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, 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.
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.
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!