Wednesday, August 31, 2011

KC Parks Part Two: Penn Valley

Our Central Park is nestled between Crown Center and the Southwest Traffic Way and is truly an oasis in the urban landscape. Above the clover blooms and the skyline looms.... a great place just to walk and ponder. Below, one of the many denizens of PVP... a hawk....
Kansas City is blessed to have one of the best park systems in the nation.... well maintained and designed....
Many folks don't even know there's a lake in Penn Valley... fishermen are there most days.

Ducks and geese know a good thing when they find it..... (great place to raise a family :) )

Monday, August 29, 2011

Illus Davis Mall

Illus W. Davis (1917 - 1996 ) was the 48th Mayor of Kansas City and the Mall between the Whittaker Courthouse and City Hall is named in his honor. It's a rather tranquil spot in the heart of downtown where many workers take lunch breaks and passersby stop to enjoy the shade.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

MOCSA Young At Art

Photographed the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault's (MOCSA) Third Annual Young at Art fundraiser last night which was held at the Uptown.. great new venue for the event with 700 in attendance. Patron's Party first then the main event in the theater itself with the Elders playing for the Party and then in the main hall beginning at 10:30am.... great fun...
3 picture panorama taken from the balcony... D3, asa 6400.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Popsicle Parade

Last night was the Second Annual Popsicle Parade in Budd Park here in Old Northeast... organized by NorthEast Presbyterian Church and Northeast Arts KC ... kids (and big kids) decorated their bikes, scooters, wheel chairs or themselves and paraded from the north side of the Park by Holy Cross over to the swimming pool.... Prizes and popsicles were presented at the end. I was honored to be one of the judges for the event and, while I sincerely hoped to be bribed, I wasn't....

Above, pondering the meaning of it all..... below, in full bloom....