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Capitol Hill

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  • Day1

    Day 1 - Denver

    November 22, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Our move to Kansas has made Colorado closer to us. Flying to Denver took less than 2 hours.

    We arrived late last night, staying at a very beautiful hotel called the Art hotel. The whole place is decorated with modern art pieces, even the TV screens in the elevators are showing modern art video exhibits instead of boring info like other hotels. The fact all the drinks and snacks in the room are free made us love this hotel even more!

    The downtown Denver is very walkable. Our hotel is right in the middle of the Denver Art Museum Complex. In fact, we can see the amazing intricate design of the roof of the Denver Art Museum (by the famous architect Daniel Libeskind) right from our hotel room window. Very cool!

    Starting from our hotel, we walked by the golden roof of Denver Capital Building, and then to the famous 16th Street Mall, a pedestrian outdoor space designed by another famous architect I.M. Pei. With so many interesting restaurants and street food stalls lining up the entire 1 mile of pedestrian street, we wished we hadn’t had so a big breakfast!

    We took a left turn to visit an awesome art work called “I see what you mean!”, it’s a huge bear statue peeking into a building windows. Super fun!

    We then walked all the way to Union Station before turning back. Had a very small lunch at a restaurant called Duck Soup. Delicious and healthy soups made from scratch every day. Yummy!

    We are starting to fall in love with this city!
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  • Day1

    Day 1 - Night time

    November 22, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Dinner tonight was at one of the best restaurants in Denver, called Acorn. Every dish was fantastic from beginning to finish! No wonder it was ranked as #1 in some best restaurants lists.

    The restaurant is located inside a very cool and hip small shopping center. The most unique store front has a flower shop and a butcher shop sharing the same space.

    Once we are back to our hotel, we had the chance to admire the art work displays. One noticeable piece is a Fish Lamp creates by Frank Gehry!
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  • Day2

    Day 2: Nature Parks

    November 23, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Since it’s Thanksgiving Day today, most of museums, restaurants and shops are closed, thankfully, not the National Parks!

    Our breakfast was unusual: the restaurant we were trying to go was closed but failed to inform the Internet , so we arrived there facing the closed doors. Steve wanted to go to IHOP, I said absolutely not! I am not coming to a different city to eat at IHOP! After a quick search on Google map, I was was happy to discover a Mideastern restaurant called Jerusalem (voted as one of the best Mideastern restaurants in Denver, a business operated by the same family for the last 35 years!) was just down the block. Beef Shawarma and lamb Gyros were very tasty breakfast food! LOL!

    Red Rock Park is only about 30 minuets away from Denver, and the dramatic red rock formations were visible to us from miles away due to their sizes. The Red Rock Amphitheatre locates at the center of this park is actually a famous concert venue. We loved the fact that 2 huge rock formations are its backdrop! The 3 mile hiking in the park was very lovely too.

    After some quick snacks in the car, we headed to Colorado Springs, which is only 1 hour away.

    Once again, we were greeted by even more dramatic rock formations from far away as we entering The Garden of Gods National Park.

    The main difference between these 2 parks is that Garden of Gods allows you to climb the rocks. Check out the amazing pictures of a couple scaling a vertical rock called Cathedral Pillar. They climbed higher than the birds!

    Evan loved, loved doing some free climbing as well. Don’t worry, he was never in mortal danger... although I was a bit regretting not to bring any bandaids.

    Few restaurants opened today, fortunately I’ve done my research weeks ago and booked a wonderful restaurant called Till Kitchen (voted as one of the best restaurants in Colorado Springs 3 years in the row). The restaurant indeed delivered some wonderful dishes. Evan and Steve inhaled their steak and pork chop dishes, my smoke trout salad was just ok though.

    Spending a Thanksgiving Day in the National parks is a great idea!
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  • Day23


    June 29, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    Der 2. volle Tag neigt sich dem Ende und ich habe mir ein bisschen die anderen Stadtteile angeguckt. Aber mir reicht es jetzt auch mit den Städten, so langsam wird man davon müde, weil auch alle recht ähnlich sind. Ich habe wieder ab Morgen ein Auto und gehe dann in Boulder etwas wandern. Das ist ca. Ne Stunde Fahrt von Denver.
    Aber abends kann man es hier natürlich ganz gut aushalten. Die haben wirklich viele richtig gute Brauereien in Denver, ich bin sehr überrascht.

    Ab Sonntag werde ich mich mal in die Rockys begeben und gucken, wo ich da dann verweile. Das wird sich zeigen.
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  • Day1

    Denver (Mile High City)

    September 10, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 6 °C

    Interesting mix of modern high-rise buildings and 19th century grand mansions for winners of the gold rush. Warm weather and friendly people. Denver was all orange (Denver Broncoes' colour) for the first match of the American football season .Read more

  • Day37

    Doors Open Denver house tours

    April 29, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ❄️ 0 °C

    Visited 3 spectacular places participating in the "Doors Open Denver" event today; Castle Marne (a B&B), the governor's residence, and St. John's Cathedral.

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