Dave Parker Photography: Blog http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog en-us (C) Dave Parker Photography dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:53:00 GMT Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:53:00 GMT http://www.dfp-photos.com/img/s/v-5/u638763932-o204967000-50.jpg Dave Parker Photography: Blog http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog 119 120 Top of the Rock Museum (2018) http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2018/6/top-of-the-rock-museum-92018 My wife and I recently returned from a 4-day trip to South-Central Missouri . . . specifically, Branson and points south. One of the attractions was Top of the Rock, a Johnny Morris production South of Branson. We have been there before and you can
click here to see those images; we had a great time but didn’t see everything that was offered. One of those two things which we did see this time was the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum. Once you get to the Top of the Rock you can use the $10 entrance fee (credit) and apply it to the adult entrance fee of $12 + tax. We were both amazed at both the size of the museum and the number of quality exhibit housed therein. The museum has a time-line which begins in the pre-historic era up to and including Roy Rogers and Dale Evens. For more information on the site, check out their web site at http://www.topoftherock.com/attractions/natural-history-museum-en.html.  Don’t just go to the Top of the Rock and sit on the patio overlooking Table Rock Lake with your favorite beverage, go to the museum, you won’t regret it. The below 30 photos will give you a snap shot of a small portion of the contents in the museum; these are works of art of other artists, consequently I will not share the images beyond this post. Thanks for taking the time to view this post.



dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) artifacts early america history museum http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2018/6/top-of-the-rock-museum-92018 Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:53:17 GMT
House on the Rock http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2018/5/house-on-the-rock A few years ago Annie and I visited Spring Green, WI. This is the home of Frank Lloyd Wright’s summer home and architectural school known as Taliesin East. It is also the home of the House on the Rock; ‘a complex of architecturally distinct rooms, streets, gardens and shops designed by Alex Jordan Jr.’ This Blog and photo display is focused on the House on the Rock. If you have not visited this attraction and are going to be in the area, you may want to consider advanced reservations and plan for an entire day as there is much to see. They also have lodging available. The House on the Rock is reported to draw more visitors per year than any other spot in Wisconsin. This is not just a house; it’s a museum of both original items and replicas. There is almost anything you can think of in this house including a huge, working, merry-go-round. Check it out!


Crossing the Divide Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) attraction collector house on the rock museum spring green wisconsin http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2018/5/house-on-the-rock Thu, 03 May 2018 20:42:07 GMT
McKee Botanical Gardens http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2018/2/mckee-botanical-gardens A recent visit to the McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero Beach, FL was a real surprise; the theme of the gardens is focused on the jungle with streams, ponds and trails. The gardens were in great shape and there was an amazing exhibition which displayed 24 sculptures of various types of wildlife. This exhibition was created by the Ark Collective in Nairobi, Kenya and the sculptures were handcrafted specifically for McKee. The materials used in creating the sculptures were from reclaimed materials discarded from the car industry and other sources.

If you are in the Vero Beach. FL area and have the time and inclination, this garden is worth a visit. The below photos are all from the McKee Gardens . . . .

dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) animal exhibit botanical gardens fl florida flowers gardens http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2018/2/mckee-botanical-gardens Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:29:56 GMT
Nevada Ghost Towns http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2017/12/nevada-ghost-towns On our recent trip to Nevada, Utah and California, we managed to visit two (2) Ghost Towns in Nevada. The town of Nelson, NV is about an hour South of Las Vegas and Rhyolite, NV is on the California - Nevada border just outside of Death Valley National Park. The Ghost Town of Rhyolite was founded in 1904 and it only lasted twelve (12) years. It was one of several boom-towns from the late Gold Rush era. There were hotels, stores and a school for 250 children, but no more; just a few skelton structures and a glass bottle house.

Nelson, NV was previously known as Eldorado by the Spaniards who made the first discoveries of gold in the area.

If you are in Las Vegas and tired of gambling, noise and the traffic, you might want to consider driving South to the Ghost Town of Nelson.

dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2017/12/nevada-ghost-towns Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:57:46 GMT
Death Valley National Park http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2017/12/death-valley-national-park We recently returned from a trip that covered parts of Nevada, Utah and California. Today’s Blog contains images from Death Valley National Park in California. This was our first trip to this park and it was not what I was expecting. However, after getting there at dawn and leaving in the late afternoon we did not get to see much of the park; it is the largest National Park in the lower 48. We arrived at Zabriskie Point at sunrise and what a sight it was! An orange sky over the multi-colored hills. Photographers were out in force. The only sand dunes we saw in the short time we were there was the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. They were impressive but not as much as the Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. There is a 9-mile, one-way drive known as Artists Palette Drive. If you are in the area, this drive is certainly worth your time. Colorful hillsides abound on this drive along with short hikes if you chose. If we return to Death Valley National Park, we will find a hotel closer that Las Vegas to spend a couple nights as there is so much to see and getting up at 4 am to go to the park was not what I really wanted to do while on vacation (but it was worth it). Enjoy the images and check back for additional images in my Blog as I have time to work on the photos.



dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) artists palette drive death valley national park zabriskie point http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2017/12/death-valley-national-park Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:37:40 GMT
Chihuly @ Crystal Bridges http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2017/8/chihuly-crystal-bridges Well we are here again, photographing the magnificent art of Dale Chihuly. Previously, we photographed some of Chihuly's work in his hometown of Tacoma, WA . . . if you haven't seen those images, they can be seen here. The photos contained in this collection were on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR. The gallery portion of the show ends in one (1) day and if you have the slightest interest in Chihuly's work and haven't had the opportunity to view the collection, you've really missed some great works of art. The below images are some of the photos captured both in the Gallery and the Forest, both day and night. As these images are copyrighted works of art by Chihuly, none of the images are available for purchase. Just enjoy the images!

dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) artistic chihuly colorful crystal bridges glass museum http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2017/8/chihuly-crystal-bridges Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:18:08 GMT
Vancouver, BC http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2017/8/vancouver-bc Been busy the last 2 months, consequently, no photos have been loaded into my Blog recently. In trying to catch-up, I'm  going to cover part of our Pacific NW adventure, that being Vancouver, BC. We stayed in a private home that we found on AIRBND and had a great couple days in the city. We would love to go back and spend more time and when that happens we will study the public transportation system as parking a car can get quite expensive. Enjoy the photos . . . . 

dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) bc canada stanley park vancouver vancouver art gallery http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2017/8/vancouver-bc Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:07:35 GMT
Dale Chihuly & the Museum of Glass http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2017/5/dale-chihuly-the-museum-of-glass A recent trip to the Pacific NW found us spending a day in Tacoma, WA . . . an old stomping ground from an earlier life experience. The city looked nothing like it did 45 years ago and we began our exploration of the city just North of the University of Washington at the old Union Station which is now is the home of the US Courthouse - Western District of Washington. The Courthouse was exhibiting some of Dale Chihuly's art and adjacent to the Courthouse is the Bridge of Glass which goes over I-705. A local web page noted, For glass art fans and Dale Chihuly fans in particular, the bridge might just be a highlight for all of Western Washington. No ordinary bridge, the Bridge of Glass is a footbridge that connects downtown Tacoma to the Thea Foss Waterway. All across the bridge are works of art by glass artist Dale Chihuly. It's most known for its two towering blue spires, but there's far more to see than the towers. The bridge functions essentially as an open-air art museum . . .  and a free one, at that. Once across the bridge you find yourself at the Museum of Glass which is also fascinating. Some of the images captured at the above locations are found in the slideshow, below . . . 


Please be aware that the Dale Chihuly art and other art displayed is copyrighted and cannot be sold. Therefore, neither copies of the images or downloads can be obtained. Please just enjoy the beautiful art of the artist.


dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) :Dale Chihuly" Courthouse Tacoma, WA Union Station artistic http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2017/5/dale-chihuly-the-museum-of-glass Wed, 31 May 2017 22:33:22 GMT
Fort Pickens http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2017/2/fort-pickens The wife and I recently returned from a 2 week trip to Florida. En-route home, we stopped in Pensacola, FL for 3 days. I will be sharing photos from earlier in the trip but in this Blog posting I want to share images we captured at Fort Pickens, FL which is situated on the barrier island of Santa Rosa just miles South of Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola where we put our heads down for 3 nights. 

A little history . . .  Fort Pickens was named after American Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens; the fort was completed in 1834 and remained in use until 1947. It was constructed as a result of vulnerabilities along America's shores which were exploited by the British forces during the War of 1812. The fort was designed for over 200 cannons, built with over 21.5 million bricks and could withstand possible attack on all 5 faces. For approximately 2 years, Geronimo, noted leader of the Apaches, and 15 other Apache men and their families were imprisioned at Fort Pickens. This fort was one of 4 forts in the South to remain in Union control throughout the war. For you history buffs, there is truly a great deal to learn here and it's a great place to visit. For additional information on the history of Fort Pickens go here.

Hope you enjoy the pictures . . .

"Fife and Drum" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) Andrew Pickens Cannon Civil War Coastal Defense FL Fort Pickens Geronimo Gulf Island National Seashore History National Parks Service Pensacola http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2017/2/fort-pickens Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:55:58 GMT
Taliesin West http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/12/taliesin-west I’ve been off the grid for a number of weeks and now I’m going to attempt to get back to posting some of our travel photos. Before I do, however, I want to add that I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and now we are all looking forward to a New Year!

The wife and I traveled to the Phoenix area in October and as you might expect, we took over a 1,200 photos. In this first Phoenix Area Blog, I am posting some of my favorite images from the grounds, house and sculptures of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West located in Scottsdale, AZ. If you are interested at all in Frank Lloyd Wright and/or architecture, I would encourage you to go on line and purchase, in advance, a ticket to tour this property. We took the more expensive, 3 hour tour as opposed to the standard tour. Consequently we saw much of the property that is not included in the basic tour. It was great to say the least. All pictures in the slide show are from the property and pretty much restored to it original 1937 design with a few exceptions. The property was Wright’s winter home and (architectural) school beginning in 1937 until his death in 1959. The school is still in operation. The older white haired gentleman in one of the photos in the family room was an architectural student of Wright’s and he is now an instructor who lives on the property. He gave us a very insightful talk about Wright and the property.  Enjoy . . . 

dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) AZ Frank Lloyd Wright Scottsdale Taliesin West historic sculptures http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/12/taliesin-west Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:06:22 GMT
Leavenworth National Cemetery http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/11/leavenworth-national-cemetery On November 4th, I spent the day in Leavenworth, KS; at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center and the Army post @ Fort Leavenworth, KS. Every time I go to the VA Med Center in Leavenworth I stop at the National Cemetery. I got there before sunrise and captured a number of photos from the grounds. As Veterans' Day is fast approaching (always on 11-Nov) - this coming Friday - I thought I would put together a short slide show depicting the beautiful grounds. I purchased a music trailer from the Medal of Honor Music to accompany the short slide show to pay tribute and honor all those who have served this country, especially those who paid the ultimate price. If you agree this recognition is worthy, please consider 'sharing' on your favorite social media site(s).


1  I'm Jon Wright, as an author of 'Medal Of Honor Trailer' www.melodyloops.com/tracks/medal-of-honor-trailer/, grants Melody Loops and it's licensees, including Dave Parker Photography, permission to use this Music.



dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) KS Leavenworth National Cemetery Veterans' Day fall graves tribute http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/11/leavenworth-national-cemetery Sun, 06 Nov 2016 03:24:48 GMT
'Faces' of the Voices of the Wind People http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/9/voices-of-the-wind-people This past weekend my wife and I traveled to the KS Flint Hills, specifically, Council Grove, KS. The main purpose of the trip was to attend the biennial Voices of the Wind People pageant. This outdoor historical drama of the Kaw Indians, the Santa Fe Trail and Council Grove was performed after dark in the Old Riverbed Amphitheater in Council Grove, KS. We spent 2 nights in the Cottage House B&B. The below photos are basically ‘close-up’ photos of many of the pageant participants both before the show began and during the show. No flash was permitted; the lighting came solely  from the ‘stage lights.

All photos were taken as color, however, I converted many of them to B&W. I would appreciate any comments you have as to your thoughts on the B&W conversion.

For more images in the Flint Hills, check back in a couple days and I will update my blog.

dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) Flint Hills KS Voices of the Wind People http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/9/voices-of-the-wind-people Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:23:03 GMT
Day 9 & 10 - Fairplay to Antonito, CO http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/8/day-9-10---fairplay-to-antonito-co Day 9 & 10 of our vacation was a drive from Fairplay, CO to Antonito, CO with a stop at The Great Sand Dunes National Park. Having never been to this National Park, I didn’t know what to expect. From a distance the brown sand dunes did not look that impressive but as we got closer my opinion changed. The Great Sand Dunes National Park sprawl across part of southern Colorado's San Luis Valley but as you drive up to them they are dwarfed by the 13,000-foot peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It’s not until you get up close that you realize the dunes are enormous; some as tall as 750 feet. The Parks Services encourage visitors to walk on the dunes. There is no park road around the sight, only to a visitors’ center and a parking area somewhat close to the base of some of the dunes. The dunes are the tallest in North America, covering more than 30 square miles. Adults hike across them and marvel at their beauty; children run and slide down their steep slopes, enjoying a playground of fairy-tale proportions.

After leaving the park we headed to Antonito, CO which is one of the destination locations for the Cumbres & Toltec RR. We’ve been on the train once before and it was magnificent as it was the last run of the year and all the aspens were in their dress of fall color. We spent 2 nights in Antonito solely to facilitate the train ride as it takes all day to go from Antonito to Chama, NM with a lunch stop in between, then bused back to Antonito. This time I invested a few more dollars and secured seats in the parlor car (it was the last car on the 7 car train – not including the coal car). The additional expense was totally worth it; snacks and drink along with collectables as part of the price. Additionally, I could stand outside the rear of the car on a platform and take pictures as the train went around curves and pictures of the curved tracks we had just gone over.

The below slide show includes some of this images captured during this portion of our trip. This will be the last entry for the RMNP vacation as I’ve already posted (on Facebook) some of the images from our stay in Taos, NM and I don’t want to duplicate images.  Enjoy!

Music in the Slideshow

Crossing the Divide Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) Antonito CO Colorado Cumbres & Toltec NM Park RR Railroad Sand Dunes http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/8/day-9-10---fairplay-to-antonito-co Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:29:06 GMT
Day 8 - South Park City in Fairplay, CO http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/8/day-8---south-park-city-in-fairplay-co Day 8 & 9 of our vacation has us leaving the Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) and driving on back roads to Fairplay, CO. The previous post in my Blog shows images captured from that portion of the road trip. Once in Fairplay, we checked into our hotel, The Fairplay-Valiton Hotel. When we asked what sights were in the area that first time visitors might want to see we were directed to South Park City which is located in Fairplay.  South Park City, as described in Wikipedia, “is an open-air museum located at the west end of Front Street in the town of Fairplay in Park County, CO. The museum is a historic reconstruction of a mining town from the days of the Colorado Gold Rush and the later Colorado Silver Boom (late 1850s through the 1880s).

“The museum contains thirty-five authentic relocated buildings filled with over 60,000 artifacts that depict many of the economic and social aspects of life in a gold or silver mining town in Colorado in the late 19th century. Two of the buildings, the South Park Brewery and the Summer Saloon, are listed in the National Register of Historic Places."

“A log structure known as ‘Father Dyer’s Chapel’ was a hotel in Montgomery, Colorado but was dismantled, moved to Fairplay, and rebuilt as a church in 1868. It is named for John Lewis Dyer, the itinerant Methodist Clergman who preached in the area from 1861 to 1877 and is one of the sixteen founders of Colorado memorialized in the Colorado State Capitol in Denver."

In upcoming days I will post about our visit to the Great National Sand Dunes Park and then our stay in Antonito, CO for the purpose of riding the highest and longest narrow gauge, steam powered railroad in the United States; the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad which runs 64 miles from Antonito, CO to Chama, NM.

Enjoy the below slide show, and again, if you find this interesting please consider ‘Liking’ and ‘sharing’ on your choice of social media sights.  Thanks!

dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) 1880's Fairplay South Park City mining town http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/8/day-8---south-park-city-in-fairplay-co Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:09:21 GMT
RMNP to Fairplay, CO http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/8/rmnp-to-fairplay-co Today's Blog will cover our vacation trip from the Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) to Fairplay, CO.  This is basically scenery photos taken along the back roads as we attempted to stay off the Interstate. We left out of The Town of Estes Park on Route 7 early on a Saturday morning; there was little traffic and only a few construction sights. South of Boulder on the West side of the road we passed a famous Catholic Church - Saint Malo Church;  better known as the Church on the Rock. We then moved on to famous mining communities, Black Hawk and Central City, CO now taken over by the gambling industry. Some of the other pictures you will see are early morning photos in the Historic Town of Georgetown, CO followed by images from Guanella Pass (Elevation 11,669’) which is just South of Georgetown. The Guanella Pass Scenic Byway is 22 miles long and traverses the Arapaho National Forest in scenic switchbacks and open pastures through the mountains. If you enjoy the photos, please consider ‘liking’ and ‘sharing’ this Blog on your favorite social media sight(s).

In the upcoming days I will post a number of pictures from our stay in Fairplay, CO; most of these images will be of those taken in the attraction known as South Park City; a town that’s become synonymous with a bunch of crude and politically incorrect cartoon characters named Cartman, Kyle, Stan, and Kenny. South Park City is a historic re-creation of an 1880 mining town that Is about an hour and 40 minutes southwest of Denver, CO,  Check back for more photos in the upcoming days at dfp-photos.com/blog.

dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) Black Hawk Central City Church on the Rock Creek Georgetown Guanella Pass Mountains Scenic Trike church http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/8/rmnp-to-fairplay-co Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:46:32 GMT
Day 2 - 8 - RMNP Vacation http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/8/day-2---8---rmnp-vacation As I mentioned in my last Blog posting, I am now sharing some of the images captured while visiting Estes Park, the Rocky Mountain National Park and the YMCA Camp of the Rockies where we stayed. The images do include a few pictures of my Granddaughter; she was too cute not to include. The last images in the attached slide show are that of a professional and certified bird bander. He catches all kinds of birds and places a tag on their leg. The presentation that we attended at the YMCA of the Rockies was very informative and interesting. The birds you see in his hands are not harmed and he catches many that he has already banded.
My next Blog will feature images captured as we head South from the Rocky Mountain National Park. I think you may enjoy the images captured from this leg of our journey as we pass thru Fairplay, CO which hosts the ‘South Park City exhibit and then on to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. Be sure to check back in a day or two for those images. If you enjoy what you see, please like and share this on your social media site.  Thanks!

dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) Bird Banding CO Elk Estes Park Moose RMNP Rockie Mountain National Park Scenic Sunrise Sunset YMCA of the Rockies http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/8/day-2---8---rmnp-vacation Wed, 17 Aug 2016 20:13:18 GMT
Day 1 - Vacation to RMNP http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/8/day-1---vacation-to-rmnp The wife and I recently returned from a 2 week trip to the West . . . . As you may have seen in some recent Facebook posts, we drove from KC to the YMCA Camp of the Rockies just outside of the Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP).

En-route, we stopped in Victoria, KS and viewed The Basilica of St. Fidelis aka Cathedral of the Plains; this is one of the eight wonders of Kansas.  St. Fidelis Church was placed in the National Register of Historic Places as a building of "architectural significance."

We then traveled on to Boulder, CO and spent a few hours at the outdoor Pearl Street Mall . . . very impressive; I’ve never been there before. We met my son, his wife and their 2 year old daughter there as we were spending the week at the YMCA of the Rockies at their invitation. Pearl Street Mall was quite impressive; it was adorned with bronze statues, flowers, a water park for kids in which to play, minstrels, artists and the requisite eclectic shops with many shoppers/visitors on a beautiful day.

On this 1st blog of this vacation I am showing images captured at both the Cathedral of the Plains and the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder.

I will continue the Blog with pictures taken in The Town of Estes Park, CO and the RMNP as well as other locations after departing the YMCA of the Rockies in future days so please come back to my web page (www.dfp-photos.com) and click on the Blog link for updates.  Enjoy.

dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) Boulder, CO Cathedral of the Plains Pearl Street Mall The Basilica of St. Fidelis Victoria, KS http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/8/day-1---vacation-to-rmnp Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:25:50 GMT
Kiss Performers Pay Tribute to Veterans http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/7/kiss-performers-pay-tribute-to-veterans Kiss performers, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are in Kansas City for a performance tonight, however, yesterday afternoon they spent several hours at the Rock & Brew Restaurant @ Prairie Fire to honor more than 50 veterans who were in attendance.  I had the opportunity to be there and take a few photographs of not only Paul and Gene, but the crowd and the restaurant décor. Rock & Brew is decorated in a style complimentary to its founding fathers, two of which are Gene and Paul.

Gene and Paul also partnered with Cars for Heroes’ and that organization was also present to give away a car to a Veteran (Natasha) in need.  Needless to say, I was extremely impressed by the generosity of the Kiss performers and their sincere attitude to the Veteran community. It was great to see them interact with the Vet’s and those in attendance!

If you’re going to the show tonight, enjoy!

dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) Cars 4 Heros Gene Simmons Kiss Paul Stanley Rock & Brew Veteran http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/7/kiss-performers-pay-tribute-to-veterans Wed, 20 Jul 2016 21:09:35 GMT
Future Stages Festival http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/6/future-stages-festival Last Sunday my wife and I attended some of the Future Stages Festival Performances held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. We were there because my 10 year old Granddaughter was dancing with the Jody Phillips Dance Company. We got there early to select our seats so I could photograph some of the performances. The below slide show contains a few photos from:  

Lyric Opera of Kansas City - Kids in Opera;

Kansas City Ballet;

Ailey Camp - the Group; and the

Jody Phillips Dance Company.

By the way, the young red-headed boy in the Jody Phillips Dance Company, with a different expression on his face all the time, appeared on the Ellen Show in September 2015, dancing to Taylor Swifts 'Shake It Off'. You can see that performance here. Our Granddaughter is one of the primary dancers with whom he dances . . . .

dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) Dancing Entertainment Kids http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/6/future-stages-festival Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:04:26 GMT
Crystal Bridges [May 2016] http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/6/crystal-bridges-may-2016 After leaving Branson, MO we moved on to Bentonville, AR to visit both the Indian Museum and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. We've been to both of these locations previously but there is always something new to see. I've included a few new images captured while visiting Crystal Bridges and they can be seen in the below slideshow. If you are interested in seeing additional images of Crystal Bridges captured previously, they can be found co-mingled in my Architecture | Structures Portfolio found here.  If you are planning to go to Crystal Bridges and want to tour the Frank Lloyd Wright home that has been moved to the property, you will need to buy a ticket at least 4 days prior to visiting. We attempted to buy tickets but there was no availability . . .  check their web site @ http://crystalbridges.org/

dfp1081@gmail.com (Dave Parker Photography) AR Bentonville Crystal Bridges Museum http://www.dfp-photos.com/blog/2016/6/crystal-bridges-may-2016 Fri, 03 Jun 2016 23:30:00 GMT