Friday, May 25, 2012

Weekend Reflection - KCK Mural

This is a reflection from the Mural I brought you on Monday.

Linking up to Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


By Paul McGovney, 1995 found at Broadway and 47th on the Country Club Plaza

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Mexico Boots

About the same time I pulled out my camera to take a photo of these boots, my nephew said boots need in blog.  I blurred faces to protect the innocent.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Murals

Facing the Past, Looking to the Future: A Kansas Hmong Storycloth.  Directing artist Jose Faus and Alisha Gambino.   Found on the Avenue of the Murals in Kansas City, KS

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tile in New Mexico

I took mostly family photos during my visit to NM.  This is the entrance to Old Town Plaza.  I liked the tile work, I'm sure I have seen it many times before but I wasn't looking back then.  I was quite surprise with all the murals and art pieces scattered throughout the city.  Driving around with  my brothers family made it difficult to stop, but my eyes did feast on the changes to the area.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Weekend Reflection - WWI Museum

In the World War I Museum, the poppy field at the entrance commemorates those who died in the war.  Today the poppy is symbolic with the remembrance of the members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty.
by John McCrae, May 1915
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
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Friday, May 18, 2012

Looking North

Last photo from the top of the Liberty Memorial.  This one looks over Kansas City, Missouri.  You've seen lots of these buildings in previous post.  There is Union Station, Kauffman Center of Performing Arts, Sprint Center, Power and Light Building, KC Star Building, Bartle Hall, Western Auto Building, plus many others throughout this area.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Penn Valley Park - Post Rockfest

On Tuesday I showed you a photo looking south from the top of Liberty Memorial.  The green park was that of Penn Valley Park.  To the right just past the drives up to the Memorial, you may have seen some white tents (they looked rather small).  This is the site of Rockfest every year.  This year was the 20th year and 55,000 people attended.  Someone on TKC said I should have taken a photo after Rockfest.  Granted by Wednesday morning the site had been cleaned.  But the green grass is now a field of dirt.  The promoters of Rockfest restore the lawns every year.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

German Mortar

German 24.5 cm New Model Heavy Trench Mortar (Minenworfer), Model 1916.

Weight of Mortar in action 768 kg (1,693 lb)
 Maximum Range 970 m (1060 yd)

There were many, many canons, mortars and guns in the WWI museum. The size of this one drew my attention.

I am back home after graduation weekend in Albuquerque.  It was a wonderful trip to see family and friends.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Looking South

Looking south over Penn Valley Park from atop Liberty Memorial which I have displayed many photos including here and here.

Monday, May 14, 2012


We've all seen war conditions in movies and TV, but this is not how I would want to recover if I were injured or sick.  That mattress is only a few inches thick.  Our service men and women are so courageous and strong.  

Sunday, May 13, 2012

WWI Museum - Memorial Hall

Not only is there an entire museum under the Liberty Memorial, there are also two building next to the Memorial, Exhibit and Memorial Hall.  This hall had beautiful murals and paintings.  There is so much information in the entire complex, one needs lots of time to tour.  Unfortunately I visited on a lunch hour and did not see all I wanted.

I am in the Land of Enchantment for a few days visiting family, I hope to have time to visit your blogs but if not I will catch up when I return.  I have photos scheduled and I will catch up with your blogs when I return.  Happy Sunday!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Weekend Reflection

Taken inside the World War I Museum which is under the Liberty Memorial.  And yes I ended up in that photo, but I like the shot.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Skywatch Friday

Looking Northwest toward Kansas City, Kansas from atop the Liberty Memorial which I showed you here and here.

Linking up to Skywatch Friday

Thursday, May 10, 2012


A little fountain I walked past this last Sunday on The Country Club Plaza.  I found no name.

I am back with a new laptop.  I had good backups, but the migration took time.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Missing in Blog

I unfortunately experience an accident with my laptop which has made it mostly unusable.  I am in the process of recovering documents and photos and hope to be back into posting on my blog in a few days.  I will also be visiting my favorite blogs later today.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Weekend Reflection - Down on Mainstreet

And sometimes even now, 
when I'm feeling lonely and beat  
I drift back in time and I find my feet
Down on Mainstreet

 Bob Seger

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Skywatch Friday

An iconic sign and glorious sunrise.

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Signs signs

I thought this was an interesting and unique name for a hair salon.  Found in the City Market area.
Taking part in Signs, signs, to see more click here

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Theme Day - Bakeries

B is for Bloom Baking Co, a fabulous bakery in City Market.  I have been hearing lots about Bloom recently and everything I've heard is correct.  I have no idea how they keep up with the crowds on the weekends because this is a must stop place.

The first day of each month is Theme Day on CDP click below to see more bakeries.
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