Kansas City Landmarks in Royal Blue
Thanks to an amazing win in New York last night, the Kansas City Royals are up 3-1 in the World Series! My photos from Budapest will remain delayed while I continue to practice my night shots by capturing Kansas City‘s landmarks bathed in royal blue lights.
In case you missed the original post of Kansas City landmarks at night, be sure to check it out!
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Built in 1914 and restored and reopened in 1999, Kansas City’s Union Station is home to restaurants, museums, and other public attractions.
Union Station late at night once the fountain has been turned off.
Home to this DC-3 with trailing blue lights, the Roasterie offers amazing, air roasted coffee.
The neoclassical architecture of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art looks even more beautiful with royal blue lights. As one testament to Kansas City’s commitment to the arts, admission to the museum remains free.
Added to the Nelson-Atkins’ long, lush lawns in 1993, the shuttlecocks bring a playful feel to the impressive building. It’s interesting to learn how the artists found their inspiration.
The four concrete columns that sit atop the Bartle Hall Convention Center are a distinct part of the Kansas City skyline. The sculptures that crown the columns are called “Sky Stations” and were placed on top of the pillars via helicopter in 1994. As the World Series progresses, one pylon is lit in royal blue for each game that the Royals win in the series. (This shot was taken last Thursday night before last night’s win.)
Opened in 2011, the Kauffman Performing Arts Center is home to the Muriel Kauffman Theatre and Helzberg Hall. In addition to hosting a variety of performances each year, the world class venue also shows its support for the home team in the World Series.
The design for the Kauffman Performing Arts Center started as a sketch on a napkin. Currently lit with royal blue lights, 27 cables help hold up the glass walls of the lobby.
Beautiful! I’m planning on going out tomorrow night to do the same thing. 🙂
And I absolutely love the 2nd photo!
Oh, thanks! For that shot you’ll have to wait until after 10pm when they turn the fountain off. I was out Thursday night until 2am. The kids didn’t have school on Friday, but man was it a long day at work for me! 🙂
Went out again tonight and captured a few new shots. I couldn’t have DREAMED of more amazing weather on November 1st! Have fun, and I can’t wait to see your shots!