Ruby City

I took a field trip recently to see David Adjaye‘s design for Ruby City, a new contemporary arts center in San Antonio, TX.  The building doesn’t open to visitor’s until October so I was limited to getting photos of the exterior.  And I got lost wandering the streets of San Antonio looking for lunch, so I missed ideal lighting for at least one key court-side view—but you get the idea.  It’s a gorgeous place.  I’m looking forward to a return visit to see the galleries and collection.

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White Rock Mountain

Took a road-trip this week to White Rock Mountain in Arkansas. Too early for leaves on trees, but you can see a bit more. That good-looking son-of-a-gun is my brother Alan, long time resident of NW AR.

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Truth be Told

For Freedoms is hosting ‘Truth be Told’, a series of three billboards by Fake Name along Highway 54 in MO, between Eldon and Bagnall. If you get a chance to make the drive, you’ll see them going north-bound towards Eldon.  This is an organization doing wonderful work wide and deep across the country, please check them out.

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Commerce Tower

These are of the recently renovated Commerce Tower in downtown KC.  Does my heart good to see a stately old building given a renewed lease on life.  Design and construction by Ryan Companies.

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Camels Roam Manhattan

The other Manhattan, in Kansas—at Shamrock Farm.  Valeri and her Dad Roy gave their four camels their annual Spring brushing and invited Joan and I (and many others) along.  These are wonderful animals with personalities as big as a pyramid.  Everybody should have one.

Shamrock Farm
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Fire!

This was the scene in front of our house a couple nights ago: Five fire trucks and at least a dozen firemen/women.  Thankfully nobody was hurt, and there was no fire.  It’s reassuring to see the KCPD leap into action–a fire has no chance on our block!

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