I went to downtown Denver to do some work, and ended up completely captivated by this strange and wondrous building near the place where I parked. So, before my big post about Rocky Mountain National Park, here's a smaller post with some pictures of some of the absolutely amazing sculptures (and an interesting building) located in that lovely little complex.

And, really, I just want to increase my post count on my blog - if I play my cards right, I'll be able to double my current post count just with pictures and stuff from this Colorado trip.The Denver Arts and Civics Center, from afar. The Center contains several museums, a library, and maybe some other stuff (maybe.)
The Denver Arts and Civics Center, from aclose.
A sculpture, located within the same complex as the above two pictures.
It's a horse. On top of a chair. Got it?
This pretty much speaks for itself.


Not quite an epic adventure

Over the weekend we drove up into the mountains west of Denver. It was truly a thrill and a joy, and probably the most exciting thing I've done all summer (yeah, that's the kind of summer that I've had.)

A fairly nice lake, though its reservoirness detracts from its niceness. Natural lakes are, quite simply, vastly superior to any manmade body of water.


It may not look it, but we're actually pretty high up here, elevation-wise. We spent most of the trip at elevations between 8000 and 11000 feet, and many of the mountains (including those in this picture) are over 14000 feet, placing them among the tallest in the continental United States. Wow!

Leadville is an old (emphasis on old - also, decrepit) silver mining town that is, officially, the highest incorporated city in the United States (thanks Wikipedia!) Along with being the one-time host of a gay and cultivated social life, it was once the birthplace of some truly fabulous fortunes. Nowadays, however...

It's also near the headwaters of the Arkansas river. Incredible!

The long and not-so-winding road - to the future!

Coming soon: My journey into the wild and wacky world of Denver architecture!

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