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.
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.