Have you heard the expression, “down but not out”?  I kept thinking of that expression as I walked around the Plaza on an unseasonably warm, sunny day this weekend and turning it around to “out, but not down.” The Plaza Lights were turned off for the season on January 15th, but are still hanging from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Although it was Kansas City’s 83rd Plaza Lighting Ceremony, last night’s ceremony was a first for me and the kids.  I didn’t grow up here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA so the ceremony wasn’t part of our family’s Thanksgiving tradition.  Plus also, I don’t like crowds.  Or being cold.  But with a high of 70F yesterday and a sweet […]

I’m still not that confident about my night photography.  Even as I play with my camera settings and use a tripod (okay, this time it was a make-shift tripod along the seawall), my shots still look a bit more grainy and a bit less crisp than the others I see.  That said, these were my […]