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Old Posted Oct 24, 2008, 6:17 PM
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DENVER, CO | (235 photos)

I couldn't go visit my friend in Boulder without spending a day in Denver. This is big thread, so, thanks for checking it out!

























































































































































Never was crazy about this building before coming to Denver, but, later, you'll see I became a little enamored.











































































Ok, one more...



Why didn't my high school look like this?

































I think I am being beckoned back downtown...































Yes, we are all impressed with your size!











Awesome!





















Damn Wells Fargo!! Glad I switched from WAMU a year ago!











































































































































After a pause for an afternoon thunderstorm and dinner...































Goodbye to Denver...










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Very impressive set, stepper. I love the variety (downtown, surrounding neighborhoods, etc). The only problem is that now no one else can do a Denver thread because I think you shot everything!
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Great pictures.

There are some things I don't recognize. Where is this? And this?

Moving on, I have never ever been a fan of Gehry or Libeskind, but this picture makes me want to see one of their buidlings in person for the first time. The proportion, scale and way in which the building defines the plaza are all really good. Also, while we're on the subject of modernism that I like (rare), this is actually very charming.

Also also, I hate this building *so* much.
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The "neighborhood" shots are from me walking down 18th and 19th towards Denver City Park (where the statue is) and then walking back down 17th. The mission building was somewhere off of 19th, relatively close to downtown. For a minute, when I saw it, I though I was back in CA

I almost missed the area along the river as I walking up 15th. I saw one of the bridges that were converted to a pedestrian path and thought it might take a quick detour. I am glad I did, it was a very nice area, lots of people out and about, and I got some nice photos.

There is a lot more to Denver I didn't get to see, so, I can't wait to go back!
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Nice extensive thread....Denver doing a good job of filling in and getting dense!
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WOW! Thanks for reminding me why I love this city so much.
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Big extensive thread.....

What I liked is you captured Denver's scale. Denver is a very livable mid-sized big city, not really pretending to be anything else. Thanks for showing what makes it special.
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I forgot I took some photos of Denver from the plane too on my way home. Added them to the end.
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Excellent thread! Yes, as CoNative said, thanks for reminding us of why we live here. Let me know next time you come back as there is much more to see with all the historic neighborhoods surrounding downtown, (38 to be exact) not to mention the Rocky Mountains. Great thread, thanks for sharing your visit!
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Excellent thread! Yes, as CoNative said, thanks for reminding us of why we live here. Let me know next time you come back as there is much more to see with all the historic neighborhoods surrounding downtown, (38 to be exact) not to mention the Rocky Mountains. Great thread, thanks for sharing your visit!
I will definitely take you up on that offer the next time I go there. There were a lot of areas that looked interesting taking the bus in from the airport (wow, 38 different historic neighborhoods?!?). I just didn't have the time to go beyond immediate downtown.
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Very cool! I am always up for showing forumers Denver so do let me know when you come back. Most folks don't know that Denver is an old city and actually larger then Atlanta. Atlantan burbs are larger but not the core city, plus you found some vibrancy in our Downtown. I think you would like the Highlands, Washington Park, Curtis Park, Park Hill and the Bonnie Brae areas of town. There are some historic neighborhoods that are a little less kept then others, but gems can be found in them.

I will be in San Francisco on November 13th for a week and then Chicago the following week. I plan to break in my new camera with these two cities and if you want to join me in your town, let me know.
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^^ not to mention that we have the most victorian era buildings in the united states outside of san francisco and new york.
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So this is what you were up to when I was out in the Bay area exploring your home turf. Looks like you really got around the city. Great photos!
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Beautiful! I am especially a fan of the third picture of 1600 Glenarm. What a reflection of the glass! Plus, the shot of Denver Place wedged between the Mountain States Bell and Granite Buildings. A great trio of modernism!

Yes, I think you may be a bit over-enamoured by the Wells Fargo Center (Cashie)
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One big part of Downtown I noticed you missed was 14th Street and the entertainment district. Not only does this include the Denver Center of Performing Arts (largest such in the nation outside of New York), but this part of sowntown also happens to have two skyscrapers under-construction and a third high-rise in the foundation construction phase. Perhaps all teh construction kept you away? Anyway, that will be a must see in a couple years.

and by the end of 2012, you'll want to check out Denver Union Station all over again. Because see that sea of parking behind Union Station right now in this photo you took, well that is being redeveloped into a Union Station Multi-model transportation hub. Just click here to see the plan.
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Nice work. It looks like your downtown has successfully revitalized.
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So this is what you were up to when I was out in the Bay area exploring your home turf. Looks like you really got around the city. Great photos!
Yes I was busy falling in love with Denver, I was sorry I missed you.

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One big part of Downtown I noticed you missed was 14th Street and the entertainment district. Not only does this include the Denver Center of Performing Arts (largest such in the nation outside of New York), but this part of sowntown also happens to have two skyscrapers under-construction and a third high-rise in the foundation construction phase. Perhaps all teh construction kept you away? Anyway, that will be a must see in a couple years.

and by the end of 2012, you'll want to check out Denver Union Station all over again. Because see that sea of parking behind Union Station right now in this photo you took, well that is being redeveloped into a Union Station Multi-model transportation hub. Just click here to see the plan.
I had a basic idea of where I was going, but, just shot off in different directions when something caught my interest. I don't have a good reason for missing that area other than I do remember walking up 15th, seeing all the construction and not knowing if there was much over there to see. Plus it was the afternoon and I was tired Another trip...thanks for the link on the new development around Union Station. It DOES look great. I think part of the reason I took that photo was because I knew I'd be back and could compare with whatever was eventually built.
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