Truist Park

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

Today’s photo shows our empty baseball stadium, called Truist Park, in uptown Charlotte. But it will not be empty long. The first home game is scheduled for April 6th. Truist Park was previously know as BB&T Park. However, the name changed along with the bank’s name.

Personally, I think it may be a little early to open sporting events. However, I was pleased to find that the Charlotte Knights’ website explains their Covid health and safety protocols include limited capacity, social distancing, and mask.

Truist Park is home to the Charlotte Knights, a Minor League Baseball (MiLB) team. Following is a link to the Charlotte Knights’ website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Truist Park in uptown Charlotte.

Note that this photo has been touched up using Photoshop. Following is a link showing the original photo which included a wire running directly through the middle of the photo. Photoshop’s healing brush removed the wire from the sky but if you look closely you can see the wire still crosses in front of the mid rise building just to the left of center.

Also, of interest. If you zoom in there is a window washing crew busy at work on about the 19 floor of the white building just right of center in the photo.

Bank of America

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

This photo was taken of the Atrium Health signs which say #ThisIsMyShot which is a hash tag photo opportunity supporting mass vaccine events held at the Bank of America stadium where the Panthers play. Bravo to Atrium Health and the Panthers.

Following is a link to the Atrium Health website article about COIVID-19. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The entrance, to the Bank of America stadium, there are signs which say #ThisIsMyShot.

half-staff

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

In the US; the flags are at half-staff in memory of the 500,000 people who have died from Covid. Globally, the death toll is 2.4 million. It is important to pause and reflect on their loss and on their loved ones left behind

On a positive note, I recently heard a nurse say “there is light at the end of the tunnel” and on the news we heard Dr. Fauci say “there is light at the end of the tunnel”. Hopefully, we will all continue to follow scientific advice and be safe.

The BOA Stadium is in the background of this photo.

Following is a link to the precedential Proclamation on Remembering the 500,000 Americans Lost. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A flag at half mast in memory of the 500,000 people who have died because of Covid. This photo was taken near the BOA Stadium in Uptown Charlotte.

you can

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

This sign was found in Uptown Charlotte and is sponsored by CanDoSigns.org

This sign encourages meeting someone new. Just say”Hi, how are your?” The signs share positive and encouraging messages. Their website include a map showing the location of Can Do signs through out Charlotte.

Following is link to the Can Do Signs website.  Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption:  A sign found in Uptown Charlotte and sponsored by CanDoSigns.org

valet parking

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

There is most likely a logical explanation for this scene. However, I doubt the driver was going to turn over his truck, trailer, and equipment over to the hotel valet. I suspect this is another instance of repairs occurring, during the pandemic, when traffic and business was slow.

The Hotel Valet is for Ivey’s which has an interesting history. Ivey’s started as a department store, became a condo, then an hotel. However, they have added Residence and their website encourages longer stays.

Following is a link the Ivey’s Hotel and Residence website. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Hotel valet parking in Uptown Charlotte.

strolling

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

Normally the uptown streets have been busy with office workers. But during the pandemic the streets are busy with construction works and it turns out that construction works enjoy strolling on their lunch break. Hard hats, mask, high visibility safety vest, blue jeans, and work boots.

Following is a website about Construction Site Attire Rules. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Construction workers strolling in Uptown Charlotte.

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lunch break

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

Construction defines Uptown Charlotte this year. Every where you look there are tall buildings being constructed and the workers who make this possible. Today’s photo shows a lunch break scene in the Bank of America plaza. I liked the scene because of the workers and the long shadows.

I like today’s photo but have to acknowledge it is not as good as the famous photo called lunch atop a Skyscraper. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Construction workers on lunch break is uptown Charlotte.

the future

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

A sign for the time says “the future is what we make it”. During the pandemic construction has continued in Uptown Charlotte. In addition to billions of dollars spent on construction; Charlotte has also invested in road repair and fiber networking.

Following is a link to a web site article from Honeywell about the future is what we make it. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sign on the times on a construction site in Uptown Charlotte.

hard stop

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

Today’s photo shows brake marks from a hard stop in Uptown Charlotte. The photo also shows a couple strolling on a cold winter day and, looking closely, one can find friends enjoying a walk in the park. As such, I use today’s photo as a metaphor for life during the pandemic. A lot of what we love has stopped. However, love goes on.

Following is a link to the City of Charlotte live traffic information feed. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Brake marks from a hard stop in Uptown Charlotte.

firebird

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

Life goes on and people are still enjoying Uptown Charlotte. As shown in today’s photo; people are posing for photos at popular sites such that the Fire Bird in front of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. The Fire Bird is made from mirrors and is affectionately known as “Disco Chicken” by area residents.

What I like most about this photo is the couple in the background.

Following is a link to the website for the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Fire Bird at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

Atrium Health dome

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

Bravo to Atrium Health, in addition to their partnership with the Carolina Panther’s, they partnered with Carolina Speedway this weekend for a Mass vaccination event. There were over 16,000 vaccinations administered in this drive through event. It was also very cool that the public took a lap on the speedway.

Today’s photo shows the Atrium Health dome at the Carolina Panther’s practice field. I chose the photo to use as a metaphor for light at the end of the tunnel.

Following is a link to an article about the Carolina Panther’s partnership with Atrium Health. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption The Atrium Heath dome at the Carolina Panther’s practice field.

PS: an additional link is provided to a Charlotte Observer article with photos and video of the speedway mass vaccination event.

Valhalla

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

Today’s photo continues photographic play contrasting shadows and light. In the foreground, in shadow, we find the Valhalla Bub and Eatery and the Latta Pavilion. In the background, in light, is One Wells Fargo Center.

Following is a link to the website for Valhalla Bub and Eatery. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Valholla in Uptown Charlotte.

B.Good

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

Today’s photo shows a common scene in Uptown Charlotte. A family enjoying an outing and with sweet drinks in hand. Also, shown are couples strolling at safe distances between one another. And , of course, most of us wear mask.

Note the restaurant in the background. We have eaten at B. Good and the food had roots. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption A family enjoying an outing in Uptown Charlotte.

Mint museum

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

Today’s photo shows a glimpse of an art display at the Mint Museum. Unfortunately we are not attending indoor events. Fortunately, the exhibit is on display through September 6th and my age category will be vaccinated before then.

The Mint Museum website shares the following description of the art we caught a glimpse of:

Brooklyn-based artist Summer Wheat’s Foragers is a monumental work of art spanning four stories and 3,720 square feet in Mint Museum Uptown’s Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium. A myriad of vibrant panels that give the illusion of stained glass fill the atrium’s 96 windows and weave a story of women who labor to build the communities that form the spine of modern society.

Following is a link which contains a video about the Foragers in detail. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Glimpse of an art display at the Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte.

blue sky

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

It has been cold, overcast, and rainy for days. However, the sun come out today and blue sky was reflected in the office towers of Uptown Charlotte.

Following is an article about Sunlight and serotonin. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Blue sky reflecting in the office towers in Uptown Charlotte.

BOA Tower

Today’s photo shows the Bank of America Tower which was recently constructed. Of specific interest is the video wall in the lobby. Their website says that one of the amenities is a thirty-four by sixty-six foot video wall that can be viewed from the lawn in the entry plaza.

Following is a link the Bank of America Tower website. The address is 620 S. Tryon.