One of our downtown destinations was REI, which is the mecca for all your outdoor needs including camping, biking, skiing, kayaking and canoe. Inside is a climbing wall that my son enjoyed. The building onced housed an electrical plant that powered Denver's first trams. The landscape around REI hints at what you might see once you get out of the city and even includes a mountain bike test track. It sits right next to the South Platte River where it meets Cherry Creek. The confluence of these two waterways is where the city began.
Coors Field is also downtown and we got to watch the Rockies play the Giants. Our seats were way up in the Rockpile to the right of the scoreboard and helped us get acclimated to the altitude that we would soon experience in the mountains.
The rest of the shots were taken around the Denver Art Museum and the Central Library.
The sculpture is Lao Tzu by Mark di Suvero, the museum is by Daniel Libeskind.
Denver Monoliths by Beverly Peppers
The library is by Michael Graves.
Big Sweep by Coosje van Bruggen
The Shoot Out by Red Grooms
The Yearling by Donald Lipski
Scottish Angus Cow and Calf by Dan Ostermiller, and the building in the back is another by Libeskind.
Apparently Texas isn't the only place with large cattle.
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