Saturday, February 02, 2008

Mother and child

Taken at a hospital - labor and delivery waiting room. This statue was attached to a counter top, and is titled "After Four". Looks like a tired mother, up with her brand new baby.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Theme Day - Air Capital of the World

This month's theme is "Post a picture of anything that your city is well-known for".

Wichita has long been known as The Air Capital of the World. This city is home to; Boeing Company, Cessna Aircraft Company, Bombardier Aerospace Learjet Inc., and Hawker Beechcraft, to name a few. The photo was taken at a performance by the blueangels performance the McConnell Air Force annual Air Show (in July of 2007).

Check out the February 1, 2008 posts on these CDP blogs, to see what their city is well-known for:Portland (OR), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Memphis (Tennessee), USA - Manila, Philippines - San Diego (CA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - New York City (NY), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - San Francisco (CA), USA - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - Mainz, Germany - Weston (FL), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Turin, Italy - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Bicheno, Australia - Durban, South Africa - Joplin (MO), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Brussels, Belgium - Chicago (IL), USA - Montpellier, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mazatlan, Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Toulouse, France - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Susanville (CA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Helsinki, Finland - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Lisbon, Portugal - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Trujillo, Peru - Dunedin (FL), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - London, UK - Baziège, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mumbai, India - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Stayton (OR), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Arradon, France - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Athens, Greece - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Jackson (MS), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Budapest, Hungary - Rotterdam, Netherlands - St Malo, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cleveland (OH), USA - Nottingham, UK - Kansas City (MO), USA - The Hague, Netherlands - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Wrocław, Poland - Chateaubriant, France - Cheltenham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Monrovia (CA), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Toruń, Poland - Grenoble, France - Lisbon, Portugal - New Orleans (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Boston (MA), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Wichita (KS), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Christchurch, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Wailea (HI), USA - Aliso Viejo (CA), USA - St Francis, South Africa - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Seattle (WA), USA - Pasadena (CA), USA - Vienna, Austria - Orlando (FL), USA - Torun, Poland - Delta (CO), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Paris, France - Stavanger, Norway - Niamey, Niger - Le Guilvinec, France - Bogor, Indonesia - Saarbrücken, Germany - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Juneau (AK), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Glasgow, Scotland - Chicago (IL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Sydney, Australia - Riga, Latvia - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Terrell (TX), USA - Terrell (TX), USA

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Snow covered rooftops

This was taken from a fourth floor window, looking out over a lower floor rooftop, and on to a nearby neighborhood. Wichita is coated with the cold white fluff again, it was a beautiful winter wonderland. Not a lot of fun to drive in, but lovely to see. I would of loved to have taken my camera out on the town, but had somewhere important to be.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Blowing snowfall

Yesterday started out with snow falling, and wind blowing - visability was low. Towards afternoon, the sun came out and took over. The winds calmed, and visability cleared. The temperature remained cold, but it was a much nicer afternoon, and ending to a day that started out looking like a good day to stay home.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


The Wichita Boathouse is one of the Wichita's attractions, featuring the permanent display of the Jayhawk, an International America's Cup Class yacht, and other exhibits. To see the Yacht, or read more, click here: boathouse (this photo was taken in August, thus the still green trees)

Monday, January 28, 2008

Jack's Hamburgers

When I took this photo, I noticed the Hamburger Stand was closed for remodeling. Good timing, since it's located very close to the Minisa Bridge that's also closed for remodeling. From what I read - this is another long lasting place of business - established in 1951. Hamburgers can be ordered with - mustard, mayonaise, ketchup, onions, tomato, pickles, lettuce, jalapeno peppers, cheese, bacon... and more.

Tell me - what do you like on your hamburgers.

My order is usually - cheese, mayonaise, onion and tomato - and sometimes bacon.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Soda fountain

A photo of a straw dispenser, taken at the Old Mill Tasty Shop. While most businesses have modernized over time, this old fashioned cafe and ice cream parlor - has remained pretty much unchanged since 1932. It has wooden booths, and tables with parlor chairs. There's huge old wooden ice box, and the ice cream counter is made of marble. It has old black and white tile on the floors, and a high molded ceiling. There's a large mirror behind the soda fountain, and historical old photos of Wichita on the walls. One of my favorites on their menu is the Chicken Salad (w/cashews) Sandwich.