Weekend in Denver

Things have been more than just a little hectic for the two of us over the past couple of weeks as we try to get prepared for being out of the country for several months. Working two full-time jobs and packing up our house has caused us to be pretty stressed, so we decided to give ourselves a break and head to Denver for the weekend. It was a pretty hot weekend, but the weather was perfect for being outside and walking through Denver’s historic district. It is hard to believe that after all of the years that we’ve lived here, we hadn’t taken the time to walk the historic district of downtown Denver. It was worth the wait, however, as we really enjoyed seeing all of the buildings and statues.

"On the War Trail" Statue

“On the War Trail” Statue

Downtown Park

Downtown Park

The Pioneer Monument

The Pioneer Monument

Water Fountain

Water Fountain

By the Art Museum

By the Art Museum

The capital is under some major renovations at the moment, but its gold dome still dominates the skyline, shimmering in the afternoon sun. We walked over to the Molly Brown House and Museum, which is a wonderful representation of the turn of the century Victorian homes. As most people know, she became famous after surviving the sinking of the Titanic giving her the nickname of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”. We also walked around Civic Center Park with its columns, statues, and flower beds. In a couple of weeks we hope to return there to partake in the Taste of Colorado, which is happening in the park over Labor Day weekend.

Capital Dome

Capital Dome

Flower in Civic Center Park

Flower in Civic Center Park

Molly Brown House

Molly Brown House

"Broncho Buster" Statue (that is spelled correctly)

“Broncho Buster” Statue (that is spelled correctly)

Close-up of the Pioneer Monument

Close-up of the Pioneer Monument

By the time we made it back to the 16th Street Mall, which is a pedestrian street with lots of restaurants and shop, it was late in the afternoon. There are hop-on hop-off busses that will take you from one end of the street to the other, but we decided to have one of the bike taxis take us to the far western end of the street as we were hot and tired at this point. They aren’t cheap, but it is a fun way to travel on the mall as they are like an American version of a rickshaw. We’re back at work today and the pressure is mounting once again, but at least for a few hours over the weekend we were able to forget about all of our stress and enjoy a beautiful summer day in Denver.

Denver City and County Building

Denver City and County Building

On the Bike

On the Bike

Community Piano

Community Piano

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Historic Building

Historic Building

 

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15 Responses to Weekend in Denver

  1. Satya Sarada Kandula says:

    I wanted to thank you for the steady encouragement you have been giving for so many weeks. I like your posts and pictures. Thank you.

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  2. Great photos. The horse standing on chair by Art Museum and Library always makes me smile. Thanks for including it in your weekend.

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  3. Gary Light says:

    All I have seen of Denver is the railway station as we stopped on ur way from Chicago to SF (which is a great journey), so thanks for the views.

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  4. It´s been years since I´ve been in Denver. I don´t recall every place on your photos which tells me I should come visit again, but some of those places I still remember and your photos took me back! Thanks for that! And I hope your hectic life relaxes a bit and you find those months away refreshing and wonderful! XO

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  5. I’ve only spent one night in Denver when our connecting flight to Sacramento was delayed, so it was interesting to have a virtual wander around with you both. Enjoy your trip.

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  6. Jill Barth says:

    Oh my goodness, dear Denver…what a wonderful place. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Bea dM says:

    Don’t know if I’ll ever get to visit Denver, meantime your pictures do a fine job 🙂

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