As mentioned, I’m currently at the ARO MidWinter Meeting in Denver, and have taken a few pictures of this beautiful city. I also managed to meet up with Karmen of Chaotic Utopia (I found out why she named it that!) for dinner and hang out with her fascinating cornucopia of friends. (Thanks Karmen!) Through her I got to meet a couple local poltical mavens: Ben Gelt from PAX Students, and Mason Tvert who was the impetus behind the notorious Amendment 44 in Colorado. And a generous reader, Charlie, took me out for a delicious meal of raw fish and sake last night (Thanks Charlie!). Unfortunately, no pictures of those occasion as I forgot my camera. Wish me luck tomorrow, as my presentation is then!
Denver’s downtown is new, modern, and accessible however the suburbs seem to sprawl on and on and on. I’m kinda disappointed that I haven’t seen much of the mountatins since I’ve been here (tall buildings occlude my view) but I have seen plenty of the inside of the Hyatt (which is quite nice, so no complaints.) The only complaint I have about Denver is the faux-cowboy kitsch that seems to pervade tourists locales.
The Denver Convention Center plus a weird blue bear
The Performing Arts Center on 14th
Old Clock Tower on the 16th St Mall
Bull Public Art