National World War I Memorial

This Egyptian Revival monument was originally named the Liberty Memorial and dedicated to those that died during the Great War. Two Assyrian sphinxes flank the Liberty Tower. Each sphinx hiding its face with its wings. The sphinx shown here is known as Memory, facing East toward the battlefields of Europe. The other is Future. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Winter Advisory

Heading into the weekend, a winter advisory was issued. This was our first major winter storm since moving to Kansas City. In comparison to Maine, the 4 to 6 inches of snow does not seem very intimidating. But like Maine, the peaceful nature of these storms, the dampened sound and gentle snowfall, makes this a pleasant way to spend a weekend. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Kansas City

Kansas City has an eclectic mix of architecture. Some of the most interesting date from the early 20th century. Click on the image for a larger view.