wedding

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

This last weekend I took this photo of a wedding party outside of Saint Peters in uptown Charlotte. I especially liked the red bridesmaid dresses and the white Rolls Royces. They add a nice touch of color.

Wedding, births, and life events continue even during a pandemic. I observed that some wore mask until the excited the church ands I assume those in a attendance were vaccinated.

Following is a link to the Saint Peters website. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A wedding in uptown Charlotte.

Uptown Farmers Market

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

The Uptown Farmers Market has been around for a while however when they added this mural I knew they should be highlighted on Charlotte Daily Photo. Love the colors and the messages in the mural.

Following is a link to the Uptown Farmers Market website. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Farmers market in uptown Charlotte.

Jinya

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

Today’s photo shows another new restaurant in uptown Charlotte. What I especially like, about this restaurant, is the roof top patio. Also, their food presentation is beautiful.

Following is a link to the website for Jinya Ramen Bar at Ally Charlotte Center. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Another new restaurant in uptown Charlotte.

salad kitchen

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

Salata, a salad kitchen, has opened and the tables are full. There website says

  • your kitchen away from home
  • there’s no us without you
  • community comes first
  • wherever life takes you, take salad
  • make your salad count

Following is a link to the Salata website. Following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Salata, a Salad Kitchen, is open and the tables are full.

tokens of inspiration

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

Today’s photo shares another “token of inspiration” which is part of the Of Earth and Sky CLT art initiative. The full message is:

  • I know it is magic
  • you know it is magic
  • may the dirt below our feet
  • kick up swirl and come alive.

Following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Tokens of inspiration and poetic reminders of hope found in uptown Charlotte.

gnarly

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

Today’s photo shows an old tree in Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte. Personally I like the scene because of the skyline in the background. A contrast between old and new.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article for Marshall Park. We are also sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: An old tree found in Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte.

Nascar hall of fame

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

Today’s photo shows the Nascar Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte. The sign in the middle says “This is our sport. This is our house”. With an emphases on the word “our”. And there is a lot of reality, in the word “our” given Charlotte embraces the sport.

Following is a link the website for the Nascar Hall of Fame. I like that the website photos show visitors wearing mask. We are also sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Nascar Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte.

fish fountain

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

An additional photo has added to my mini-series about art objects in a pocket park called The Green in uptown Charlotte. These fish fountains have appeared in multiple TV series. Two I am aware of are Homeland and Delilah.

I like this photo because the couple, in the background, give a sense of scale.

Note that the Ratcliffe condos are in the background.

Following is a link to the Delilah TV series which my wife and highly recommend. Charlotte scenes play an important role in the TV series. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: This fountain was found in the pocket park called The Green in uptown Charlotte.

mushroom chairs

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

This photo was taken near yesterday’s photo, the a pocket park called the Green. The park has several similar art objects. There are water fountains in the form of fish, sculptures of books, and sign post honoring authors. Photos will be shared in the near future.

Following is a link to an article about parks in Charlotte. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Mushroom chairs found at a park called the Green in uptown Charlotte.

back to the office

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

News articles indicate the banks plan to bring employees back to uptown Charlotte starting in September. Hopefully vaccination rates will increase, we defeat the Delta variant, and uptown comes back to life. It is within our reach; all we have to do, is get vaccinated.

Following is an article, about returning to the offices, from the Charlotte Observer. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Back to the office soon. Shown is one of the Wells Fargo buildings in uptown Charlotte.

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.

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.

Charlotte

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

Today’s photo shows a sign at the Charlotte Convention Center. With the help of photoshop I played with the camera distortion to highlight the sign. The three tall office towers (from left to right) are Three Wells Fargo Center, Two Wells Fargo Center, and One Wells Fargo Center.

The Convention Center is on the right of the photo.

The church styled building, on the left of the photo, is called Benedict Hall and is part of the Saint Peter Catholic Church.

Following is a link to the campus map for Saint Peter Catholic Church. I especially like their meditation garden. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sign at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Personal notes: The office towers are where I worked before the pandemic. The building, behind Benedict Hall, is the Ratcliffe Condos which is where my wife and I live. Now that I work from home; the Ratcliffe is my office.