the bunnies are back

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

Exciting news was shared on the marquee at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Belk Theater. THE BUNNIES ARE BACK! This is especially exciting, to me as a photographer, given there will be 30 foot tall bunnies to photograph. In addition there will be numerous art performances which offer photo opportunities.

In the past, the bunnies display has been on the Green park in front of the Ratcliffe condos where we live. This art display will be part of Charlotte Shout from September 17th through October 3rd.

It feels great to see plans for events. I am optimistic.

Following is a link to the Charlotte Shout website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Announcement, at the Performing Arts Center, that the Bunnies are back.

Waiting room

I took this photo in my doctors waiting room today. The pattern and shadows were interesting.

As one might expect; my doctor asked that I lose weight, exercise, and reduce stress. It’s the last ask that is the most difficult. However, I find that sharing a photograph helps :)

Actually, my report was good and I was pleased.

Dear Frontline

A mural named Dear Frontline.  The mural was created by Kate Deciccio.
photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

I’m sharing a photo of this mural because I admire the message which is conveyed. The mural is called Dear Frontline and was created by Kate Deciccio.

With a little Google research I found that the “mural was funded by Dear Frontline, a community art initiative managed and produced by Big Bowl of Ideas, a Black-owned creative public affairs firm from Los Angeles”. But what I am most impressed with is “Dear Frontline also allows you to write a message and send an online postcard to a frontline worker.” Do that here.

Following is a link an article, from Charlotte is Creative, about Dear Frontline gives artist props to essential workers. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A mural named Dear Frontline. The mural was found in Uptown Charlotte.

caution it’s a tree

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

Lately, it has been overcast and hard to find interesting photo opportunities. However, yesterday I noticed caution tape around a tree. Naturally I took a photo and then asked the guard why they had caution tape up. He said, no they did not think people were going to run into the tree. He graciously explained that the roots are a tripping hazard. I assume the city will build a root barrier similar to the one on the right side of the photo.

Following is a link to a web site called Trees Charlotte; a public/private nonprofit collaboration to grow and diversify Charlotte’s urban forest. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Caution tape around a tree in Uptown Charlotte.

Continuum

While on a walk through Uptown I took this photo with my iPhone. Set my camera on a 10 second delay, placed my phone on the ground under the painting, and this is the result.

The art work is a fresco by Ben Long and can be found at the Trans-America Dome. An outdoor fresco in a lighted dome.

A plaque says that “The title alludes to the continuous nature of life, the cycle of destruction and rebirth.”

Following is an article from Ben Long’s website.

Love is

On this shameful day in our nation’s history I am reposting a photo taken in Uptown Charlotte.

When this photo was taken there was a loud and offensive protest underway just down the block. Rather than focusing my camera on the protest I chose to focus on this very positive sign that went on and on.

Quoting president elect Biden. “The work of the moment and the work of the next four years must be the restoration of democracy, of decency, honor, respect, the rule of law. Just plain simple decency.”

theme day, kindness

It is the first of the month and the City Daily Photo community theme is “kindness”. Today’s photo was taken in Charlotte at the Flower Child restaurant where my wife and I have enjoyed several meals. The peace sign reminds me of the 60’s with the goals of Peace, love, and kindness. We were so idealistic then and I would like to extend some of those ideas and kindness to 2020.

Please visit other bloggers who are participating in the City Daily Photo theme day for November.

theme day, your covid response

It is the first of the month and the City Daily Photo community theme is “your covid response”. As part of my response to Covid I stayed in touch with my grandchild through Face Time and YouTube. Each Saturday we spend an hour or so learning to program a robot. He is 12 years old and I am very proud of his accomplishments. It was lots of fun and a good way to stay in contact.

Following is a link to a humorous YouTube video where I demonstrated the object of our ping pong program.

Please visit other bloggers who are participating in the City Daily Photo theme day for October.

flowers on the Green

During these difficult times it is good to notice what is beautiful. This photo was taken at The Green, which is actually an underground parking garage. At street level The Green is a small park, complete with signpost honoring authors, two story sculptures of stacked books, fish sculptures spotting water for the kids to play in, and lots of flowers.

Following is a link to images from The Green. The address is 400 South Tryon. Also, following is a link to this photo on Flickr.

construction continues

As part of the Mecklenburg county “stay at home” order, only essential business activity are allowed. It appears construction is not only allowed it is expanding at a rapid pace. The City of Charlotte has start several street repair projects which as started after the “stay at home” order. Thank you to all the construction workers.

The top left photo shows activity at the Duke Energy tower at 525 S. Tryon St. The remaining photos show conduit being laid along College Street.

open with love

Many Charlotte restaurants are open for pickup and delivery. As the sign says, We’re open with love.

This photo was taken on an evening walk in Uptown. During the walk, we maintained six feet of physical distance with other walkers. However, physical distance is becoming harder and we regularly have to look for alternate routes.

Following is a link to the Cowbell Whiskey and Burger Bar. The address is 201 N Tryon St Ste 1010.

BOA Tower

Today’s photo shows the Bank of America Tower which was recently constructed. Of specific interest is the video wall in the lobby. Their website says that one of the amenities is a thirty-four by sixty-six foot video wall that can be viewed from the lawn in the entry plaza.

Following is a link the Bank of America Tower website. The address is 620 S. Tryon.