This unique signage was found in the South End near uptown Charlotte. A little research finds that the Boone Oakley catch phrase is “We give ambitious brands an unfair advantage”. Research also found that their signage and website has includes humor. I especially like one of their web pages showing a glass of beer and the message that “we offer 401(k) and more importantly A 401(k)eg”. Also, their website has several short videos integrated in their banners. The videos also reflect humor.
Today’s photo is a simple snap of a sign which caught my eye. The sign was found in the South End which is close to uptown Charlotte. There are many and small touches such as this sign. There is a “discovery around every corner”
Today’s photo shows an art display called Seating ReArrangements. The art was created by Ellie Richards and the sign says “Seating ReArrangements is an engaging composition of ten motion-illuminated chairs on the Dilworth Artisan Station Plaza. Viewable from the Rail Trail, visitors will be invited by rotating colors of embedded LED lights within plywood chairs to this socially-distanced seating arrangement”.
There is an outstanding photo, of the art display, on their website. I wish I had than the photo.
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.
Today’s photo shows empty barstools which are a common scene during the pandemic. Although the cattle are not as common :) The website, for the All American Pub, states that they are open and “committed to our customer and employee safety”.
Interestingly their website also said: “All Employees have completed the Count On Me NC Certification”.
Following is a link to the Count On Me NC website which includes training and a “mutual commitment to keep everyone healthy and safe.
Another popular restaurant is Rudy Sunshine which brings “Big Easy” twist on breakfast and brunch classics. As the photo shows Rudy Sunshine is located at 332 West Bland Street in the Southend of Charlotte. They are proud of their address :)
Zoom in, on the photo, and you will see there is a line out of the door. Their website explains that for safety customers must wait outside until their table is ready. And the tables are spaced six feet apart. In addition, they have a large covered patio with additional outdoor seating.
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.
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.
Today’s photo shows flags found in Charlotte’s Southend where there is a “discovery around every corner”. In this photo you can see the cherry blossoms, the Flower Child restaurant, and Charlotte’s pink condo.
Note that I used photoshop to push the colors on this photo however that is how I see the Southend. Brightly colored and very interesting. The Southend is full of eclectic restaurants, beer gardens, young people, and art around every corner. And it is very near Uptown Charlotte.
Today is Theme day in the City Daily Photo community and the theme is mirrors. Our theme contribution is this art display found in Charlotte. The name of the display is Covid Confessional and you quickly note that it is focused on social distancing. The art display is set of iridescent curved walls, with a six foot radius, that are activated by light. The walls includes color and reflection.
We also took a selfie which shows the reflective (i.e. mirror) nature of the display. However, we have no Covid transgressions to confess. Actually, we have been very careful and look forward to the pandemic ending.
This photo was taken recently during a walk along the light rail trail. Fortunately the Lynx system has good ridership and is flourishing. If they depended on us they would be in trouble given we mostly walk the rail trail.