This morning (Saturday June 4) a protest by local Catholics took place across the street from Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 11th and Broadway in downtown Kansas City, MO due to revelations of a Kansas City Diocese cover-up and consultation with their own lawyers over the discovery of child pornography on Father Shawn Ratigan’s computer in December 2010. Bishop Finn, who is being called on to resign, was inside ordaining deacons. More info can be found here. I got word of the protest this morning via this article on Tony’s Kansas City.

Two shots from last night, 6/2/2011 of the recently installed “Ferment” stainless steel tree sculpture by artist Roxy Paine on a hill in the southeastern portion of the lawn of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO.

above – wide angle lens

below – fisheye lens

EDIT: Six later photos from December 22, 2011.

Two new shots depicting the recent updates at the Kauffman Center construction site, slated to open this September. Photos are from my most recent visit last week.

above – The engraving of the building’s name on the front took place recently.

below – How the on-site landscaping is coming along.

The annual Celebration at the Station took place last night leading into Memorial Day with a concert from the Kansas City symphony at Union Station and Liberty Memorial. The warm weather brought a big turn-out. I’ve made a habit of getting new shots of this event each year for five years in a row now. Photos shown in chronological order, Sunday evening May 29 on Memorial Day weekend.

I went back in the Kauffman Center for another photo tour on Thursday May 26 as the building nears further completion.

 

Above: The grand lobby/Brandmeyer Great Hall from the lower level of the lobby on looking toward the southwest.

Below: On the upper level of the lobby. Because of the glass and light reflections you can see the Hyatt and the Lathrop & Gage buildings reflected in the glass next to the Bartle Hall Skystation pylons to the left.