Butterfly Pavilion Invertebrate Zoo, Denver, Colorado

Invertebrate zoo, Butterfly Pavilion, in Westminster, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Hundreds of arthropods: insects, crustaceans, sea creatures, spiders and, of course, butterflies.

Westminster University Building, Denver, Colorado

The Red Castle or Westminster Castle is a beautiful example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture dating from the mid-1800s. Home of a university and even chickens, this building stands today as the location of KPOF studios, the longest-running, continuous licensed radio station in Colorado.

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.

Whistling Hare Small-Batch Distillery near Denver, CO

Local and locally-sourced whiskey, rum and vodka made in Westminster, Colorado, just outside of Denver. Drop in on the weekend for a tour and a very good mixed drink. Great place to hang out!

First Denver Outing as a Colorado Resident – Trains, Planes and Capitol Buildings

An exploration of Denver's commuter train line, some airport photographs, two prairie dogs, a few city shots and a mile-high visit to the Colorado state Capitol building for a cheesy tourist selfie.