Any recommendations around Kansas City?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Stuffed Crust, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. I'm going to be in Kansas City for a three-day weekend. The friend I
    was supposed to meet up with was dragged unexpectedly out of state at
    the last minute, so I've lost my tour guide/troublemaker. It'll cost me
    as much money to change my tickets as I paid for them, so I might as
    well use 'em and have myself a little adventure....

    Any recommendations for stuff to see/do or generally pretty/interesting
    places to check out in the general area?

    - Solomon
     
    Stuffed Crust, Mar 24, 2010
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    tony cooper Guest

    Solomon lives in Melbourne, Florida, I think. Melbourne - like most
    Central Florida cities - has all the character of one of those
    seashell-encrusted ashtrays you see in Turnpike souvenir shops.

    I don't know about Solomon's interests, but I'd love to go to Kansas
    City with my camera. I'd look for decaying industrial sites, European
    ethnic neighborhoods, older neighborhoods with some architectural
    flavor in both houses and stores, anything left of the stockyards, old
    farm houses and barns outside the city, and a downtown with some good
    street photography opportunities. Stuff you don't see in Florida.

    You may not think KC is interesting, but what is interesting to some
    of us is what we don't have available to us where we live.
     
    tony cooper, Mar 24, 2010
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:54:46 -0700 (PDT), Annika1980
    :
    : >>
    : >> Any recommendations for stuff to see/do or generally pretty/interesting
    : >> places to check out in the general area?
    : >
    : >In Kansas City? Yeah, right!
    : >Hope you like cows.
    : >Might get a good steak, though.
    :
    : Solomon lives in Melbourne, Florida, I think. Melbourne - like most
    : Central Florida cities - has all the character of one of those
    : seashell-encrusted ashtrays you see in Turnpike souvenir shops.
    :
    : I don't know about Solomon's interests, but I'd love to go to Kansas
    : City with my camera. I'd look for decaying industrial sites, European
    : ethnic neighborhoods, older neighborhoods with some architectural
    : flavor in both houses and stores, anything left of the stockyards, old
    : farm houses and barns outside the city, and a downtown with some good
    : street photography opportunities. Stuff you don't see in Florida.
    :
    : You may not think KC is interesting, but what is interesting to some
    : of us is what we don't have available to us where we live.

    If I'm not mistaken, Kansas City has one of the oldest and largest
    African-American populations in the plains states, descendants of freed slaves
    who migrated to Kansas after the Civil War. There may be some interesting
    (i.e., photogenic) sites related to their ethnic history. Try to find a
    visotors' center that may be able to point you in the right direction.

    Also, Kansas City was once, and may still be, a railroad hub. If, like one of
    my nephews, you're into RR photography, there may be some worthwhile subjects.
    I believe the Union Pacific and the Kansas City Southern are two of the major
    players. You could call them and see if they have visitors' centers of
    recommended vantage points.

    And get a AAA tour book or local guide book and see what they list that might
    be of photographic interest.

    Bob (who has only driven by KC and has no first-hand knowledge)
     
    Robert Coe, Mar 25, 2010
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    Tim Conway Guest

    "and I'm a gonna get me one..."
     
    Tim Conway, Mar 25, 2010
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  5. And I might take the train. Probably the UP from Emeryville.
     
    John McWilliams, Mar 25, 2010
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    Robert Coe Guest

    :
    :
    : Robert Coe wrote:
    : > On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 18:22:04 -0400, tony cooper
    : >> On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:54:46 -0700 (PDT), Annika1980
    : >>
    : >>>>
    : >>>> Any recommendations for stuff to see/do or generally
    : >>>> pretty/interesting places to check out in the general area?
    : >>>
    : >>> In Kansas City? Yeah, right!
    : >>> Hope you like cows.
    : >>> Might get a good steak, though.
    : >>
    : >> Solomon lives in Melbourne, Florida, I think. Melbourne - like
    : >> most Central Florida cities - has all the character of one of those
    : >> seashell-encrusted ashtrays you see in Turnpike souvenir shops.
    : >>
    : >> I don't know about Solomon's interests, but I'd love to go to
    : >> Kansas City with my camera. I'd look for decaying industrial
    : >> sites, European ethnic neighborhoods, older neighborhoods with
    : >> some architectural flavor in both houses and stores, anything left
    : >> of the stockyards, old farm houses and barns outside the city, and
    : >> a downtown with some good street photography opportunities. Stuff
    : >> you don't see in Florida.
    : >>
    : >> You may not think KC is interesting, but what is interesting to
    : >> some of us is what we don't have available to us where we live.
    : >
    : > If I'm not mistaken, Kansas City has one of the oldest and largest
    : > African-American populations in the plains states, descendants of
    : > freed slaves who migrated to Kansas after the Civil War. There may
    : > be some interesting (i.e., photogenic) sites related to their
    : > ethnic history. Try to find a visotors' center that may be able to
    : > point you in the right direction.
    : >
    : > Also, Kansas City was once, and may still be, a railroad hub. If,
    : > like one of my nephews, you're into RR photography, there may be
    : > some worthwhile subjects. I believe the Union Pacific and the
    : > Kansas City Southern are two of the major players. You could call
    : > them and see if they have visitors' centers of recommended vantage
    : > points.
    : >
    : > And get a AAA tour book or local guide book and see what they list
    : > that might be of photographic interest.
    : >
    : > Bob (who has only driven by KC and has no first-hand knowledge)
    :
    : How long shall I wait to see if anyone will mention that they have
    : some pretty little women there ... ?

    Or that they've gone and built a skyscraper seven stories high.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Mar 27, 2010
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