Even in the snow you have to walk the dog. This photo was taken at the Green park in uptown Charlotte. The photo was taken facing the sun and as a result we have a large lens flare in the center of the photo. Personally I like the lens flare and the shadows.
Today we share another blue photo. This photo shows blue sky behind the Gandhi statue in uptown Charlotte. I am impressed that Charlotte has a park dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. The park is approximately named Gandhi Park and it draws me back for visit after visit. It is inspiring.
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.
We are continuing the evening stroll photo mini series. Today’s photo shows a pond at Marshal Park with the grass back lit by the evening sun. A Google search “Marshall Park is occasionally the site of protester camps and demonstrations”. We enjoy strolling through the park and taking the occasional photo.
Today’s photo continues my evening stroll mini-series. The foreground features a park bench with long shadows from the evening sun. The photo was taken in Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte. Romare Bearden was born in Charlotte and died 1988. Bearden was an artist, author, and song writer.
A Google search finds that “the park design is based on Bearden’s collages and paintings”.
Today we went for a hike at Crowders Mountain state park just a short 30 minute drive from uptown Charlotte. And we were greeted by a coffee kiosk at the head of the trail. What a brilliant idea. Scroll through the above slid show to see the hiking trail, the coffee kiosk, and business cards from the owners.
The company name is Dancing Ox Coffee Rosters and as the name implies the owners have a dance background. Their website shares that “After 20 years of competitive ballroom dancing, these Professional World and United States Champions; traded in the limelight for coffee beans”. Check out the Dancing Ox Coffee Roasters website and scroll down to the see a video of them dancing with a lake and mountain backdrop..
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.
The recently opened Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel has a roof top bar which we have attempted to visit twice. However it is closed on Sundays and that is the day we keep trying. Maybe the front desk will let management know there is an opportunity on Sunday because they are having to turn people away ;)