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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

It's Been a Beautiful Spring

From a couple weeks ago, here in the area.

Restored Beauty

This was recently redone, rehabbed, reworked and restored. It was a beautiful old house anyway but it looks fantastic now. As always, click on picture for larger view.

It's at about 55th St and Ward Parkway.

Another Local Beauty

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Golden Sunrise

Just that, golden sunrise today, on the way to work.

This is about 71st and Ward Parkway. I saw it on the way to work and knew I had to pull over and get it.

Monday, April 22, 2019


Easter Sunday

In the Easter Parade, the one and only Bourbon Street, in the French Quarter, New Orleans.

The driver said it's a 1944 something or other. Sorry I can't be more informative.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Six Six

On the way home from work this evening, on Shawnee Mission Parkway.

It was a young guy driving, too, for once. Not an older gentleman. Surprised me.

Thursday, February 28, 2019


A year ago this week, I was in Atlanta for 3 weeks, on vacation. I shot this there in Piedmont Park.

I post this here, now, for a two reasons.

First, it's to remind us. I think we need, after this cold, icy, snowy, grey winter to be reminded of what was out there. Reminded of what comes around every year. Reminded of what is soon to come, as Spring will surely, one day soon, be here again. I know I've nearly forgotten.

Second, I post this because I wrote, a year ago yesterday, that it was 61 degrees in Atlanta at that time.

But the heck of it?

It was 62 degrees that same day in Kansas City.

So have hope, Kansas Citians, Midwesterners.

Spring will surely come back and it will be here soon.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Doesn't This Seem Forever Ago?

Forever ago or a different lifetime or something but it was only this Summer.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Remember These?

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On the East side of the Plaza. This was 2010, nearly to the day, January 14. Long gone now, sadly.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Preparing for the Game

Check out who I saw today, this afternoon, walking the streets of Westport.

Yessir, no doubt getting ready for the big, big game this weekend.


Sunday, December 23, 2018


Seems the name of the restaurant may also be referring to their old building itself.

James Nutter Would Be Pleased

I believe Mr. Nutter, now-deceased James Nutter, local real estate magnate and mortgage lender, would be pleased, still, to this day, I think, were he here, with the neighborhood he bought and adopted.

Happy holidays, everyone. Enjoy that beautiful weather out there.


James B. Nutter Sr. - Wikipedia

Monday, December 10, 2018

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Autumn Sunset on the Ranch

Just North of St. Joseph last evening at a friend's home.

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St. Joe, Downtown Autumn

I drove by this and loved the color and shade and shadow and light, all of it. Knew I had to have it.

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Weston, Missouri Autumn

Go, if you can. Especially if it's not a weekend.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Back When We Did Architecture VI

Note, too, on this, it's gorgeous and big and soaring and majestic....but it's not a court of justice or anything nearly so huge and noble. It was just created as an "all purpose center."

Back When We Did Architecture V

Not only did we, as a city and society, do architecture and do it right, but these were all over Kansas City.

Sadly, very sadly, we've torn an awful lot of them down.

Back When We Did Architecture IV

Again, East side.

Back When We Did Architecture III

Again, from the East side of the city.

Disgustingly, as if to prove my point, this is across the street from the above.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Back When We Did Architecture II

They honestly don't make them like they used.

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Back When Our City and Society Did Architecture I

Taken today, on the East side.

And mind you, this was for the middle class of the day, too.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Union Station, In Living Color

Union Station B&W

Lathrop Gage II

Taking Her Picture

Union Station IV

Harvey's II

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Harvey's (restaurant)

Union Station III

Union Station II

The Lathrop Gage Building from Union Station.

Union Station

Lathrop Gage

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Downtown III

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Brilliant Day XII

Brilliant Day XI

Brilliant Day X

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Brilliant Day IX

Brilliant Day VIII

I love how the clouds cooperated and repeatedly for me this day.

Brilliant Day VII

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Brilliant Day VI

Downtown II


Apartments--lofts?--between Liberty Memorial and Union Station.

Brilliant Day V

Brilliant Day IV

More from Saturday.