Showing posts with label Kessler Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kessler Park. Show all posts

Monday, November 19, 2018

The Colonnade


I sometimes leave the house with just one lens - just for fun.  It is rarely the Nikon 10.5 DX Fisheye though.   Went to the Concourse here in Northeast Kansas City.  Built in 1907-08 and designed by architect Henry Wright - a partner of George Kessler - it graces a prominent western location on The Concourse.  The fish-eye-so named for it's kind of distortion-is not terribly practical.  But it is very sharp and fun to use in some circumstances.  It's major distortion was corrected in Photoshop..but much remains. 
Above is an image of The Colonnade not long after it was constructed ca1908. The view is west from Gladstone Boulevard. 

                                                                           And...today. 








Monday, October 29, 2018

The Colors Of Reservoir Hill

                                      The Kansas City Museum from Reservoir Hill.

Nature is slowly reclaiming the interior and has a wonderful palette  to show for it.  Above, the northern half of the Reservoir. Below, the southern half of the Reservoir.

                 The cottonwoods are at their peak, including the Missouri State Champion, below.




Friday, October 26, 2018

Fall On Cliff Drive

 View of KC from the top of Goose Neck (the rode from Gladstone Boulevard down to Cliff Drive.)
              Like all the trees in the city this year, the ones along Cliff Drive are showing their finery.




Saturday, October 6, 2018

A Walk In The Mist

                   The trees along Cliff Drive are just starting to change. Above taken from Scarritt Point and below taken just a little east of the Point.


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Kessler Park In Fall Finery

This tree will be splendid again this year...usually around the middle to late October.  Kessler Park on the West side of the Kansas City Museum.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

A Walk Around

 Bored, so I headed up to Kessler Park and just walked around.   Nice views, always changing.


 Above, the Judge Wallace house.  Below, an idea stolen directly from Stephanie Maskill-Alewel, the Kansas City Museum Magnolias are ready.