The Countess and I went to see a movie today at a unique movie theater in the far South part of Charlotte called Ballantyne. After the movie, we went out on a third story balcony that circles the lobby with a very interesting view facing to the North toward uptown.
My initial reaction was the scene in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy and her friends catch the glimpse of the Emerald City in the distance.
First the panorama view of the balcony: (click for a clearer image)
And the long distance view of “uptown” in the haze
The movie we saw was “Victoria and Abdul”, a story about Queen Victoria in her final years in the late 1800s befriending a servant from India. She realizes belatedly that he was a Muslim and married, and then defends him from attacks by the British aristocracy who view him as a threat to the established order.
A couple of years ago, I telegraphed that I had decided I needed to get a life and the consequence could be the streaming radio guide might be tossed overboard. So here we are – I have a wife who I Love intensely and we do things together more important than worrying about Hillary Clinton. I have filed the paperwork for social security retirement, something I never expected to happen, and have some reason to think I might make it to Medicare age. This was a very important and correct decision.