It is the first of the month and the City Daily Photo community theme is “your covid response”. As part of my response to Covid I stayed in touch with my grandchild through Face Time and YouTube. Each Saturday we spend an hour or so learning to program a robot. He is 12 years old and I am very proud of his accomplishments. It was lots of fun and a good way to stay in contact.
Spring has arrived in Charlotte. Leaves are on the trees, flowers are in full bloom, and pollen is in the air. Note that this specific tree is a challenge to photograph given the only available perspective does not capture the full size of the tree. I may need a new lens :)
During these difficult times it is good to notice what is beautiful. This photo was taken at The Green, which is actually an underground parking garage. At street level The Green is a small park, complete with signpost honoring authors, two story sculptures of stacked books, fish sculptures spotting water for the kids to play in, and lots of flowers.
As part of the Mecklenburg county “stay at home” order, only essential business activity are allowed. It appears construction is not only allowed it is expanding at a rapid pace. The City of Charlotte has start several street repair projects which as started after the “stay at home” order. Thank you to all the construction workers.
Charlotte is under a stay at home order and we are all getting tired of cooking at home. A suggestion is to enjoy a treat from Amalies French Bakery and Cafe. They deliver or you can pickup your online order.
Many Charlotte restaurants are open for pickup and delivery. As the sign says, We’re open with love.
This photo was taken on an evening walk in Uptown. During the walk, we maintained six feet of physical distance with other walkers. However, physical distance is becoming harder and we regularly have to look for alternate routes.
Today’s photo shows the Bank of America Tower which was recently constructed. Of specific interest is the video wall in the lobby. Their website says that one of the amenities is a thirty-four by sixty-six foot video wall that can be viewed from the lawn in the entry plaza.
Today’s photo shows the Ratcliffe condos in Uptown Charlotte. Not a bad place to “stay at home” during the coronavirus pandemic. Like many we have a supply of non-perashable food and order perashable groceries online. We stay indoors most of the day but each evening we go for a walk while keeping distance from others.
Note that the sign posts are for Edgar Wisconsin, Rice Virginia, and Burroughs George. These are one of several sign post honoring authors. Edgar Rice Burroughs is one of my favorite authors because he created Tarzan.
The sun was out, the temperature were up, and the flowers were blooming. It was great to get out for a walk today. Given the pandemic we were careful to stay far away from others who were also enjoying the weather.
As we all practice social distancing and some of us are staying at home; boxes are a sign of our times. Like many others we are leveraging home delivery and the result is shown here. Lots and lots of boxes :)
This photo is of the Arlington condo complex in the South End near Uptown Charlotte. As you can see, the condo’s make a bold statement in pink. Also, note that each condo has a wall of windows on all sides. As a result the views are outstanding.
On our evening stroll, I took this photo of The 2nd Annual Bar Crawl. It was well attended even though large gatherings are banned due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The crowd was significantly smaller than last year.