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Getting better acquainted with my camera (Sony NEX-5N)... These are some photos mostly from the main business/reatail drag in Kansas City's South Plaza neighborhood, Main Street.


Starting at the library/Plaza Colonnade office building

DSC00216 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


DSC00209 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr

DSC00204 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


DSC00207 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


DSC00211 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


DSC00212 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


DSC00228 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


Brush Creek Valley Pano shot:

DSC00223 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr



Now onto Main Street through the neighborhood...

DSC00230 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


DSC00232 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


DSC00233 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


Interesting (Mid-Century?) building...

DSC00236 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


Curves.

DSC00238 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr



Having fun with the zoom looking up through Midtown and downtown KCMO in the distance...

DSC00240 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


Back down Main Street... Nice retail strip

DSC00242 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


Little bit of old & new...

DSC00245 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


more new...

DSC00246 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


A little info:

DSC00249 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


Playing with the zoom some more...

DSC00251 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


Another cool corner storefront

DSC00254 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


Alley shot on the way back to the library:

DSC00256 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr



Density 2 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


a few shots of the neighborhood:

South Plaza neighborhood by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


Neighborhood by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


DSC00266 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


DSC00270 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


DSC00272 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


DSC00273 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


Back at the library

Plaza Colonnade by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


Nice view, courtesy of the parking garage...

DSC00281 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


Looking over University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) campus

DSC00282 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


Lines & shadows:

DSC00285 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr


Closing shot...

DSC00278 by 2000_Watts, on Flickr






Hope you enjoyed the show! Until next time...
 

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Particularly liked the wide-angle shots.

Is Kansas city a relatively new city?

In comparison to just about anyplace in your native UK, yes. Not really so much in the context of American History. Founded in the 1850s, Kansas City grew steadily after the first bridge across the Missouri River was built in the 1870s and boomed almost instantly into a massive rail hub. Still one of top three American freight rail hubs today. Became a major city on the American landscape in the first couple decades of the 20th Century. Most of the core of the city was built from about 1870-1920.


This area just happens to be a highly desirable area on the periphery of a secondary business/entertainment/retail district, the Country Club Plaza, itself built out starting in the 1920s. Much of the residential (and a some of the retail, I think) dates back to around the 1930's and the office didn't really take off until the past 30 years or so...
 
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