family scene

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

Today we share another family scene from uptown Charlotte. Normally uptown is full of office workers or long adults. However, Thanksgiving week presents many family photo opportunities.

It has been many years however I fondly remember carrying my kids when they were young.

As shown in the photo this scene was found at the Fifth Third bank.

Following is link the Fifth Third bank website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A family scene in uptown Charlotte.

family

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

While on a walk, I took this quick snap of a family enjoying scooter time. The scene was found on Tryon near the Capital Grill. The family scene and the Fall colors made for a nice photo opportunity.

Full disclosure; I have never ridden an electric scooter and I don’t see a ride in my future. Also, note that my quick snap has been enhanced using photoshop.

Following is a link to The Capital Grill website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A family enjoying scooter time in uptown Charlotte.

Lady in pink

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

As a follow-up to yesterday’s sidewalk post, we are sharing another sidewalk photo. This one with a lady in pink. The sidewalk crosses a bridge between the South End district and uptown Charlotte. The bridge crosses over I-277 which loops around uptown Charlotte.

From a photographic view, I like this photo because it was taken facing the sun yet the colors turned out great.

Following is a link to the planned Rail Trail pedestrian Bridge which will be short distance from the bridge in this photo. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Lady in pink crossing a bridge between the South End and uptown Charlotte.

chess

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

Today’s photo shows a chess game in the South End near uptown Charlotte. As the smoke stack indicates the building on the right was an old mill site. The mill site houses multiple restaurants, a coffee shop, and retail stores. The building on the left is an apartment complex.

On a personal note; what I like most about this photo is the couple, on the left, who are holding hands.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article about the South End neighborhood in Charlotte. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Playing chess in the South End near uptown Charlotte.

Sticky

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.

suits and scooters

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

Today’s photo shows business suits returning to uptown Charlotte. Interestingly some of the office workers enjoy the scooters which are common in uptown.

Following is a link with a step-by-step guide to riding rentable cooters in Charlotte. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Suites and scooters are found on the streets of uptown Charlotte.

happy Easter

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

On Easter we went for a walk, on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway, and meet lots of people who were enjoying the day as well. This young man was greeting everyone with an enthusiastic Happy Easter.

I’m sharing this photo because his greeting put a smile on my face. Also, I want to share positive images of people wearing mask.

Following is a link to the Little Sugar Creek Greenway website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: This young man was sharing a Happy Easter greeting to everyone he meet. It made my day.

Revolution

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

While on a walk yesterday, I snapped this photo and I’m sharing it today to because I wanted to capture the love, love, love sign. Also, I was intrigued by the gentleman in the photo. He flash a peace sign which I wish I had captured. While preparing the photo I noticed the license plate which says “Down the Rabbit Hole”.

Following is a link to the Revolution Clothiers and Co website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Revolution clothiers on East boulevard in Dilworth near uptown Charlotte.

brunch

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

Today’s photo shows an outdoor brunch at Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails. This scene can be found in the Southend of Charlotte. The weather is still a little cool so a fire pit would be nice. As the weather continues to improve, brunch on the roof would be interesting.

Following is a link to the Lincoln Street Kitchen & Cocktails website. Also, we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Outdoor brunch is even better with a fire place or on a roof top.

busy busy busy


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

The Southend, of Charlotte, is a combination of busy and empty scenes. Unfortunately some businesses have not made it. However, as today’s photo shows there are busy scenes as well. Lots of potential for increased business and increased spread of the virus.

You can tell from the perspective that I was walking in the street when I took this photo.

Restaurants offering outdooring dinning are the busiest. Given, we are now vaccinated we enjoyed an outdoor meal last night. We arrived early and it was easily to maintain physical distance.

Following is a link showing images of Outdoor Seating in the Southend. Also, we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Southend of Charlotte is a mix of empty and busy. This photo shows a crowd on the sidewalk while other scenes will show empty store fronts.

lunch break

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

Construction defines Uptown Charlotte this year. Every where you look there are tall buildings being constructed and the workers who make this possible. Today’s photo shows a lunch break scene in the Bank of America plaza. I liked the scene because of the workers and the long shadows.

I like today’s photo but have to acknowledge it is not as good as the famous photo called lunch atop a Skyscraper. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Construction workers on lunch break is uptown Charlotte.

theme day, smile

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

Today is theme day, in the City Daily Photo community. The theme is smiles and our contribution is this family enjoying an outdoor meal in one of the plaza’s in Uptown. During the pandemic smiles have been hard to find. They were there but behind mask. It’s a little thing but I really miss smiles and delight when they appear.

Please visit other bloggers who are participating in the February theme day – Smile.

hard stop

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

Today’s photo shows brake marks from a hard stop in Uptown Charlotte. The photo also shows a couple strolling on a cold winter day and, looking closely, one can find friends enjoying a walk in the park. As such, I use today’s photo as a metaphor for life during the pandemic. A lot of what we love has stopped. However, love goes on.

Following is a link to the City of Charlotte live traffic information feed. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Brake marks from a hard stop in Uptown Charlotte.

enjoy the sun

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

It is winter and the days are cold. However, when there are warm days local parks offer opportunities to enjoy the sun. This photo was taken on the Green in front of the Ratcliffe Condo’s in Uptown.

Following is a website about Uptown Charlotte Parks. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Occasional warm days offer an opportunity to enjoy the sun.

firebird

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

Life goes on and people are still enjoying Uptown Charlotte. As shown in today’s photo; people are posing for photos at popular sites such that the Fire Bird in front of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. The Fire Bird is made from mirrors and is affectionately known as “Disco Chicken” by area residents.

What I like most about this photo is the couple in the background.

Following is a link to the website for the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Fire Bird at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

parking enforcement

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

Life goes on and you will get a ticket if you park illegally in Uptown. The next few days will be a mini series showing people in my photos. We will see that even though the office towers are empty life does go on. Just at a different pace.

Another nuance, of life during the pandemic, is that our cars are not washed as often as they have in the past.

Following is a link to Parking Enforcement levels in Charlotte. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption Parking enforcement in Uptown Charlotte.