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.
Things are looking up in Charlotte. As shown in this photo, the Duke Energy Plaza is close to complete. A recent news article states that Duke Energy plans to move their corporate headquarters into the new building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.