Road Trip

It was 96 degrees Fahrenheit today in Charlotte so we took a road trip to the mountains. Three hours later we were in the mountains where the temperature was 76 degrees Fahrenheit.

Given we drive an electric car our road trip photo shows us charging at a Blue Ridge Electric charging station. Complete with solar panels.

More photos from the trip tomorrow.

parking on the side streets

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

This is a much more common scene than the street scene shown yesterday. Today’s photo shows, parking on the side streets with a mix of industrial and new construction. Also the flowering trees are common. As are the one way streets :)

Following is a link to the South End Charlotte Org where you can find A Discovery Around Every Corner. In addition we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: parking on the side streets is common in the South End dristrict near uptown Charlotte.

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.

light rail station

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

Today’s photo shows another lonely empty scene in Uptown Charlotte. Actually there some relatively busy scene’s as well however empty has become the norm. In years past this station would be been very active. And Uptown will be busy again. It will just take time.

Following is a website about the Charlotte light rail system called the LYNX. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption A light rail station in Uptown Charlotte.

Keeping the rail trail clean

Today I happened upon this professional photo shoot and I took a quick snap with my iPhone. It appears the goal was to advocate for efforts to keep the Charlotte Rail Trail clean.

Notice the perfect timing with the train entering the station.

This photo was taken at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and the light rail. The station is called the 3rd Street / Convention Center station.

bicycles and more bicycles

Charlotte has been invaded. There are bicycles everywhere (smile).

There are several companies providing the bicycles. A few of the companies are: lime bike, spin, and ofo.

Apparently the concept is “dockless bike shares” and you leave them wherever you complete your ride.

We have not ridden them however it is impossible to stroll in Uptown and not notice them. There are several per block. And when we venture outside of Uptown we see them in the South End, in Mid-town, Dilworth, and I’m assume many other locations.

bicycles found in your city

Theme Day is bicycles found in your city.  Our city is Charlotte
It is theme day … bicycles found in your city … and our contribution presents the idea that sometimes the best thing about a bicycles is where it takes you. In this case the Dandelion Market in Uptown Charlotte. Connie and I often enjoy wine and appetizers at the Dandelion bar on quite Sunday afternoons … Follow this link for interpretations, of the bicycle theme, from around the world.

This photo was taken at 118 West 5th Street in Uptown Charlotte. Following is a link the Dandelion Market website.

Tesla

Tesla is my dream car.
Maybe in 2017, when the Telsa model III is releases, we will buy one of these. I understand they are targeting a more affordable price point. My daughter says I will not be happy with an “affordable” Tesla given the luxury will be missing. But mainly I’m interested in the plugin technology. So I’m holding off to buy our next car until 2017.

As for the photo. I like the reflection and the Tesla logo. This photo was taken in Uptown Charlotte near 550 South Tryon Street. The reflection shows the Duke Energy Center which we have shared photos of before.