Historic University Building, Denver, Colorado

Dating from 1910, the historic University Building in Denver is a marvel of art nouveau marble and brass. No longer owned by Denver University, Its 12 stories are leased to businesses. Here are some photos of this amazing beauty in the LoDo district.

Broomfield, CO, Depot Museum Interior Tour

On my second visit to the Broomfield, Colorado, Depot Museum, I was escorted through the museum's interior and educated by the knowledgeable staff. I also got to see the collections plus preservation and cataloging efforts by dedicated people who spend their valuable time educating Broomfield's citizens.

My First Ghost Town! Dearfield, Colorado

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My first foray into what I hope is a long-running series: ghost towns. First up, Dearfield, Colorado, founded by O. T. Jackson in 1910. It's the site of a former African-American agricultural colony that thrived until the Great Depression and Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Here are photos of the ramshackle remains.

Denver Central Market – RiNo’s Upscale Food Court

Denver Central Market, in an old warehouse, features gourmet food and beverage vendors: a bar, meat, fish, sandwiches, ice cream, chocolate, coffee and more - all in a comfortable, neighborhood atmosphere.

Savery Savory Mushroom Can Water Tower, Westminster, CO

A water tower painted to look like a Savery Savory Mushroom can stands along Federal Boulevard in Westminster, Colorado. It used to serve a mushroom farm on the site and is now considered a valuable, historical monument.

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.

Denver’s (Defunct) TV Walk of Fame

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.