The butterfly highway is not very busy this time of year. As a result I took some liberties using photoshop to detect the lack of activity. The North Carolina Wildlife Federation provides these signs to those who create butterfly garden and show their butterfly love.
Recently, we opened and assembled an early Christmas present such that we can keep active this winter. I ordered this spin bike on the day that the Omicron variant made the news. When the pandemic began we put our YMCA gym membership on hold thinking that soon we would be back. Then our expectations shifted and we planned our return to the gym in three months, then six months, then a year, and now who knows. So we chose to bring a little of the gym into our home.
One of the challenges is space. Where to put a spin bike in a 1,200 square foot condo. We chose the living room such that we can participate in Apple Fitness+ on our TV.
This a new scene in uptown Charlotte. The LYNX light rail now runs on trolly tracks and called Street Cars. It was an interesting choice to use the same trains on high speed light rail tracks and on trolly tracks. I assume they are actually different trains because there are no power lines above the trolly tracks while the high speed light rail is powered by electricity.
I took this photo because the QR code intrigued me. Is it possible to snap a photo while driving past; them zoom in and use the QR code to link to the site advertised? Turns out zooming in does not work however I was able to point my iPhone camera at a copy of the photo and use the QR code as a link.
I also wanted to share the excitement around the big reveal of the inaugural 2022 Charlotte FC kit.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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,
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.
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”.
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.