enjoy the sun

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

It is winter and the days are cold. However, when there are warm days local parks offer opportunities to enjoy the sun. This photo was taken on the Green in front of the Ratcliffe Condo’s in Uptown.

Following is a website about Uptown Charlotte Parks. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Occasional warm days offer an opportunity to enjoy the sun.

parking enforcement

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

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.

Following is a link to Parking Enforcement levels in Charlotte. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Parking enforcement in Uptown Charlotte.

Federal Reserve

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

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.

Following is a link to the Wikipedia article about Janet Yellen. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Charlotte Branch in Uptown Charlotte.

Bernie enjoying music

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

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”.

Following is a link to the Chairman Sanders crewneck. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Bernie enjoying music in Uptown Charlotte.

shadows at 2WFC

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

Today’s photo is another example of contrasting light and shadow. This time in the Two Wells Fargo Center (2WFC) plaza. Look closely and you will see three people leaving the Atrium.

Following is a link to the Wikipedia article for Two Wells Fargo Center. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption The Two Wells Fargo Center in Uptown Charlotte.

light rail station

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

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.

Following is a website about the Charlotte light rail system called the LYNX. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption A light rail station in Uptown Charlotte.

bike lane

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

Today’s photo shows a lonely empty street in Uptown Charlotte. The purpose of sharing this photo is to highlight the bike lane. Several bike lanes can be found in Uptown and are a welcome addtion.

Following is an article about Uptown CycleLink. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption A bike lane in Uptown Charlotte.

scream

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

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.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article of the Scream. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Art found in Uptown Charlotte.

Spring has arrived

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 :)

This photo was taken near the intersection of East Trade street and South Davidson Street in Uptown Charlotte.

Following is a link to view the photo on Flickr.

flowers on the Green

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.

Following is a link to images from The Green. The address is 400 South Tryon. Also, following is a link to this photo on Flickr.

construction continues

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.

The top left photo shows activity at the Duke Energy tower at 525 S. Tryon St. The remaining photos show conduit being laid along College Street.

stay at home

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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.

Following is realtors website about the Ratcliffe condos. The address is 435 South Tryon Street.

Charlotte Plaza

Today’s photo shows the Charlotte Plaza office tower. Although, the tower is only the 15th tallest in Charlotte, it stands out with it’s distinctive black glass exterior.

We enjoy the building primarily because the offices, of our doctor, are in the building, Bentley’s restaurant is on the top floor, and a Starbucks is in the lobby.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article about the Charlotte Plaza. It is located at 201 S. College street.