The Old Prospector sculpture in Denver, Colorado, has quite a back story. Not only was it modeled after John Straughn, a larger-than-life character, it was sculpted by a German metalworker. It used to stand atop the now-gone Colorado Gold Mining Exchange building - itself a historical treasure.
Public audio art by Jim Green is installed in Curtis Street's sidewalk in downtown Denver, Colorado. Sounds that seem out of place in the city setting emanate from sidewalk grates in the midst of the usual traffic noise. It will catch your attention and actually make you feel good!
Visit Denver's Cheeman Park for an impressive Greek-style pavilion suitable for weddings and formal pictures. In addition, its 81-acre expanse is a great place for picnics and frisbee games. Bring your dog!
Near the PBS station in Denver is a now-defunct walk of fame. The concrete sidewalk tiles are signed by TV stars from the 1960s, including Charlton Heston, Linda Evans and possibly Jerry Lewis. I managed to capture these photos before they demolish the property.
I'm taking the week off for July Fourth, but I'm giving you a PFNAR anyway. And check out the link in this post about the Declaration and Independence Day over on my English-learners' podcast website for some interesting info. Join me next week for another ATFT post!
Imagine my excitement when I discovered that the exterior shots in the 'Mork and Mindy' TV show from the 70s were done in Boulder, CO! I immediately made a pilgrimage to their house, the church where they were married, Mindy's dad's music store and the New York Deli. Check out the pix!
At the west end of Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado, is The Kitchen, a bistro that serves fresh, locally-sourced fare as well as craft beer and organic wines. The service is great, the food is perfect and the beverages fantastic!