23 March 2017
22 March 2017
Colorado Senator Cory Gardner has a local office on the corner of Colorado Avenue and Tejon, which is why you'll find protesters almost daily on that corner since the presidential inauguration. I captured this lady on March 16th. From this picture it looks like she was the only protester, but in fact there were many, and they are quite indefatigable in their pursuit. Healthcare is just one of the myriad topics they demonstrate about, and every time I pass this through this intersection during the week, I see more protesters. A sign of the times, indeed.
21 March 2017
This is one of my favorite little buildings in Colorado Springs. I could have sworn that I blogged a picture of it in better days, but if I did, I can't find the post. You can find this tiny old building on the far west side on Colorado Avenue, just before you go through the arch to enter Manitou Springs. Unfortunately it mysteriously caught fire a couple of weeks ago, and as you can see, it's pretty much destroyed. I'm sad! I'm sure it's been there since at least the 1930s. I don't know if it's been in use lately (it seems to have had a number of different commercial tenants over the last few years, none of them staying for long). I wonder what caused the fire. I'm sure this little building is too mall and insignificant for its owner to think about restoring. It'll probably just be razed. Sad face :^(
20 March 2017
We stopped in to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory a few days ago to pick up a little treat. They were in full swing in there, getting ready for Easter. These colorful candied apples caught my eye in the window. Other than chocolate I've never been much of a candy eater, and that includes caramel, so I've probably only eaten two or three candied apples in my entire life. But these look delicious! I was tempted!
P.S. This post comes very late in the day. Today has been extremely hectic to say the least. Thanks for your patience, dear readers!
19 March 2017
18 March 2017
I had a different photo planned for today's post, but Pat is listening to music in the other room and Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love" came on, and I could hear David Bowie warbling in the background. It gave me a pang. I actually took this picture on May 11th of last year at Wax Trax, our favorite record store in Denver. It seems like so much has changed in this world since Mr. Bowie passed away. Too much, too fast. I wonder what he would have had to say about it all.