FHSU Track + Field

This elegant complex is the FHSU Track + Field facility in Hays, Kansas–architecture by GouldEvans.

And I want to address the controversy now before it explodes into an embarrassing scandal: The grass you see in these photos is in fact Liberty, MO grass from the campus of William Jewell College.  And from two years ago.  Thought I’d fess-up because I’m sure somebody will recognize it and go apoplectic on me.  Then the phone starts ringing off the hook and the next thing you know the media are tramping all over my lawn…….

FHSU Track + Field Facility
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Brush

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This is the latest in my ever-expanding Open Series.  One of which–by the way–was included in Fraction Magazine’s 9th anniversary issue.  This pile of former trees was cleared to continue route 171 southward in Kansas as a dual lane highway.

Mini Wheel

This monstrous contraption has terrorized children for decades – no doubt including my brothers and myself, when we were small and defenseless enough to be shoved, screaming, into its tiny steel gates.  It appears to be retired now – I found it parked in North Lawrence, KS.

Mini Wheel

Bowersock Power Station

When I was a kid I spent probably 90% of my time in the ditch next door to our house building dams out of mud and bricks.  It’s what I’d be doing right now if the city hadn’t buried a pipe in place of our creek.  So when I got a call this summer about taking photos of the new hydro-electric power plant in Lawrence, I said “Yeah, I’d love to”.  Just like that.  Very restrained and adult like.  Built by Kissick, architecture by Sabatini.

Bowersock Power Plant
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