park bench

Today’s photo continues my evening stroll mini-series. The foreground features a park bench with long shadows from the evening sun. The photo was taken in Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte. Romare Bearden was born in Charlotte and died 1988. Bearden was an artist, author, and song writer.

A Google search finds that “the park design is based on Bearden’s collages and paintings”.

Following is a link to the Wikipedia article about Romare Bearden and the Wikipedia article about Romare Bearden Park. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A park bench in Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte.

Thermal Imaging

This photo was taken because I wanted to share the sign, in the bottom left of the photo. Zoom to see that the sign says “Thermal Imaging will be used for everyone’s safety”. The other sign is important as well .. “Open for Lunch and Dinner”.

Thank you MOA for taking our safety seriously.

Following is a link to the MOA Korean BBQ website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Thermal imaging for everyone’s safety. Sign found in uptown Charlotte.

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

the big picture

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

Today’s photo shows how the last two post fit in the big picture. The mural is on a garage door at back of the Knight Theater which is naturally where the trash pick up is it. The Knight Theater is one of the venues in the Blumenthal Performing Arts family where magic is made. And even in the big picture one has to take out the trash. Might as well be in a pink dumpster.

Soon I will share a face-filter image of the mural.

Following is link to the Blumenthal Performing Arts website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A pink dumpster with a mural in the background.

lets talk trash

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

It was the color, of the dumpster, that caught my eye. However, the photo also provided a post title. Zoom in and you will see the tag line for RJ Waste and Recover is “let’s talk trash”.

My personal contribution to trash talk is a story about my college years. One of my jobs was as a sanitation engineer. I started out “rolling trash cans” and worked my way up to truck driver.

A Google search found an article which explains the choice of pink. Their website says:

“We think Pink. This is a personal and important part of our corporate philosophy and business model. Think Pink and Mean Green’ philosophy, the company has a focus on cancer awareness, specifically breast cancer, and donates 10 percent of profits to organizations related to this cause.”

Following is a link to RJ Waste and Recover website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A trash dumpster painted in pink found in uptown Charlotte.

Mural Monday, magic

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

Today is Mural Monday and we are sharing a mural called “where the magic happens”. The mural is signed by @Traveling_Gypsy and @Duarte_Designs; and zooming in I found a QR code which promises a video of the artist, the ability to generate site-specific “face filters”, and explore a 3-D model of the piece.

Okay, I will admit that I had to Google what a face filter was (embarrassing).

The artist are Sydney Duarte and Ann Duarte.   The mural can be found at 400 South Church Street.

Following is a link to the Uptown Interactive webpage which places QR codes next to many of the murals in Uptown Charlotte. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A mural call “where the magic happens” found in uptown Charlotte.

Following is a link, to the Colourful World website, where you can add your contribution to the Monday Mural theme. Also, please visit the City Daily Photo portal to see photos from around the world.

”http://citydailyphoto.org/”

fall colors

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

This photo was taken recently however it is almost out of season. The temperatures ae dropping and the leaves are falling. The building in the background is the Carillon Tower.

Following is link to the Carillon Tower. I especially like the art inside the Carillon Tower. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Falls colors in uptown Charlotte.

no rhyme or reason

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

Today’s photo show a message found on the steps of the Mint museum in uptown Charlotte. The message is by Emily Little and is part an art initiative called Of Earth and Sky CLT.

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

Following is a link to the Rhyme or Reason at the Writing Cooperative. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A message found on the steps of the Mint Museum in uptown Charlotte.

Honeywell

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

Today’s photo shows the Honeywell building and the Bank of America stadium in uptown Charlotte. The Honeywell website says the “The Future Is What We Make It” which I feel is a very positive approach to life. I really like the brand that Honeywell uses and if I were not so close to retirement I would be looking for job opportunities at Honeywell.

From a photography perspective; I especially like how the evening sun light highlights the parking garage in front of the Honeywell building. That and the trees with Fall foliage.

Following is a link to a webpage about Honeywell corporate citizenship. Check it out, Honeywell is very inspiring. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Honeywell building in uptown Charlotte.

welcome

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

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,

Following is a link to the Friedrich St. Florian Architects website, Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: One of two welcome sculptures at the entrance to uptown Charlotte.

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

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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.