The Vacated Norman School on Southwest Trafficway in Kansas City, MO

This is the old Norman School, I assume a leftover from the Kansas City Missouri School District. The building is listed by a realtor. Whenever I’m zipping between my midtown home and downtown I often notice this building to the right as you’re going north on Southwest Trafficway about midway through 39th to 31st.

Kauffman Center Construction With Snow

It’s winter and that means it’s the worst time of the year in Kansas City. Nevertheless I had to get out and take a photo of the Kauffman Center with the snow. I ended up going back to a familiar spot, at the Convention Center Ballroom sculpture area where I took this photo back in the summer. Truthfully I think the first one taken with my older camera is more interesting, but here I added snow. So, yeah.

Public Art at 31st and Troost at the new MAX bus stop

A few weeks ago I spotted new public art installations at at least two locations along the new Troost MAX bus line that started running at the new year. This one, completed, is located at 31st and Troost, same site as the anticipated Troost Festival every year in May and across the street from Operation Breakthrough headquarters. There is another MAX bus stop public art installation down the road eight blocks at 39th and Troost that’s not quite completed yet.

While prepping for my photo here I could see what a transit terminus this intersection of 31st and Troost really is during the rush hour. It was around 5:30pm and at a point there were KCATA buses at all four sides of the intersection.

New public art installations around the city are always fun and interesting to nab photos of.

– January 18, 2011, about 5:45 pm –

A West Bottoms Rail Crossing

This is the kind of thing you could call street furniture. It makes a street more interesting and it serves a use, in this case keeping people from being ruined by passing trains. And it looks better than having nothing there at all. Two Sundays ago I was in the West Bottoms and took this shot prior to Saturday’s 12th St. Bridge photo. Also, One Kansas City Place and the Town Pavillion tower, KC’s two tallest, are visible in the back.

12th Street Bridge Architecture

Last Sunday in the West Bottoms I thought it would be fun to try and see about bringing out the 12th Street Bridge meanness while a train passed beneath.