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 title, of this globe, is Unplugged Fun. The plaque shares the concept that getting outside and playing catch is good for your health and for the health of the planet. Following is an except from the plaque:
Luckily the Charlotte community and Mecklenburg county is home to more than 200 parks and has over 21,000 acres of open space .. When fun is unplugged, kids will get more exercise and become more creative while reducing their carbon footprint.
Note that the artist were students from Francis W. Parker School.
Today’s photo shows one of my favorite Cool Globes in Uptown Charlotte. It is called Recycling and is specific to contact lenses. I like this globe because of the beautiful painting and I like the message. Following is an excerpt from the plaque on the globe.
Contact lenses are small enough to be considered a microplastic in terms of pollution .. adding to the hundreds of thousands of tons of microplastic floating in our oceans .. recycling .. through sites like Terracycle.
Apples on a windowsill were found in the 4th ward of Uptown Charlotte. I think there is a song by that title. Also, there are numerous internet images of apples on a windowsill. However, I don’t know why this would be done. So I googled the subject. Following are a few possibilities.
Storing apples on your windowsill is likely to increase the amount of healthy polyphenols in their skin
from the poem “The act of loving” by Karen Ethelsdattar
This photo was taken recently and focuses on shadows in the evening hours. Specifically, the sun on the street and shadows on the side street. Also, long shadows from my wife and I as we stroll hand in hand.
On this shameful day in our nation’s history I am reposting a photo taken in Uptown Charlotte.
When this photo was taken there was a loud and offensive protest underway just down the block. Rather than focusing my camera on the protest I chose to focus on this very positive sign that went on and on.
Quoting president elect Biden. “The work of the moment and the work of the next four years must be the restoration of democracy, of decency, honor, respect, the rule of law. Just plain simple decency.”
This photo shows the outdoor seating at the Asbury restaurant. On Sunday we enjoyed brunch at the Asbury and the meal was great as always. In my opinion the Asbury is the best restaurant in Charlotte. And based on their awards others agree as well.
Personally, I think you can identify great restaurants when they share the chefs name. At the Asbury, Mike Long is the executive chef and Miranda Brown is the pastry chef.
These are solar panel trees found on top of a parking garage in Uptown Charlotte. We recently went to the IMAX theater, at the Discovery Place. While there we used the electric vehicle charger which was powered by these solar panels.
Last weekend our grandson visited and we had an adventure at the Discovery Place. We enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit, our grandson played with the dinosaurs in augmented reality, dug for bones, launched a meteorite, and was inspired by an iMax movie call dream big.
Oh, and they had a tyrannosaurus, in a box, which was making lots of noise ;)