Life goes on and you will get a ticket if you park illegally in Uptown. The next few days will be a mini series showing people in my photos. We will see that even though the office towers are empty life does go on. Just at a different pace.
Another nuance, of life during the pandemic, is that our cars are not washed as often as they have in the past.
I took this photo because it includes the South Carolina and the North Carolina flags as well as the US flag. The reason for three flags is because the building is The Federal Reserve Bank, Charlotte Branch. It is a regional center for the Carolinas as a result both flags are flown.
Although I took the photo because of the flags; I am sharing the photo because our former Fed Chair, Janet Yellen, was just confirmed as the US Secretary of the Treasury. And the confirmation was bipartisan.
Joining the Bernie meme craze, we are sharing this photo of Bernie enjoying music in Uptown Charlotte. I thought it was very cool that Bernie put his meme photo on a tee-shirt and “100% of the proceeds go toward Meals on Wheels Vermont”.
Today’s photo shows another lonely empty scene in Uptown Charlotte. Actually there some relatively busy scene’s as well however empty has become the norm. In years past this station would be been very active. And Uptown will be busy again. It will just take time.
An art project, in Uptown Charlotte, involves globes painted in different themes. The globe, at the Blumenthal Art Center, shows a reproduction of the famous Scream painting. In my opinion the scream is an accurate depiction of 2020.
Spring has arrived in Charlotte. Leaves are on the trees, flowers are in full bloom, and pollen is in the air. Note that this specific tree is a challenge to photograph given the only available perspective does not capture the full size of the tree. I may need a new lens :)
During these difficult times it is good to notice what is beautiful. This photo was taken at The Green, which is actually an underground parking garage. At street level The Green is a small park, complete with signpost honoring authors, two story sculptures of stacked books, fish sculptures spotting water for the kids to play in, and lots of flowers.
As part of the Mecklenburg county “stay at home” order, only essential business activity are allowed. It appears construction is not only allowed it is expanding at a rapid pace. The City of Charlotte has start several street repair projects which as started after the “stay at home” order. Thank you to all the construction workers.
Today’s photo shows the Ratcliffe condos in Uptown Charlotte. Not a bad place to “stay at home” during the coronavirus pandemic. Like many we have a supply of non-perashable food and order perashable groceries online. We stay indoors most of the day but each evening we go for a walk while keeping distance from others.
Note that the sign posts are for Edgar Wisconsin, Rice Virginia, and Burroughs George. These are one of several sign post honoring authors. Edgar Rice Burroughs is one of my favorite authors because he created Tarzan.