Today’s photo shows an art display called Seating ReArrangements. The art was created by Ellie Richards and the sign says “Seating ReArrangements is an engaging composition of ten motion-illuminated chairs on the Dilworth Artisan Station Plaza. Viewable from the Rail Trail, visitors will be invited by rotating colors of embedded LED lights within plywood chairs to this socially-distanced seating arrangement”.
There is an outstanding photo, of the art display, on their website. I wish I had than the photo.
The Flower Child is one of our favorite restaurants however, because of the pandemic, it has been a year since we have eaten there. Fortunately they are still in business and now that we have received our vaccine shots we plan to enjoy a meal on their patio. Afterwards we may even relax in a yellow chair.
Today’s photo shows empty barstools which are a common scene during the pandemic. Although the cattle are not as common :) The website, for the All American Pub, states that they are open and “committed to our customer and employee safety”.
Interestingly their website also said: “All Employees have completed the Count On Me NC Certification”.
Following is a link to the Count On Me NC website which includes training and a “mutual commitment to keep everyone healthy and safe.
Another popular restaurant is Rudy Sunshine which brings “Big Easy” twist on breakfast and brunch classics. As the photo shows Rudy Sunshine is located at 332 West Bland Street in the Southend of Charlotte. They are proud of their address :)
Zoom in, on the photo, and you will see there is a line out of the door. Their website explains that for safety customers must wait outside until their table is ready. And the tables are spaced six feet apart. In addition, they have a large covered patio with additional outdoor seating.
Today’s photo shows an outdoor brunch at Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails. This scene can be found in the Southend of Charlotte. The weather is still a little cool so a fire pit would be nice. As the weather continues to improve, brunch on the roof would be interesting.
The Southend, of Charlotte, is a combination of busy and empty scenes. Unfortunately some businesses have not made it. However, as today’s photo shows there are busy scenes as well. Lots of potential for increased business and increased spread of the virus.
You can tell from the perspective that I was walking in the street when I took this photo.
Restaurants offering outdooring dinning are the busiest. Given, we are now vaccinated we enjoyed an outdoor meal last night. We arrived early and it was easily to maintain physical distance.
Today’s photo shows flags found in Charlotte’s Southend where there is a “discovery around every corner”. In this photo you can see the cherry blossoms, the Flower Child restaurant, and Charlotte’s pink condo.
Note that I used photoshop to push the colors on this photo however that is how I see the Southend. Brightly colored and very interesting. The Southend is full of eclectic restaurants, beer gardens, young people, and art around every corner. And it is very near Uptown Charlotte.
Today is Theme day in the City Daily Photo community and the theme is mirrors. Our theme contribution is this art display found in Charlotte. The name of the display is Covid Confessional and you quickly note that it is focused on social distancing. The art display is set of iridescent curved walls, with a six foot radius, that are activated by light. The walls includes color and reflection.
We also took a selfie which shows the reflective (i.e. mirror) nature of the display. However, we have no Covid transgressions to confess. Actually, we have been very careful and look forward to the pandemic ending.
I’m sharing a photo of this mural because I admire the message which is conveyed. The mural is called Dear Frontline and was created by Kate Deciccio.
With a little Google research I found that the “mural was funded by Dear Frontline, a community art initiative managed and produced by Big Bowl of Ideas, a Black-owned creative public affairs firm from Los Angeles”. But what I am most impressed with is “Dear Frontline also allows you to write a message and send an online postcard to a frontline worker.” Do that here.
Today’s photo shows a common scene in Uptown Charlotte now that the weather is warmer. As shown, in today’s photo; people are wearing shorts, the streets are empty, and skateboarders are enjoying themselves.
Now that my wife and I have been vaccinated we are more confrontable strolling in Uptown. To be safe we wear our mask and maintain physical distance from others. However, we no longer tense up every time we cross paths with someone. With the possible exception of the skateboarders. We still worry we will witness an accident.
This photo was taken of the Atrium Health signs which say #ThisIsMyShot which is a hash tag photo opportunity supporting mass vaccine events held at the Bank of America stadium where the Panthers play. Bravo to Atrium Health and the Panthers.
In the US; the flags are at half-staff in memory of the 500,000 people who have died from Covid. Globally, the death toll is 2.4 million. It is important to pause and reflect on their loss and on their loved ones left behind
On a positive note, I recently heard a nurse say “there is light at the end of the tunnel” and on the news we heard Dr. Fauci say “there is light at the end of the tunnel”. Hopefully, we will all continue to follow scientific advice and be safe.
The BOA Stadium is in the background of this photo.
This sign was found in Uptown Charlotte and is sponsored by CanDoSigns.org
This sign encourages meeting someone new. Just say”Hi, how are your?” The signs share positive and encouraging messages. Their website include a map showing the location of Can Do signs through out Charlotte.
There is most likely a logical explanation for this scene. However, I doubt the driver was going to turn over his truck, trailer, and equipment over to the hotel valet. I suspect this is another instance of repairs occurring, during the pandemic, when traffic and business was slow.
The Hotel Valet is for Ivey’s which has an interesting history. Ivey’s started as a department store, became a condo, then an hotel. However, they have added Residence and their website encourages longer stays.
Construction cranes are a common site in Uptown Charlotte. The tall building in the background is the 55 story Duke Energy Center. The tall cranes are constructing the Duke Energy tower which will be 40 stories when complete. The smaller cranes are working on an expansion to the convention center.
Normally the uptown streets have been busy with office workers. But during the pandemic the streets are busy with construction works and it turns out that construction works enjoy strolling on their lunch break. Hard hats, mask, high visibility safety vest, blue jeans, and work boots.