Sunday Snapshot: Christmas in Downtown Ottawa, Kansas


Historic downtown Ottawa is decked out for the holidays. Because I like to suffer for my art, I waited until the evening following our first snowfall of winter to bundle up and shoot photographs of the Victorian buildings on South Main Street, which are dressed up with lights on every facade and Christmas trees in every storefront window. My favorite touch is the star perched on top of the grain silo at the Ottawa Coop building. The snow was mostly gone, but the Christmas cheer could not be melted.

Christmas lights bring warmth to an otherwise chilly night in Ottawa, Kansas.

Christmas lights bring warmth to an otherwise chilly night in Ottawa, Kansas.

Happy holidays to all of my friends out there in the online universe!

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12 thoughts on “Sunday Snapshot: Christmas in Downtown Ottawa, Kansas

  1. Debbie

    I wanted to know how to get my name on a list for a copy of Shadow on the hill . I want one for my dad, Roy Mozingo. I would like to have for Christmas but understand it isn’t out yet. Thanks.

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    1. Diana Staresinic-Deane Post author

      Debbie, I am more than happy to send you an e-mail to let you know when the book is available. The manuscript is going through the editing process right now; the goal is to have both the ebook and print versions available by late spring. If you’re on facebook, you can also follow the facebook page at http://facebook.com/florenceknoblockbook – I will post updates, photographs, and other items there. You’ll also find a lot of Mozingos and Knoblocks gathering at that page, many of whom are working on family genealogy.

      Thank you so much for your interest! Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and new year.

      Reply
  2. Veronica

    Wonderful shot, well worth freezing your tail off for. ๐Ÿ™‚ Even the traffic lights look festive, what a cool effect your camera gave them! Hope you had a very merry Christmas, Diana.

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  3. Robert Richardson

    Good evening Diana. I’m Robert Richardson and I’m grain elevator manager for the Coop in Ottawa. I’m in charge every year to go on top of the elevator and plug the star in and make sure it is working. I plug it in on Nov 23 and unplug it Jan 3. Thank you and I’m glad you enjoy it.

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    1. Diana Staresinic-Deane Post author

      Wow! It’s hard to imagine having to climb up on top of one of the highest points in town in the winter to plug in the star and change the dead bulbs. (I know it’s not the Empire State Building, but still, I’m sure it’s not a fun place to be in the cold wind.) Thank *you* for braving the elements to make sure it’s shining.

      Reply

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