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.
A street duet entertaining the visitors to the First Friday event in August. Click on the image for a larger view.
The Power and Light Building is probably Kansas City’s most iconic landmark. Click on the image for a larger view.
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.