Friday, March 12, 2021

From Kaw Point And From Strawberry Hill

                        From Strawberry Hill above standing in front of St John the Baptist Church

                                                 From Kaw Point above the boat ramp.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Northeast Architecture Gone Forever

Preservation, or actually the lack of it, is in the news again with the threatened demolition of Westminster Congregational Church. All of these historic structures have been lost in Northeast in just the last decade. Often aided and abetted by the city government.  Above and below, the Colonnade Apartments, Maple boulevard

The Apartments above and the three homes below were in an Historic District.   Doesn't mean a thing. 
Home on Brownell.  Lost. 

Apartments on Brownell.  Lost. 

Home on Brownell.  Lost. 

"The Chateau" on Minnie.  Lost. 
Apartments on Lexington Ave. Lost. 
Thacher School, 1897.   Lost. 

 Cates Mansion Carriage House.   Lost. 

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Thursday, November 12, 2020

How To Get A President To Leave

                                                     A trail of Happy Meals down to the gate. 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

The Day Of The Dead - Kansas City Museum

This years Day of the Dead at the Kansas City Museum didn't disappoint.   Well done, and accompanied by a wonderful sunset.   Social distancing required advance registration for the event and all slots are reserved already. 


Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Views Are Always There

 All four shots were taken from the same 20-square-foot area on the westside of the Kansas City Museum on Walrond.  Above, looking into the sunset with Kessler Park in the foreground.  Below, skyline from the same (close) spot. 

                       Kansas City Museum, Corintian Hall. Above and below.  Wonderful details.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The End Of An Era

 In 1954 Bill and Andy Mortallaro's father bought the Askew Inn from his Uncle.  It's been in continuous operation ever since.... until now.    The brothers retired this week.   They certainly have earned it, but will surely be missed.   A great neighborhood bar in Northeast Kansas City. 
   Bill and Tish Mortallaro and their children.... Joe, Megan, Rachelle, Nick, and Joanna. 

Andy and his Daughter Jenna.