The area is surrounded by the eastern edge of the Rockie mountains – the very view that inspired the words to America the Beautiful (“…for purple mountains majesty…”). (MP3 Here)
And with a healthy respect for nature as well as a thriving economy, Denver is simply a great place to live or visit. In fact, in the 1990’s Denver grew by 30 percent – the equivalent of a thousand new residents a week, every week, for 10 years!
The Hamilton Building is scheduled to open around October of 2006 and is one of the most spectacular buildings I’ve ever seen. The entire outer skin of the building is titanium and it is a marvel of modern engineering. I can’t wait to go back and see the inside.
But the city is not all about art and architecture. There are three major stadiums, the second largest performing arts center in the nation, a massive convention center with 4.5 acres of glass walls and 584,000 sq ft., and shopping galore (Tabor Center, Denver Pavilions, outdoor cafes, shops, etc.).
You can also read Weekend in Denver – Part 2, or peruse the other places I visited during this extended weekend in the Denver area: Boulder Colorado, Colorado Springs and PikeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Peak and also Golden Colorado.
While in Denver I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Denver South Meridian.