The wet drive across Kansas took me three days. While I was slip-sliding down I-70, I found this lovely place in Hays, Kansas. It’s part of the Ellis County Historical Museum, which wasn’t open the day I was there, but I was able to visit the gallery’s outdoor exhibit.
The Stone Gallery had all sorts of interesting stone and metal sculptures in the yard.
There were these creepy metal men (see the one in the previous photo?)
and creatures of all sorts (this bird looks like it’s considering mayhem)
and this sexy lady.
But the most amazing discovery was this courtyard,
with all manner of carvings.
That is one small sample. I could keep this post going for quite a while with the pictures I took, but I won’t. If you’re in Hays (preferably Tuesday through Saturday), go find this sign near downtown,
and start exploring behind the red brick building, which is attached to a church. You’ll find the German Volga Haus and, behind that, the Stone Gallery.
I arrived in KC late last night and haven’t yet had a chance to begin exploring. As soon as I do, I’ll be posting about KC.