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.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fence post

The fence surrounding the Rosedale Memorial Arch that I displayed yesterday had these wonderful fence post.  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Late Honor of Veterans Day

I took these photos last week right before Veterans Day and then in my haste to schedule my post before I left town I forgot to schedule these photos for last Friday.  This is my belated Veteran's day post.  The city of Rosedale, Kansas honor their veterans lost in war with this monument.  Rosedale is one of the many suburbs of Kansas City.  I liked the photo with the tree to my right when on my camera, but once downloaded I liked the one below better.  I appreciate our veterans fighting for our freedom.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Food

After flight delays and missed connecting flights, I made it home late last night.  Now on to the important things and catch up with my friends blogs.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Eagle Statue


This Eagle statue, originally stood in a courtyard of a Japanese temple.  It was made in the 1700's in Japan and was in the Japanese exhibit at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904.  J. C. Nichols bought the piece and installed in Kansas City in 1935.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Typical Neighborhood


I am away until Monday and may not be able to visit your blogs.  I will catch up next week, have a great weekend.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ride

Found this ride at Strouds, the chicken restaurant I recently showed you.

I am away until Monday and may not be able to visit your blogs.  I will catch up next week, have a great weekend.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Roundabout


I am not fond of roundabouts, but I realize they serve a purpose and accept them.  They have become increasingly popular in Kansas City.  I do hate stop lights more than roundabouts  The above roundabout  is just to slow traffic, but many are to eliminate stop lights so guess I cannot complain.

I am away until Monday and may not be able to visit your blogs.  I will catch up next week, have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Downtown Living

Seems like all the buildings downtown are being converted into condos or lofts.  I have always wanted to live downtown in a loft with all the windows, brick walls, and modern upgrades.

I am away until Monday and may not be able to visit your blogs.  I will catch up next week, have a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Country Club Christian Church II


I received a few comments about this church using Country Club in it's name.  The church is named after it's neighborhood known as the Country Club District.  I agree I found the name odd also.  I've seen other church names that include their neighborhood.

As you can see in the photo to the left one of the spires (not sure of the correct term) at the top of the center structure is missing.  I know 1920 is not all that old but I also found that the church is preserving it's history with it's renovations.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Country Club Christian Church


While researching this church built in 1920, I found an article that renovations have started in the week in a half since I took these photos.  Many of the details on the outside are weather worn.  I also read that the stain glass windows will be replaced.   It is a beautiful old church.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Up above.

Inside the Country Club Christian Church I found this beautiful ceiling.  Even with a burnt out light I thought this turned out well.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Guard Rail Fence

While I was on the look out for fences for this months theme day, I found this one on a downtown overpass.  I usually drive under this bridge on the highway below but was happy to capture this shot from the street above.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Weekend Reflection

Chez Elle a fabulous crepe restaurant.
It's my weekend, I hope everyone has a great Friday!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Stroud's Restaurant

As you can see this restaurant uses every inch of space, including this fireplace mantel for dish storage.  This house was built in 1829 as a two room log cabin and grew as the children arrived until it finished as a 10 room house.  In 1954 the house was purchased for a restaurant which to this day serves traditional fried chicken family style.  There are other specialties served but plates of fried chicken, green beans, potatoes and cinnamon rolls are the norm.  Since this is an old log cabin, the rooms are cozy and there is always a line waiting for the restaurant to open.  Everyone is content to wait for the dinner awaiting them.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Barney Allis Plaza Fountain

This fountain is located by the convention center in downtown Kansas City, MO.  The 112 spouts run a block long.  This was taken early morning on my way to work.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Theme Day - Fence

It is that time of month again.  The first day of the month is Theme Day, this months theme was fence.  Click the below link to see other CDPs theme day.