were safely spaced. The tables are in shade and very enjoyable. 

Following is a link to the 300 East Restaurant which we highly recommend. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Brunch at 300 East in the Dilworth district near uptown Charlotte

fish fountain

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

An additional photo has added to my mini-series about art objects in a pocket park called The Green in uptown Charlotte. These fish fountains have appeared in multiple TV series. Two I am aware of are Homeland and Delilah.

I like this photo because the couple, in the background, give a sense of scale.

Note that the Ratcliffe condos are in the background.

Following is a link to the Delilah TV series which my wife and highly recommend. Charlotte scenes play an important role in the TV series. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: This fountain was found in the pocket park called The Green in uptown Charlotte.

welcome back festival

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

The Novant Health Welcome Back Festival was in full swing yesterday in uptown Charlotte. As the photo shows; the crowd brought their bag chairs, hammocks, umblellas, and tents. While I was there, the Orquesta Sabrosalsa band played and danced the salsa.

Best of all the Super Heroes, from Nuvant Health were there to administer Covid Vaccinations. The idea was to “make your vaccination part of your festival experience”. Yea Nuvant Health and thank you to those who were vaccinated.

Following is a link to the website for the Novant Health Welcome Back Festival. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Enjoying the Novant Health Welcome Back festival.

mushroom chairs

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

This photo was taken near yesterday’s photo, the a pocket park called the Green. The park has several similar art objects. There are water fountains in the form of fish, sculptures of books, and sign post honoring authors. Photos will be shared in the near future.

Following is a link to an article about parks in Charlotte. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Mushroom chairs found at a park called the Green in uptown Charlotte.

suits and scooters

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

Today’s photo shows business suits returning to uptown Charlotte. Interestingly some of the office workers enjoy the scooters which are common in uptown.

Following is a link with a step-by-step guide to riding rentable cooters in Charlotte. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Suites and scooters are found on the streets of uptown Charlotte.

back to the office

photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

News articles indicate the banks plan to bring employees back to uptown Charlotte starting in September. Hopefully vaccination rates will increase, we defeat the Delta variant, and uptown comes back to life. It is within our reach; all we have to do, is get vaccinated.

Following is an article, about returning to the offices, from the Charlotte Observer. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Back to the office soon. Shown is one of the Wells Fargo buildings in uptown Charlotte.