Showing posts with label Benton Circle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Benton Circle. Show all posts

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sun, Clouds, Vantage Point... All Came Together Part 2

Above taken from the Lexington Avenue Bridge looking down on North Terrace Lake with the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway running through the scene.
Above shot and the two below show the Concourse Fountain.... up and running for summer.

Above and below the Carl DiCapo Fountain by the eastern entrance to Cliff Drive.

Above bridge by North Terrace (Green) Lake. Below one of the many flowering trees around the lake.

Below.... a little doll who was just sitting on the wall along Cliff Drive.... adoption anyone? She does look kinda sad......
Below... Thomas Hart Benton (the Senator not the painter) Memorial.... opened just last year.
A few more tomorrow.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Fairy Princess Season is Here

With the arrival of the Fairy Princess, truly 'Tis the Season at Corinthian Hall over here in Northeast KC.
Scarritt Renaissance neighbors Mike Stringer, Jason Milbradt and Bob Robinson got decorations and put them up themselves on the Museum and on the nearby Benton Circle and Colonnade.

Around in back Helen will greet most visitors as they arrive to see the Princess. This entrance is on the north side of the building.
Check in and get your tickets at the Visitor's Center.
The Fairy Princess is holding court in the old Long carriage house which is in the early stages of renovation. Lots of room this year for mini-princesses to visit.

Some of the critters dress in Princess appropriate attire.
If you wish you can have your picture taken with the Princess... she doesn't mind one bit... this is Princess Dani. This is her first year as a real Princess. I believe there are four Princesses this year working in royal shifts. Princess Tiffany who is also helping is in her ninth year.

Princess Dani waves her wand with the help of her new little friend and the magic gift chest opens. There is a chest for girls and one for boys.

You can tell Princesses secrets too. They're very good at keeping them forever.

Kudos once again to Christopher, Rebecca, Andrew and the rest of the staff at the Museum for doing another splendid job readying the Princess' Court.
THE IGLOO IS BACK.... bigger and bluer than ever.... and is right across the hall from the Princess. Kids can go inside and explore and even peek through the windows.

No unnecessary wanding is allowed.... but practice waving is encouraged.

There is all kinds of neat official princess stuff too and only good can come from helping out the Museum by buying some.

Photos of past princesses are shown... back when the Princess held court at Kline's Department Store. Both fortunately and unfortunately Hyper is old enough to have been there... but I don't remember it.

If you have a photo taken with the Princess you pick it up on your way out.... there's a free cookie too....
The best for last. Carol Barta is the Princess Emeritus with the Longest Reign. She visited last night along with other past Princesses during the Holiday Open House. She's the tops.

For more information on the Fairy Princess visited the Museum website at :

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Signs of the Times

The new traffic circle at Benton Boulevard and St. John Avenue is almost finished and it looks wonderful. Unfortunately 20 plus signs were installed and you can hardly see it. A little bit of overkill I'd say. Our drivers over here are essentially stupid... but you can't cure that by confusing them. Note that the sign in the foreground has a sign on it explaining what the sign means.