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Cloudy Friday


I snapped this picture of two cranes in Cherry Creek on my way to the galleries last night. They are hidden behind the utility poles and wires. It was a cloudy and rainy Friday. I saw some great art which I’ll share in the next post.

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From Seedy to Chic


This mid-century former motel in the Golden Triangle was saved from the wrecking ball. The motel rooms have been converted into individual business suites. The award-winning renovation converted the seedy Broadway Plaza Motel into a hip small business center now called the Broadway Plaza Metlo. I particularly like the new color scheme and the floor to ceiling windows.

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9 Cranes

I was driving south on I-25 on Sunday afternoon. Traffic came to a standstill as I approached downtown. I counted nine construction cranes in downtown Denver. The relentless building in Downtown, Cherry Creek and the Tech Center is only going to compound the city’s traffic issues.

The biggest and most expensive project is 1144 Fifteenth Street, which is being built by Hines, the international real estate firm based in Houston. The picture below shows the new 40-story Hines tower rising behind the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Denver. The $300 million office building has been pre-certified as LEED Gold. The building is scheduled to open in early 2018.

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The art tour wasn’t very exciting tonight. The highlight of the evening was getting a couple of slices of pizza on South Broadway. There’s always next week.
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I haven’t figured out how to take a decent picture at night with my iPhone. I need to call my friend, Jackie, to see if she has any tips.

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I’m going back to work on Monday. I’ve had a great three week hiatus. I didn’t accomplish a lot other than perfecting the art of the afternoon nap. I spent Sunday with Mack and Timothy on an architectural tour of Denver. I snapped a few pics along the way.
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Helen Frankenthaler at Robischon Gallery
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These stunning examples of residential architecture have been built south of my neighborhood. All are located in an area that does not have covenants or architectural restrictions. If the city approved the plan, the house is built. The newer houses are in the $1.2 to $1.6m price range.  And, yes, the title of this post is pure sarcasm.
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Good Light

I thought the light was really good for snapping a few pictures outside of the museum last night. I liked the exhibits. I need to go back for a second look when the museum isn’t crowded.
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