Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Winter Fountain

This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago when we had cold days.  Today we hit 66 degrees so I am sure this ice is gone from this fountain.  Kansas City has several fountains that run year round.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Garden Statue

I started to post this sculpture for last Tuesday and could find nothing on it.  Cyrus E Dallin is a famous artist and KC has one of his that is a symbol of KC called The Scout (which I've yet to photograph).

I just hit a brick wall when I could not find anything on this sculpture.  I know that doesn't explain my absence of the last week and I can't explain anymore.  Thank you all for your thoughts and concerns.

Monday, January 23, 2012


These photos were taken a couple of weeks ago, a cold day but blue skies.  On the Country Club Plaza

Sunday, January 22, 2012


I was walking my dog at a local park yesterday, it was a cold, grey winter day, but no snow.  Normally I don't take my camera with me when I head out to let my dog run, but I grabbed it yesterday so had to take a photo.  Although we have had a very mild winter thus far, this is a typical winter day in KC. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sky Stations

The sky stations of Bartle Hall in the early morning.  I showed you this building while I was stuck in traffic heading under this convention center a few weeks ago here.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rolling Pins

I found this gorgeous red door and great rolling pin door knobs at Sur La Table on the Country Club Plaza.  I am not sure when this store opened on the Plaza but I had to browse and found too many items I just couldn't live any longer without.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I am always drawn to lamps.  I like these on the Country Club Plaza, but why would someone crop them with that overhang?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tile Work

This three level of stairs is a piece of art work on the Country Club Plaza.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Court of the Penquins

This has long been one of my favorite sculptures, found on the Country Club Plaza.  I have taken many photos of the trio but have never been satisfied.  Yesterday while on the Plaza I was determined to get a shot I liked.  I have two and am asking which you like best, I like the top one lots but also really like the second : )

The Court of the Penquins by Arthur Kraft was reproduced to life size in 1979 after the artists death from cancer in 1977.  They were originally 3-4 inches high miniatures.  Kraft began his training at the Nelson Gallery of Art (now The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art) when he was young.  At 13 he started selling his work at local art fairs.  He continued his education at the Kansas City Art Institute and Yale University of Fine Art.  After time in the Army during WWII he finished his degree at Yale and in 1946 won the Audubon Artist Society national painting award.  He spent most his life in Kansas City.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Drum Room is located in the Power and Light District and opened in 1941.   It is attached to The President Hotel which I showed you last month.  The Marx Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Glenn Miller and Patsy Cline among others have performed here.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Weekend Reflections

I loved this display at the Garment District Boutique and I also picked up a reflection.  
Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


I found this ceiling in Cosentino's Market in the Power and Light District.  This was the ceiling over the wine department.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ben's in KC too

I've seen Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia and down on Penn's campus, but he visited The Country Club Plaza in Kansas City too.

Monday, January 9, 2012

occupy KC update

 There are lots of tents still in occupy KC, but not sure what goes on inside them.  During the day I have only seen at most 4 people at the camp, and in speaking with others that frequent the park, that is the most they've seen.  Occasionally there is a march put on by those supporting the occupy.  Not sure why all the tents or what goes on at night.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sun and Sculpture

This is another view of the Triple Crown taken this week.  I liked how the sun played with the tones on the sculpture or maybe it was the winter sun opposed to the fall sun.  I originally showed it here.  As you can see we had wonderful blue skies this last week although today is gray and overcast.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lobby Art

Kansas City has enjoyed unseasonably fabulous weather this week.  One lunch I took the opportunity to walk and capture this lobby art that you may have caught a glimpse of here.  Jack, HDP, asked if the art seen in that photo was done by Sol Lewitt.  Unfortunately I found no label identifying the artist of this piece, nor did the attendant in the lobby know about the art.  When researching Sol Lewitt, this does look like his work as seen here.  Good eye Jack.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Weekend Reflection

This was one of the Holiday Windows I showed last month here  On the floor of this window display were tile mirrors.  When I first looked at this photo, I wasn't sure about it but when looking back I found I liked it.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Building details.

I found this unusual building detail in St. Mary's, Kansas.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wednesday Doorway

This is a little shop in St. Mary's, Kansas that I pass everytime I drive to Manhattan, KS.  I always plan to stop, it looks like the cutest store.  I know I would find many things to like.  I took this photo in October as you can see with the mums around the doorway.  St Mary's is about 1 1/2 hours west of Kansas City.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bell Tower

As you can see the green, this photo was taken the end of October and is part of the Country Club Christian Church complex.  I was lazy this weekend after my drive to and from Alabama and did not get out for photos.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Theme Day - Photo of the Year 2011

I took this photo last May at the Living History Museum of Shoal Creek.  I blurred the edges to give it a dreamy effect and like how it complemented the old building and wagon.

The first of the month is always Theme Day at CDP.  Click here to view thumbnails for all participants