Tagged With "Colorado Rockies"

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Boulder Farmer's Market

DrFumblefinger ·
Boulder Farmer's Market
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Boulder Farmer's Market

DrFumblefinger ·
Boulder Farmer's Market
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Historic Georgetown Main Street

DrFumblefinger ·
Historic Georgetown Main Street
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Georgetown Loop Railroad, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Georgetown Loop Railroad, Colorado
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Minturn Bike Shop, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Minturn Bike Shop, Colorado
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Minturn Market, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Minturn Market, Colorado
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Visiting the Minturn Market, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Visiting the Minturn Market, Colorado
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Minturn Market, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Minturn Market, Colorado
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Re: Homes of Leadville

GarryRF ·
A wonderful display of Architecture from bygone times. I love the way colours have been woven into the fabric of the buildings. Do many American (inc Canadian ) people define eras of History by the reigning Monarch of the time ?
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Re: Homes of Leadville

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Garry. Regarding your comment, I think the Victorian era was one that was "special" in world history. It was a time when the sun never set on the British empire and the British influence on the world (mostly good in my opinion -- a common language, parliamentary goverance, etc) was at its peak. I don't think we'll have an Elizibethian II era nor a Charles era.
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Re: Homes of Leadville

PHeymont ·
I think for the U.S., Victoria is pretty much it. We've often shared styles, but what is referred to in England as Regency is usually called Federal here. You might make an association between your Georgian and our 'Colonial.' Certainly no post-Victorian styles here are associated with reigning monarchs. I wonder what sort of style might be associated with Edward VIII... well, maybe not!
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Re: Homes of Leadville

GarryRF ·
Before its founding in 1793, Danville was a huge tobacco producer when no other crop would succeed except the “Bright Leaf” tobacco which made Danville tobacco one of the most sought after varieties and top tobacco producing areas in the world. Competing tycoons built many homes along Main Street trying to one up each other. As a result, Danville’s Millionaires’ Row of homes became a symbol of Victorian and Edwardian architecture in the early United States. George G.
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

DrFumblefinger ·
They should give these cars to the Cubans. They would have them painted, polished and running in short order. Can't help but love old cars!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

GarryRF ·
My English son collects old English Cars. He's rebuilt about 5 so far and enters them in shows. But he lives in Delaware ! It's not unusual to pack a replacement Floor Pan for a Mini in my Luggage when I travel from the UK to Philadelphia!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

Mac ·
Great story! The way restored car prices are now, these surely must be valuable to the right collector. Agree with Dr.F that the Cubans would sort them in short order.
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

DrFumblefinger ·
Some of them look almost rusted through, but others seem to have at least decently preserved bodies that could be easily restored, I would think. I love these old cars! They certainly don't make them like this anymore.
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

GarryRF ·
Just had a look through your extended album of 94 fascinating pix. I'd have to sit in every one of them before I could move on. Like lost dogs - and all with a story to tell !
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

PortMoresby ·
Reminds me of the airplane boneyard near Davis-Monthan Airfield in Tucson.
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

Travel Rob ·
This has been by far TravelGumbo's most popular blog so far. Some questions we had answered from followers. Thanks! The address of the field was 13155 North Broadway, Cortez, Colorado. According to custom rod and restoration, the bulk of the property was sold and he just took o r moved the last of the cars. So good PHeymont took the photos in the fields heyday!
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

scubatrucker ·
I'm a truck driver and every time I pass this field I pull over and take pictures. I was there again on Dec. 20, 2013. Sadly most are now gone. Noticed some where no longer there from when I stopped in February 2013 and July 2012. There's probably only about a dozen that remain now. In fact if you view it from google earth you can see the empty spaces where they once stood. Glad I found your post. I've always wondered what the story of this field was. I just posted new shots on...
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Re: A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

Travel Rob ·
Thank you Scubatruckdriver for the update. And welcome to TravelGumbo!
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Re: North America, part 2. Elk Bugling in Colorado

Travel Rob ·
A good sign to see animals adapt like that! I've always been amazed at how we don't appreciate what is near
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Re: North America, part 2. Elk Bugling in Colorado

DangTravelers ·
We just left the area and saw elk in the exact same spot. There were so many of them!
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A Field of (Rusted) Dreams

PHeymont ·
Like a rusty traffic jam on a ghost highway, these cars of the past are going nowhere. We spent two weeks in the summer of 2007, criss-crossing Colorado, admiring the deep Black Canyon of the Gunnison, photographing classic F7 locomotives in the...
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Summer Colors in the Colorado Rockies

DrFumblefinger ·
  I love summer in the mountains!  Winter has its own charm, especially if you like playing in the ice and snow, but summer is my season.  Days are long and the weather is pleasant -- sometimes even warm.  People who live in the...
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May 7, 2016. Garden of the Gods

DrFumblefinger ·
A sunset photo of the unusual and beautiful sandstone rock formations in Colorado Springs Garden of the Gods.
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North America, part 2. Elk Bugling in Colorado

Kirsten Hines ·
Our series on Celebrating Nature on Seven Continents turns its focus on the elk of Estes Park, Colorado.
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Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado #2

DrFumblefinger ·
Spotted this beautiful machine sitting in front of an antique shop in Minturn, Colorado, a few days after seeing my most memorable "on the road" car (which you can read about at this link ) . It's a grand Fairlane Crown Victoria, about 1955 vintage...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 2, 2014: An unusual picket fence, Leadville, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  Leadville, Colorado is a fascinating small city to visit.  Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 10,152 feet (3,094 m), it is the highest incorporated city in the USA.  It lies near the headwaters of the...
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Homes of Leadville

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger explores some of the beautiful Victoria architecture you'll find on the residential streets of Leadville, Colorado.
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November 12, 2018: A Coffee Shop in Nederville, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Drfumblefinger stumbles across an unusual coffee shop high in the Colorado Rockies.
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Re: Summer Colors in the Colorado Rockies

Travel Rob ·
Great photos! I also love the summer in Colorado
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Re: View of the Flatirons, near Boulder, Colorado.

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for sharing my favorite part of Boulder! I loved Chautauqua Park at the base of the Flatirons The hiking trails can be pretty challenging but they are great. Summer is a great time to visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/parks-rec/chautauqua-park
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado #2

Ottoman ·
Awesome car DrFumblefinger! A very nice find indeed Thank you for sharing it with us. By the way, if I had to guess the vintage, I would also say 1955.
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Lake and Park in Avon, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Lake and Park in Avon, Colorado
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Re: Silver Plume, Colorado

PortMoresby ·
I love that part of Colorado, lived for 5 years farther down Clear Creek in Golden ("It's the water." Coors). I did some exploring but never got to Silver Plume. But to nearby Georgetown to see where my miner 3rd great grandfather, Gustavus Augustus Williams plied his trade for a number of years, according to the records. The architecture is much the same as here in California Gold Country and my family's presence in the West for generations means it looks like home to me. Thanks, DrF.
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Re: Silver Plume, Colorado

GarryRF ·
Many of my ancestors travelled to the new world in search of their fortune. A few stayed and started a new family line. And a few lost their lives to logging and other accidents. So were the few inhabitants of Silver Plume an ageing population ? Did the town have that look of a closing down sale ? I love visiting small towns with a rich history. Will it disappear into the dust of time ? Wouldn't it be great if someone did a history of these one time boom towns before they vanish.
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Re: Silver Plume, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments, Garry and PortMoresby. Those few people left in the town were a mix of older folks and some younger ones. I expect the town will continue in its present state for sometime. Those who did well in the mining booms were always those first there (who staked the claims), but even more so those who came in and provided services (groceries, hotels, restaurants, bars, brothels). The latter were often the only ones who kept any of their wealth.
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Re: The Hoover Dam, Nevada/Arizona border. Where Gumbo Was #28

Lotto ·
This year I managed to visit Hoover Dam again with friends from another country and they saw the amazing construction it is.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2013: Piney Lake, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
P Piney Lake is a half hour's drive north of the mountain resort of Vail, Colorado, although the road is rough, narrow and with a steep drop-off (lotsa fun when you've pass someone going in the opposite direction).  Piney Lake is a natural lake...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 5, 2015: Junk Art

DrFumblefinger ·
  I genuinely admire clever and creative people.  When I see what some artists craft with junk metal, my own imagination (and talent) seems to be so very limited.     I like to visit and stroll through the small Colorado town of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 20, 2014: The Ski Trooper, Vail, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  When you first see him at a distance, your impression is that he's real.  Walking on the bank of Gore Creek is a white garbed figure carrying skis and... a rifle?!?  You do a double take and realize it's an amazing life-sized,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 13, 2014: An unusual truck, Minturn, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
  The small town of Minturn, near Vail, presented us with a variety of unusual motor vehicles.  I've previously highlighted a very interesting Chevrolet Impala  and a magnificent 1955 Crown Victoria  that we enjoyed in Minturn....
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