vaccinated selfie

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

Today I am sharing a vaccinated selfie which was taken at the first event we have attended in 15 months. We were so excited we arrived early. The event was a Blues concert. The venue was outdoors, socially distanced, mask were worn by most, the number in attendance was limited … it was great.

We are also sharing a short video of the music and the crowd.

Get your shot and enjoy the new normal.

empty hallways

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

This photo shows a scene which soon will be a thing of the past. The US reported 62% of adults have received at least one Covid vaccine shot. Although, the vaccination pace is dropping, we are getting closer to the goal of 70% vaccinated. Also in US young teens currently make up the fastest growing segment receiving vaccinations.

It is my hope that when those that are un-vaccinated see their friends safely enjoying the benefits of vaccinations; they will line up for to get a shot.

Following is a link to a Vaccine Finder from CDC. n addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Empty halls in the office towers of uptown Charlotte.

healthy

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

I noticed this message recently in the window of the Flower Child Restaurant. Apparently the message is a quote from Voltaire. I like the message and I like the calligraphy.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article about Voltaire. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sign found in the South End near uptown Charlotte.

theme day, when I can travel again

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

Today is theme day, in the City Daily Photo community, and the theme is “when I can travel again”. Our contribution is this photo showing our grandchildren who live in Seattle. There really is no competition .. our first trip, when we can travel again, will be to Seattle to see our grandchildren.

Please visit city daily photo bloggers to see their interpretation of the June theme.

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz

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

Highlighting the Spring is Sprung performance at the Knight Theater in uptown Charlotte. The dance performance was energetic and lively.

Following are some interesting links on the subject:

Following are the lyrics for the “Spring is Sprung” song.

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz.
I wonder where the birdies is. 
They say the birdies on the wing, but that's absurd.
I always thought the wing was on the bird. 

Actually this was my original April Fools day joke for the April Theme Day. However, it caused some confusion given the original April theme was Spring and then changed to April Fools.

parking garage

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

This is what all parking garages should look like. They should be under a park with trees, flowers, art, and people with smiling faces. Actually, we are fortunate to have this park and parking garage in front of our condo complex in uptown Charlotte. The park and the parking garage are called The Green for good reason.

Following is a Wikipedia article about The Green. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Flowers at the Green parking garage in uptown Charlotte.

panoramic photo

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

While walking in the 4th Ward this photo opportunity appeared. The sunlight on the flowers caught my attention however I also wanted to capture the tree as well. My DLSR camera could not capture the scene however my iPhone captured the scene in panoramic mode.

Following is a link to the 4th Ward website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A panoramic photo of a tree in the 4th Ward near uptown Charlotte.

umbrella art

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

Today’s photo shows two photographers taking photos of an umbrella art display. We found this display at midtown on a walk along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. The wind was high and the umbrellas put on an interesting dance. Following is a video showing the umbrella dance (the video is 33 seconds long so give it a moment to download).

Following is a link to the Midtown website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Umbrella art display at midtown near uptown Charlotte.

tiny horse

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

Today’s photo shows a business named Tiny Horse. The name caught my attention however internet research has not found an explanation of where the name came from. I like to think the origins, of the name, is the SNL sketch of the same name.

However, research finds that their catch phrase “rooted in the intersection of brand and entertainment” is displayed prominently on their website. It was interesting to find that they are now part of Team Whistle and they have offices in Charlotte, New York, and Los Angeles.

Following is a link to the Tiny Horse SNL sketch and the Tiny Horse website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A business, called Tiny Horse, found in Dilworth near uptown Charlotte.

unique signage

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

This unique signage was found in the South End near uptown Charlotte. A little research finds that the Boone Oakley catch phrase is “We give ambitious brands an unfair advantage”. Research also found that their signage and website has includes humor. I especially like one of their web pages showing a glass of beer and the message that “we offer 401(k) and more importantly A 401(k)eg”. Also, their website has several short videos integrated in their banners. The videos also reflect humor.

Following is a link to the Boone Oakley website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A business with a unique signage found in the South End near uptown Charlotte.

hey good lookin

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

Today’s photo is a simple snap of a sign which caught my eye. The sign was found in the South End which is close to uptown Charlotte. There are many and small touches such as this sign. There is a “discovery around every corner”

Following is a link to the Historic South End website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sign found in the South End near uptown Charlotte.

the bunnies are back

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

Exciting news was shared on the marquee at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Belk Theater. THE BUNNIES ARE BACK! This is especially exciting, to me as a photographer, given there will be 30 foot tall bunnies to photograph. In addition there will be numerous art performances which offer photo opportunities.

In the past, the bunnies display has been on the Green park in front of the Ratcliffe condos where we live. This art display will be part of Charlotte Shout from September 17th through October 3rd.

It feels great to see plans for events. I am optimistic.

Following is a link to the Charlotte Shout website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Announcement, at the Performing Arts Center, that the Bunnies are back.

stripes

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

Today’s photo shows another business on East boulevard in Dilworth near uptown Charlotte. As the photo shows they strive to draw you in with stripes on the sidewalk. Unfortunately there was no sign so I cannot share the business name.

giraffes

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

On a recent walk we noticed giraffes on East Boulevard in Dilworth near uptown Charlotte. The sign indicates the building is available for lease and giraffes certainly draw attention. While researching the following phrase was found “East Boulevard has history, a splash of color, and many homes that have been repurposed into businesses“.

Following is an article, from the Charlotte Observer, about East Boulevard. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Giraffes found on East Boulevard in Dilworth near uptown Charlotte.

patio dinning

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

Now that we have been vaccinated, we have chosen Tuesday night as date night. In addition we try to frequent locally owned restaurants which offer outdoor dinning. Last night we enjoyed the patio at 300 East which is one of our favorites. Connie had Salmon and I enjoyed a shrimp panini sandwich.

Following is a link to the 300 East website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Patio dinning at 300 East restaurant on East Boulevard in Dilworth near uptown Charlotte.