Friday, November 29, 2013

Anti-Graffiti

 We are loving the Parks and Rec's answer to graffiti. They have commissioned and artist to to paint over the various electrical boxes around the parks in hopes of deterring rampant spray painters. So far so good!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Grand Indeed

Photo of a photo of the stage of the Grand Opera House from Wed. post.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pueblo Grand Opera House

Photo of a photo hanging in the Hose Co. No. 3 on Broadway
With today's picture, we really agree with the saying "a picture is worth 1,000 words".
We find this photo so amazing and we wonder what stories does it have to tell?
Kinda makes us want to do one of those creative writing lessons where you are a given a photo and asked to write a story about it...
The Opera House was on  Main St., and pretty grandiose for the time. While we have a few beauties of the inside, this photo always takes us aback. It's incredible to look at, and sort of makes your heart ache that such a beautiful piece of work and a wondrous piece of history fell prey to a fire. It was March 1, 1922, when the fire started on the upper floors. Firefighters say the building was engulfed and gutted within an hour. It was a freezing cold day, and after the fire was out, all that was left was this ice castle-like image of a once glorious venue. It was never re-built.
What story do you see?

Monday, November 4, 2013