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.

Loading dock

Today’s photo shows the loading dock under one of the office towers in Uptown Charlotte. Notice the sliver trash chute and blue trash compator on the left side of the photo. An interestingly small unit.

This photo was taken in the loading dock under Three Wells Fargo Center. The trash shut services the Ratcliffe Condos. The address is 435 South College Street.

Roof top bar

The recently opened Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel has a roof top bar which we have attempted to visit twice. However it is closed on Sundays and that is the day we keep trying. Maybe the front desk will let management know there is an opportunity on Sunday because they are having to turn people away ;)

The Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel overlooks Romare Bearden Park.