Saturday, May 28, 2016

816 - The Metro


816 is the telephone area code for Kansas City, Missouri, where we find ourselves at the moment. It is also the name of the hotel where we stay in KC on our way to see Mrs. C's family in Kansas. It is full of photos and artifacts of the city from decades ago. We usually get one of the less expensive rooms but they are a bit cramped. This time we spent a little more and got a bigger one.

We had no idea that the room's decoration theme was Kansas City's public transit of years gone by. The second picture is of wallpaper behind the desk. The fourth is a fare box from not too many years ago. The bedside lamp on the right of the top of photo is the cylinder where riders dropped their coins decades ago.

Over to Marysville, Kansas, this morning. The weather is unsettled. Maybe we'll see a tornado.         




6 comments:

s.c said...

Let me guess the hobby of the hotel owner. Bus driver.

William Kendall said...

Unusual, but I like it!

Sharon Anck said...

That is very clever! I remember those glass cylinders for the coins now that I see one. When mom used to takes us shopping by bus when I was a little kid, I remember the coins dropping into that container.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well that's a fun concept Bob :) I like it a lot!

Stefan Jansson said...

What a great room.

Nathalie H.D. said...

Wow, what fun!
I followed your link to the hotel's website. Their 'normal' rooms aren't very interesting (I hate the overdose of beige common to most hotels)but their themed rooms are fantastic. Thanks for sharing the experience.