Thursday, June 20, 2013

Glimpses of The Country Club Plaza in Kansas City


Good morning! A beautiful Spring like day here, ironic considering that tomorrow is the first day of Summer. 

On a recent sunny day I found myself wandering the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. For those of you who have never been, it is the first shopping center in America built to accommodate automobile traffic. 

The Plaza, as it is known, was the dream of J.C. Nichols; opened in 1922 it is modeled architecturally after the city of Seville, Spain. In between the upscale stores, restaurants and cafes you will find fountains, tile and metal work, statures, urns and more brought over from Europe or collected from grand estates on the East Coast. 

I love to walk on The Plaza to discover not only new stores but more of the sculptures and fountains, although there are over 30 I have never managed to find them all. 

Have you been to The Plaza? If not I highly recommend it at Christmas (the most wonderful time of the year) when the spirit of the season is high, the lights are blazing and the smell of hot chocolate and cider waft in the air.

OK, enough about Christmas and back to Summer fun, what are your plans for the day? Whatever they are I hope that you enjoy them!

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  1. Most of those architectural pieces I would want to bring inside they're wonderful! Hard to believe tomorrow is the first day of summer when right now it's 44 degrees outside here....I'm freezing! But getting alot done outside already as it warms up during the day. Happy summer!


  2. THE SCULPTURES are exquisite!!! WOW, you have been AROUND my dear, and have many photos of the most beautiful architecture around. Well, we're off to Wisconsin this Saturday, and really, I'm not sure WHERE! Off to be in a wedding supposedly in a very beautiful place; I've never been to Wisconsin, but I do suppose it's great.

    THANK YOU FOR COMING TO VISIT ME! It is always wonderful to see you! Anita

  3. Aren't you happy that
    you brought your camera
    along to capture all of
    the little details? Looks
    like an amazing place to
    shop and spend the day.

    Happy Thursday!

    xo Suzanne

  4. Elizabeth, I love roaming The Plaza in Kansas City. I've not been in many years, and never at Christmas. I have heard Christmas is magical. Your photographs are beautiful. Enjoy your day.

  5. Gorgeous photos, Elizabeth!! My husband keeps telling me we should plan a trip to Kansas City - he thinks I would love it. His family is from St. Louis so we always end up there. After seeing the gorgeous photos and reading your post, I have more reasons to check it out.

    Hope all is well and the sun is shining! xoxo

  6. I must say the sculptures are say the least.LOVE them. Loved this post.It brought a smile to my face.
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

  7. I used to live in Kansas City so thanks for the beautiful trip down memory lane!! Your pictures are gorgeous!

  8. I used to live in Kansas City and love the Plaza, so thanks for the beautiful trip down memory lane! Your photos are gorgeous!


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