a pink reflection

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

While walking along the rail trail, the jogger approaching us was bathed in a pink reflection. It was not a surprise to us given there is a mid-rise condo with pink glass on the rail trail. The evening sun was reflecting off the pink building and on to this jogger.

From a photographic standpoint I like the contrast between the shadows and the reflection.

Following is a link to the a Wikipedia article about the pink condo complex in Charlotte. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A pink reflection highlights a jogger in the South End district near uptown Charlotte.

looking glass

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

Today’s photo was taken through a window at the Barcelona wine bar in the South End district. This is actually a photo of a photo hanging in the entrance to the Barcelona restaurant. And in the original photo you will find my reflection.

Note that the Barcelona wine bar has patio dinning with heaters which is good during the pandemic.

Following is a link to the Barcelona win bar website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption:  taking a photo through a window.

water tower

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

In the South End there is an old mill which has been converted to restaurants, work space, and retail. The area is called the “Design District” and interestingly is built around a water tower. Today’s photo shows a sign on the water tower and reads “no climbing the water tower”.

Following is link to the Design Center of the Carolinas page. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sign on the water tower in the South End district of uptown Charlotte.

pre-historic

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

Today’s photo shows art found in the South End district near uptown Charlotte. I’ll have to keep a watch on this and take a photo when the flowers are in full bloom.

This is an example of when the title is as artistic as the art itself. The sign says “Pre-Historic South End – Brontosaurus”.

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

Following is a link to a wikipedia article about Brontosaurus also know as a Thunder Lizard. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Art found in the South End near 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.

Flower Child

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

Yesterday evening we enjoyed a meal at the Flower Child which serves “Health Food for a Happy World. We enjoy the restaurant because of the food, the outdoor seating, and the positive messages they share.

Note that the photo was taken shortly after dusk with evening light reflecting off the Charlotte sky line.

Following is a link the Flower Child website. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The Flower Child found in the South End near 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.

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

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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.