I thought this would be a new and maybe interesting place for angles on the city. I might have been wrong as this part of downtown Kansas City is one urban planning blunder after another, but I tried to make something decent looking from it. There are weeds growing out of the sidewalks and a huge parking lot at 20th, and a desolate feeling as there’s mostly nothing around but office uses, at least south up the hill on McGee. When you get north toward 20th there’s just too much parking to have much of a real city there until you move up to about 19th. There are all kinds of holes the 20th Century left in this city still needing to be patched.
I’ve done skywalks from the inside before but Saturday was so nice and dreary and wet that I wanted to do an impromptu round again inside them, all with my fisheye lens. I took so many for the lulz that this post consists of along Pershing and Main while another coming later in the week will be in the tubes above Grand and also Wyandotte and Central.
The Mayor’s office was kind enough to allow me some up close access at the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting at Crown Center on Friday evening. R&B/Soul performer Janelle Monáe and Mayor of Kansas City Sly James were on stage and also mingling with the crowd before and after the lighting. Friday 11/25/11.