Jenkins Music Company

The Jenkins Music Company Building in downtown Kansas City. The company produced guitars, mandolins, and sheet music from 1878 until its bankruptcy in 1971. The only the facade of the 1911 building remains with a multistory parking lot behind it. Lofts and commercial space are planned for what remains of the structure. Click on the image for a larger view.

Caught in the Rain

Last night, Naomi and I went to an organ concert by Jan Kraybill at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City. What was unusual during the event was not that audience members forgot to turn off their cell phones, but the number of weather warnings the cell phones emitted. Just before the last number, security came on stage to stop the concert and to ask the audience to shelter in place as they had just received a tornado warning. As we were waiting the storm to pass, the Director of the Kansas City Symphony and Jan Kraybill came on stage to tell stories about their career and the history of the organ. When the warning was lifted, we were treated not only to the last number of the program, but also a rousing encore. Fortunately, the tornado never materialized. 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.

Main Street

Monday night, when we were returning from our evening walk, we raced a storm building over Kansas City. The rain would start soon after taking the last image. Click on the image for a larger view.