Since this isn’t a workday we thought it would be a good day to go into Denver and check out the 16th Street Mall. It’s an eight-block long section of downtown that’s blocked off for pedestrians and bicycle traffic only, no cars. (Click on the photos to enlarge them.)
The tree-lined street makes for a beautiful environment for strolling and window shopping.
Street art can be found all around Denver.
They love their buffalos in the West.
We also walked a few blocks around the downtown area and enjoyed the scenery.
Even among the modern buildings there’s evidence of Denver’s 19th century roots, as these buildings show.
These murals added a colorful touch to this building.
If you look closely you can see a green garden on one of the upper floors of this 20-story apartment building.
Another piece of community art. This one is, um, interesting… and huge!
After a couple of hours of walking around on asphalt streets among all those concrete buildings we were ready to get back to our air conditioned car. The official high in the area was 100, I’m sure it was probably 10 degrees higher in the city due to all the concrete. We're feeling a lot better then we did last week, thanks to drinking a lot of water.
We returned to the RV to relax for the rest of the afternoon. I did some reading and Dee played on her computer. Another great day of seeing new things!