parking garage

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

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.

Following is a Wikipedia article about The Green. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Flowers at the Green parking garage in uptown Charlotte.

valet parking

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

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.

Following is a link the Ivey’s Hotel and Residence website. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Hotel valet parking in Uptown Charlotte.

pandemic cooking craze

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

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.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article about okara. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The pandemic cooking craze has impacted Charlotte Daily Photo.

stay at home

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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.

Following is realtors website about the Ratcliffe condos. The address is 435 South Tryon Street.

Loading dock

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.

This photo was taken in the loading dock under Three Wells Fargo Center. The trash shut services the Ratcliffe Condos. The address is 435 South College Street.

lightrail

A lightrail station in the South End near Uptown Charlotte.
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.

This photo was taken at the Bland Station. The pink building is called the Alington however their website is ThePinkBuilding.com (smile).

Ratcliffe Condos

The Ratcliffe Condos in Uptown Charlotte
We are very pleased with our choice to purchase in the Ratcliffe Condos in Uptown Charlotte. We are especially pleased with the strength of the condo association and the quality of the construction. The location is also a big plus. The condos overlook a very enjoyable park called The Green, the Mint Museum and Bechtler Museum of Modern Art are across the street, and the condos are connected to the Overstreet Mall which connects buildings throughout Uptown. Also, we are very pleased that the Childress Klein WMCA is in the Overstreet Mall.

This photo was taken at 435 South Tryon.