The best thing about certain times of day is that they are quiet.
Panoramic view of brick and frame commercial buildings in downtown Denver, Colorado and the flooded South Platte River nearby. Shows the brick Denver Mint building at 16th (Sixteenth) Street and Market Street and businesses on probably Larimer Street. Signs on buildings read: “Chamberlain’s Ambrotype & Photographic Gallery” “Ladies Emporium” “Woolworth & Moffat, Blank Books, School Books, Maps & C” “Metropolitan Billiard Hall” “Bank” and “Denver Meat Market.” Shows fenced livestock yards. Frame houses are surrounded by flood water.
… “The sculptor, Alphonse Pelzer, modeled this statute after flamboyant and colorful “Colonel” John William Straughn, a civil war veteran, prospector and wheelwright who lived from 1842 – 1902.”
Seen on 17th Street, Denver last week:
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Fernando Botero @ Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Here’s the reddit in mine. Nothing I noticed in particular today. One post was regarding the lack of good Chinese food in Denver. Not something I have an opinion on.
Cool and rainy day. Soothing.
A flagship local newspaper like The Post plays a critically important role in its city and state: It provides a public record of the good and the bad, serves as a watchdog against public and private corruption, offers a free marketplace of ideas and stands as a lighthouse reflective and protective of — and accountable to — a community’s values and goals. A news organization like ours ought to be seen, especially by our owner, as a necessary public institution vital to the very maintenance of our grand democratic experiment.
The smart money is that in a few years The Denver Post will be rotting bones. And a major city in an important political region will find itself without a newspaper.