Tuesday, July 20, 2010

We are wanderers

Charlie and I gradually made our way to Colorado's state capital
and had the pleasure of walking around their Art Museum.
There are two buildings – one a fortress-like structure from Italian architect Gio Ponti, the other, a structure that resembles a titanium crystal with peaks and shards designed by Daniel Libeskind.
Big Sweep, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, 2007
A 35-foot high sculpture of a broom and dustpan made of painted metal greets visitors at the base of the “prow” of the new addition to Denver’s Art Museum.
The work, by artists Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg, offers a double incongruity.
Art elevates a commonplace household task to monumental civic status here.
“The Yearling” by Donald Lipski
The red chair is 21 feet tall and ten feet wide, and the pinto pony is six feet tall at the ears.
The scale of this work is meant to recall that time in life when even everyday objects seemed monumental.

The “earth” without “art” is just “eh”.
We got to see the state capitol which stands exactly 5,280 feet above sea level (one mile high!)
on the west steps.
I love days like this.
Wandering aimlessly is underrated, especially when traveling in new cities.
Throw the plans out the rental car window and just see where the day leads,
You never know where you will end up or what adventure you will find.
Luckily we got to go white water rafting twice during our time
in Colorado and our great friend Andrew got to share
the exciting experience with us.
Here we are all geared up for the river.
Aren't we two fine specimens of Texas tourists?
The wet suits were SO hot but we were eventually thankful
for them once we got into the river.
The water was super cold and a few of the boats on our
trip got tipped over on one of the rapids.
We had an all star rowing team and non of us went swimming that day!
On our way back to Summer and Andrew's house
we stopped by Red Rocks.
It a geologically formed, open-air Amphitheatre 
consisting of two, three hundred-foot monoliths
(Ship Rock and Creation Rock)
The scene is truly incredible and attending a concert
has quickly been added to our bucket list.
I feel like such a I am a very fortunate soul!


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