My First Ghost Town! Dearfield, Colorado

posted in: Colorado, USA | 0

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.

Niwot, Colorado

posted in: Boulder, Colorado, USA | 1

A unique, artsy community, Niwot, Colorado, is named for an Arapaho Chief whose name means "Left Hand". Niwot honors its Old West past while cultivating contemporary art, community events, restaurants and an eclectic array of shops and galleries.

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.

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.

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

posted in: Boulder, Colorado, USA | 2

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!