Monday, January 31, 2011

Winter Foilage

Ornamental grasses add winter interest.  We are suppose to get a big snow storm and frigid temps again this week.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Snow Dogs

My neighbor, a teacher, had a snow day and took this fabulous pictures of our two dogs.  They are just a few months apart in age.  My neighbor and I have helped each other in the care of both.  We each have walked the dogs while the other was at work.  They go to daycare together, and they have sleep overs.  They are best friends and love to play in the snow.  Something obviously has their attention here.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Drum Room

I loved everything about this photo except that darn stop light.  Seems like lights always get in the way of my photos (I am such an amateur).  The Drum Room is in the Power and Light District opened in 1941.  The Marx Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Glenn Miller and Patsy Cline among others have performed here.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Power & Light District

The Power and Light Entertainment District is a recent addition to downtown KCMO.  It is anchored by the Power and Light building and the Sprint Center (not in this photo).  The district has revitalized our downtown.  

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

And the inside

Somehow my upbringing causes me to feel as though I am committing an immoral act when taking pictures inside a church.  I make amends by attending mass.  This was taken while the church was being unlocked in preparation for a weekday mass.

For Leif who I knew would want to see the inside.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Church of Our Lady of Sorrows

I've been a little scattered in my post, back to the church for now.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Last of the Succotash

As you all have seen this restaurant has provided many photo opportunities.  Since I received many questions about the food, I will say that yes the food is excellent.  This restaurant is only open M-F for breakfast and lunch.  I had lunch and am wanting to visit for breakfast soon.  

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Framed Reflection

Not only does the Succotash Restaurant have that great orange chandelier that you saw two days ago, but it has this wonderful door.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Church Details

Church of Our Lady of Sorrow has absolutely beautiful arched details.  Many wedding photo's are taken between these arches.  The inside is just as beautiful, I will feature in upcoming posts.

Friday, January 21, 2011


At 2:00 yesterday afternoon it started to snow.  By 3:30 the roads were a mess.  Trying to get to a highway and avoid some traffic I took some streets not on my normal route and came across this wonderful chandelier outside the Succotash Restaurant.  Today I had to go out and capture this photo.   Succotash website also had a photo of the chandelier.  My neighborhood received 9 new inches of snow and there are predictions for several more chances of snow in the next week.  

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Waiting for Spring

With the snow and school closing last week, I don't think the kids were missing the baseball fields.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Watch your step

I hastily called my dog back from this icy water before she was up a creek....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

What is it?

I found this object of interest on top of a home.  I am not sure of it's use or purpose.  Does anyone know what it is?  It looks to be copper.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Spirit of Cooperation

This Northland fountain runs all year long.  It has been called the "Spirit of Cooperation", because it illustrates the unified effort of the public and private sectors worked together to achieve a common goal.  I showed a photo of this fountain during the fall.   This fountain is near a busy intersection and was very popular the day I took this photo.  Every year it takes on a different look.

Friday, January 14, 2011


I thought this gate in front of the Liberty Memorial stood out nicely against the snow.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Liberty Memorial after snowfall

I believe snow enhances photos.   Double click this photo and see if you can find the Gold Dome and Bartle Hall's Sky Stations.  Hint: they are behind the future Kauffman Performing Arts Center and also here

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winter Fountains

This pool was starting to freeze over except at the top by the running fountain.  Our single digit temps the last two days, I'm sure has made an impact on this pool.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Finally!

All my CDP friends have been posting photos of snow and since we hadn't had snow yet, I was anxious for the day to arrive when KC had it's first snow fall.  During lunch today I walked out and took photos.  This is Union Station in the snow.  I previously posted a photo this summer of Union Station, see the difference here

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Just a Glimpse

Just a glimpse of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.  More to come in future posts.  I am going to leave the Art District this week.  

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Arched Welcome

The homes in the Art District were developed by William Rockhill Nelson and is known as the Rockhill neighborhood.  He established the Kansas City Star newspaper and was also interested in urban development.  Nelson's name is of note on the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.  The Rockhill neighborhood, established in 1906, was the first neighborhood to be listed on both the National Register of the states list of Historical Sites and the Kansas City Historical Society.  Most of the homes were made from a local limestone quarry.  

Friday, January 7, 2011

Miss Mao Trying to Poise Herself at the Top of Lenin’s Head

 Brothers Gao Zhen and Gao Qiang,  make all their work together.  Their pieces have been censored and confiscated by authorities.  China has not appreciated the Gao brothers work portraying political figures and events.  Their first solo show was at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art this year.  The sculpture stands outside the Kemper.  

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kansas City Art Institute

This area breathes art with Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the KCAI. The Sculptures, homes and museums all within blocks of each other.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Standing Figures

The lawns of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has many, many sculptures.  I believe these bronze Standing Figures by Magdalena Abakanowicz remind me of a military formation.  What do you see in them?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Crying Giant

Outside at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.  This Crying Giant is the work of Tom Otterness

Monday, January 3, 2011

AHead above others

Found at Kansas City Art Institute, a four year college of Art and Design.  I admire artist and their work. I failed to find information about these subject and who may have created.  If anyone knows more I would be interested in knowing.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

House in Art District

The doors from this home were shown on Thursdays photo.  I found this entire house, not just the doors, quite unique.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Theme Day - Favorite Photo 2010

My favorite group of photo's this year was in the Library and Garment Districts of downtown Kansas City.  Experimenting with the shadow and highlights resulted in my favorite photo.

I wish all my CDP friends a creative, prosperous and wonderful new year.
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