Friday, January 4, 2013

Two Mansions On Norledge

Martha Matilda Scarritt Jones Home.  1890s  Designed by Root and Siemans. 

William Chick Scarritt Home 1888.  Under renovation. A rare brownstone home in Kansas City.  Stones came from a quarry in the northeastern United States.  This is how the home looked right after construction with brand new copper and a slate roof.  

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sledding By The Museum

 Sledding the bluff on the west side of the Kansas City Museum has always been popular.  Today lots of folks were there.  
 Above, a casualty of fatigue... part of sledding a hill is you have to climb back up.  Julian Peterson rested/passed out after reaching the top.   Below, my friends the Petersons... long-time Scarritt Renaissance residents.... Joey in  back and, left to right, Julian, Aleena, and Cheryle.   All survived.
                                         Below, Aleena... relaxing/resting/pre-coma.

                         Above, the tree figured prominently in many runs.... closer shots later.

 Above, goggles help,   below... so does maintaining control..  By the way, no one was injured while I
                                 was there... despite what some of the pictures look like 

 Series of three.... good form all the way to the ground.

 This bunch was out of control prior to starting.   Also, when videoing a group sled... there are good places to stand and not so good places to stand.

 Here is one of many near-misses with the afore-mentioned tree.

 Above, the point at which one sees the tree.  Below, the point at which all hope is lost.

 Sideways seldom works well with thin snow.  

 Above, the skyline from the hill-top.  Below, during the best wipeouts.. all you should see are feet.
          All shots, Nikon D800, 24-70mm lens, or, 70-300mm lens.  ASA 400, F11, focus continuous.

Viaduct Moon

             Under the 12th Street Viaduct in the West Bottoms looking east back toward the skyline.