Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Autumn in Leavenworth, Kansas

Because of the number of trees that can be found in eastern Kansas, which receives nearly twice the amount of rain that falls in the western portion of the state, the autumn in this area is especially pretty. Leavenworth is known as a prison city because of the five prisons that are located either in the city itself, at Fort Leavenworth, or in Lansing, Kansas, which borders Leavenworth to the south. Keeping people behind bars is a lucrative business in America because of the revenue it generates. Although I used to experience weird sensations when I lived closer to the federal prison, it is possible to remain oblivious to the prisons and to find beauty elsewhere in the city. These pictures come from one of the parks and one of the less developed areas in the southwestern edge of the city.