lets talk trash

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

It was the color, of the dumpster, that caught my eye. However, the photo also provided a post title. Zoom in and you will see the tag line for RJ Waste and Recover is “let’s talk trash”.

My personal contribution to trash talk is a story about my college years. One of my jobs was as a sanitation engineer. I started out “rolling trash cans” and worked my way up to truck driver.

A Google search found an article which explains the choice of pink. Their website says:

“We think Pink. This is a personal and important part of our corporate philosophy and business model. Think Pink and Mean Green’ philosophy, the company has a focus on cancer awareness, specifically breast cancer, and donates 10 percent of profits to organizations related to this cause.”

Following is a link to RJ Waste and Recover website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A trash dumpster painted in pink found in uptown Charlotte.

Mural Monday, magic

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

Today is Mural Monday and we are sharing a mural called “where the magic happens”. The mural is signed by @Traveling_Gypsy and @Duarte_Designs; and zooming in I found a QR code which promises a video of the artist, the ability to generate site-specific “face filters”, and explore a 3-D model of the piece.

Okay, I will admit that I had to Google what a face filter was (embarrassing).

The artist are Sydney Duarte and Ann Duarte.   The mural can be found at 400 South Church Street.

Following is a link to the Uptown Interactive webpage which places QR codes next to many of the murals in Uptown Charlotte. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A mural call “where the magic happens” found in uptown Charlotte.

Following is a link, to the Colourful World website, where you can add your contribution to the Monday Mural theme. Also, please visit the City Daily Photo portal to see photos from around the world.

”http://citydailyphoto.org/”

early Christmas present

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

Recently, we opened and assembled an early Christmas present such that we can keep active this winter. I ordered this spin bike on the day that the Omicron variant made the news. When the pandemic began we put our YMCA gym membership on hold thinking that soon we would be back. Then our expectations shifted and we planned our return to the gym in three months, then six months, then a year, and now who knows. So we chose to bring a little of the gym into our home.

One of the challenges is space. Where to put a spin bike in a 1,200 square foot condo. We chose the living room such that we can participate in Apple Fitness+ on our TV.

Following is a link to the Keiser m3i spin bike webpage. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: An early Christmas present and a way to stay active during the pandemic.

first female physician

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

Today’s photo shows a historical sign honoring Annie Alexander, the first female physician in North Carolina. She has an interesting story which you can read at her Wikipedia article and this North Carolina historical article.

Following is a link to today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A historical sign honoring the first female physician licensed in North Carolina.

Mural Monday

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

Today is Mural Monday and we are sharing this inspirational mural found in uptown Charlotte. The mural artist is Nick Napoletano a local Charlotte artist who has created numerous murals around Charlotte. In addition Nick’s website says he is working on “design collaboration merging our world with Virtual and Augmented Reality”. Check Nick’s art out at Nick Napoletano Art website and his Two Form instagram account.

We are also sharing a gallery, of the detail, in this mural.

Following is a link to today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: An inspirational mural found in uptown Charlotte.

Following is a link, to the Colourful World website, where you can add your contribution to the Monday Mural theme. Also, please visit the City Daily Photo portal to see photos from around the world.

”http://citydailyphoto.org/”

it is Sunday

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

It is Sunday so I am sharing a photo of a Saint Peter Catholic Church in uptown Charlotte. The perspective is uniquely Charlotte during the pandemic … construction continued.

This church is across the park from our condo complex and I have shared photos, of the church, many times before.

I especially like the perspective in today’s photo. Following is a link to the same scene in in black.

Following is a link to the Saint Peter Catholic Church. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Saint Peter Catholic Church in uptown Charlotte.

LYNX

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

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.

Following is a link to the LYNX website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption:  Lynx light rail in uptown Charlotte.

fall colors

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

This photo was taken recently however it is almost out of season. The temperatures ae dropping and the leaves are falling. The building in the background is the Carillon Tower.

Following is link to the Carillon Tower. I especially like the art inside the Carillon Tower. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Falls colors in uptown Charlotte.

officiAlly

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

I took this photo because the QR code intrigued me. Is it possible to snap a photo while driving past; them zoom in and use the QR code to link to the site advertised? Turns out zooming in does not work however I was able to point my iPhone camera at a copy of the photo and use the QR code as a link.

I also wanted to share the excitement around the big reveal of the inaugural 2022 Charlotte FC kit.

Also, I like the photo in black and white.

Following is a link to the officiAlly kit website and a link to the Charlotte Football Club website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sign revealing the inaugural 2022 Charlotte FC kit.

no rhyme or reason

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

Today’s photo show a message found on the steps of the Mint museum in uptown Charlotte. The message is by Emily Little and is part an art initiative called Of Earth and Sky CLT.

Their website states that they are providing “tokens of inspiration and poetic reminders of hope”.

Following is a link to the Rhyme or Reason at the Writing Cooperative. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A message found on the steps of the Mint Museum in uptown Charlotte.

pink condo

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

A recent photo shows the pink reflection from the Arlington condos in the SouthEnd district. Today’s photo shows the pink condo at twilight with a cloudy dark background.

Following is a link to the Arlington condos. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption:  Charlotte’s pink condo at twilight.

trading post

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

Today’s photo shows a historical sign found in the Southend district near uptown Charlotte. Today Charlotte is still a trading route but on the focus now is banking and NASCAR.

Personally, I like this phot because of the glint of sun on the sign, the sun lighting up the leaves, and the blue of the sky.

The building behind the sign is an apartment complex called The Crown of Queen City.

back to the future

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

Today is theme day in the City Daily Photo community. The theme is “the future” and our contribution is this photo of a “back to the future” mural found on the back wall of a the Discovery Place Science Center. The photo was taken facing the sun and then Photoshop enhanced. Maybe this is the future.

Following is a link to the Discovery Place Science Center which I truly believe is the future. IMHO, every time a child visits the science center humanities future is enhanced because they learn to enjoy and appreciate science.

Note that the sign on the bottom right of the photo says “you are being watched” . Maybe this is the future.

Follow this link to see photos, from around the world, about the future.

family scene

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

Today we share another family scene from uptown Charlotte. Normally uptown is full of office workers or long adults. However, Thanksgiving week presents many family photo opportunities.

It has been many years however I fondly remember carrying my kids when they were young.

As shown in the photo this scene was found at the Fifth Third bank.

Following is link the Fifth Third bank website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A family scene in uptown Charlotte.

family

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

While on a walk, I took this quick snap of a family enjoying scooter time. The scene was found on Tryon near the Capital Grill. The family scene and the Fall colors made for a nice photo opportunity.

Full disclosure; I have never ridden an electric scooter and I don’t see a ride in my future. Also, note that my quick snap has been enhanced using photoshop.

Following is a link to The Capital Grill website. Also, we are sharing a link to the original of today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A family enjoying scooter time in uptown Charlotte.