Monthly Archives: February 2014

Vince & Associates Waterfall – Frozen

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Location:  Vince & Associates Clinical Research, 10103 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park

Found:  February 2, 2014

On the north side of the Vince & Associates building sits this waterfall fountain which runs year round.  That means in the winter months it freezes over, although the top was ice-free and water was running freely over the top.  Vince & Associates is also well-known for their Christmas displays which are located in front of the waterfall.

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Northland Fountain – Frozen

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Location:  Anita B. Gorman Park, North Oak Trafficway and NE Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO

Found:  February 2, 2014

Is that some distant snow-capped mountain range?  Is that a large snow mound piled up in a corner of some parking lot (although it does look a lot like that as you’re driving up to it)?  Nope.  That is the Northland Fountain in freezing temperatures.  The ice is covered with the remnants of the most recent snowfall in the area.  The center mound of ice I estimate at close to 10 feet tall.  The southern half of the ice is probably as tall as 6-7 feet with the north side half that at most.

The fountain is running underneath all of that ice.  You can hear it and you can see “tubes” of running water from the outer ring of fountain jets underneath the ice.  There is even water bubbling up through the top of the center ice mound.  To prove that water is running, I took a picture of the one fountain jet that wasn’t covered over by ice.

There was a man and his son checking out the fountain while I was there.  The son was desperately trying to convince his dad to allow him to climb out into the center of the fountain.  Dad didn’t seem to be going for it.  I wouldn’t try it, that’s for sure.

For comparison’s sake, check out the Northland Fountain in the summer.

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