Southend

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

Today’s photo shows flags found in Charlotte’s Southend where there is a “discovery around every corner”. In this photo you can see the cherry blossoms, the Flower Child restaurant, and Charlotte’s pink condo.

Note that I used photoshop to push the colors on this photo however that is how I see the Southend. Brightly colored and very interesting. The Southend is full of eclectic restaurants, beer gardens, young people, and art around every corner. And it is very near Uptown Charlotte.

Following is a link to the Southend CLT website. Also, we are sharing a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Flags, found in the South End of Charlotte, share the message that there is a discovery around every corner.

Theme day – mirrors

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

Today is Theme day in the City Daily Photo community and the theme is mirrors. Our theme contribution is this art display found in Charlotte. The name of the display is Covid Confessional and you quickly note that it is focused on social distancing. The art display is set of iridescent curved walls, with a six foot radius, that are activated by light. The walls includes color and reflection.

selfie in Covid confessional

We also took a selfie which shows the reflective (i.e. mirror) nature of the display. However, we have no Covid transgressions to confess. Actually, we have been very careful and look forward to the pandemic ending.

Please visit other bloggers who are participating in the March theme day – mirrors.

In addition we are sharing a link to Studio Dickey which presented the Covid Confessional. Also, we are sharing a link to a Charlotte Observer article about I Heart Rail Trail: Lights 2021 which includes a video of the light displays including the Covid Confessional.

Following is a link for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: An art exhibit, called Covid Confessional, found in the South End near Uptown Charlotte.

Dear Frontline

A mural named Dear Frontline.  The mural was created by Kate Deciccio.
photo taken by Denton Harryman and shared on Flickr as creative commons (CC0)

I’m sharing a photo of this mural because I admire the message which is conveyed. The mural is called Dear Frontline and was created by Kate Deciccio.

With a little Google research I found that the “mural was funded by Dear Frontline, a community art initiative managed and produced by Big Bowl of Ideas, a Black-owned creative public affairs firm from Los Angeles”. But what I am most impressed with is “Dear Frontline also allows you to write a message and send an online postcard to a frontline worker.” Do that here.

Following is a link an article, from Charlotte is Creative, about Dear Frontline gives artist props to essential workers. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: A mural named Dear Frontline. The mural was found in Uptown Charlotte.

warmer weather

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

Today’s photo shows a common scene in Uptown Charlotte now that the weather is warmer. As shown, in today’s photo; people are wearing shorts, the streets are empty, and skateboarders are enjoying themselves.

Now that my wife and I have been vaccinated we are more confrontable strolling in Uptown. To be safe we wear our mask and maintain physical distance from others. However, we no longer tense up every time we cross paths with someone. With the possible exception of the skateboarders. We still worry we will witness an accident.

Following is an article about Skateboard Injury Statistics and I was surprised to find that there were fewer skateboarding accidents than there were playground equipment accidents. When taking this photo or my grandson playing a Freedom Park I was not concerned about accidents. Also, a link has been included for today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: This is a scene, from Uptown Charlotte, showing warmer weather, empty streets, shorts, and skateboard.

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.