Denver Trip...Part One...
For someone who does not like to fly, I certainly can take a lot of photos from the plane window. My first impression of Denver...the Rocky Mountains are off in the distance and it looks like the city has been dropped down into this crater.
Denver seems to be a mix of new architecture and old. Our hotel, the Hyatt, was across the street from the Convention Center.
The "Cow Parade" was all the rage in Denver while we were there...and for the life of me I can't explain why I am so attracted to these works of art other than I think they are totally beautiful. This one graced part of the 16th Street Mall - a one-mile traffic free area which contains malls, restaurants, and all manner of entertainment. Plus, to make it easy to get back and forth the Transit System runs a free shuttle back and forth with on and off abilty at any of the many stops enroute. Not all of Denver's downtown is modern and one of the prettiest areas was the Lower Downtown area with it's old buildings which have been converted into elegant restaurants, nightclubs, and shops. We enjoyed dinner in that area twice.