Thursday, September 14, 2017


 Historic Northeast bungalow.  Built in 1929 and lovingly restored over the last few years.

                                                            Saltwater pool.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Mo To Miss

North of St Louis near Alton, Illinois the Mighty Mo flows into the Might Mississippi.  The Confluence is observable from the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower on the Illinois side of the rivers.  There is the Jones Confluence Park on the Missouri side, but it is frequently closed due to flooding... as it was last weekend.  Costs $6 for adults, $5 if you're ancient.  There is a tour guide.  Above, you can see where the rivers merge. Below is the aerial view of the same place.

 The Kid and Jon... by the entrance to the tower.  Lewis and Clark reportedly started their Expedition at the mouth of the Missouri at the Confluence.
                           Top, the Missouri River.  Bottom, the Mississippi River.
                                                       Egret and dead fishes.
                                           Another shot of the confluence.
 It was a lousy time of day for photos as the sun was directly overhead... also there was a lot of haze/smoke over by the city.  Black and white made it palatable .

There are three levels of the Tower each with a protective cage all around the deck.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Victorian Resurrection

This 1893 Victorian on Benton Boulevard has been brought back to life after languishing for years in neglect.  Below see two sets of before/after pictures and then the rest of the house and grounds.
The house is in the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood in Historic Northeast Kansas City.