Tag Archives: Omaha

Storz Fountain

Inside the beautiful Joslyn Art Museum, located near downtown Omaha, Nebraska, you will find permanent collections of European, Ancient and American art.  It contains comprehensive collections of the American West and American Indian. Architecturally, my favorite part of the museum … Continue reading

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Palm Frond

An unusual (Wow!  Three “u”s in a 7-letter word!) palm tree thrives in the conservatory at Omaha’s Lauritzen Gardens.   Its fronds (leaves) are a dirty gray color, like unpolished silverware covered with dust.  There is no sheen whatsoever on the … Continue reading

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Omaha National Cemetery

I arrived an hour after sunrise, later than planned, but hopeful for a meaningful photo.  The sun was still low enough to provide long shadows.  The first measurable snow fall arrived over night, and I wanted a picture of fresh snow … Continue reading

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Memorial Park

Created in 1948, and dedicated by President Harry Truman, Omaha’s Memorial Park was originally built to commemorate the sacrifices made by veterans in the first and second World War.  Since then it has become a tribute to all men and … Continue reading

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Halloween – 2017

Halloween is right around the corner. The family Halloween party was a little different this year; i.e. held in two locations.  What was typical and expected about the party was the Des Moines group won the best-costume prize … AGAIN … Continue reading

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Jaws

I’ve been following the demolition of the Boys Town farm in west Omaha.  One by one the cottages and support buildings on Gianelli Street meet their fate and crumble under the massive pressure of the giant back hoe’s powerful jaws. … Continue reading

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Boys Town Farm

Boys Town Farm is being wiped off the face of the earth.  In 1921 Father Flanagan moved his home for homeless boys from a boarding house in downtown Omaha to a large working farm 10 miles west of Omaha, which … Continue reading

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