The Charlotte Marathon was ran yesterday (November 12th) and as the photo shows it was cold. These two runners stayed warm with tin foil wrap. Actually this is a thing now and I assume you can buy these sheets in any running shop. I understand they are light weight and do a good job of blocking the wind.
This photo was taken at the intersection of South Tryon and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For those who want to run next year; following is the Facebook page for the Charlotte Marathon.
The Omni Hotel is shown in this photo taken during the Veterans Day Parade. The large flag is the focus of the photo along with the distinctive architecture of the Omni. However, look closely and you will also see a drone which was taking photos of the parade.
I was pleased to have this photo opportunity … a young girl running and jumping on the Green in Uptown Charlotte .. glad my camera has a high speed shutter. Notice the fish sculptures in the background.
This photo was taken at 222 South Caldwell Street.
Our Saturday morning rituals include taking coffee to the Green (a park in front of our condo) and enjoying the activity. We always sit on a bench next to the fish sculptures and fountains. The reason is because they come with built in entertainment. Watching the children play is a joy and this Saturday there was a wedding at Saint Peters Catholic Church next to the fountains. In the background of this photo you can see one of those attending in a very colorful dress.
The good morning special at Dean and Deluca in Uptown Charlotte was French Toast and bacon. And the gentleman behind the sign skillfully and graciously prepares our breakfast every Saturday. We always order bagel sandwiches but the special was very appealing. But what caught my eye was the #goodmorning hashtag (smile).
At first I thought these driggers caution cones said danger … however after googling the word I think Driggers is the name of company. Possibly Driggers Electric & Control CO. This photo was taken at 500 South College Street in Uptown Charlotte.
Recently we meet this family attempting a selfie. I suggested they pose for a photo while I took it with my larger camera. Several photos were taken and shared with them. And this one is shared with you.
This photo was taken at the intersection of College Street and 3rd street in Uptown Charlotte.
A two story gazebo in the Two Wells Fargo plaza in Uptown Charlotte … actually we are not certain if this qualifies to be called a gazebo but I cannot come up with another description for the structure. Let us know what you think.
This photo was taken at 301 South Tryon Street.
Two Wells Fargo plaza is an enjoyable public space in Uptown Charlotte. In addition to the fountain there are also tables and a two story gazebo. This time of year I especially enjoy that the gazebo has fans … Connie and I discussed what to call the gazebo and even brought up Google street view … I’ll have to post a picture and ask you thoughts.
A b-cycle green guy shuttling bicycles between stations in Uptown Charlotte. There website says “Charlotte b-cycle is one of the largest urban bike sharing systems in the Southeast. With 200 blue bikes and 24 stations strategically placed throughout Uptown and surrounding neighborhoods”. The way it works is that with a membership you can select a bike, ride for 30 minutes, check it in, and repeat. The stations are no more than 30 minutes apart so you can ride throughout Uptown Charlotte.
This photo was taken at The Green near where we live.
Great literature is honored in a small Uptown park called the Green. On one end there are two art works in the from of books stacked two stories high … if you look at it another way you could say the books are stacked 15 stories high (smile) … so two stories are literal while 15 stories are literary.
While we strolled through Uptown this weekend I stopped to take this photo of a fountain at One Wells Fargo plaza. Given summer is in full swing and the temperature regularly hits 90+ degrees Fahrenheit there is a good chance we will be stopping to take photos of more fountains (smile).
This photo was taken at 301 South College Street. Note the 90 Fahrenheit is 32.222 degrees Celsius and I also found that one should capitalize references to temperature scales, whether written out or abbreviated.