TWA Moonliner IV

The TWA Moonliner IV on the restored TWA Headquarters building in Kansas City, Missouri. The original 76 ft. Moonliner was part of Walt Disney’s 1955 Tomorrowland exhibit. Howard Hughes placed a smaller 22 ft. model on the TWA Headquarters in Kansas City. Both Moonliners were eventually sold, the first model ending in a boneyard and the second being found, restored, and exhibited at National Airline History Museum in Kansas City. The current Moonliner on the restored TWA Headquarters building is a replica of number two. (In 1998, a model III was made for Tomorrowland and stands next to Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port.) Click on the image for a larger view.

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Life in a Box

Life in Kansas City is very different from the one in Maine. We live hundreds of feet above the ground. In some ways our landscape is static and removed, filled with immovable buildings and shielded by glass. Yet, the sun and weather constantly modifying that. Like a nest, our habitat is at once within and outside this city. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Steel and Concrete

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Kansas City. It is home to the Kansas City Symphony, the Kansas City Ballet, and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Those groups were formerly housed in the Lyric Theater. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Awaiting Summer

A rooftop swimming pool is being illuminated by the reflection from windows on the neighboring building. The snow fell the day before. Click on the image for a larger view.

Black & White

The city changes with light. This is not a single photograph, but two side by side: the deep shadows of a sunny day contrasted with the flat light of an overcast one. Click on the image for a larger view.