Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday Murals

Pandatopia: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, directed by Jose Faus.  This mural is about learning and discovery.  Located in Kansas City, Kansas Avenue of the Murals

I am participating in Monday Murals to see more click here.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Huron Park

I consider the iris the perfect flower, the details always amaze me.  Huron Park is right next to Huron Indian Cemetery.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Huron Indian Cemetery II

There was a serene, peaceful, spiritual feeling on the grounds of the cemetery.   

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Taphophile Tragics - Huron Indian Cemetery

I climbed this mound at 7th and Ann St in KCK   and found this cemetery.   To learn more about the history click here

I am participating in Taphophile Tragics to see more click here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Downtown KCK

Downtown Kansas City, Kansas, just across the Missouri River from KCMO.  The downtown is going into a bit of a revival, lots of construction and renovating.  There is a Second Friday Art Walk and from the galleries I saw, looks to be interesting.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday Murals - Dawning of a New Day

This mural found in Kansas City, Kansas on the Avenue of Murals,  was created by Jose Faus and Alisha Gambino who also were the artist of last weeks mural.  This mural is honoring the importance of generations, family and culture in the African American community.  To find out more about this mural and others from the Avenue of Murals project click here.

Participating in Monday Murals to see more click here.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Union Hill Gardens

Union Hill has a garden tour every June, this years is June 12th.   It is a fun event on in which I will be attending.  You can visit their facebook page to learn more.  By the way that glorious tree seen in several photos of the last week (to the right in this photo at left) can be seen in fabulous white blooms here.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Birds of a Feather

I think the one above is a roadrunner.  Union Hill gardens.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wednesday Doorways

I found this while wondering around Union Hill, one of my favorite neighborhoods.  In the coming days I am going to show you some of the gardens around this doorway.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Antique Piano

I found this old piano inside the Grand River Chapel at William Jewell College

Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday Murals

Town of Kansas - 1860
Found in River Market area

Sometimes vehicles get in the way.

Participating in Monday Murals, to see more click here.

After this was published I found out the artist was Jose Faus.  I have also found many other murals by Jose and Alisha Gambino that I will be exploring soon.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New York Life Building

One of Kansas Cities true treasures, located in the Library District downtown.  The block around the library has beautiful historic buildings.  This one was KC's first skyscraper with 10 stories built in 1890.  It was the first building in Kansas City to have elevators.  The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City  and St Joseph purchased the building in 2010 for administrative offices and catholic charities.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Weekend Reflection

Lots going on in this photo but I liked it...  I was trying for those wonderful hanging crystal like light fixtures inside this shop and ended up with much more.  Taken in the Power & Light District.

Taking part in weekend reflections, to see more visit James here.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Urban Oasis

A wonderful little park in downtown at 12th and Walnut.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Redbud and Lamppost

Taken a mere two weeks ago in the Union Hill neighborhood.  We had a couple of weeks of very warm weather, the flowers bloomed and disappeared to leaves about a month ahead of norm.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wednesday Doorways

Across the street from the KC Library is the New England National Bank Building.

I have been away from the internet for several days and did not realize I messed up my scheduled post (wrong dates).  Back into civilization now though.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Jenkins Music Company Building

 This building was built in 1911 and is being redeveloped as lofts.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Heartland Scuffle

I found this sculpture on a patio between the KC Rep Box Office and the new H&R Block Building downtown.  This sculpture by Stretch is Heartland Scuffle.

I am traveling today and will not be able to visit your blogs.  I have scheduled the next weeks posts.  I will catch up with each of you when I am able.  

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Power & Light Building

One of my main goals of going downtown for photos in the middle of the week was to obtain entrance into this building.  The main entrance was closed but I was able to enter through the 14th St doors.  I entered into a low corridor of elevators.  A guard was sitting in the middle of this corridor.  I asked if I could take photos, he told me no and there was no way to change his mind.  I did get to peer into the architects office in the old 2 story lobby.  My eyes feasted on the masterful art deco design inside the old lobby.  It has been owned since 1964 by the Shulman family, BNIM Architects are the only tenants.  Last week it was announce the building is up for sale.  I am hoping for an opportunity at some point to get inside for photos.  The elevator corridor itself had amazing art deco elevator doors and lights.

This building was constructed in 1931.  It anchors the Power and Light District but is vacant in all but the first 4 floors.  The building is shown here on the left in my March Theme Day photo.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday Murals

Found at 27th and Holmes.  

Taking part in Monday Murals, to see more click here

Sunday, April 1, 2012

City Daily Photo April Theme Day: Cobblestone

I am kind of ashamed to bring you this photo, I found this beautiful design on one of my favorite historic building downtown which I showed you here and here.  It is filthy with cigarettes butts and dirt.  Maybe someone will see it and attempt to preserve our history.

The first of every month is theme day at CDP, click here to see more cobblestone themes.