Today is theme day in the City Daily Photo community. The theme is “the future” and our contribution is this photo of a “back to the future” mural found on the back wall of a the Discovery Place Science Center. The photo was taken facing the sun and then Photoshop enhanced. Maybe this is the future.
Following is a link to the Discovery Place Science Center which I truly believe is the future. IMHO, every time a child visits the science center humanities future is enhanced because they learn to enjoy and appreciate science.
Note that the sign on the bottom right of the photo says “you are being watched” . Maybe this is the future.
The day after Thanksgiving means putting up Christmas trees. Today’s photo shows the assembly of the Christmas tree in the atrium of One Wells Fargo Center. As you can see the assembly involves a crane and several people.
Today’s photo was taken through a window at the Barcelona wine bar in the South End district. This is actually a photo of a photo hanging in the entrance to the Barcelona restaurant. And in the original photo you will find my reflection.
Note that the Barcelona wine bar has patio dinning with heaters which is good during the pandemic.
Today’s photo shows one of the restaurants in the Design District found in the South End near uptown Charlotte. Yesterday’s photo shows the water tower at the center of the Design District. Today’s photo shows Nebel Alley and a Tex Mex restaurant restaurant. Nebel Alley is named after the former Nebel Knitting Mill. Note that in addition to restaurants there are also events at Nebel Alley.
Interestingly only one of the buildings shown was present eight years ago when we moved to uptown Charlotte.. The tallest building, called the Duke Energy Center, was present eight years ago and was were I first went to work in Charlotte. Our condo complex is 1/2 of a block past the two construction cranes. Past our condo there was a similar construction boom, of mid-rise apartments next to the Charlotte baseball stadium and the Romare Bearden Park. There is also construction underway in Uptown North not shown in this photo.
With all of this; why is the property value, of our condo, falling? The answer is that high density is a hard sell during a pandemic. But it is no big deal. I plan on retiring in 2 years so by then the pandemic will be over the the uptown condo prices will have recovered (smile).
Today is theme day in the City Daily Photo community and the subject is a “Great Big Mess”. Our contribution is a mural about Equity. In my humble opinion (IMHO) equity, in the US, is a great big mess. For example race relations, education, and income all face significant equity issues.
Today’s photo is also a contribution to the Monday Murals theme. I especially like that the mural has a second focus. What I mean is the little gray man in the bottom right who is painting over the colorful equity mural. Fortunately the little gray man is not making a lot of progress in his fight against advancing equality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.