Monthly Archives: December 2013

Legends Fountain – Christmas

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Location:  Legends Outlets, Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas

Found:  December 30, 2013

In front of the movie theatre in the Legends shopping area is this fountain that runs year-round.  Around Christmas time, the top part the fountain is turned off and a Christmas tree is placed on top of the fountain.  The lower half continues to run though.  Water flows from the edge of the top ring down to the bottom ring.  There are also jumping fountains around the bottom ring that I had seen running earlier in the winter but they weren’t jumping when I took the pictures.

It’s kind of hard to see in the pictures, but there is steam coming off the fountain as the warmer, moving water met what was a 20-degree morning when I took the pictures.

I had been meaning to get some pictures earlier this month and I work nearby and it is close to the route I take to get to the office.  Today, I finally remembered to bring my camera with me to work and I stopped by on my way to the office.

The Legends Fountain is fully functioning during the warmer part of the year.

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Winter is here…for the fountains anyway.

Well, for the fountains, winter has arrived even if the high temperatures (it got into the 60s today!) linger.  Fountains have been shut down all over the city.  That means that posts and pictures will have to wait until springtime now.  I did go to Nelson-Atkins over Thanksgiving weekend on Friday evening and took some night pictures of One Sun/34 Moons, even though the pool had been drained, and came to admire and hate the “night scene” function on my camera.

Once winter is here to stay, and the weather isn’t too bad when I have the opportunity, I may go out to the fountains that stay on during the winter and see what goes on with them.  If there is something worth taking a picture of, I definitely will.