All things are a reflection of ourselves, no matter how gruesome, grotesque or garish, revealing a part, large or small, of the nature and character of the world around.
Larger version here: Skyward Leaning
We say a fond farewell to another weekend ...
And now, the end is near,
And so I face the final curtain.
My friends, I'll say it clear;
I'll state my case of which I'm certain.
- Frank Sinatra
Larger version here: Into the Distance, The Lights, The Lights
Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, N.C., punctures the sky with its aggressive architecture. The skyline of Charlotte is an odd patchwork; there's no harmony, theme or consistency of look, design or intent. I'm no expert in urban design or architecture, but it seems a chaotic and haphazard patchwork of corporate assertions represented by steel and glass. Charlotte is relatively new, though, to the skyscraper game, so who knows how it will evolve and play out over the next few decades.
Larger version here: Takin' Care of Business
Standing around in Amélie’s French Bakery & Café in Charlotte, N.C., recently, I noticed this peculiar chandelier/light fixture directly above my head. A neat mish-mosh of art meets recycling meets function.
Larger version here: Light of the Strangest Sort
Classic cars are great subjects because, well, they're classy. Charlotte, N.C., seems to have a wealth of these gems riding around, but that's not surprise, given that it's a true car city—home of the brand new NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Larger version here: Bygone Begone