construction cranes

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

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.

Following is an article about the Duke Energy tower. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Construction cranes as seen in Uptown Charlotte.

courthouse

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

Today’s photo shows the Mecklenburg County Courthouse. Actually, this is the old courthouse. The new one is modern and functional but not nearly as grand.

However, I took the photo because I liked the flag, the gold doors, and the how the blue sky reflects in the windows.

Following is a link to website for the new courthouse. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Uptown Charlotte.

helping hand

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

Today’s photo shows a sculpture found in the Two Wells Fargo Center plaza. I share the photo because of the concept of offering a helping hand. Also, the photo was shared because of my efforts to chose scenes which include people. In the background you will notice a gentleman enjoying the sun. Also, a family is enjoying a meal.

Following is an website called Helping Hands of Charlotte. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption A sculpture in the Two Wells Fargo plaza.

Ratcliffe Flowers

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

The Historic Ratcliffe Flowers sign stands in the Green with the Mint Museum in the background. There is an interesting story, in the Charlotte Business Journal, about the Ratcliffe’s Flowers building, the construction of the Ratcliffe condos, and the preservation and incorporation of the original architecture.

Note that I have also included people in the scene because recently my post have focused on empty lonely scenes. Today I went looking for photo opportunities which included people. Most people are waring mask or social distancing.

Also, note that the the Mint Museum is the same museum I mentioned in yesterday’s post.

Following is an article about Look at what we pass every day. Charlotte’s history, told through signs. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Ratcliffe Flowers sign with the Mint Museum in the background.

garage art

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

Today’s photo shows dynamic art on the side of a parking garage in Uptown Charlotte. The art is composed of sun catching polished metal pieces which the wind moves causing patterns of light.

Following is a website showing parking garages in Uptown. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Parking garage art found in Uptown Charlotte.

smart flower

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

This solar smart flower was found in the First Ward Park. The flower follows the sun and folds up at night. Their website says the flower folds up and cleans itself nightly. With this intelligence the smart flower makes 40% more energy than traditional solar panels. Plus it looks good.

Following is the Smart Flower Solar website. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption A solar smart flower found in the First Ward Park.

change

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

This mural was found in Uptown Charlotte at Sprite Square. I liked the message: “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”

The mural is signed as Traveling Gypsy @DUARTE_DESIGNS

Following is a link the website for the Traveling Gypsy. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Mural found in Uptown Charlotte.