Today’s photo shows a NASCAR sign found in uptown Charlotte. NASCAR is important part of Charlotte. Articles indicate that “Charlotte Motor Speedway alone has an impact of over 400 million dollars annually”. Following is an article about NASCAR’s North Carolina Roots.
It is theme day in the City Daily Photo community and the theme is symmetry. Our contribution is this photo of the light rail tracks, in uptown Charlotte, which is a good example of symmetry and depth.
Today’s photo shows a common scene in uptown Charlottes. Electric scooters are everywhere. From a personal perspective I would prefer a few less scooters and a lot more observance of the rules. But at the same time I enjoy the smiles on the faces.
The photo I took was washed out so I pushed the contrast and the white scale. The shadows were decreased. Also, I pushed the vignette effect and focused on the scooters.
Continuing my theme of power and transportation; Today I share this photo of a young boy enjoying a manually powered scooter. I was properly impress given most people use electric powered scooter. I was also impressed they he is wearing a helmet, which is a good thing given shortly after this photo he was performing arial stunts on his scooter.
I went looking for people today and one scene that I found was this inline skater in front of the Valhalla Pub and Eatery. Interestingly he was going the wrong way on a one way street. Fortunately there was not much traffic. Also, it is interesting that he is wearing a short sleeve shirt while I was bundled up.
We continue our blue theme as we look toward uptown Charlotte. Given the photo was taken as I walked across the light rail track (at an official crossing), the photo makes me think this must the the prospective the train conductors see daily.
The yellow building, on the left side of the photo, is a power station for the electricity used by the light rail. If you zoom in you can read a the sign which says No Trespassing Danger High Voltage.
This a new scene in uptown Charlotte. The LYNX light rail now runs on trolly tracks and called Street Cars. It was an interesting choice to use the same trains on high speed light rail tracks and on trolly tracks. I assume they are actually different trains because there are no power lines above the trolly tracks while the high speed light rail is powered by electricity.
This last weekend I took this photo of a wedding party outside of Saint Peters in uptown Charlotte. I especially liked the red bridesmaid dresses and the white Rolls Royces. They add a nice touch of color.
Wedding, births, and life events continue even during a pandemic. I observed that some wore mask until the excited the church ands I assume those in a attendance were vaccinated.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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.