Recently, I have noticed these roman numerals and thought this scene was interesting. My original thought was that IV.VI.III was a biblical reference. However; a Google search finds an Instagram account, a Facebook account, and a website all leading to “an evolutionary project merging art and fashion.
What I like about this photo is the texture and color.
Today’s photo shows a statue of Queen Charlotte who the city of Charlotte was named for. The plaque says: In 1761, colonial Americans were fascinated by the royal wedding of England’s King George III to a 17 year-old princess, Charlotte Sophia if the Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The settlers name their town and county after Queen Charlotte … in hopes of gaining royal favor.
Today’s photo shows a NASCAR sign found in uptown Charlotte. NASCAR is important part of Charlotte. Articles indicate that “Charlotte Motor Speedway alone has an impact of over 400 million dollars annually”. Following is an article about NASCAR’s North Carolina Roots.
Our contribution, to the Mural Monday theme, is this photo showing the completed mural on Martin Luther King street at the intersection with the light rail. Following is a link allowing you to look back to the mural in its early stages.
Following is a short video, showing the mural with a portion of the Charlotte skyline.
Following is a link, to the Colorful 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.
A block of seesaws at the the Impulse exhibit as part of the Shout festival in uptown Charlotte. The seesaws are a hit and much enjoyed by the young and the old. The website, for Impulse exhibit, explains that “an interactive work comprising a series of 15 seesaws with light and sound that changes when in motion”.
Following is a short motion time-lapse video show the Impulse exhibit.
Continuing our mini-series, of photos featuring yellow; today we share this photo of yellow flowers and the poetic phrase “in quiet rooms”. This scene is part of an art project called Wall Poems of Charlotte. The project helps bring poetry into everyday spaces such as this abandoned building in uptown Charlotte.
Today we share another blue photo. This photo shows blue sky behind the Gandhi statue in uptown Charlotte. I am impressed that Charlotte has a park dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. The park is approximately named Gandhi Park and it draws me back for visit after visit. It is inspiring.
There is a mural in the SouthEnd district which draws me back over and over again. I was not even sure I should think of it as a mural until I zoomed in to the detail on the mural and realized that there are phrases painted over phrases.
For example “Wave Hello” is painted over “you make loving fun” and many other messages.
Follow is the full mural. To find the “wave hello” message look for the larger phrase “be respectful” in the bottom right.
photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)
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”.
Today we share a few details from the President’s Cup mural which we have highlighted the last two days. My favorite is the photo with signatures. What I especial like are the joggers (you have to zoom in to see them) in the bottom of the mural next to the signatures.
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.
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.
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.