Today after church we decided to take a drive and visit the Kansas City Public Library. Nineteen years ago this week, my parents brought nine-month-old me to visit KC for the first time and look at apartments. We moved in that summer. After nearly 20 years here, we've never, ever been to this famous building. I've seen it in those lists of "top 50 coolest buildings" on the internet, but I always thought it was a different library down by the Country Club Plaza. Turns out it's actually down town, pretty close to the River Market where we lived when we first moved here. Anyway, today we decided to finally go see it, and it was really cool. The outside of the parking garage has these giant books all along the outside, and then the actual library used to be a bank. We spent about an hour looking around at the building and then we walked around the area. Downstairs, the vault room has been renovated into a tiny theater, and you can just walk in. The door is enormous and according to the sign, weighs 40 tons. It is full of gears and knobs and is open for all to see. 
Lastly, we went to the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts which just opened this fall, and is the new home for the KC Symphony and the KC Ballet. 

3/11/2012 06:11:07

Your pictures of the Library, the River Market area, etc., are wonderful but who is that handsome young man---need more pictures of him!!

3/31/2012 12:46:42

Oh WOW! This is so cool! I can't believe I haven't even heard of this place. Looks like you had a great time :) By the way you took some awesome photos of Logan! And of everything else :D Miss you!


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