wedding

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

This last weekend I took this photo of a wedding party outside of Saint Peters in uptown Charlotte. I especially liked the red bridesmaid dresses and the white Rolls Royces. They add a nice touch of color.

Wedding, births, and life events continue even during a pandemic. I observed that some wore mask until the excited the church ands I assume those in a attendance were vaccinated.

Following is a link to the Saint Peters website. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A wedding in uptown Charlotte.

pumpkin patch

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

Today’s photo shows the pumpkin patch in the outfield of the Truist baseball stadium in uptown Charlotte. This event was held at the Taste of Charlotte festival.

Following is a link to the Taste of Charlotte festival website. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The pumpkin patch, in the outfield. at the Truist Ball Park.

Honorary Consulate of Italy

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

While on a walk, I noticed this sign for the Honorary Consulate of Italy. What interested me is that the consulate is called honorary. Google searches find that there are honorary consulates, for many nations, across the US. A Google search for “why are Consulates called Honorary” finds the following explanation:

  • Honorary consuls are called “honorary“ because they perform their work on an honorary basis and are not paid a fee for their services.

Following is a link to Embassy Information with details about the Charlotte Honorary Consulate of Italy. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Honorary Consulate of Italy.

Nascar hall of fame

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

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.

Following is a link the website for the Nascar Hall of Fame. I like that the website photos show visitors wearing mask. We are also sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Nascar Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte.

Sticky

Our contribution, to the City Daily Photo theme, is this sticky photo from our archives. The Ice Cream was good but the icee was very sticky. This photo was taken at Freedom Park in the Dilworth district near uptown Charlotte. The Ice Cream cones and the icee were purchased from an ice cream truck. It was a hot day so they were enjoyed.

Following is a link to City Daily Photo theme where photographers from around the world have shared there interpretation of today’s theme.

old and new structures

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

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.

  • The McColl Center for Art and Innovation in Uptown Charlotte

Following is a link to the McColl Center an artist residency and contemporary art space in uptown Charlotte.  In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Old and new structures found in uptown Charlotte.

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.