Showing posts with label Carl DiCapo Fountain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Carl DiCapo Fountain. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

If It's Spring There's A Waterfall

                          Carl Dicapo Fountain on Cliff Drive in Historic Northeast Kansas City.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Old Reservoir, Fairly New Waterfall

 Fiddling with the camera.  Above and below the Carl Dicapo Fountain by the Eastern entrance to Cliff Drive.    Above, Nikon D800, 24-70mm lens at 35mm, ASA 100, manual focus and used live view to eliminate camera shake from the mirror.  F22 at 1/4th.    Below, same settings but ISO 50, and 1/2 second.  70mm.  Tripod.
 The old City Reservoir also in Kessler Park.  Seven photos stitched together.  ISO 100, F5.6 at 1 125th.   Handheld.
The folks in Pendleton Heights have been working to clear the Reservoir of brush... but it's a bruising task.... this structure is huge...operated roughly from 1920 to 1925 it was used to furnish water for industrial purposes to the East Bottoms.

Monday, June 21, 2010

An Aztec Solstice

Although there is considerable disagreement with my conclusions I am happy to show the Summer Solstice at the Aztec creation known as Carl DiCapo Fountain. Only one week per year does the sun strike the face of the water marvel reaching its peak illumination on this day each year. Constructed approximately in 400 BCE (the brickwork dates it) the fountain/waterfall/sacrificial pond thingy was the earliest use of electricity in the New World.
The face of the fall is re-cycled mud brick covered with syrup for water proofing. Ancient symbols frequently, mysteriously appear on its face. And I rest my case with .... Who else would build something to catch the sun just once a year?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Biker Drive By

The Kansas City Bike Club held it's City of Fountains Bicycle Tour 2010 this morning and three fountains in the Northeast were on the route. Actually there were 5 routes of 9, 17, 22, 31 and 39 miles respectively. Above, a portion of the riders by the Carl DiCapo Fountain along Cliff Drive... and, below, the group coming back from visiting the War Dead Memorial at Van Brunt and Budd Park Esplanade.... they are heading up Gladstone Boulevard toward the Concourse Fountain and sites beyond.
I hope you all appreciate the fact that Hyper got out of bed at 7am on a Sunday to get these shots.....

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.