10th July 2011: Denver

Today was our first full day in Denver, and our day to see Sarah with the The Colorado Symphony at Red Rock Ampitheatre. It was hot, very hot ... 90+ ... I sweated, a lot!!
Morning!   yawn  ... alright I'm up, I'm up ... Getting ready for the day  once my hair is dry then I'll be ready to go Breakfast of champions  need calories as I'll sweat them off wandering today Cheesman Park
Cheesman ParkThe acropolis behind the fountain  The acropolis behind the fountain Cheesman Park  lovely flowers in the park Cheesman Park  ... and more flowers ... Cheesman Park  ... and more flowers ...
Cheesman Park  ... and more flowers ... Cheesman Park  The acropolis Ogden Theatre  Unfortunately I wasn't still here on the 10th or I'd have gone to see Grace Potter and the Nocturnals The Fillmore Auditorium  this music venue is the largest indoor venue for general admission seating in Colorado, apparently
The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception  The cathedral was raised to the status of minor basilica on Christmas of 1979 - one of only 29 American cathedrals with that title Colorado State Capitol Building  is the home of the Colorado General Assembly and the offices of the Governor of Colorado and Lieutenant Governor of Colorado Colorado State Capitol Building  The Closing of an Era statue depicts an American Indian triumphant near a killed bison and was completed for the Chicago World's Fair during 1893 by Preston Powers Colorado State Capitol Building
Colorado State Capitol Building  The building is intentionally reminiscent of the United States Capitol Colorado State Capitol Building  The distinctive gold dome consists of real gold plate which was first added in 1908 to commemorate the Colorado Gold Rush The Denver Post newspaper offices  home of Denver's biggest newspaper Slurpee!  it's soooooo hot I needed this!!
Red Rocks Park Denver Red Rocks Park Denver Red Rocks Park Denver Red Rocks Park Denver  A rabbit hiding, as well he should! After being all worried about the park warnings about snakes and mountain lions this chap thought it would be funny to dart across my path. Nearly passed out!
Red Rocks Park Denver  it was pouring earlier and now I have to turn back and go round for fear of being swept away in the muddy waters Red Rocks Park Denver Red Rocks Park Denver Red Rocks Park Denver  Red Rocks Trading Post, for lots and lots of souvenirs
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Red Rocks Park Denver  Jo gets a steward to take her photo as I'm too wee! Red Rocks Park Denver Red Rocks Park Denver Red Rocks Park Denver
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Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  Looking up from the front to the back, towards Ship Rock, before the long walk up! Red Rocks Park Denver  29 steps to go? 2 more steps would be too many ... or so I was told as I was carried!! Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  Looking towards Stage Rock. Thank heavens I was carried ... I'd be knackered otherwise Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  Views to the right
Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  and views to the left towards Creation Rock Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  another photo by another steward! ... unfortunately it was one of Jo's famous eyes shut poses ... ;) Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  Views from the back of the Ampitheatre of the park behind Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  My dinner. I mistakenly said "yes" to the offer of a lot of fillings so by heavens it was big ... and spicy!
Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  A model of the Ampitheater Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  History of the Ampitheater Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  Major concerts listings over the years ... Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  Sarah's last appearance in 1995 is listed
Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  Me at the top of the Ampitheater Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  back down at the bottom, looking towards the back Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  looking towards the stage and Stage Rock Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  the crowds have gathered so we're ready for Sarah ...
Sarah and The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  Sarah and her band ready to take to the stage Sarah and The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver Sarah and The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver Sarah and The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver
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Sarah and The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver Sarah and The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver Sarah and The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  the stage and Stage Rock with the lghting starting Sarah and The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver
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Sarah and The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver Sarah and The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver Sarah and The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver Sarah and The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver
Sarah and The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver Sarah and The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  the crowd join in with "Ice Cream" Sarah and The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver Sarah and The Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Ampitheater Denver  the crowd head home after a fantastic concert
Red Rocks Park, Denver  view of the Ampitheater from the park as I wait for my lift back to the hotel :)