cult shoe brand

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’

Following is a link to the Allbirds’ sustainability commitment webpage. We are also sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Allbirds sign in the SouthEnd district new uptown Charlotte.

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

fermentory and food hall

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.

Following is a link to the Trolley Barn Facebook site where the symbol is larger so you can see that it is actually a T and B. We are also sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Trolley Barn found in the SouthEnd near uptown Charlotte.

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

BLT sign on the evening sunlight

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.

Following is a link to the BLT Steak restaurant website. Their website says the serve “contemporary steakhouse fare”. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: BLT Steak sign in the evening sunlight.

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

tables in the evening sunlight

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.

Following is a link to Mert’s Heart And Soul website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Tables in evening light found in uptown Charlotte.

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

Thermal Imaging

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”.

Thank you MOA for taking our safety seriously.

Following is a link to the MOA Korean BBQ website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Thermal imaging for everyone’s safety. Sign found in uptown Charlotte.

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

the big picture

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

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.

lets talk trash

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

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.”

Following is a link to RJ Waste and Recover website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A trash dumpster painted in pink found in uptown Charlotte.

family

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

While on a walk, I took this quick snap of a family enjoying scooter time. The scene was found on Tryon near the Capital Grill. The family scene and the Fall colors made for a nice photo opportunity.

Full disclosure; I have never ridden an electric scooter and I don’t see a ride in my future. Also, note that my quick snap has been enhanced using photoshop.

Following is a link to The Capital Grill website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A family enjoying scooter time in uptown Charlotte.

water tower

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

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”.

Following is link to the Design Center of the Carolinas page. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sign on the water tower in the South End district of uptown Charlotte.

Honeywell

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

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.

Following is a link to a webpage about Honeywell corporate citizenship. Check it out, Honeywell is very inspiring. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Honeywell building in uptown Charlotte.

morning sunrise

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

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).

Following is a link to an article which shares that Wells Fargo Delays Office Return Until January 2022. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Morning light with office buildings in uptown Charlotte,

Optimist Hall

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

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.”

Following is a link to the Optimist Hall website. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Optimist Hall near uptown Charlotte.

Uptown Farmers Market

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

The Uptown Farmers Market has been around for a while however when they added this mural I knew they should be highlighted on Charlotte Daily Photo. Love the colors and the messages in the mural.

Following is a link to the Uptown Farmers Market website. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Farmers market in uptown Charlotte.

back to the office

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

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.

The Unknown Brewery

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

What caught my attention was the question mark at the top of the building. Then I noticed that the name of the business is The Unknown Brewery. So the question mark makes sense. Also, note that the outdoor tables and the lights make this an appealing spot to enjoy a beer on a hot summer evening.

Following is a link to The Unknown Brewery website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Unknown Brewery in the South End district near uptown Charlotte.