Sunday, February 1, 2009

Colonnade on the Bluff

Above Cliff Drive in my home area, Northeast KC, is the Colonnade.  Built in 1908 as a part of George Kesslers master plan for North Terrace Park and the Concourse, it has been faithfully restored to its original beauty.   This view looks up the bluff toward the south with a crescent moon.   While I was shooting a raccoon came down the road, looked at me rather sullenly and went down into the woods.   


  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I loved the Concourse and Cliff Drive is a nice drive in the daylight on a fall day. Kudos to you for knowing who George Kessler is. Some of the prettiest places in KC are thanks to him.

  2. I agree. I have tremendous admiration for what Kessler and the other KC leaders did in the late 1800s and early 1900s to create our system of parks and boulevards. Kessler was also involved in St. Louis' system including the creation of Forest Park.

  3. And the lovely little neighborhood hootlets tagged it up again this weekend.
    One oof these days Alice, one of these da moon!
    You need a gallery mister...mebbe that newspaperman down on St. John would let you hang a shingle our!

    Sportster rent too

  4. Saint Louis University has all my rent money and then some. They raised tuition 7 percent for this year and just announce 2 percent for next year. Apparently they haven't heard about the recession. The poor kid, when she finally gets her medical license will owe something like $300,000 in addition to what her Mom and I are paying now. I am meeting with that newspaperman on Wednesday... course I much rather meet with his Star Trek Locket Lady. Fortunately, she has better taste than that. :)