Celebrating The Royals

A giant shuttlecock sculpture glows royal blue in honor or the Kansas City baseball team, which won in November 2015 its first national championship since 1985. This sculpture stands in front of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, which is also bathed in blue light.

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Many fountains in Kansas City, Missouri, were blue in honor of the city’s baseball winning season, including the city’s most famous fountain, the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain on the Country Club Plaza. Kansas City has more fountains than any city in the world except Rome, Italy, and is officially known as the City of Fountains.

Kansas City’s Union Station celebrates the Kansas City’s baseball team postseason wins with blue lights and a logo emblazoned over the entry. Opened in 1914, Union Station serves Kansas City, Missouri, and the surrounding metropolitan area.

 

Blue Light illuminates the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. The original neoclassical museum building, opened in 1933, is on the right. The Bloch Building addition, to the left, opened in 2007. Both buildings are reflected in a pool in front.

 

One of the most popular fountains in Kansas City, Missouri, is the Meyer Circle Sea Horse Fountain on Ward Parkway. The fountain was purchased in Venice, Italy in the early 1920’s and named for the three mythological sea horses perched atop the stone pyramid.

 

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Kansas City

My hometown of Kansas City is such a beautiful, vibrant, and creative city.

Kansas City’s Union Station celebrates the city’s baseball team postseason wins with blue lighting. Opened in 1914, Union Station serves Kansas City, Missouri, and the surrounding metropolitan area. In 1985, but then was restored, reopening in 1999 as a series of museums and other public attractions. In 2002, Union Station saw its return as a train station when Amtrak began providing public transportation services and has since become Missouri’s second-busiest train station.

 

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At the bottom of this photograph, The Scout, a famous statue by Cyrus E. Dallin, stands overlooking Downtown Kansas City, Missouri from its location in Penn Valley Park.

More than 200 years ago, the members of the Lewis and Clark expedition stood on this site where the Kansas and Missouri rivers join, called Kaw Point. The expedition’s exploration of this area led to the development of Kansas City. Now the bright lights of that city are reflected on the confluence of those two great rivers.

Fireworks burst over the Country Club Plaza Shopping Center in Kansas City at the annual lighting ceremony on Thanksgiving night. The holiday lights are turned on at Thanksgiving and glow until mid-January. The Plaza was the first shopping center in the world designed to accommodate shoppers arriving by automobile.

On October 12, 2013, thousands of people line the sidewalks and banks of Brush Creek to watch performers and listen to music during the seventh annual WaterFire Kansas City celebration. Fifty-five braziers hold the burning wood, tethered to 150 buoys on Brush Creek.

You can climb the Liberty Memorial to get a great view of Kansas City, Missouri. Here Union Station is shown with the downtown skyline, including the four Bartle Hall Pylons on the left and the iconic Western Auto sign on the right.

 

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Tie-Dye Time!

Colorful and fun Sixties retro-style clocks!

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More Unique Wall Clocks

More unique clocks to stylishly tell the time!

Pranksters have placed UFO stickers on cattle crossing signs on US Highway 68 between Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico.

Huayna Picchu (young peak) towers over Machu Picchu (old peak), the Inca citadel in Peru.

This is a close-up view of Lower Yellowstone Falls from Artist Point.

Yellow English roses as brilliant as sunshine bloom in a garden in Kansas City, Missouri.

A sunflower stands against the backdrop of a red barn with an American flag.

The Rosedale Arch is dedicated to the citizens of Rosedale, who served in World War I. Rosedale is a neighborhood district and former municipality on the southern edge of Kansas City, Kansas. The Rosedale Arch was inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and was designed by John LeRoy Marshall, a Rosedale resident.

The ever-changing beauty of sunset is a constant pleasure.

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Unique Wall Clocks

Tell the time in style!

Colorful and fun Sixties retro-style clock.

Thousands of sunflowers glow at sunset in a Kansas field.

A storm drops rain on the Great Sand Dunes of the Sangre de Cristo mountains in southern Colorado.

This Granny Smith apple glow a brilliant green. The Granny Smith is a tip-bearing apple cultivar, which originated in New South wales, Australia in 1868. It is named after Maria Ann Smith, who propagated the cultivar from a chance seedling.

Bundles of recently harvested lavender await their turn on the drying rack at a farm in Kansas. The fragrance is intoxicating! This photograph is rendered in a watercolor style.

A band of sunlight brightens the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Animals!

Animals always make me feel better when life punches you in the gut. How cute are these adorable animals? Ahhhh!

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Diner Signs

I’m such a sucker for diners so when my mother created these cute diner signs I squealed with glee! I need one for my kitchen to give me that diner feel at home. The signs can even be printed on metal! How cool is that?! Now I need to get myself an omelette!

The metal one is below!

The next two are examples of signs that can be personalized. Make it your own!

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