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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charlotte is under a stay at home order and we are all getting tired of cooking at home. A suggestion is to enjoy a treat from Amalies French Bakery and Cafe. They deliver or you can pickup your online order.
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.
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.