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Monday, October 31, 2011

America the Beautiful Park

For this week's Our World Tuesday, here's a piece of my town, Colorado Springs - in this case, it's America The Beautiful Park, just outside of downtown. My Town also happens to be the theme of Tina's PicStory meme this week. The park entrance has two large obelisks.
There's a plaque explaining the naming of the park - the song America The Beautiful was inspired by the view from Pikes Peak.
 There are views of this Pikes Peak from the park - this was the middle of the summer so there's no snow.
 Parts of it are designed to look like the uplifted mountains...
 ...and the switch-backing trails that cross those mountains.
 The most famous part of this park is the fountain, but I've run out of space for this post so you'll have to come back later to see that. But as a bonus, here's a photo of a bush taken yesterday evening in my yard, showing some of the last of the leaves. I'm surprised there are any left this late in the year, after two snowfalls with more on the way this week.

17 comments:

  1. Terrific captures as always, Al! And those blue, blue skies are breathtaking! Such a beautiful place! Hope you had a great weekend and that your week is off to a good start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. I’d love to see that park. Actually I would very much like to visit Colorado which I have never seen.

    Thanks for telling me how to dislodge some dust in my camera. Yesterday I bought a little hand held blower and used it. Now the dust is gone. Thanks again.

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  3. great captures! i love the second with this marvelous blue sky in the back. the colors are amazing. thanks for this wonderful picstory. the link open in 3 minutes :)

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  4. Great brick work. I especially like the 3rd shot.

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  5. This is a great looking place, and the switchbacks are perfect for a wheelchair to climb. Decades ago, I was in COS for a 24 hour period, and thought it was beautiful in the short time I was there. A friend's house offered a slight glimpse of Pike's Peak, and the drive around the Academy was nice, especially the chapel. The Front Range is beautiful!

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  6. What a beautiful park. I love the mountains in the background of the first photo. I think Colorado Springs and the state of Colorado must be a wonderful place to live.

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  7. I have to sigh when I see your beautiful photos of Colorado Springs. I miss so many things about that place!

    I'm surprised you have any leaves on the trees too. Not for long, from what I understand!

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  8. Wonderful photos....great shots...
    LG: Karin

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  9. Great pictures Al!
    So beautiful... everything is big over there... ;-))
    Greetings from little Holland,
    Anna

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  10. Beautiful shots from very interesting park.

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  11. Awesome photos! Wow! Beautiful country! thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/OWT

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  12. What an amazing place! Superb shots.

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  13. Lovely park and great pics, have you climbed Pikes Peak? I first heard of that in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

    I never got to Colorado when I was living in the USA but wish I had been able to take a train ride through.

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  14. I never knew that song was inspired from this view. How lovely! And the last fall shot is just gorgeous :D

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  15. Very nice. Interesting pictures.

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  16. What a place, Al, one will never could get tired of visiting it ;-)
    Have a great weekend!

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