Monday, June 15, 2009

Blue Plaza

Hope your weekend was smooth sailing. Mine sure slipped by fast! Yesterday my oldest neice and I drove to Kansas City to go down to the Country Club Plaza and take pictures. This is her last summer before she goes away to college(in Minnesota!) so I'm trying to see her as much as possible. Who knows where life will take her after this? She professes to wanting to live in New York City someday and I imagine if she does I won't see much of her then. I do threaten my neices and nephew that when I am an old lady(having no children of my own) I will take turns visiting them with my blow up air mattress and sleep in their laundry rooms. My nephew informs me he won't have one. I told him the floor in the living room will be fine then. He hasn't figured out how to get around that yet. Ha!

Above is a cute little tudor style apartment house that is just east of a little park with a wonderful sculpture in it. I loved the look of the place and can imagine how sweet it was in it's early days.
Above is just one of the wonderful buildings they have on the Plaza- I believe the Plaza was inspired by the developer's travels in Europe as a young man and his delight with Italy and Spain. Kansas City is Known as the City of Fountains-only Rome in Italy has more.

Both tiles above and below are on the exterior of buildings on the plaza- I just love them!

Last is some ironwork that perches on top of the building we passed by like a crown. It reminds me of the gate into heaven(even though it isn't pearly!)

Thanks for coming by today- I always love a good visit. Hope your week is blessed and beautiful. Don't forget to go see Sally and all the other ladies particpating today. Here is her link:
Sweetpea Sue


srp said...

Those tiles are fabulous.. each looks hand painted. Great blues all around!

Mary said...

I love your touched of blue. Your pictures have such clarity. They are really lovely.

Coloradolady said...

What wonderful pictures, I am sure you had a great weekend...making special memories! Happy Blue Monday.

Ashley ~ said...

Your pictures are pretty, but getting to spend the time with your niece was priceless*! Thanks for sharing your weekend memories with us*! _Ashley

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Love the tiles..and the tudor style! Hope you had a Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Terry said...

Oh my what a lovely post.
Happy Blue Monday.
Don't worry your always going to be invited for sleepovers .
You are the cool Aunt.
The one they will have great stories about and the one they turn to as they leave the nest to fly off to adventure land.
Have a wonderful week.
thank you so very much for sharing all the great photos.
Happy Trails.

Smilingsal said...

You have an interesting post, but you didn't leave me a comment. Please come back. Happy Blue Monday.

RobinfromCA said...

Oh, I agree he was influence by Spain and Italy. These buildings remind me of both places! I think your nieces and nephew are lucky to have such a great aunt!

Happy Blue Monday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

Wonderful pictures!

I'm a little bit late for my blue monday's round, hope you had a great blues all around.

Lots of luv

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I love the hand painted tiles.. they are so beautiful!.. thanks for sharing great photos..

happy Monday

Boo-Bah said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting on my Mama's cup.

I love the tiles , especially the top ones. Lovely colors.


claudie said...

Hi Sue
First I have to say I adore Toby. Is he really 16 1/2?? WOW.
I rescue cats and kittens. I also have 4 dogs and one's named Toby. The one that liked Pete the carp. They are even bigger than that around here. The muskies are even bigger!! That's why I don't swim in the river lol
Love your blues and thanks for stopping by.
Love Claudie

Regina said...

Gorgeous shots. Nice blog.

Sharing my very first blue.