Mural Monday

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

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.

Following is a link to today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: An inspirational mural 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/”

back to the future

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 “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.

Follow this link to see photos, from around the world, about the future.

family scene

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

Today we share another family scene from uptown Charlotte. Normally uptown is full of office workers or long adults. However, Thanksgiving week presents many family photo opportunities.

It has been many years however I fondly remember carrying my kids when they were young.

As shown in the photo this scene was found at the Fifth Third bank.

Following is link the Fifth Third bank website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A family scene in uptown Charlotte.

family

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

While on a walk, I took this quick snap of a family enjoying scooter time. The scene was found on Tryon near the Capital Grill. The family scene and the Fall colors made for a nice photo opportunity.

Full disclosure; I have never ridden an electric scooter and I don’t see a ride in my future. Also, note that my quick snap has been enhanced using photoshop.

Following is a link to The Capital Grill website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A family enjoying scooter time in uptown Charlotte.

Halloween caution sign

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

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).

Following is a link to Halloween Activities in Charlotte. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A Halloween caution sign found in the 4th ward near uptown Charlotte.

The Poplar

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

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.

Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Poplar condo complex in the 4th ward near uptown Charlotte.

painting

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

Today’s photo shows the painting of a house in the Fourth Ward near uptown Charlotte. The color is great. The detail is especially nice. I also like how the house blends in with the old trees.

Following is a link to the Fourth Ward website. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Painting a house is in the Fourth Ward near uptown Charlotte.

McColl Center

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

Today’s photo shows a sign a the McColl Center in uptown Charlotte. The message the share is Art Thrives When Artist Do.

The McColl Center’s website describes themself as an artist residency and contemporary art space. Their about page also shares a mission and vision.

Following is a link the McColl Center’s website. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption:  The McColl Center shares an important message.https://www.flickr.com/photos/125583916@N08/51624517680/in/dateposted/

bird house

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

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.

Following is a link to Google images of double porches. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A bird house found in the fourth ward near uptown Charlotte.

pumpkins

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

I chose this photo because of the pumpkins and the blue flower pots, I also like the prominent house number on the porch. Come to think of it. I like the porch as well (smile).

Following is an article about Pumpkin Spice Latte season. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: House number 519 found in the fourth ward near uptown Charlotte.

fountain

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

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”.

Following is an article, about this fountain, from the Charlotte Fountains website. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A fountain found in the fourth ward near uptown Charlotte.

garden path

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

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.

old and new structures

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

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.

  • The McColl Center for Art and Innovation in Uptown Charlotte

Following is a link to the McColl Center an artist residency and contemporary art space in uptown Charlotte.  In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Old and new structures found in uptown Charlotte.

panoramic photo

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

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.

Following is a link to the 4th Ward website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A panoramic photo of a tree in the 4th Ward near uptown Charlotte.

socially distanced

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

Today’s photo shows a socially distanced porch visit. The photo was taken in the 4th ward which is part of Uptown Charlotte. Porch visits are a common and enjoyable pass time during the pandemic.

Following is a Wikipedia article about the 4th ward. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A socially distanced porch visit in the 4th ward of Uptown Charlotte.

commerce

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

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 :)

The following article, from ArtsAndScience.org fact checks, confirms that the sculpture is of Alan Greenspan. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sculpture, named commerce, found in Uptown Charlotte.