Downtown Denver has appreciated its old buildings. Though much new is now going up and it was a very busy lunchtime crowd, the old, short three, four, ten story buildings are in place and adding character.
They call their downtown LoDo for Lower Downtown and it includes the historic Larimar Square and Writers Square. The picture is Larimar Square at noon.
For me, the crown jewel
was the Tattered Cover Bookstore. This branch of the original is in an old warehouse and it is beautiful and inviting beyond belief. I wish it was in my town. Two stories of organized new and old books had rows for easy ambling, creaky floors, high ceilings and ambiance worthy of its own story.
The Rothko Exhibit didn’t open at the main museum for two days so we boycotted it and went to the Museo of Latin American Art in the Santa Fe District. It’s an “up and coming” area. It had an exhibit by artists showing nature and involvement in it.
It turned out to be a perfect place to visit on the Solstice.
It’s difficult to get a pulse of anything beyond the downtown of a city as a tourist, but Denver is a large city of several million with its suburbs and appears to be a good place to live. It doesn’t have the excitement of Los Angeles, the soul of New Orleans, the roar of Seattle, the singular breath of New York, but it does have the Rocky Mountains.
P.S. It also pouffed my hair to almost ocean quality with all of its current humidity.