back to the future

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

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.

Follow this link to see photos, from around the world, about the future.

family scene

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

Today we share another family scene from uptown Charlotte. Normally uptown is full of office workers or long adults. However, Thanksgiving week presents many family photo opportunities.

It has been many years however I fondly remember carrying my kids when they were young.

As shown in the photo this scene was found at the Fifth Third bank.

Following is link the Fifth Third bank website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A family scene in uptown Charlotte.

family

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

While on a walk, I took this quick snap of a family enjoying scooter time. The scene was found on Tryon near the Capital Grill. The family scene and the Fall colors made for a nice photo opportunity.

Full disclosure; I have never ridden an electric scooter and I don’t see a ride in my future. Also, note that my quick snap has been enhanced using photoshop.

Following is a link to The Capital Grill website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A family enjoying scooter time in uptown Charlotte.

the day after Thanksgiving

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

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.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article about Two Wells Fargo Center. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The day after Thanksgiving means putting the Christmas tree up.

a pink reflection

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

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.

Following is a link to the a Wikipedia article about the pink condo complex in Charlotte. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A pink reflection highlights a jogger in the South End district near uptown Charlotte.

looking glass

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

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.

Following is a link to the Barcelona win bar website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption:  taking a photo through a window.

Tex Mex

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

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.

Following is a link to an article about events at Nebel Alley. In addition, the following link is to a Wikipedia article about the former Nebel Knitting Mill. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A Tex Mex restaurant found at Nebel Alley in the Design District.

water tower

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

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”.

Following is link to the Design Center of the Carolinas page. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sign on the water tower in the South End district of uptown Charlotte.

pre-historic

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

Today’s photo shows art found in the South End district near uptown Charlotte. I’ll have to keep a watch on this and take a photo when the flowers are in full bloom.

This is an example of when the title is as artistic as the art itself. The sign says “Pre-Historic South End – Brontosaurus”.

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

Following is a link to a wikipedia article about Brontosaurus also know as a Thunder Lizard. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Art found in the South End near uptown Charlotte.

MCMXVIII

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

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.

We will make it through difficult times.

Note that the Charlotte National Building has it’s own FaceBook page. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Charlotte National Building in uptown Charlotte.

Duke

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

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.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article about the Duke Energy Plaza. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Duke Plaza under construction next to the Duke Energy Center in uptown Charlotte.

Uptown South

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

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).

Honeywell

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

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.

Following is a link to a webpage about Honeywell corporate citizenship. Check it out, Honeywell is very inspiring. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Honeywell building in uptown Charlotte.

Lady in pink

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

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.

Following is a link to the planned Rail Trail pedestrian Bridge which will be short distance from the bridge in this photo. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Lady in pink crossing a bridge between the South End and uptown Charlotte.

sidewalk

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

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.

Following is a link to the Charlotte Marathon website. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sidewalk sign found in uptown Charlotte.

fall colors

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.

Most of these photos were created using ByFunky.com

Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: