Showing posts with label kc museum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kc museum. Show all posts

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Above Scarritt Point

Looking west from near the Kansas City Museum. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall In Historic Northeast

Originally the campus of National College, then St. Paul's School of Theology, and now The Guadalupe Center.
 Indian Mound
 Kessler Park above and two below.


 KC Museum above, The Colonnade below.


Cliff Drive

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Twilight Comet ... Hard To Find....

When the scientists said this comet is hard to see... they weren't kidding.   Went up on the west side of the Kansas City Museum to look for the comet.  Didn't find it until I got home.   800mm lens, asa 4000, lens wide open at F4.....  the comet and "tail" are on the far center left of the image.   A very proper little tail pointing away from the already set sun.   May try again tomorrow night.    Top shot is very low processing.   Bottom shot more processing from a different frame....

Friday, May 21, 2010

"Kiosk" of French Derivation for Scenic Byway Application

The information kiosks for the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway are up and informing. Located at the west entrance to the Drive, The Paseo Gateway, and at the entrance adjacent to the Kansas City Museum they display information about the City Beautiful Movement which created our early system of Parks and Boulevards and also a little history of the area. There are three informational sides and a fourth with a cork billboard for residents to post notices....The word "kiosk" which I always thought was Russian because all their words are weird is actually an amalgam of French (kiosque) Turkish (kosk) and Persian (kus)... all meaning "pavillion."
I think they are finely designed and match their surroundings nicely.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

This, That and That Other Thing

Cliff Drive has its charms year-round. This is a mish-mash of scenes from the Scenic Byway...Above... late afternoon last Wednesday.... below same day... shows the kiosk ... one of two. that are being built to offer details on Cliff Drive and surroundings. This one is next to the Museum and the other is by the West Entrance to the Drive (Paseo).
Blogger friend Donna (Just Me) showed some pictures of her wild grape vines.... so I thought I'd show the ones we have along the Drive. They're taking over everything... below, the overlook by the waterfall fountain.



Above by the East Entrance... looks like an alien landscape... doesn't look much better when it's green either.