BLT sign on the evening sunlight

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.

Following is a link to the BLT Steak restaurant website. Their website says the serve “contemporary steakhouse fare”. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: BLT Steak sign in the evening sunlight.

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

tables in the evening sunlight

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.

Following is a link to Mert’s Heart And Soul website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Tables in evening light found in uptown Charlotte.

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

Sip

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

Santa is inviting you to enjoy a drink at a local bar called the SIP. Following is a link with a video sharing how to say Cheers! in 10 languages.

Note the camera in the top left of the photo. Smile, you are being watch as you enjoy this photo.

Following is a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Santa is welcoming you into the SIP.

first female physician

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

Today’s photo shows a historical sign honoring Annie Alexander, the first female physician in North Carolina. She has an interesting story which you can read at her Wikipedia article and this North Carolina historical article.

Following is a link to today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A historical sign honoring the first female physician licensed in North Carolina.

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.

Monday Mural – performing art

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

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

Following is a link to Napoletano Arts website. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A mural honoring the performing arts.

Following is a link, to the Colourful World website, where you can add your contribution to the Monday Mural theme. Also, please visit the City Daily Photo portal to see photos from around the world.

”http://citydailyphoto.org/”

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.

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.