Hikari is nine this year and well into her senior years. She still has a puppy face and youthful inquisitiveness—she has just spotted another dog on one of her walks in the picture above. She is certainly enjoying city life. Click on the image for a larger view.
The Peck’s building, or more accurately the former George B. Peck Dry Goods Company Building, is a Kansas City landmark. Peck’s closed in 1964 and the building now houses a bank. While the molded white facade is impressive, which can be seen in the crown of the building, the faded logo is iconic. This early 20th-century commercial-style architecture is on the National Register for Historic Places. Click on the image for a larger view.
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.
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.
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.
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.