I went looking for people today and one scene that I found was this inline skater in front of the Valhalla Pub and Eatery. Interestingly he was going the wrong way on a one way street. Fortunately there was not much traffic. Also, it is interesting that he is wearing a short sleeve shirt while I was bundled up.
Today’s photo shows the window display at a business in the historic Dilworth district near uptown Charlotte. The women’s clothing and accessory boutique name is hypno-tique so I used BeFunky software adding to the hypno effect. Also, notice that this is a self portrait of my wife and me.
Allbirds’ is opening in the Southend district and they are looking for employees. The signs say they are looking for people who are interested in saving the world. A google search enlighten me: For example; I found an article, from Fortune referencing to the “Cult shoe brand Allbirds”. Also, Yahoo Finance referenced “Allbirds’ Cult favorites”. And the Allbirds’ website details about their sustainability commitments which include reversing climate change and even regenerative agriculture.
The Allbirds’ website claims they are the most comfortable shoes in the world.
I think my next pair of shoes will be from Allbirds’
I found the tag line to be unique on the Trolley Barn sign; a Fermentory and Food Hall. I was also intrigued by the symbol at the bottom on the sign. For a while I thought the symbol might be a Chinese letter. However, a Google search found that it is a T and B.
Today we share another photo from an evening stroll in uptown Charlotte. The focus, of the photo, is the BLT Steak sign backlit in the evening sun. What interested me photographically was the light and shadows in this scene.
Today’s photo shows outdoor tables in the evening sunlight. These tables are at “Mert’s Heart And Soul cafe” which serves “down home low country” cooking. Our favorite is the cornbread which is a sweeter than any sugar cookie I have ever eaten.
I’m sharing this photo because of lighting and the shadows.
This photo was taken because I wanted to share the sign, in the bottom left of the photo. Zoom to see that the sign says “Thermal Imaging will be used for everyone’s safety”. The other sign is important as well .. “Open for Lunch and Dinner”.
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.
It was the color, of the dumpster, that caught my eye. However, the photo also provided a post title. Zoom in and you will see the tag line for RJ Waste and Recover is “let’s talk trash”.
My personal contribution to trash talk is a story about my college years. One of my jobs was as a sanitation engineer. I started out “rolling trash cans” and worked my way up to truck driver.
A Google search found an article which explains the choice of pink. Their website says:
“We think Pink. This is a personal and important part of our corporate philosophy and business model. Think Pink and Mean Green’ philosophy, the company has a focus on cancer awareness, specifically breast cancer, and donates 10 percent of profits to organizations related to this cause.”
In the South End there is an old mill which has been converted to restaurants, work space, and retail. The area is called the “Design District” and interestingly is built around a water tower. Today’s photo shows a sign on the water tower and reads “no climbing the water tower”.
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.