Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Tale of Two Bridges

 The new Redbridge Bridge art installations were dedicated Friday.  Top photo the old Redbridge in the foreground, the new Redbridge in the background.    Above, all along the bridge are images of pioneer leaders of early Kansas City.

 There are also cut-outs that extend from the bridge with information on the area and surroundings with great views.

 Above, the old bridge from above... it's been totally rehabbed and is now part of a walking trail... no vehicles allowed...

 On hand for the art reveal were Councilman Scott Taylor, Councilman John Sharp, three re-enactors, and Mark McHenry Director of Kansas City Parks and Recreation.
 Mr. McHenry surrounded by guests from the Hillcrest Community Center who attended the presentation.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Northeast Ranch

 In the 1870s at the big bend in the road just north of Sunrise Drive and Gladstone Boulevard stood the Scarritt Mansion.... built by Nathan Scarritt around 1872.. it burned to the ground in 1879... a field was there until the 1950s when this ranch was built by the Hunters.... that family owned the home until Mrs. Hunter passed away a few years ago.  It's on the market and I got to see the inside....

 it's fun to see inside a house you've driven by for years and years......
My usual kit.... Nikon D800 and 14-24mm lens.  ISO 800 inside, 400 outside.  Night shot 6400.

 The basement is HUGE... with multiple rooms and a fireplace.

 The home was constructed with steel beams... unusual for the time..

 Above and below, cedar closet....

 At night.... below.... a great view of the East Bottoms....  
I'm not involved with the selling.... but we want good folks in NE..... here's the listing:,852&ret=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5lcmljYnNlbGxza2MuY29tL0hFQVJUTEFORC9JRFgxMDgtOTc1NjU5OS9OQS9DaXR5L05BL1R5cGUvQWxsL2xpc3RpbmdzP3Jlc3VsdHR5cGU9MTAxJnRpZD0mcXM9MCZoZHI9MDEwMDEsODUy