Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ermine Case, Jr. Park

Even with the miracles of The Interwebs (thank you, Al Gore, for bringing them to us), I can't for the life of me figure out what Ermine Case, Jr. did to get a park named after him. I mean, how can you be important if you don't even have a Wikipedia page?

All kidding aside, this park (colloquially known only as "Case Park") sits at the top of the craggy limestone cliffs which tower some two hundred feet above the West Bottoms. Unfortunately, given the scenic nature of this spot, photos taken here are usually pretty cliché.

Overlooking the Charles B. Wheeler KC Municipal Airport (see, Chuck has a Wikipedia Page! He must be important!)

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, colloquially known as That Gold Dome Church Thingy. "Colloquially" has such a fun ring to it, but I'll try to not use it again this week.

Picking up stuff at River Market Cyclery.

The plant across the street from River Market Cyclery.

Following my own tracks back out of the River Market area. I saw and greeted William (The Shopping Cart guy) a few seconds before snapping this.

There wasn't quite 2" of snow -- it was more like 1/4" of snow this morning, but the light snow kept falling throughout the day and into the evening.


pedalGR said...

We have our own "gold dome" in Grand Rapids, except it's green. It's about 2 blocks from I-196. Besides the tall buildings along the river, it's one of the most visually memorable things visible from the east/west highway through town.


St. Adalbert's Basilica. It's a fantastic church to photograph.

Bird's Eye view

amidnightrider said...

It's interesting how brick building make every part of the country look similar to our hometown.

I can't agree more how Al Gore's work in making a strictly military internet, public, has changed all of our lives for the better.

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