Monday, April 7, 2014

Short Walk in Denver

On Monday evening as part of the Internet2 Global Summit, there was a reception at the Denver Art Museum. It was only about 0.7 miles from my hotel and the walk took me by the capitol building with its gold leaf covered dome. The scaffolding suggests that there is some remodeling going on. This is only a couple of blocks from my hotel. It was nice to get outside after sitting in air conditioned meeting rooms all day.

This is one facade of one building that makes up the Denver Art Museum. The reception was actually in a different building but I was attracted to the architecture. In fact there were quite a few buildings in the area that looked pretty interesting.

I'm not sure what the platform on top of this building is for, maybe helicopters, and I didn't see the name of the building when I walked by. It was a beautiful day for a walk though it was on the cool side when I headed back to the hotel around 8'clock. The reception was crowded but it was a good opportunity to connect with some colleagues that I generally only see at these meetings.

This broom and dustpan was one of many sculptures located outside of the museum. 

14 comments:

Bluekat said...

Great pics! Walking is the best way to really explore a city.

Anonymous said...

The scaffolding on the Capitol dome is because they are re-doing the gold plating

RichardM said...

Thank you! I was wondering what they were working on. The gold leaf looked pretty impressive.

RichardM said...

It was great to get out and wander around some. The weather was beautiful though someone told me that it was sleeting yesterday afternoon.

Martha said...

Glad you got out! Any altitude issues?

RichardM said...

No altitude issues at so far though I haven't run into too many hills. It was really nice to get out and about for at least a little while.

Unknown said...

Richard:

some neat architecture there. It's nice to meet up with familiar faces, you just never know when you may need their help

I've never been to Downtown Denver but I have seen the towers from a distance from I-70 on my way out. I also spent a few hours inside the Denver airport waiting for a connection

A weekend photographer or Riding the Wet Coast

RichardM said...

More building pictures coming. After all, isn't that what Denver is all about? ;-)

I don't think you can even see the mountains from the downtown area. I don't think I remember spending much time in Denver before either. I went to quite a few workshops and meetings in Boulder and Snowmass and Denver was just had the handy airport. 35 years ago, I just passed through on the highways and never actually went into the city before. The sculptures were pretty interesting.

redlegsrides said...

RichardM, come by my office, I'll take you to the 40th floor of the Republic Plaza building for views of the mountains. Just come in, ride up to 17th floor, and they'll call me to come get you.

Did you see the giant cow and calf statues near the art museum?

Cows

Trobairitz said...

Great pictures of the buildings. It looks like a nice day for a walk too.

RichardM said...

No, didn't see the giant cow but I didn't walk through the whole area. I think that building is right across the street...

RichardM said...

Thank you! Isn't every day a good day for a walk? Or that may be the optimistic view...

Troubadour said...

Funny how the man from Alaska finds Denver "on the cool side".
Thanks for the photos, we need to go to Denver sometime... when it is a bit warmer.

RichardM said...

I'll blame it on the altitude and the modest breeze blowing down from the mountains. Even others from NYC and Madison were commenting on the cool breeze. We were out on the patio adjacent to the museum to escape the noise of 800+ people talking in a room without any sound absorbing materials on the walls or floor.