Saturday, December 31, 2011

Heading to Springfield, MO



When out on the road wanting to get to my destination, I have passed up many sunsets because I didn't want to lose time stopping for a photo.  As we drove into this sunset, I kept seeing a line in the sky from the sun and kept thinking no I didn't want to stop, but then at the last minute we stopped and within a few seconds the sun peak out.

Have a safe and joyous New Years!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Mammoth Spring, Arkansas

 On the drive home yesterday we stopped on the border of Arkansas and Missouri in the Ozarks at Mammoth Spring.  A beautiful walking path and visitor center surround the lake.

Mammoth Spring is Arkansas's largest spring and the second largest spring in the Ozark Mountains. A National Natural Landmark, the spring flows nine million gallons of water hourly. Forming a scenic 10-acre lake, it then flows south as the Spring River, a popular Ozark trout and float stream.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lamppost

 While shopping on the Country Club Plaza this holiday season, I found this interesting lamppost.
Dedicated to all students 
The
 third year of the Greater Kansas City 
Today
 and in the future in memory 
The
 anniversary quincento of 
Discovery
 of America 
By
 Christopher Columbus.

I will be on the road all day traveling home and will be unable to visit your blogs.  I will catch up on Friday.  

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Kansas City Central Library


Another early morning shot this one of the KC Central Library.  This building was built in 1906 and housed a bank for most it's history.  It became the Central Library in 2004.  I also showed this photo here,

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Saturday

A window display in North Kansas City found on my way to work.  My 2 year old grandson is trying to help me post this so must publish while I can.  Merry Saturday!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Weekend Reflection

A window display on Main Street in the Power and Light District.  The tree had ornaments of stars and stick people made out of newspaper.  The reflection consumes the tree but I liked how the Harvester Food Donation barrel held it's own.  I will be on the road traveling all day and will not be able to visit your blogs but will catch back up tomorrow.  I wish everyone has a Merry weekend.

I am participating in Weekend Reflection, for more weekend reflections visit Weekend Reflections .

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bartle Hall

Stuck in traffic heading under Bartle Hall, the convention center.  This building has 388,800 square feet of column free space due to the 300 ft pylons supporting the roof.  This is the largest column free convention center in the world.  As you can see it is built over 6 lanes of traffic on I-70.  The building was designed and constructed to achieve green building standards and received a LEED silver rating.  This building was built in 1984.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Favorite Bookstore

A cozy place to browse a book in my favorite independent bookstore, Rainy Day Books.  I have attended many good author events put on by this fabulous bookstore, most recently Walter Isaacson's discussion of Steve Jobs.  I always follow their staff picks and indie list for my next great read.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Box Office

This is the Midland Theatre's Box Office, obviously not in use today.   I displayed the Midland Theatre last week, the one with the grand window.   I remember waiting at similar box offices, seeing these always brings back fond memories.

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Boxer

Across the street from the President Hotel is the Power and Light Building which I displayed here.  In one of the windows I found this terra cotta piece of art by Ben Ahlvers titled The Boxer.  He looks like he has seen better days.  Unfortunately the doors were locked and I could not venture inside.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The President Hotel II

There is so much age and detail in this lobby.  I know this photo does not display it well, but it really is a remarkable lobby.  This hotel is anchors the Power and Light District in downtown Kansas City.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The President Hotel


The President Hotel was completed in 1926 during a time when KC was trying to shed it's cowtown image.  It served as the headquarters for the 1928 Republican National Convention nominating Hubert Hoover for president.  It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.  It's doors closed in 1980 but underwent massive restorations and reopened in 2005 as the Hilton's President Hotel.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Weekend Reflection

While in the Power and Lights District, actually right across the street from the Midland Theater which I showed you yesterday, I found the shapes of these reflected buildings fun.  I also like how there is a reflection toward the bottom of the photo from an atrium.
For more weekend reflections visit Weekend Reflections .

 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Midland Theater

The Midland Theater was designed by Thomas W. Lamb in 1927 for $4 million.  This building was placed on the National Registry of Historical Places in 1977.  It has had many venues in it's life, movie theater, stage shows, bowling venue and now concerts and live events.  This building is part of the Power and Lights District in downtown Kansas City.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pyramid

While sitting at a stop light on Broadway, I saw this sculpture by Bill Heineken, 2004

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Windows on Main Street IV


Here is a daytime and night time window display.  I showed you the one on the left on Dec 3.  This is The Polished Edge window display.  I love it lit up at night but I do like the texture found during the day.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Windows on Main Street III

I found this window at The Garment District Boutique.  This is a corner window and the sun was coming over other buildings into the shop.  I liked how the sun light reflected through the store.  The winner of this contest in the Power and Light District goes to charity.  Voting takes place through Dec 16.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holiday Windows on Main Street II

 
I like this window display done by Brock DeBoer.  I am going to have to chIeck at night to see it lit up.  The Power and Lights District is having their 2nd Annual Holiday Windows art contest in downtown Kansas City, MO.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bread

I visited this little bread bakery, Fervere,  in what has become my new favorite area, 17th and Summit.  Fervere bakes their bread in an oven that is fashioned after the communal ovens of ancient Europe.   The fire is built on the baking surface to heat the massive oven and then swept clean for the baking.  All of Fervere's flours are organic as with all their other ingredients when possible.  I purchased the Grain Travel Bread which was absolutely fantastic.  This little bakery is only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  You can see the oven in the background.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Birds of Light


I liked how the lights played against this corrugated siding.  Crown Center.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Light Dusting of Snow

On my way to work through downtown yesterday morning.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Neighborhood Fountain

This fountain runs year round like several in Kansas City.  There is no name on this fountain, it sits in the medium between both sides of the road.    

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Punch Anyone

A woman in my department retired last week and we threw a party.  I was the designated photographer and had fun with these plastic cups of punch.  Everyone drank these like they were something other than strawberries and punch.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Mayor's Christmas Tree

 I drove by the Mayor's Christmas tree at Crown Center two mornings this week, one morning the fountains were on and the next they were off.   Above I shot to avoid the street light and below I wanted more of the plaza with the toy land and all the trees.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

AMC Mainstreet

This theatre was previously known as the Empire Theatre and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.  It opened in 1921 as a popular vaudeville and movie house.  I caught this photo in the early morning on my way to work.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Holiday Windows on Main Street

This window display is at The Polished Edge on Main Street in the Power and Lights District in downtown Kansas City.  The Power and Lights District is having their 2nd Annual Holiday Windows art contest.  The Polished Edge is participating in this event.  I will be bringing you other window displays soon.  I love this display at night.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Weekend Reflection

The alley I drove down for the Alley Art (I displayed on Wed.) brought me to these doors.  I didn't realized I picked up the reflection until I uploaded the photos.  I just wish the electrical conduit wasn't right next to the door.  Oh well, I still like the door and reflectioned under the bridge.  Found in the Crossroads District.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Theme Day - Action

The last day of the summer pool season, local pools open their doors to the dogs.  The dogs love it.

City Daily Photo celebrates Theme Day on the first day of every month.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Alley Art

I found these martini drinking pooches in the alley behind The Cashew restaurant in the Crossroads District.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Two piece reclining figure

Above is Henry Moore's working model and below No. 9 in the Nelson Atkins Museum Sculpture Park

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Garment District

One of my favorite streets in downtown KCMO.  In the 1930 several large clothing manufacturer were located on this street.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Liberty Square


I live very close to the Square in Liberty so you see many photos of the area.  The Farmers Market is held here every Saturday morning from spring to fall.  Festivals, parades, music and many events take place on the square around the Clay County Court House which I showed you here and in a reflection here.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Stairway to...

I liked the looks of these stairs on a gray morning in downtown Liberty, MO



Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Although this turkey was from last years Thanksgiving I thought appropriate because this is what I look forward to enjoying today.  I hope all of you celebrating Thanksgiving today have your turkey, ham, duck or whatever with all the trimmings.  Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Early Morning Downtown

This is taken at Grand and 8th downtown.  This United State Court House and Post Office was built in 1938 & 1939.  The New Deals program, created to generate employment during the Great Depression, provided funding for construction of new federal buildings nationwide.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Yeast

  I could find no information about this worn yeast sign.  I found old listings for Red Star Studio's but now find an advertising agency in this location.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Blue Bird

Another display of the Blue Bird Cafe that I showed you here.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Crepe Myrtle


Ok this was not found in Kansas City.  I was in Alabama last weekend.  Crepe Myrtle is everywhere in Alabama and it is beautiful in the summer and now the fall.  I love the flowers, the trunks and now the fall color.  I can't wait to see them in the spring.