Bank of America

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

This photo was taken of the Atrium Health signs which say #ThisIsMyShot which is a hash tag photo opportunity supporting mass vaccine events held at the Bank of America stadium where the Panthers play. Bravo to Atrium Health and the Panthers.

Following is a link to the Atrium Health website article about COIVID-19. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The entrance, to the Bank of America stadium, there are signs which say #ThisIsMyShot.

half-staff

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

In the US; the flags are at half-staff in memory of the 500,000 people who have died from Covid. Globally, the death toll is 2.4 million. It is important to pause and reflect on their loss and on their loved ones left behind

On a positive note, I recently heard a nurse say “there is light at the end of the tunnel” and on the news we heard Dr. Fauci say “there is light at the end of the tunnel”. Hopefully, we will all continue to follow scientific advice and be safe.

The BOA Stadium is in the background of this photo.

Following is a link to the precedential Proclamation on Remembering the 500,000 Americans Lost. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A flag at half mast in memory of the 500,000 people who have died because of Covid. This photo was taken near the BOA Stadium in Uptown Charlotte.

you can

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

This sign was found in Uptown Charlotte and is sponsored by CanDoSigns.org

This sign encourages meeting someone new. Just say”Hi, how are your?” The signs share positive and encouraging messages. Their website include a map showing the location of Can Do signs through out Charlotte.

Following is link to the Can Do Signs website.  Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption:  A sign found in Uptown Charlotte and sponsored by CanDoSigns.org

valet parking

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

There is most likely a logical explanation for this scene. However, I doubt the driver was going to turn over his truck, trailer, and equipment over to the hotel valet. I suspect this is another instance of repairs occurring, during the pandemic, when traffic and business was slow.

The Hotel Valet is for Ivey’s which has an interesting history. Ivey’s started as a department store, became a condo, then an hotel. However, they have added Residence and their website encourages longer stays.

Following is a link the Ivey’s Hotel and Residence website. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Hotel valet parking in Uptown Charlotte.

construction cranes

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

Construction cranes are a common site in Uptown Charlotte. The tall building in the background is the 55 story Duke Energy Center. The tall cranes are constructing the Duke Energy tower which will be 40 stories when complete. The smaller cranes are working on an expansion to the convention center.

Following is an article about the Duke Energy tower. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Construction cranes as seen in Uptown Charlotte.

strolling

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

Normally the uptown streets have been busy with office workers. But during the pandemic the streets are busy with construction works and it turns out that construction works enjoy strolling on their lunch break. Hard hats, mask, high visibility safety vest, blue jeans, and work boots.

Following is a website about Construction Site Attire Rules. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Construction workers strolling in Uptown Charlotte.

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lunch break

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

Construction defines Uptown Charlotte this year. Every where you look there are tall buildings being constructed and the workers who make this possible. Today’s photo shows a lunch break scene in the Bank of America plaza. I liked the scene because of the workers and the long shadows.

I like today’s photo but have to acknowledge it is not as good as the famous photo called lunch atop a Skyscraper. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Construction workers on lunch break is uptown Charlotte.

a fiber network node

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

Over 100 of these nodes have recently been installed in Uptown. The first step was to lay fiber optic cable which involved cutting small two inch wide ditches, laying the fiber, and then patching the asphalt. Then, they constructed nodes as shown in today’s photo. And the next step appears that they will connect the nodes to 5G networks.

Following is an article which explains the nodes installed by Crown Castle. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A low-powered antenna to expand “smart city” innovations.

the future

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

A sign for the time says “the future is what we make it”. During the pandemic construction has continued in Uptown Charlotte. In addition to billions of dollars spent on construction; Charlotte has also invested in road repair and fiber networking.

Following is a link to a web site article from Honeywell about the future is what we make it. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sign on the times on a construction site in Uptown Charlotte.

socially distanced

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

Today’s photo shows a socially distanced porch visit. The photo was taken in the 4th ward which is part of Uptown Charlotte. Porch visits are a common and enjoyable pass time during the pandemic.

Following is a Wikipedia article about the 4th ward. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A socially distanced porch visit in the 4th ward of Uptown Charlotte.

table for one

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

The symmetry, of the shadows, is what lead me to take this photo. Upon review, I noticed that each table has only one chair which is another symmetry and a sign of our times.


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Marriott under construction

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

This is a photo of the newly constructed Marriott in Uptown Charlotte. It appears to be close to completion because they are planting trees in the green spaces around the building. I especially like the mirrors and glass in this perspective.

A recent article, found in the Charlotte Observer, stated that there are center city construction plans worth three billion dollars in 2021.

Connie says that the construction should be ahead of schedule because of reduced traffic during the pandemic. And we can attest that construction vehicles have taken over the streets. Often closing several lanes and only leaving one lane open.

Following is an article about the Ally Charlotte Center project which includes the new Marriott. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption The new Marriott under construction in Uptown Charlotte.

pandemic cooking craze

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

We are sharing today that the pandemic cooking craze has impacted Charlotte Daily Photo. Today I should have been out hunting for a photo. Instead my wife and I were busy cooking. And we had a blast!

The only thing I can share, about Charlotte, is that this photo shows a typical condo kitchen. A granite counter top, a wrap around backsplash, and under counter lighting.

Now, about the pandemic cooking. We shifted to soy milk, early during the pandemic, because it can be purchased shelf stable (does not require refrigeration) and ordered online. Recently, to up our pandemic preparedness, we purchased a soy milk making machine. The soy milk is very good and we are pleased with our purchase. And, it turns out that there are recipes for soy mill pulp (okara) which is a byproduct from the process of making soy milk.

Today we made soy milk, hot chocolate from soy milk, okara chocolate pound cake, okara crackers, and okara granola. All were very good and fun to make.

Following is a link to a Wikipedia article about okara. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: The pandemic cooking craze has impacted Charlotte Daily Photo.

caution it’s a tree

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

Lately, it has been overcast and hard to find interesting photo opportunities. However, yesterday I noticed caution tape around a tree. Naturally I took a photo and then asked the guard why they had caution tape up. He said, no they did not think people were going to run into the tree. He graciously explained that the roots are a tripping hazard. I assume the city will build a root barrier similar to the one on the right side of the photo.

Following is a link to a web site called Trees Charlotte; a public/private nonprofit collaboration to grow and diversify Charlotte’s urban forest. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Caution tape around a tree in Uptown Charlotte.

commerce

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

Today’s photo shows a sculpture found in Uptown Charlotte. The name of the sculpture is commerce and it depicts a minor pouring gold on a bankers head. It looks like Alan Greenspan may have posed as the banker :)

The following article, from ArtsAndScience.org fact checks, confirms that the sculpture is of Alan Greenspan. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A sculpture, named commerce, found in Uptown Charlotte.

theme day, smile

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 smiles and our contribution is this family enjoying an outdoor meal in one of the plaza’s in Uptown. During the pandemic smiles have been hard to find. They were there but behind mask. It’s a little thing but I really miss smiles and delight when they appear.

Please visit other bloggers who are participating in the February theme day – Smile.