My Kansas City Area Photos

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My Kansas City Area Photos

Post by empires228 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:49 pm

Older ugly section of Oak Park Mall (down by JCP where the ceilings tend to be water damamnged and such.)
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Slightly more attractive section of Oak Park Mall that was redone for the Nordstrom addition (though why they didn't just redo the entire mall is beyond me...)
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Metro North Center Court
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Historic Building In Downtown Mirriam
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Crayola Cafe (including ceiling tiles that would make Kmart proud...)
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Vintage Taco Bell (75th in Shawnee)
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Halls Plaza Last Days
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More Halls
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Crown Center Christmas Lights
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Recently Closed A-Frame IHOP in Mirriam
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Montgomery Ward In All Its Glory
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The Metros "Nice" Kmart (if there really exists such a thing) near Zona Rosa
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RIP Leavenworth Plaza Mall
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Metro North Welcome Sign (have to document it before it's gone!)
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The Metros "Nice" Sears (again, if there exists such a thing) at Metcalf South
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Awating Demolition At Metcalf South
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Neglected Landscaping
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The Plaza From Parking
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Taveta Golden Weaver At The KC Zoo
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Retro Footlocker - Ward Parkway Center
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The Retro CVS (Katz Drug) in Overland Park
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Santa's On Break - Ward Parkway Center
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The Last Days Of Indian Springs
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The Empty Halls Of Halls Plaza
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Fountain No More - Metcalf South
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The Bannister Mall Dancing Sculpture
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Dillard's At Zona Rosa
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Post by NorthOak » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:10 am

Those city shots of Crown Center and the Plaza are nice but what is with the boring suburban mall photos?
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Post by Roanoker » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:52 am

I appreciated all of the photos. Even the sad, suburban ones. They remind me of their better days.The shot of Metcalf South awaiting demolition evoked various emotions, including fear, sorrow, respect, and deep contemplation.I also like the variety. That alone sparked genuine interest. I regard good photography as an art. It captures the mind. Thank you for posting.

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Post by empires228 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:42 pm

Roanoker wrote:I appreciated all of the photos. Even the sad, suburban ones. They remind me of their better days.The shot of Metcalf South awaiting demolition evoked various emotions, including fear, sorrow, respect, and deep contemplation.I also like the variety. That alone sparked genuine interest. I regard good photography as an art. It captures the mind. Thank you for posting.
Thank you for your reply and kind words! I really hate seeing Metcalf South look like that too because a lot of my train toys I had as a child came from the hobby shop there and the mall Santa Who was there in the late 90s with one of the 3 mall Santas I had in Kansas City and we would shop at the Kmart across the street as well as my mom really liked Kmart back then. I think the worst part is seeing a come down was at the mall was very unique in its design and that more work went into maintaining it over the last 20 years then had ever went into leasing it. All it needed was a different tenant mix than what Oak Park was offering. The borders store that it been near the mall and vintage stock down the street both could've located there with ease.

I find suburbia to be interesting in its own right and I see it as a good thing to document things like the CVS store that won't be around forever and I can really see The two remaining legitimate malls succumbing to the same fate as their peers as development rapidly pushes the "new money" wealth south in Overland Park and north towards the airport

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Re: My Kansas City Area Photos

Post by miz.jordan17 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:29 pm

I added some more pictures, and I experimented with Prisma on a few. Hope you enjoy!

Here's the album: https://goo.gl/photos/u7YtEr2p4n36GtC37
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