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.
Recently, we opened and assembled an early Christmas present such that we can keep active this winter. I ordered this spin bike on the day that the Omicron variant made the news. When the pandemic began we put our YMCA gym membership on hold thinking that soon we would be back. Then our expectations shifted and we planned our return to the gym in three months, then six months, then a year, and now who knows. So we chose to bring a little of the gym into our home.
One of the challenges is space. Where to put a spin bike in a 1,200 square foot condo. We chose the living room such that we can participate in Apple Fitness+ on our TV.
Today’s photo shows The Poplar condo complex found in the 4th Ward near uptown Charlotte. We have lived in condos for the last 20+ years and there has always be rules against realtor signs in the windows and on the lawns. The Popular addresses the issue in a classy way with a realtor sign which appears to be detachable. It does the raise the issue of how multiple realtors would be handled.
A review of the web address displayed finds The Poplar Real Estate website which tastefully represents the units for sale with links the real estate agents actually representing the sale. Very impressive solution.
This is what all parking garages should look like. They should be under a park with trees, flowers, art, and people with smiling faces. Actually, we are fortunate to have this park and parking garage in front of our condo complex in uptown Charlotte. The park and the parking garage are called The Green for good reason.
There is most likely a logical explanation for this scene. However, I doubt the driver was going to turn over his truck, trailer, and equipment over to the hotel valet. I suspect this is another instance of repairs occurring, during the pandemic, when traffic and business was slow.
The Hotel Valet is for Ivey’s which has an interesting history. Ivey’s started as a department store, became a condo, then an hotel. However, they have added Residence and their website encourages longer stays.
We are sharing today that the pandemic cooking craze has impacted Charlotte Daily Photo. Today I should have been out hunting for a photo. Instead my wife and I were busy cooking. And we had a blast!
The only thing I can share, about Charlotte, is that this photo shows a typical condo kitchen. A granite counter top, a wrap around backsplash, and under counter lighting.
Now, about the pandemic cooking. We shifted to soy milk, early during the pandemic, because it can be purchased shelf stable (does not require refrigeration) and ordered online. Recently, to up our pandemic preparedness, we purchased a soy milk making machine. The soy milk is very good and we are pleased with our purchase. And, it turns out that there are recipes for soy mill pulp (okara) which is a byproduct from the process of making soy milk.
Today we made soy milk, hot chocolate from soy milk, okara chocolate pound cake, okara crackers, and okara granola. All were very good and fun to make.
Today’s photo shows the Ratcliffe condos in Uptown Charlotte. Not a bad place to “stay at home” during the coronavirus pandemic. Like many we have a supply of non-perashable food and order perashable groceries online. We stay indoors most of the day but each evening we go for a walk while keeping distance from others.
Note that the sign posts are for Edgar Wisconsin, Rice Virginia, and Burroughs George. These are one of several sign post honoring authors. Edgar Rice Burroughs is one of my favorite authors because he created Tarzan.
Today’s photo shows the loading dock under one of the office towers in Uptown Charlotte. Notice the sliver trash chute and blue trash compator on the left side of the photo. An interestingly small unit.
On a recent stroll I was surprised to see horses on Tryon. The scene is similar to a recent photo titled Dog Crossing. Both the horses and the dogs have little bit of a Beatles Abbey Road album cover feel.
Two hotels and a condo complex found in Uptown Charlotte. The condo complex is called the Madison. The condo has many distinct design features. The hotels are the Hilton Garden Inn and the Hampton Inn.
I took this photo because the evening light cast the Trademark Building in blue … It is interesting how light and shadows have such a significant impact on what we see … It is a beautify building with upscale condos which have outstanding views and in this case outstanding colors.
While on a walk, this last weekend, I took this photo at a lightrail station in the South End near Uptown Charlotte. Notice the pink building … it is one of Charlotte’s landmarks and is very interesting during the early morning sun. Those who own condo’s there have an outstanding view of Uptown Charlotte.