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Stockton Lake

We like to go camping, and this past weekend we were at Stockton Lake in Southwest Missouri. We had been here last year and I didn’t bring my camera, and you can see why I was disappointed in myself. The spot that we camp has direct lake access and for the most part is secluded. Let me know if you like it!


Boulevard Twilight

In Kansas City, the Boulevard Brewery is just enough off the beaten path that you probably wouldn’t  just stumble upon it, even though it is no more than 1/4 mile off the highway on Southwest (Boulevard). It is a place that locals love to brag about to their out-of-town guests, and the tours are so popular that you have to make reservations months in advance in order to secure a spot. The building itself is the old Santa Fe Railroad building, where sheets, table linens, napkins, etc. were cleaned for the passenger cars. It has since been added on to once already in order to accommodate the demand in new markets accross the country, and is currently undergoing further rennovations for the same reason. Boulevard is a big part of the Kansas City community, and is one of the founders of the ripple glass program in the city that recycles all shapes, colors, and sizes of glass. If you are ever in the Kansas City area make sure you book a tour and enjoy some locally made craft beer.

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Fall (Part 1)

“Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

Over the next few weeks it is my goal to try and capture the essence of this changing season. Fall is upon the mid-west, and while may not have the signature status of a New England Fall, it has every bit of color and warmth that our neighbors to the North East have. I will be trying to show that, along with a little of the character of Kansas/Missouri. Let me know what you think.

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Nelson Atkins Art Museum (Bloch Building)

With fall color right around the corner, I have been searching out spots that may have the best ‘fall’ potential. One place that quickly came to mind was the Nelson-Atkins art museum. Unfortunately the trees in the front lawn do not show signs of the transitioning season. Although I was a bit disappointed I decided to focus more on the Bloch Building designed by Steven Holl. It turned out to be a beautiful night to be outside shooting.

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(Christopher)Bond Bridge

Tons of concrete and steel have been set in place over the past couple of years to replace the Paseo Bridge to safely guide motorists on I-35 across the Missouri River. This cable stayed bridge is just another part of the revitalization taking place in and around the downtown area of Kansas City, Missouri. Though the bridge is already carrying traffic across the river, construction crews continue to demolish the former Paseo Bridge. I am looking forward to being able to take some images when the job has been completed.

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J.C. Nichols Memeorial Fountain (Country Club Plaza)

Known by all who live in Kansas City, the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain sits on the east edge of the Country Club Plaza. This is probably the most photographed fountain in Kansas City, and up to this point I hadn’t really given it due respect. The fountain is adorned with sculptures that actually were perched on the crest of a home in Long Island, NY long before making the journey to Kansas City in the 1960’s. The four horses supposedly represent four rivers spread across this Earth: the Mississippi, the Seine (France – Paris), the Volga (Russia), and the Rhine (Europe). I hope these pictures help show the character this fountain brings to the Plaza.

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