This photo was taken recently and focuses on shadows in the evening hours. Specifically, the sun on the street and shadows on the side street. Also, long shadows from my wife and I as we stroll hand in hand.
Today’s photo shows a common scene in Uptown Charlotte. A family enjoying an outing and with sweet drinks in hand. Also, shown are couples strolling at safe distances between one another. And , of course, most of us wear mask.
Today’s photo shows a sculpture found in the Two Wells Fargo Center plaza. I share the photo because of the concept of offering a helping hand. Also, the photo was shared because of my efforts to chose scenes which include people. In the background you will notice a gentleman enjoying the sun. Also, a family is enjoying a meal.
The Historic Ratcliffe Flowers sign stands in the Green with the Mint Museum in the background. There is an interesting story, in the Charlotte Business Journal, about the Ratcliffe’s Flowers building, the construction of the Ratcliffe condos, and the preservation and incorporation of the original architecture.
Note that I have also included people in the scene because recently my post have focused on empty lonely scenes. Today I went looking for photo opportunities which included people. Most people are waring mask or social distancing.
Also, note that the the Mint Museum is the same museum I mentioned in yesterday’s post.
Today’s photo shows a glimpse of an art display at the Mint Museum. Unfortunately we are not attending indoor events. Fortunately, the exhibit is on display through September 6th and my age category will be vaccinated before then.
The Mint Museum website shares the following description of the art we caught a glimpse of:
Brooklyn-based artist Summer Wheat’s Foragers is a monumental work of art spanning four stories and 3,720 square feet in Mint Museum Uptown’s Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium. A myriad of vibrant panels that give the illusion of stained glass fill the atrium’s 96 windows and weave a story of women who labor to build the communities that form the spine of modern society.
Today’s photo shows another lonely empty scene in Uptown Charlotte. Actually there some relatively busy scene’s as well however empty has become the norm. In years past this station would be been very active. And Uptown will be busy again. It will just take time.
On this shameful day in our nation’s history I am reposting a photo taken in Uptown Charlotte.
When this photo was taken there was a loud and offensive protest underway just down the block. Rather than focusing my camera on the protest I chose to focus on this very positive sign that went on and on.
Quoting president elect Biden. “The work of the moment and the work of the next four years must be the restoration of democracy, of decency, honor, respect, the rule of law. Just plain simple decency.”
This solar smart flower was found in the First Ward Park. The flower follows the sun and folds up at night. Their website says the flower folds up and cleans itself nightly. With this intelligence the smart flower makes 40% more energy than traditional solar panels. Plus it looks good.
An art project, in Uptown Charlotte, involves globes painted in different themes. The globe, at the Blumenthal Art Center, shows a reproduction of the famous Scream painting. In my opinion the scream is an accurate depiction of 2020.
It is the first of the month and the City Daily Photo community theme is “photo of the year”. I did not post many photos at Charlotte Daily Photo this year so I searched my iPhone memories and chose this photo of my grandson celebrating his win at monopoly. With this photo I wish you all a new year full of things to celebrate.
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.