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The CO Statehouse

I spent a day just wandering around Denver. This day wasn’t like the others. I really took some time to look at all the places that I have known. Usually I go and look at a place to capture a picture as to offer proof that in was really there but I this morning of exploring took a little different turn. I watched the people as they all scrambled to get the best of photo of them in front a particular venue, I listen to people as they talked about the all the high powered political stars that would stand in the very same spot they happened to wander across, I looked the birds as they found their favorite perches to watch these strange upright creatures running frantically across these paved roads that allowed these large gas powered toys passage. I actually saw a city. I saw, I heard, I smelled. It was great.

The actual Mile High Point
I also got a few photos of the capital building, just for proof that I was there.

 

The Capital Building is really beautiful as it sits a mile high above sea level. There is actually a marker there where you can stand 1 mile high. The building was closed this day, but its beauty was still evident from the outside. The view of the city and county building across the way is a marvel in its self. Each Christmas, it is covered in lights and makes for a beautiful postcard. I used to just drive by and look in amazement wondering how much that electric bill must be. It is a pretty city, one that everyone should explore with it’s 4 seasons of beauty.

 

There is so much to experience when you just get out and walk around the city.

The Denver Public Library
I love the Denver Public Library. The architectural concept is that of an Italian village. You get that sense when you walk along outside it as well as when you explore the various public places in side. I spent a many of days inside doing research or just looking for a job. Those were some of the good memories. You can see that the eauty is not only in the building but the art that is displayed outside.

 

The city is filled with so many interesting other spots including the performing arts center, the 16th Street Mall, the Civic Center, the City and County Building and the Dallas Museum.

 

The lights that are on the building are spectacular during the Christmas season. People come from near and far to see them. I was really fortunate to live just minutes away. Although this trip was in the summer, the memories of the four seasons are not complete without looking across from the capial and imaging all the colorful lights that graced the building just hundreds of feet away.

Invesco Field

 

What visit would be complete without visiting Invesco Stadium. This where the Denver Broncos football team play and where, then Presidential candidate Obama accepted his parties nomination for presidential candidate. The stadium took the place of the old Broncos stadium named, Mile High Stadium. I loved going to all the football games. John Elway was the quarterback at that time and Mike Shannahan was the coach. Man, that stadium rocked every home game. Although Invesco is beautiful, the memories of Mile High stay with me.

 

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The CO Statehouse
The CO Statehouse
The actual Mile High Point
The actual Mile High Point
The Denver Public Library
The Denver Public Library
Invesco Field
Invesco Field
A view from the capital
A view from the capital
Looking at the front of the buildi…
Looking at the front of the build…
Looking towards the south
Looking towards the south
Behind the capital on the e side o…
Behind the capital on the e side …
Looking into the senate chambers
Looking into the senate chambers
Looking up in the Rotundra
Looking up in the Rotundra
Looking west towards the City and …
Looking west towards the City and…
Performing Arts Center
Performing Arts Center
outside the library
outside the library
interesting design
interesting design
The Museum Model
The Museum Model
Museum
Museum
Inside he museum
Inside he museum
Some of the art
Some of the art
The Broncos outside of the stadium
The Broncos outside of the stadium
What a sculpture
What a sculpture
The field
The field
A shot of Invesco Field from the c…
A shot of Invesco Field from the …
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