We are continuing our mini-series with a focus on yellow. Today’s photo shows a yellow tropical fish on the Discovery Place loading dock in uptown Charlotte. The Discovery Place web site says their mission is to “Bring science, nature, and design together to create transformative experiences that enable our community to understand, enjoy, and apply science to their lives.” The fish fits the mission statement and it fits my yellow theme.
Our experiences, at the Discovery Place, include many visits with our grandson. We have built towers, conducted experiments, watch dramatic science demonstrations, watched movies IMAX movies, played and played. We highly recommend Discovery Place for children and their grandparents.
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’s photo shows sunlight reflecting from windows in an office tower. I found the scene unique and interesting. In addition I like the symmetry of the two trees and the two people strolling in the bottom right of the photo.
The only photoshop adjustment was for camera distortion given I took the photo looking up. The lighting was not adjusted.
I took this photo because the QR code intrigued me. Is it possible to snap a photo while driving past; them zoom in and use the QR code to link to the site advertised? Turns out zooming in does not work however I was able to point my iPhone camera at a copy of the photo and use the QR code as a link.
I also wanted to share the excitement around the big reveal of the inaugural 2022 Charlotte FC kit.
Because of the Rittenhouse verdict I went looking for something old which I could use as a photographic metaphor. With the goal of conveying that society will make it through difficult times.
My thoughts are inline with president Biden’s response to the Rittenhouse verdict: “While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken, I urge everyone to express their views peacefully, consistent with the rule of law. Violence and destruction of property have no place in our democracy.”
Today’s photo shows the Charlotte National Building built a long time ago. The building is engraved with MCMXVIII which are the Roman Numerals for the year 1918. Which, as it turns out, is a metaphor for and a reminder of the covid pandemic.
Today’s photo shows a different perspective of two buildings shown in yesterday’s photo. The Duke Energy Plaza under construction next to the Duke Energy Center.
Note that the Duke Energy Center was lite in red, when this photo was taken. Interestingly the Duke Energy Center lighting changes regularly … and you can make suggestions on the lighting. The following article explains the process to submit lighting suggestions … Charlotte Lights.
Today’s photo shows the Honeywell building and the Bank of America stadium in uptown Charlotte. The Honeywell website says the “The Future Is What We Make It” which I feel is a very positive approach to life. I really like the brand that Honeywell uses and if I were not so close to retirement I would be looking for job opportunities at Honeywell.
From a photography perspective; I especially like how the evening sun light highlights the parking garage in front of the Honeywell building. That and the trees with Fall foliage.
This morning I woke to this beautiful morning sunrise. With out any thought, I stepped out on to the patio to take this photo. Embarrassingly I realized, after the fact, that I was still in my underwear when I stepped out on to the patio. So there is maybe a photo out there where someone is complaining about their crazy neighbor.
The 12 story building, in the center of the photo, is my new office building. Hopefully the crazy neighbor photo does not come from the my new office (smile).
Recently, I met work colleagues for lunch at the Optimist Hall near uptown Charlotte. An optimistic team recently created a food hall in an old mill with tables setup for crowds to enjoy their meals and drinks outdoors. Each establishment is a private business and serve foods which include hamburger, pizza, Asian, Indian, Mexican, Argentinean, Mediterranean, and deserts. There are also lots of drinks offered.
The sign, in the middle foreground says “Thank you to those who sacrifice their time and safety to keep our community moving no matter what. You are essential and we are grateful.”
Things are looking up in Charlotte. As shown in this photo, the Duke Energy Plaza is close to complete. A recent news article states that Duke Energy plans to move their corporate headquarters into the new building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.