Western Auto

The Western Auto building is an iconic Kansas City landmark, much in the same way the Flatiron building is in New York City. Originally built for the Coca-Cola Company, it is on the National Register of Historical Places. Click on the image for a larger view.

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River Market

Every weekend, a farmer’s market is held in the aptly named River Market neighborhood of Kansas City. Along with a large selection of food, many come to sell an eclectic mix of goods: plants, handmade soap, jewelry, and antiques. Click on the image for a larger view.

Breaking Storm

The weather can be dramatic in the spring in Kansas City. After a day of rain and fog, the storm broke at sunset. The water in the distance is the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers. Click on the image for a larger view.

First Friday, Kansas City

Kansas City celebrates the first Friday of every month by holding an art festival in its Crossroads district. Galleries are open to the public. Performers and musicians are on the streets. And three blocks are closed for rows of food trucks. Kansas City barbecue, the local delicacy, is represented heavily on the menu. Click on the image for a larger view.

KC Cherry Blossom Stereo

Kansas City is blessed with flowering trees. The season starts in April and ends by May. This stereo pair can be viewed by crossing your eyes to merge the left and right images, similar to the other stereo pairs we have shown before. Click on the image for a larger view.

D.C. Biker Gangs

While walking to the Jefferson Memorial, I heard loud music approaching me from behind. What I saw was part party, part road race. This group of illuminated cyclists (with the occasional motorized skateboard and scooter) took a couple of minutes to pass because of their numbers, not their speed. I asked one member that had stop by the side of the road if this was some kind of flash mob. His reply? “It is like the fight club, what is done in the fight club, stays in the fight club.” Click on the image for a larger view.