Today’s photo shows a statue of Queen Charlotte who the city of Charlotte was named for. The plaque says: In 1761, colonial Americans were fascinated by the royal wedding of England’s King George III to a 17 year-old princess, Charlotte Sophia if the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The settlers name their town and county after Queen Charlotte … in hopes of gaining royal favor.
It is theme day in the City Daily Photo community and the theme is symmetry. Our contribution is this photo of the light rail tracks, in uptown Charlotte, which is a good example of symmetry and depth.
Continuing our mini-series, of photos featuring yellow; today we share this photo of yellow flowers and the poetic phrase “in quiet rooms”. This scene is part of an art project called Wall Poems of Charlotte. The project helps bring poetry into everyday spaces such as this abandoned building in uptown Charlotte.
This is a follow-up photo to yesterday’s photo. The photo from yesterday and today’s photo show the same house in the 1st ward of uptown Charlotte. The difference are the power lines. The wires were removed, from today’s photo, by using a DJI Pocket camera which has a setting to automatically take six photos and stitch them together in a panoramic format. The DJI Pocket camera also has a lens mounted on a gimbal which acts as a stabilizer.
As the name implies, the camera fits in your pocket :)
Note that in today’s photo, there was some camera distortion given I was standing so close to the house. Some of the distortion was removed using PhotoShop.
Today we share another blue photo. This photo shows blue sky behind the Gandhi statue in uptown Charlotte. I am impressed that Charlotte has a park dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. The park is approximately named Gandhi Park and it draws me back for visit after visit. It is inspiring.
Today we share another photo from an evening stroll in uptown Charlotte. The focus, of the photo, is the BLT Steak sign backlit in the evening sun. What interested me photographically was the light and shadows in this scene.
Today’s photo shows outdoor tables in the evening sunlight. These tables are at “Mert’s Heart And Soul cafe” which serves “down home low country” cooking. Our favorite is the cornbread which is a sweeter than any sugar cookie I have ever eaten.
I’m sharing this photo because of lighting and the shadows.
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 is our contribution the the Monday Mural theme. I especially like this mural given that it honors the performing arts. Nick Napoletano created this mural and many more through out Charlotte. Nick signs his murals as @NAPOLETNOART
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.
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.