I’m quite fond of my alma mater, so creating these postcards has been very enjoyable. There are a few more on the way.
A couple of days ago, I posted this photo showing several icons of Kansas City:
Ironically, yesterday Halls announced that it would close this store on the Country Club Plaza and consolidate it with its store in Crown Center. Halls had been an anchor on the Plaza for nearly fifty years. Rumor has it that the space will become a food court with all the Yum! Brand products you know and love: Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut.
Every town has a few: those objects or ideas that are instantly identifiable to the natives. This postcard shows five from Kansas City: Halls, Ward Parkway, the Royals, a Plaza tower, and… look closely… the Pitch.
I’m getting ready to enter a few new postcards in a juried art show, the theme of which is “Love This City.” The city in question is Kansas City and the metro area. Here are a couple of panoramic postcards.
A couple of years ago, Suzanne and I took a trip to Monterrey, CA to celebrate my retirement from the University of Missouri. One of the stops we made was at Mission Carmel, officially called the San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. It was founded in 1771 by the Spanish as one of 21 missions opened along the California coast from San Diego to Solano, north of San Francisco. I found this postcard in an antique shop in Carmel. Wait, isn’t that a florescent bulb in the light fixture? I don’t think this is an old card at all. The next time we are in Carmel, I’m going to ask for my money back.