Panthers

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

Today’s photo shows a Panthers fan along with his dog. Today was game day for the Panthers and there were large crowds in uptown. I tried to avoid the crowds but was able to snap this photo. There was tailgating, jerseys from both teams, and lots of people enjoying the day.

Following is a link to an ESPN article about the game today where the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Carolina Panthers. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption:  A panthers fan found in uptown Charlotte.

pumpkin patch

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

Today’s photo shows the pumpkin patch in the outfield of the Truist baseball stadium in uptown Charlotte. This event was held at the Taste of Charlotte festival.

Following is a link to the Taste of Charlotte festival website. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The pumpkin patch, in the outfield. at the Truist Ball Park.

theme day, winners

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

Today is theme day in the City Daily Photo community, the theme is winners, and our contribution is this photo showing an “on the right path” message. The message was found on the steps of the Mint Museum in uptown Charlotte. The message is from Marley Noel. There is even a QR code which leads your to an arts initiative called Of Earth and Sky CLT.

Their website states that they are providing “tokens of inspiration and poetic reminders of hope”.

To see other theme interpretations visit the City Daily Photo, October 2021 Gallery – Winners.

yoga

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

Recently, on a walk, I came across this scene at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in uptown Charlotte. Yoga at the Bohemian garden. Best of all, the garden is next to the garden bar.

Following is a link to the Grand Bohemian Hotel website where the catch phase is “Dare to Explore a New Tempo”. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A yoga session at the Grand Bohemian Hotel found in uptown Charlotte.

Following are a few artistic interruptions created using BeFucky.com

welcome back festival

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

The Novant Health Welcome Back Festival was in full swing yesterday in uptown Charlotte. As the photo shows; the crowd brought their bag chairs, hammocks, umblellas, and tents. While I was there, the Orquesta Sabrosalsa band played and danced the salsa.

Best of all the Super Heroes, from Nuvant Health were there to administer Covid Vaccinations. The idea was to “make your vaccination part of your festival experience”. Yea Nuvant Health and thank you to those who were vaccinated.

Following is a link to the website for the Novant Health Welcome Back Festival. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Enjoying the Novant Health Welcome Back festival.

suits and scooters

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

Today’s photo shows business suits returning to uptown Charlotte. Interestingly some of the office workers enjoy the scooters which are common in uptown.

Following is a link with a step-by-step guide to riding rentable cooters in Charlotte. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Suites and scooters are found on the streets of uptown Charlotte.

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz

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

Highlighting the Spring is Sprung performance at the Knight Theater in uptown Charlotte. The dance performance was energetic and lively.

Following are some interesting links on the subject:

Following are the lyrics for the “Spring is Sprung” song.

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz.
I wonder where the birdies is. 
They say the birdies on the wing, but that's absurd.
I always thought the wing was on the bird. 

Actually this was my original April Fools day joke for the April Theme Day. However, it caused some confusion given the original April theme was Spring and then changed to April Fools.

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.