Date/Time

Saturday, October 6th, 2018 | 8:00am - 12:00pm

Where We Will Meet

We will meet at Blip Coffee Roasters

Where The Walk Will End

We will eat lunch at Taqueria Mexico

About This Walk

Please submit your entry to me, my email is rodriguezmoses@yahoo.com
Only those who showed up on Saturday are eligible, and only photos taken during the walk will be accepted.
I will choose one winner and they will be eligible for the prizes.

This date coincides with First Saturday’s at the West Bottoms so there is opportunity for multiple types of photography (architecture, people, street, etc). Parking will be an issue, there will be lots of people, and it will get crowded per usual on First Saturday’s which is why I have decided to start the walk at 8am.

FYI, I am also including the Westside neighborhood (17th street) as part of our walk. The Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery (915 W 17th St, Kansas City, MO 64108) is having their 20th Anniversary Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead festivities. Which should provide us with excellent opportunities for interesting pictures.

As you may know the historic West Bottoms founded around the 1860s, is an industrial area immediately to the west of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The area is one of the oldest areas of the city. While the West Bottoms is still home to several industrial buildings today, its antique shops and haunted houses are very popular. Additionally, there are several art galleries and restaurants located in the West Bottoms, and a few companies have offices in the area.

An interesting note the West Bottoms was the original downtown of Kansas City. The area capitalized on the industrial revolution of the railroad industry allowing for the Livestock Exchange to be the distribution hub of Midwestern cattle around the nation and other smaller industries such as seed warehouses, furniture stores, and household products to prosper. Each building in the West Bottoms has a unique story and history on its use and construction.

 

West Bottoms walk updateOctober 3rd, 2018

Hello all,
I am looking forward to meeting each of you this Saturday, October 6th at Blip Coffee Roasters. This is my second year leading the Kelby Worldwide Photowalk and our location is as good as any in the world.

This date coincides with First Saturday’s at the West Bottoms so there is opportunity for multiple types of photography (architecture, people, street, alleys with graffiti, antique stores, interesting view of downtown, the 12th Street Viaduct etc). If you venture into an antique store please remember to be courteous of store owners/workers, their customers and people in general. Parking will be an issue, there will be lots of people, and it will get crowded per usual on First Saturday’s which is why I have decided to start the walk early. Arrive in time for us to start promptly at 8am.

FYI, I am also including the Westside neighborhood (17th street) as part of our walk. The Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery (915 W 17th St, Kansas City, MO 64108) is having their 20th Anniversary Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead festivities. Which should provide us with excellent opportunities for interesting pictures.

We are scheduled to be done at noon, at that time we will head over to Taqueria Mexico (3300 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66103) to chat and compare notes. It is only a 10 minute drive from the West Bottoms (seven minutes from Mattie Rhodes) and can accommodate a large group like ours. I will be hungry and would love to get to know you a bit better.

Moses Rodriguez

  • Sharon dodd What if raining?

  • Moses Rodriguez This is a “rain or shine” event. It is being held around the world and weather may not be on our side this year. With that said you may need to bring something to protect your gear. If you are not coming please remove yourself from the roster in order to make room for anyone who may still want to join.

  • Moses Rodriguez Please note updates made to this walk. Looking forward to meeting you all.

  • Crystal Nederman Hi Moses, I regretfully will have to miss the walk this year. My ankle is still not healed and I will be spending the next 3 weeks still in the "boot" and now non-weight bearing with the silly knee scooter. I don't think the terrain will be good for that. I hope you guys have a good time and I'm looking forward to seeing some great photos from your group! Crystal

    • Moses Rodriguez Crystal sorry to hear it. I hope to see you at another of my photowalks. Let me know how I can help.

  • Moses Rodriguez Thank you to those who came out and walked. Luckily the heavy rain held off during the walk and we were able to walk the entire time. And it being first Saturday all of the antique shops were open for business and we were able to go inside and take photographs.

  • Moses Rodriguez I created a place for use to upload our walk photos. This way everyone can see what we've done. It is a flickr page. https://www.flickr.com/groups/3204601@N23/ Moses

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