Showing posts with label Kansas City Fountains. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kansas City Fountains. Show all posts

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Queen Elsa Of Arendelle Would Be Right At Home

 Concourse Fountain in Northeast Kansas City.  Runs year round... makes for great viewing in winter.
                                                     These images were made in 2015.

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.....