Duke

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

Today’s photo shows a different perspective of two buildings shown in yesterday’s photo. The Duke Energy Plaza under construction next to the Duke Energy Center.

Note that the Duke Energy Center was lite in red, when this photo was taken. Interestingly the Duke Energy Center lighting changes regularly … and you can make suggestions on the lighting. The following article explains the process to submit lighting suggestions … Charlotte Lights.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article about the Duke Energy Plaza. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Duke Plaza under construction next to the Duke Energy Center in uptown Charlotte.

sidewalk

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

This sign was found in uptown Charlotte. The sign begs an explanation and unfortunately I do not have an explanation. So this is just a guess: Today was the Charlotte Marathon, with thousands of runners, might it be possible the runners were asked to run in the streets and the sidewalks are for the cheering crowds.

Following is a link to the Charlotte Marathon website. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sidewalk sign found in uptown Charlotte.

fall colors

Yesterday, while on a walk with my wife, we admired the Fall colors found in the uptown Charlotte parks. This specific tree stood out and we went to some efforts to capture a photo. Specifically we used the panorama feature on my iPhone.

You can see that we are also sharing a slide show with impression of the colors. Which one is your favorite.

Most of these photos were created using ByFunky.com

Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption:

morning sunrise

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

This morning I woke to this beautiful morning sunrise. With out any thought, I stepped out on to the patio to take this photo. Embarrassingly I realized, after the fact, that I was still in my underwear when I stepped out on to the patio. So there is maybe a photo out there where someone is complaining about their crazy neighbor.

The 12 story building, in the center of the photo, is my new office building. Hopefully the crazy neighbor photo does not come from the my new office (smile).

Following is a link to an article which shares that Wells Fargo Delays Office Return Until January 2022. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Morning light with office buildings in uptown Charlotte,

welcome

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

This is one of two identical artworks welcoming you to uptown Charlotte. But I am not sure if they are welcoming auto traffic or visiting UFO’s.

A little Goggle research finds that they are called the “Tyron bridge beacons” and were designed by Friedrich St. Florian Architects. An article indicates that they were creating a sense of theatrical splendor that radiates from the assembly of high rise buildings seen from the bridge,

Following is a link to the Friedrich St. Florian Architects website, Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: One of two welcome sculptures at the entrance to uptown Charlotte.

signs

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

These signs have been shared previously however today they are shared from a new perspective. The perspective shows the new Duke Plaza office tower which is nearing the end of construction .. a sign of progress.

A personal note; the signs are in the park at the front door were my wife and I live. One of the signs states that Charlotte is the center of the known world .. maybe a stretch but I like the sign.

Following is a link to the Charlotte Daily Photo Facebook page with a photo of the Center of Known World sign, Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Signs and new construction in uptown Charlotte

eyes

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

Today’s photo is a quick iPhone snap taken today when I was exercising. The photo does not do justice for this art project in uptown Charlotte. The concept interest me so I am sure I will be back to take more photos.

The art project is by Aguinaldo Santos, a local Charlotte artist. The collage of eyes is part of a larger project called 1839 Art exhibition. The collage of eyes is on one end of an exhibit in the “form of a model … of the first commercial photographic camera in the world, made in France in 1839”.

Interestingly, part of the exhibit includes the statement that the “Human Eye is equivalent to a 576 Megapixel camera”.

For more information please visit AN.LO Visualization Studio and view the 1839 Art exhibit PDF which comes up from his QR code.

The exhibit can be found at 325 S. Tyron from October 22nd to November 26th.

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.