Today is Mural Monday and we are sharing this inspirational mural found in uptown Charlotte. The mural artist is Nick Napoletano a local Charlotte artist who has created numerous murals around Charlotte. In addition Nick’s website says he is working on “design collaboration merging our world with Virtual and Augmented Reality”. Check Nick’s art out at Nick Napoletano Art website and his Two Form instagram account.
We are also sharing a gallery, of the detail, in this mural.
Today is theme day in the City Daily Photo community. The theme is “the future” and our contribution is this photo of a “back to the future” mural found on the back wall of a the Discovery Place Science Center. The photo was taken facing the sun and then Photoshop enhanced. Maybe this is the future.
Following is a link to the Discovery Place Science Center which I truly believe is the future. IMHO, every time a child visits the science center humanities future is enhanced because they learn to enjoy and appreciate science.
Note that the sign on the bottom right of the photo says “you are being watched” . Maybe this is the future.
In the sprite of the season we are sharing a photo of a Halloween caution sign. If you look closely there is a caution sign about the witch.
Note that used photoshop to replace the sky with something a little more ominous than the beautiful blue sky on the day when this photo was taken.
On a personal note: A few years back we were enjoying a drink at a local bar and during a conversation with a new acquaintance he mentioned that he lived in the 4th ward in the home painted blue. But he did not mention a witch (smile).
Today’s photo shows The Poplar condo complex found in the 4th Ward near uptown Charlotte. We have lived in condos for the last 20+ years and there has always be rules against realtor signs in the windows and on the lawns. The Popular addresses the issue in a classy way with a realtor sign which appears to be detachable. It does the raise the issue of how multiple realtors would be handled.
A review of the web address displayed finds The Poplar Real Estate website which tastefully represents the units for sale with links the real estate agents actually representing the sale. Very impressive solution.
The bird house is what caught my eye. The human house is eye catching as well. The double porches is especially nice. Also, they have swings and artwork on the porch … the paint is also eye catching. However, I especially loved the bird house.
Today’s photo shows a fountain found in the fourth ward near uptown Charlotte. It is a nice peaceful place to enjoy the fourth ward park. One article refers to this as “The most kid-scale fountain ever”.
Today’s photo shows a garden path found in the fourth ward near uptown Charlotte. I especially like the blue flower pots. In addition to this scene there are several blue flower pots on the the stairwell to the condo.
Following is a link to the Fourth Ward Neighborhood website. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A garden path found in the fourth ward new uptown Charlotte.
Today’s photo shows an old and a new structure in the same photo. The structure, in the foreground, is what appears to the old parsonage at a church. The structure, in the background, is an apartment building called the Skyhouse.
Following are a few additional views of the McColl Center where the above photo was taken.
While walking in the 4th Ward this photo opportunity appeared. The sunlight on the flowers caught my attention however I also wanted to capture the tree as well. My DLSR camera could not capture the scene however my iPhone captured the scene in panoramic mode.
Today’s photo shows a sculpture found in Uptown Charlotte. The name of the sculpture is commerce and it depicts a minor pouring gold on a bankers head. It looks like Alan Greenspan may have posed as the banker :)