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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.