bicycle

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

As the this photos shows, there are all sorts of bicycles today. Big ones and little ones. This is a the smallest bicycle I have seen so far. Also, interestingly this bicycle is electric. I assume the primary benefit is the bicycle is that it can be stored in small places like the trunk of a car or in the an apartment.

Following is a link to a Bolt Pro Electric mini bicycle which looks very similar the bicycle in today’s photo. Also, following is a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A mini e-bike seen in uptown Charlotte.

peace

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

Today’s photo shows a peace sign which welcomes you to this charming house. Peace signs were ubiquitous in my youth. As a result, this peace sign caught my attention.

Following is a link to Peace Symbols through history. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Faith not Fear: A peace sign warmly welcomes you to this charming house in the South End near uptown Charlotte.

faith not fear

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

Razor wire, beautiful homes, and a message of Faith not Fear. This photo was taken in the South End district near uptown Charlotte. The razor wire is around an industrial business. What caught my attention was the contrast shown in this scene.

Following is an article about Faith not Fear signs. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Faith not Fear; A sign found in the South End district near uptown Charlotte.

Catholic Charities

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

In the South End district there is a discovery around every corner, which includes this beautiful building. The Catholic Charities is housed in this building as well as the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. I like the windows and the flowers.

Following is a link the Catholic Charities website. I especially like an article, on their website, which details The Church’s Stand Against the Sin of Racism. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Catholic Charities offices at the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte in the South End district near uptown Charlotte.

The Unknown Brewery

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

What caught my attention was the question mark at the top of the building. Then I noticed that the name of the business is The Unknown Brewery. So the question mark makes sense. Also, note that the outdoor tables and the lights make this an appealing spot to enjoy a beer on a hot summer evening.

Following is a link to The Unknown Brewery website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Unknown Brewery in the South End district near uptown Charlotte.

abandon street

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

This sign was found next to the building shown in yesterday’s photo. This is an unusual sign in that it appears they plan to close the street. Normally our streets are very busy. I assume they plan to close this street because of the green space they are developing.

Following is a link to a article from the City of Charlotte about PETITIONER’S PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING THE CLOSING OF DEDICATED STREETS AND ALLEYWAYS. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: An unusual sign found in the South End district near uptown Charlotte.

unique architecture

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

This photo shows a new office building found in the South End district near Uptown Charlotte. I took this photo because of the unique architecture and the green space. The building is not occupied yet and I did not find a name.

The new office building is across the street from a new Holiday Inn. In addition there are buildings under construction all around this site. A Google search identifies the site was the Square at the South End.

Following is a link to an article discussing the growing skyline in Charlotte’s South End. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: An office building with unique architecture. Found in the South End district near Uptown Charlotte.

Art crawl

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

Today’s photo shows a color mural and an advertisement for an art crawl. Also, notice the lite rail is entering the photo from the right. This photo was taken in the South End near uptown Charlotte. I was on a walk yesterday with the goal of identifying an outdoor brunch spot. What I found was beer halls, restaurants, and art venues.

healthy

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

I noticed this message recently in the window of the Flower Child Restaurant. Apparently the message is a quote from Voltaire. I like the message and I like the calligraphy.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article about Voltaire. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sign found in the South End near uptown Charlotte.

unique signage

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

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.

Following is a link to the Boone Oakley website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A business with a unique signage found in the South End near uptown Charlotte.

hey good lookin

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

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”

Following is a link to the Historic South End website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sign found in the South End near uptown Charlotte.

Seating ReArrangements

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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.

Following is a link to the Ellie Richards website. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: An art display, titled Seating ReArrangements, found in the Southend of Charlotte.

Flower Child

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

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.

Note that yellow is a theme along the Rail Trail in Charlotte. Following is a link to internet images of yellow along the Rail Trail. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Flower Child restaurant is one of our favorites however it has been a year since we ate there.

empty barstools

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

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.

In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Empty barstools are a common scene in the Southend of Charlotte.

Ruby Sunshine

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

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.

Following is a link to Rudy Sunshine website. Also, we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Rudy Sunshine is at 332 W Bland Street in the Southend of 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.