Monday, November 14, 2011

excelsior springs

a couple weekends ago on a beautiful saturday, I took a drive about a half hour outside kansas city to the town of excelsior springs. back in the day people flocked there to experience the reputed healing properties of the water from the 20 springs the city was founded on. in 1935 a one million dollar federal works administration project built the hall of waters which included the world's longest water bar. things have changed quite a bit between then & now but the hall & water bar are still there...










in addition to touring the hall of waters I walked all over town, ate a cheeseburger at Ray's, went to an antique mall & a couple thrift stores...


















it was a very nice day :)

9 comments:

My Vintage Mending said...

My husband and I honeymooned at the Elms almost 20 years ago. It was gorgeous then. What a beautiful KC landmark in our own backyard...gorgeous photos...smiles..Renee

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

You have such an eye for photo composition. Loved the tour of the Water Hall. So interesting. We lived in Olathe for three years in the 70s - wish we had known about this, it would have been fabulous to take a tour.

snik said...

It's good to have you back. :)

Amy said...

Thank you so much for posting! This place looks so amazing, and even more so for having been seen through your camera lens. You have such a fabulous eye!

Sarah B said...

It looks like an amazing place. Thanks for sharing :)

toots2u said...

i have missed your photos! hope you are having a good day today and it is great to see you back!

Miss Kate said...

Those photos from the Hall of Waters are gorgeous! What a beautiful deco-style structure.

I'm sorry to see the Wichita pictures go, but I look forward to reading about your adventures in Kansas City. Best wishes!

Kate

candace said...

How cool! I've never heard of a water bar, let alone the world's longest water bar :) Will have to check it out on my next drive thru KC. Great photos!

gina said...

thank you all so much for your comments - I'm so flattered you liked the photos :)