Tallgrass Prairie, Part 3

The prairie is very alien. In Maine and Florida, trees dominate the landscape. But unlike a desert, this land is covered in vegetation. On this particular day, the wind was our biggest obstacle. Soon after taking this picture, we returned to the car as the wind made standing almost impossible: not an issue for the low-lying grass and the most likely reason the trees are in the valleys and not the ridges. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Miracle Needed

The sign next to the man’s head reads, “We could really use a miracle.” The homeless population in Chicago is estimated to be 80,000. The homeless population in Tokyo, Japan is around 2,670. Click on the image for a larger view.

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.

City Blocks

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