Kansas City has more fountains than any city in the world except Rome. However, to be fair, the world’s official City of Fountains has been in the fountain-building business slightly longer (say, 2,000 years) than Kansas City. Our fountains are certainly newer than Rome’s Trevi Fountain, but what they lack in age they make up for in style. Here is one of K.C.’s iconic fountains on a typical day:
This morning the J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain on the Country Club Plaza looks like this:
Why the Royal hue? Because the Kansas City Royals baseball team won the World Series last night for the first time since 1985 and for the next couple of days everywhere you look you’ll see blue.
Here’s something that New Yorkers can’t begin to understand: today it feels downright cool ( ! ) to be living smack dab in the center of the country, far from either hip California or chic New York. While we may not have a coastline or cable cars or Broadway, what we do have is the best damned baseball team in the world.
And don’t forget– we have fountains too. Lots of them.