Saturday, October 20, 2012

Northeast Homes Tour Part 1

 The First Annual Northeast Kansas City Historical Society Homes Tour was today with seven wonderful examples of architecture spanning the years from 1884 to 1944.   Above and below, the Palazola House.  A pristine Queen Anne with marvelous interior design located in Pendleton Heights.
              Above, entry hall and below, the parlor.... all the stained glass in the home is original
 This home was built in 1888 for Phillip E. Chappell former mayor of Jefferson County, Missouri, and the Missouri State Treasurer.  Joseph and Mary Palazola purchased the house in 1934 and it has been in the family ever since.  
                                                     Above and below the dining room

 Fireplaces throughout and beautiful bay windows.

 Above, the hallway to the front entryway, below the door from the kitchen to the backyard.

 Above, bar area and "nook" with hand painted mural next to the bar.  A portrait of the homeowner
                                                                  below with "stogie."
 Original art below,  "Nola."   I love that one.

 Breakfast nook above and kitchen below.
Landscaped back yard.
 Above the staircase to the second floor.   Just the first floor was on tour but Toye Palazola gave me permission to "wander."   I'm very grateful for that.
 Second floor balcony overlooking Pendleton Avenue. 
 Above, upstairs family area and below the master bedroom.

 Above, second floor bathroom and, below, butler steps to kitchen.

 Toye Palazola has decorated the home and overseen, with Dr. Palazola, it's restoration.  Two windows, above, which were restored are original.  Below, Toye painted the second floor landing ceiling.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall, Cliff Drive

Cliff Drive is unusually colorful this year.  Due to the drought most all the trees are changing at the same time.  Above is a 7-minute video of the Drive moving from West to East, from the Paseo Gateway to the Elmwood entrance.  Above and  below are shots of North Terrace Lake.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fashion and Art

The Arts Tech building was the site Friday night of the MyArts fundraiser "Shades of Autumn." The well-organized space was filled with art from participants in the MyArts program. All were available for purchase or for silent auction bidding.
 Above, models in waiting.. for hair and makeup.
Below, just a small sampling of the art on display.

 A few fun poses before the runway.  The girls were very easy to work with and had a lot of fun.

 The MyArts Program is operated out of the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office and Jean Peter Bakers was there with friends  (center)

 All the models before the show. 

 All shots with the Nikon D800.  Model before shots at ASA1250 with fill flash.  Shots during the show at ASA 3200 with flash.  

Monday, October 8, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Perfect Place For An Apparition

       St. Mary Episcopal main altar.   Church is said to be haunted by the spirit of Father Jardine.
                     He was not in evidence last Tuesday evening.... but one can always hope.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Side Altar, St. Mary's Episcopal Kansas City

St. Mary's Episcopal is one of the oldest congregations in Kansas City.  Begun as St. Lukes in 1854 it changed to its current name in 1875.  The building housing this side altar was built in 1886.  Available light, ISO 6400.     And, yes, it has a ghost.