Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge Omaha Nebraska

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge links two cities, Omaha Nebraska and Council Bluffs Iowa, in two states Nebraska and Iowa in the United States. It is a 3000ft long S shaped cable stayed or suspension foot bridge over the Missouri river from the Omaha Nebraska riverfront to Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Plaza in Council Bluffs Iowa. 

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Great Platte River Road Archway Monument

Great Platte River Road Archway Monument Kearney Nebraska

Now simply known as The Archway, the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument is a museum and monument located over Interstate highway I-80 about 3 miles East of the city of Kearney, Nebraska. The billboard showing the direction to the monument still bears the original name!

It is located a leisurely three hour drive West of Omaha Nebraska on highway I-80. It now has its own exit, 275, just East of Kearney Nebraska but could also be reached through exit 272.

It is unlike any other monument or museum as this structure which is about 300 feet long spans the highway with road traffic running under it.

In a nutshell, it houses exhibits designed to showcase how the West was won! It does this within a two story log structure using murals, artifacts, visual and sound effects and self- guided audio tour of the trails, transcontinental railroad and highways as well as the trials and tribulations of the travelers as they headed west.  

There is surrounding greenery, flowers, shrubs and a small lake north of the entrance to the monument. On my prior visit a few years back, I saw some external exhibits of native Nebraskans’ artifacts, tepees and the travelers’ means of survival and effigy of their animals. Some of these exhibits were missing on my recent visit to the monument!   

A gift shop within the complex allows you to take home some souvenir featuring handmade native Nebraskan merchandise as well as patriotic, western and archway mementos to remember your visit to the monument.

Just West of the monument is the Nebraska Fireman museum and education center.


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Heartland of America Park Omaha and Omaha Riverfront at Night

Downtown Omaha Nebraska and its juxtaposed Riverfront continue to undergo redevelopment. The downtown area boasts the tallest commercial buildings in Omaha along with hotels and the renowned "old market' with its fancy restaurants, library and galleries. The 'heart' of the riverfront is the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian bridge linking Omaha Nebraska with Council Bluffs Iowa spanning the Missouri river. In the neighborhood are the riverfront condominiums, the Lewis and Clark Landing, the CenturyLink conference center and the new stadium specially built for the Baseball College World Series. Adjacent to the riverfront is the Heartland of America Park with its beautiful landscape, lake and fountain. Several monuments are present in these areas. These gardens, parks and entertainment places provided some succor for me during my working years in the Universities in mid and downtown Omaha. I have recently discovered the night life and beauty of these territories that I have decided to show them off to you. I have selected many photos representing different aspects of these areas of Omaha. Enjoy.

2017 Rockbrook Village Arts Fair Omaha Nebraska September 9 and 10 2017

We are at the 2017 Rockbrook Village Art Fair 108th and W Center Rd. Omaha Nebraska

Saturday and Sunday September 9 and 10 2017.

The Rockbrook Village Arts Fair is an annual event and the 2017 Fair is the 46th anniversary of this event. Octave Photographers are delighted to be selected to participate for the first time! We have selected some of our enduring photographs to show at this Fair. We have used multimedia presentation for showcasing our work. We have chosen 31 of our enduring photos to present in framed excellent prints with UV resistant glass protection and customized frames, canvas, metal and board or presentation prints. We also have several items simply matted in various sizes. We are presenting our array of postcards and children’s books. We are also advertising our services;

Octave photographers: what we offer you

Exquisite landscape and nature photos from around the world

Multimedia presentation including digital, canvas, board, wood, metal and durable prints

Framing with the best materials


Greeting cards

Wall, office, clinic and house decorations

Company photographic gift items

Photo books

Children’s books

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We will be posting some of our items on this site. Let us know if you like or want any of our items or our services.

More importantly, visit us at booth 33, Rockbrook Village Arts Fair Omaha NE on Saturday September 9 from 10 AM to 6 PM and on Sunday September 10 from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Our postcards for the show! You can order any or a combination of these cards. 10 for $8 plus postage. 

Our books for sale are listed below. These children's books are available at :





Here are some of our photos; framed, on metal, canvas or mounted on gator boards with their pricing. The framed photos have 99% UV glass protection. We mounted them on walls before shooting them. Most show reflections as expected in a real house situation. Some are still in their plastic wrappers producing glare as expected. We have tried as much as possible to label them right particularly the names of the butterflies. We don't pretend to be absolutely correct since we are not entomologists! 

We were really at the 2017 Rockbrook Village Arts Fair on the 9th and 10th of September 2017. Here below is our booth at the fair!