Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Where we went Sunday

Driving through downtown Kansas City on our way to our destination.  It's only a few blocks away.  I'm driving, my daughter is taking the photos and my son's girlfriend is navigating. 

Getting ready to turn right into the parking garage at Union Station.  

If you recognized the ceiling of the last photo in my previous post, you know we were at Union Station.  It was the last day of the Diana exhibit and there were huge crowds of people and we had to go back at 5 instead of getting in at 1 pm as we wanted to do. 

It was a wonderful exhibit which focused on Diana's childhood, her engagement and wedding, her work, her style with 28 (I counted) outfits plus her beautiful wedding gown
and a couple of tiaras, and several cases of condolences from all over the world. 
Cameras weren't allowed in the exhibit
but  here  is the site where you can get a glimpse of what we saw yesterday.   There were numerous large photos and some videos of Diana and her life from the beginning to the end.  The video of the funeral procession above a large pool of dried flowers, which may have come from some of the thousands of floral tributes left at the gates after her death, was hard to watch again without tearing up. 
The Elton John song was playing in the background in this area. 

 The front of Union Station.

At the end of the tour, you walk through a small gift shop where you are enticed to purchase some Diana memorabilia and out past a replica of her wedding cake which we were allowed to take photos of and a table with a book to sign and leave your thoughts.

It was fun to get a glimpse into the life of Diana.  The afternoon quickly passed and all too soon it was time to head for home.  We had a great day for our anniversary.  We will celebrate again this fall when we head west on our trip.  

Until next time...


  1. Obviously, I didn't recognize Union Station nor did I realize that shows like this on the life of Diana exist. It looks very interesting and i would have enjoyed seeing it all. Did you buy a souvenir? I'd be tempted to purchase a tea cup with Diana on it, but I'd prefer one without Prince C. ☺

  2. She was such a unique person who touched so many. That picture really shows the resemblence her son has of his mom. I never noticed before.

  3. Yes, she was truly special. I'm sure you enjoyed the exhibit.

  4. I greatly admired her heart and style.

  5. I was a huge Lady Diana fan and would love this exhibit.

    Congratulations on your 40th anniversary! I will be looking forward to pictures of the West when you take your anniversary trip.

  6. That's something I would love to see. She was a remarkable woman!
    Sounds like you had a great day!

  7. Cheryl--While my daughter & I were in Overland Park in March,we went to the Diana exhibit with my sister & loved it. My daughter was a huge fan & was thrilled that she was able to see Diana's wedding dress & other beautiful gowns. And yes, the funeral video & music brought back that flood of memories. So glad you got to go!

  8. Cheryl looks like a great trip and I would enjoy it too. And you know there is all that great FOOD in KC! The front of Union Station with the fountain and Diana in the background is a great photo.

  9. That would be neat to go see...I still feel bad for her and the life she endured. Bet she is proud of her boys though. :D

  10. I've never been to KC or Missouri, so I didn't recognize Union Station, but it looks like a nice place. I know I would have enjoyed the exhibit as I was a huge Diana fan. What a fun thing for you to do and so nice of you to share it with us. I plan to check out the link.

  11. That would be a nice break from the normal -- to visit such exhibit like that.. she is beautiful. Glad you shared your day with us! hugs

  12. I loved your pictures and thoughts. I remember exactly what I was doing when Princess Diana was killed in the car accident. I always liked her and felt sad about her live.
    Blessings to you for sharing these pictures and thoughts.

  13. Hopping over from the farmers daughter!

    Hope to see you lot's in the future!


  14. This is a 'coulda woulda shoulda' moment for me. We missed it! My sister and I talked about taking our mom to this exhibition. I see they will be announcing new US tour dates soon via the link you gave. Doubt it will be so close in the near future though! What a beautiful exhibition, and so glad you were able to enjoy it for your anniversary celebration! Thanks for sharing! -Tammy