Today’s photo shows a NASCAR sign found in uptown Charlotte. NASCAR is important part of Charlotte. Articles indicate that “Charlotte Motor Speedway alone has an impact of over 400 million dollars annually”. Following is an article about NASCAR’s North Carolina Roots.
We are continuing our mini-series with a focus on yellow. Today’s photo shows a yellow tropical fish on the Discovery Place loading dock in uptown Charlotte. The Discovery Place web site says their mission is to “Bring science, nature, and design together to create transformative experiences that enable our community to understand, enjoy, and apply science to their lives.” The fish fits the mission statement and it fits my yellow theme.
Our experiences, at the Discovery Place, include many visits with our grandson. We have built towers, conducted experiments, watch dramatic science demonstrations, watched movies IMAX movies, played and played. We highly recommend Discovery Place for children and their grandparents.
Continuing our mini-series, of photos featuring yellow; today we share this photo of yellow flowers and the poetic phrase “in quiet rooms”. This scene is part of an art project called Wall Poems of Charlotte. The project helps bring poetry into everyday spaces such as this abandoned building in uptown Charlotte.
Today’s photo shows the same scene as yesterday’s photo taken from a different perspective. Today’s perspective was taken facing the sun, with a focus on the sun shine captured in the ice.
I googled the subject and cannot find an explanation for why this ice appears blue .. however, I think the blue comes from a reflection of the sky. The ice layer was very thin and I think it is the water, underneath, which is reflecting the blue sky.
Today’s photo shows the window display at a business in the historic Dilworth district near uptown Charlotte. The women’s clothing and accessory boutique name is hypno-tique so I used BeFunky software adding to the hypno effect. Also, notice that this is a self portrait of my wife and me.
Today we share a few details from the President’s Cup mural which we have highlighted the last two days. My favorite is the photo with signatures. What I especial like are the joggers (you have to zoom in to see them) in the bottom of the mural next to the signatures.
Today is theme day in the City Daily Photo community and the theme is “Picture of the Year”. Our contribution is this photo of a pink reflection. Basically I like the lighting, the long shadows, the vivid blue sky, and the perspective of the photo … taken facing the sun. The pink reflection comes from a pink condominium which I have shared previously.
It was the color, of the dumpster, that caught my eye. However, the photo also provided a post title. Zoom in and you will see the tag line for RJ Waste and Recover is “let’s talk trash”.
My personal contribution to trash talk is a story about my college years. One of my jobs was as a sanitation engineer. I started out “rolling trash cans” and worked my way up to truck driver.
A Google search found an article which explains the choice of pink. Their website says:
“We think Pink. This is a personal and important part of our corporate philosophy and business model. Think Pink and Mean Green’ philosophy, the company has a focus on cancer awareness, specifically breast cancer, and donates 10 percent of profits to organizations related to this cause.”
Today is Mural Monday and we are sharing a mural called “where the magic happens”. The mural is signed by @Traveling_Gypsy and @Duarte_Designs; and zooming in I found a QR code which promises a video of the artist, the ability to generate site-specific “face filters”, and explore a 3-D model of the piece.
Okay, I will admit that I had to Google what a face filter was (embarrassing).
The artist are Sydney Duarte and Ann Duarte. The mural can be found at 400 South Church Street.
The Flower Child is one of our favorite restaurants however, because of the pandemic, it has been a year since we have eaten there. Fortunately they are still in business and now that we have received our vaccine shots we plan to enjoy a meal on their patio. Afterwards we may even relax in a yellow chair.