Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Little Non-Traditional

 One of my job descriptions is Real Estate Photographer.  This is the busy time of the year right now with many listings coming online.  Normally I don't post the houses on my blog, but this one is very unusual.   It's in Lakewood on Hemlock Street and is listed with Toni Tygart:     I just shot this house this morning so this house won't be listed until tomorrow or Friday.

                                                  Waterfall in front of the entryway.
                                                                   It's lakefront property....

                    There are many levels to this house..... above and below are the master bedroom.  I'm not showing all the bedrooms or all the pictures...

                         Front door has art glass as do other windows throughout the home.

 Correct, that would be a pool on the lowest level... with catwalk above that leads to a second floor deck.
                                Dining area above and below.   Nice view for breakfast.

                                                                    Above, sauna.

Friday, March 14, 2014

A Century Ago

 Kansas City's Union Station is having its Centennial Celebration this year.  These photos, from it's construction days, were taken (I'm guessing here) in 1913.  Photography was likely by my Great Uncle Bill Burch who was a plasterer by trade and worked on many of the buildings here in KC. The station was dedicated October 30th, 1914.

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Dedicated in 1877 Mount Saint Marys' Cemetery is the final resting place for many of Kansas City's founders.  St. Francis Regis was the first Catholic Church in Kansas City, located near where the present day Cathedral stands.  Those interned in it's graveyard were moved to MSM after it's dedicated.  The shot above I call Monuments as it incorporates man's tributes to both the quick and the dead. 

I want to thank Father Joseph Totton for telling me about this photo opportunity!!!!!

                                 Above, a veteran of the Battle of Gettysburg and a fireman.

                Above reads, "Erected to the memory of Charles Kane by his Mother Ellen Kane

                                                    Above and below, resting place of nuns.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rest In Peace Bishop Raymond Boland

In January of 1993 I was fortunate to be chosen to do Bishop Raymond Bolands ' official portrait when he took over the Diocese of Kansas City/St. Joseph.   We talked briefly on the phone about where to do the portrait and he asked for my suggestions.   Contrary to tradition, which was to use the Cathedral, I wondered allowed if we might use Our Lady of Sorrows... I have always thought that was one of the prettiest churches in Kansas City... to my surprise he agreed and we met there the following week.   He was a very gracious and down-to-earth man who will be greatly missed.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

A Walk In Black And White

Strolled along the Missouri today from Chouteau Traffic Way to Riverfront Park.  Above, view from the Park, below, the old Chouteau bridge support viewed through the new.

                             Above, under the new bridge, below, what's left of the old bridge.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Along The Indian Mound Trail

This shows the abundant springs along the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway in Northeast Kansas City.   All are located along the Indian Mound Trail which runs below Gladstone Boulevard from the East Entrance to Cliff Drive all the way to White Avenue.     Take a break from Winter :)