11th July 2011: Denver

Another day in Denver and another day of sweating buckets ...
Colorado State Capitol Building  from Civic Centre Park across Lincoln Street Colorado Veterans Monument Colorado Veterans Monument  with Colorado State Capitol Building in the background Civic Centre Park  and City and County Building
Civic Centre Park Civic Centre Park Civic Centre Park  "On the War Trail" statue Civic Centre Park  looking towards Voorhies Memorial
Civic Centre Park  "Christopher Columbus, Discoverer of America" statue Civic Centre Park  and Denver City and County Building Civic Centre Park  "Broncho Buster" statue Civic Centre Park  and Colorado State Capitol Building
Civic Centre Park  Voorhies Memorial Civic Centre Park  Interior of the Voorhies Memorial Gateway Civic Centre Park  Voorhies Memorial Gateway Civic Centre Park  sea lion statue in the fountain at Voorhies Memorial
Civic Centre Park  Voorhies Memorial Civic Centre Park  a wee squirrel running around the Park Civic Centre Park  how rude! Civic Centre Park  I was a bit worried here it was going to run at me! ;)
Civic Centre Park  Greek amphitheater Civic Centre Park  looking out from the Greek amphitheater Downtown Denver East 2 West Source Point  a.k.a. 'Plumb Bob Brain' by Larry Kirkland. A two-sided 'Janus' head, which is pierced by a square opening, in which hangs a golden plumb bob, a construction tool
Denver City and County Building  from the rear United States Mint Light Chamber  sculpture at Denver Justice Center Light Chamber  sculpture at Denver Justice Center
South Platte River  and the Valley Highway bridge South Platte River  with the W Colfax Avenue bridge in the background Mile High Stadium II  and a 40 minute walk later we were here ... remember it's very very warm so the longer the walk too the less clever it seemed! ;) Mile High Stadium II  Mile High Walk street sign
Mile High Stadium II  and the "The Broncos" statue Mile High Stadium II  "The Broncos" statue Mile High Stadium II  Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States here on 28th August 2008. Approx. 84,000 people attended Obama's speech, exceeding the normal capacity of the stadium due to the placement of audience on the field Elitch Gardens Theme Park  from the walk alongside South Platte River
Centennial Gardens  and North Speer Boulevard bridge Centennial Gardens Centennial Gardens Centennial Gardens
Centennial Gardens  oddly enough the garden has flowers ... Centennial Gardens  ... lots of flowers .... Centennial Gardens  ... lots and lots of flowers .... Centennial Gardens  ... and a wasp amongst the flowers! ;)
Union Station Union Station Icehouse Brewery Coors Field
Clock Tower  at 16th Street Mall Clock Tower Cowboy Pajamas  sculpture by Sean O'Meallie Colorado Convention Center  with the Blue Bear statue called “I See What You Mean"
Colorado Convention Center  Blue Bear statue called “I See What You Mean" looking into the Center Colorado Convention Center  Blue Bear Statue ... and me! ;) Colorado Convention Center  Blue Bear statue called “I See What You Mean" Colorado Convention Center  “Stone Garden” by Jonathan Bonner
Colorado Convention Center Colorado Convention Center  bikes for easy hire outside, cool idea Downtown Denver  including The Wells Fargo Center - often called the Cash Register Building Pioneer Monument Fountain  also known as 'Smoky Hill Trail Monument' by Frederick William
Denver Public Library  “The Yearling” statue by Donald Lipski Denver Public Library  “The Yearling” statue by Donald Lipski Denver Public Library Denver Art Museum  the 1971 addition, now called the North Building
Denver Art Museum  'Wheel' by Heap of Birds, in Acoma Plaza outside the North Building Denver Art Museum Denver Art Museum  'Lao Tzu' sculpture by Mark di Suvero Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum  'The Shootout' sculpture by Red Grooms. The sculpture is now on the roof of the museum restaurant having been evicted from two other downtown Denver locations after Native-American activists protested and threatened to deface the work Denver Art Museum  'Big Sweep' by Claes Oldenburg Denver Art Museum Denver Art Museum  'Denver Monoliths' by Beverly Peppers
Denver Art Museum  'Denver Monoliths' by Beverly Peppers Denver Art Museum Denver Art Museum  'As To Be In Plain Sight' by Lawrence Weiner Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum Another one is required  ... after another really hot day!