It’s been a hectic holiday season.  We were in Phoenix for Thanksgiving.  There were only three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, and our house was wonderfully full of family for Christmas and New Years.  The only night I had a chance to head down to the Country Club Plaza and photograph the lights, […]

You might recall that my family sends out Happy New Year rather than Christmas cards.  This year they are going into the mail on December 31st rather than on January 4th like last year, or January 14th like some years in the past. I know it’s already 2014 in some parts of the world, and I […]

When the Plaza lights go off tonight, it marks the end of the 83rd year that they’ve illuminated the lovely Country Club Plaza during the holidays.  While flurries swirled around me in the cold wind last Saturday night, I quickly snapped this shot from the roof of a parking garage near the Giralda Tower on my […]

Years ago I stopped sending Christmas cards in lieu of New Years cards.  There were several reasons behind this move: Not all of my friends celebrate Christmas, but everyone around the world rings in the new year in some fashion. It’s easy to stand out from the crowd when your card arrives well after the Christmas […]

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Kansas City’s Union Station is a beaux-arts-style building built in the early 1900s at a cost of $6 million.  From its opening in 1914 until air transportation picked up in the 1950s, Union Station was one of Kansas City‘s most critical transportation hubs for more than 40 years, with especially strong rail passenger traffic years […]