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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.