theme day, kindness

It is the first of the month and the City Daily Photo community theme is “kindness”. Today’s photo was taken in Charlotte at the Flower Child restaurant where my wife and I have enjoyed several meals. The peace sign reminds me of the 60’s with the goals of Peace, love, and kindness. We were so idealistic then and I would like to extend some of those ideas and kindness to 2020.

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theme day, your covid response

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.

Following is a link to a humorous YouTube video where I demonstrated the object of our ping pong program.

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flowers on the Green

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.

Following is a link to images from The Green. The address is 400 South Tryon. Also, following is a link to this photo on Flickr.

construction continues

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.

The top left photo shows activity at the Duke Energy tower at 525 S. Tryon St. The remaining photos show conduit being laid along College Street.

open with love

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.

Following is a link to the Cowbell Whiskey and Burger Bar. The address is 201 N Tryon St Ste 1010.

stay at home


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.

Following is realtors website about the Ratcliffe condos. The address is 435 South Tryon Street.



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.

Following is an link to the Arlington condos wikipedia page. The condo’s can be found at 315 Arlington Ave.

bar crawl


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.