Denver Direct: Walkabout – July 15, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Walkabout – July 15, 2012

This morning presented an opportunity to get out of my cave and walkabout the neighborhood on my way to the farmer’s market at Colfax and the Esplanade (in front of East High).

I’ve never been fond of the 10ft “prison” fence they put up when they rebuilt the ($3 million) athletic field, complete with artificial turf.
 “Denver Public Schools Private Property”? Hmm…

 Despite the heat, the crowds were beginning to form at the farmer’s market
 Lining up for Crepes.
Gimme some of that Fresh!

 This guy is not happy about the state of disrepair at the Esplanade. I thought they had the money to refurbish this classic statuary a few years back.

 But the “Site of the Future Central Recreation Center” gardens are doing well.
 Shining example.
 Interesting art at the back of the filling station at Colfax and Josephine.
 That Pesky Purple Pipe Water (with Plutonium) is showing up everywhere (16th at Josephine). I wonder if they use it on the near-by gardens.

 East High Block House gets a 2012 redo – not very artistic.
 Keith Norris, guarding the East High parking lot, was kind enough to explain that the cars there were from Denver Zoo employees and staff, who then take the Red Bus shuttle to the Zoo. 
Good idea.