Nascar hall of fame

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

Today’s photo shows the Nascar Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte. The sign in the middle says “This is our sport. This is our house”. With an emphases on the word “our”. And there is a lot of reality, in the word “our” given Charlotte embraces the sport.

Following is a link the website for the Nascar Hall of Fame. I like that the website photos show visitors wearing mask. We are also sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Nascar Hall of Fame in 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.

back to the office

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News articles indicate the banks plan to bring employees back to uptown Charlotte starting in September. Hopefully vaccination rates will increase, we defeat the Delta variant, and uptown comes back to life. It is within our reach; all we have to do, is get vaccinated.

Following is an article, about returning to the offices, from the Charlotte Observer. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Back to the office soon. Shown is one of the Wells Fargo buildings in uptown Charlotte.

Catholic Charities

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In the South End district there is a discovery around every corner, which includes this beautiful building. The Catholic Charities is housed in this building as well as the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. I like the windows and the flowers.

Following is a link the Catholic Charities website. I especially like an article, on their website, which details The Church’s Stand Against the Sin of Racism. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Catholic Charities offices at the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte in the South End district near uptown Charlotte.

unique architecture

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This photo shows a new office building found in the South End district near Uptown Charlotte. I took this photo because of the unique architecture and the green space. The building is not occupied yet and I did not find a name.

The new office building is across the street from a new Holiday Inn. In addition there are buildings under construction all around this site. A Google search identifies the site was the Square at the South End.

Following is a link to an article discussing the growing skyline in Charlotte’s South End. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: An office building with unique architecture. Found in the South End district near Uptown Charlotte.

Charlotte

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Today’s photo shows a sign at the Charlotte Convention Center. With the help of photoshop I played with the camera distortion to highlight the sign. The three tall office towers (from left to right) are Three Wells Fargo Center, Two Wells Fargo Center, and One Wells Fargo Center.

The Convention Center is on the right of the photo.

The church styled building, on the left of the photo, is called Benedict Hall and is part of the Saint Peter Catholic Church.

Following is a link to the campus map for Saint Peter Catholic Church. I especially like their meditation garden. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sign at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Personal notes: The office towers are where I worked before the pandemic. The building, behind Benedict Hall, is the Ratcliffe Condos which is where my wife and I live. Now that I work from home; the Ratcliffe is my office.

construction cranes

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Construction cranes are a common site in Uptown Charlotte. The tall building in the background is the 55 story Duke Energy Center. The tall cranes are constructing the Duke Energy tower which will be 40 stories when complete. The smaller cranes are working on an expansion to the convention center.

Following is an article about the Duke Energy tower. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Construction cranes as seen in Uptown Charlotte.

Marriott under construction

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This is a photo of the newly constructed Marriott in Uptown Charlotte. It appears to be close to completion because they are planting trees in the green spaces around the building. I especially like the mirrors and glass in this perspective.

A recent article, found in the Charlotte Observer, stated that there are center city construction plans worth three billion dollars in 2021.

Connie says that the construction should be ahead of schedule because of reduced traffic during the pandemic. And we can attest that construction vehicles have taken over the streets. Often closing several lanes and only leaving one lane open.

Following is an article about the Ally Charlotte Center project which includes the new Marriott. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption The new Marriott under construction in Uptown Charlotte.

courthouse

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Today’s photo shows the Mecklenburg County Courthouse. Actually, this is the old courthouse. The new one is modern and functional but not nearly as grand.

However, I took the photo because I liked the flag, the gold doors, and the how the blue sky reflects in the windows.

Following is a link to website for the new courthouse. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Uptown Charlotte.

Federal Reserve

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

I took this photo because it includes the South Carolina and the North Carolina flags as well as the US flag. The reason for three flags is because the building is The Federal Reserve Bank, Charlotte Branch. It is a regional center for the Carolinas as a result both flags are flown.

Although I took the photo because of the flags; I am sharing the photo because our former Fed Chair, Janet Yellen, was just confirmed as the US Secretary of the Treasury. And the confirmation was bipartisan.

Following is a link to the Wikipedia article about Janet Yellen. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Charlotte Branch in Uptown Charlotte.

shadows at 2WFC

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

Today’s photo is another example of contrasting light and shadow. This time in the Two Wells Fargo Center (2WFC) plaza. Look closely and you will see three people leaving the Atrium.

Following is a link to the Wikipedia article for Two Wells Fargo Center. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption The Two Wells Fargo Center in Uptown Charlotte.

Charlotte Plaza

Today’s photo shows the Charlotte Plaza office tower. Although, the tower is only the 15th tallest in Charlotte, it stands out with it’s distinctive black glass exterior.

We enjoy the building primarily because the offices, of our doctor, are in the building, Bentley’s restaurant is on the top floor, and a Starbucks is in the lobby.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article about the Charlotte Plaza. It is located at 201 S. College street.