Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mission, KS

Mission, KS



Mission, KS



Mission, KS



Mission, KS



Mission, KS



Mission, KS



Mission, KS


These photographs were made in Mission, Kansas over the last year. They probably say more about me, than the actual physical place. I do not visit Mission often, except on certain errands I have needed to run. It has been on these errands that these (collected) photographs were made.

Here's some background about Mission from the city's website:

Mission was a stopping point for covered wagons on the way west via the Santa Fe Trail. Because of the clear blue water in free-flowing springs, these pioneer ancestors looked forward to setting up campsites in Mission. The springs, likewise, enticed the first residents of Mission, since the precious water was free. Mission grew as America grew, becoming the first suburb of Kansas City and has emerged as a sophisticated cosmopolitan neighbor on the east.


8 comments:

  1. Simon, I just came back from your recent images which as usual flickr seems to be missing on my notification updates.

    "If I could have it my way, I'd take to the American road with camera, notebook and wife, for a year."

    I think we all would like that... don't you? Of course we would and better still if we rode 'beside' with you while you fulfilled the dream. Like most things this is very close. Keep on 'side tripping' and planning. It's working better than you think.

    Jan

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  2. Hi Jan, thanks so much for this comment and all the support you've shown. Yes, a year on the road, what a dream that would be. Maybe I should start looking for some kind of funding to make it real.

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  3. Thanks Simon for sharing this with us,very good work!!!!!!!!

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  4. I love the parking space photo! Emptiness waiting to be filled ...

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  5. they're all great, but i especially love the loose wire and pharmacy image...genius.

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  6. Dom, Lou and Jeff, thanks so much for your comments here, thanks too for your visit.

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