Old Prospector Statue in Downtown Denver, Colorado

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: Denver’s Soundwalk

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!

No. 2 Pencil Smokestack in Denver, Colorado

An unused smokestack in downtown Denver sports a paint job that makes it look like a giant pencil, complete with eraser. Although not one of Denver's top tourist attractions, it's pretty neat to see.

‘Mork and Mindy’ Tour of Boulder, CO (Tribute to Robin Williams)

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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!

Shop and Dine Pearl Street Mall, Boulder, Colorado

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Slideshow of my photos from Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado, a pedestrian zone with dozens of restaurants, pubs, bars and shops, not to mention thousands of visitors each year.

Colorado’s Cherry Creek State Park near Denver

Huge, 4000-acre park in the Denver metro area hosts wildlife and recreational activities for us humans, including boating, fishing, ice-fishing, horseback riding, hiking and even model-plane flying. Open year-round!

Teddy Roosevelt Sculptures in Longmont, CO

Two bronze sculptures of Teddy Roosevelt, both by sculptor Dan Snarr, flank Longs Peak Avenue in Longmont, Colorado, just across from Roosevelt Park. Do you sense a theme? T. Roosevelt actually made a whistlestop in Longmont in 1900 while campaigning as Vice-Presidential candidate to William McKinley. This post presents pictures of both statues plus the park, along with some interesting info.