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Pikes Peak As Seen From Our House

Monday, May 30, 2016

Horsethief Park Hike (2)

Continuing with my hike in Horsethief Park, it has some lovely mountainous views.
This next shot looks like it was taken with a fish-eye lens, but it's just the natural shape of the hills.
It's called Horsethief Park because horse thieves used to hide out here.
There are some remnants of old structures in a couple of places off the trail, down by the stream.
I would guess they were related to mining. I've got several posts to write about mining in the area as I took a day to explore that aspect of the area's history recently, including going into a mine shaft and visiting an active surface mine. But those photos are for another time!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Hiking Shelter

When hiking in Horsethief Park I came across the following little shelter.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

High Line Sunset

While I was in New York I walked the High Line park, an unusual park that runs along an old elevated railroad line. Here's a shot I took just before the sun set. I've got several more posts to come from here.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Horsethief Park Hike (1)

One of my favorite areas to hike is Horsethief Park, on the back of Pikes Peak. It's an hour from the house so it's not one I go to that often; these photos are from last summer. Right where it starts is an old railroad tunnel, which was then used for the road with traffic lights since it was one lane, and is now abandoned and closed off.
The trail winds uphill through beautiful forest.
I love the long shadows cast by the tall trees.
In one place there's a beaver pond next to the trail.
This trail ends up at a pretty waterfall.
Of course I had my dogs with me, and silly Laika got completely tangled in her leash. She doesn't usually do that! I've got another set of photos from this hike that I'll post in a few days.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Green Empire State Building

On one of the days when I was in New York City recently, the Empire State Building was lit in green.
I love night photography in New York, it's a great city for it.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Prince Street

I'm back after a few days in New York City for work. I played tourist in the evenings, and when I was on the subway I noticed this stop; it seemed interesting after Prince's untimely passing a couple of weeks ago; it's even got the right color tiles.
I don't find the New York subway system to be full of scenic photo opportunities, but it took me to places that were. More on those later...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

It's May?

The calendar may say May but the weather disagrees - this was the scene on Sunday.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market (Boston)

Faneuil Hall in Boston is famous because speeches were made there advocating independence from Great Britain.
The original building was completed in 1742 but burned to the ground. It was rebuilt in 1762, and reconstructed in 1898-1899. You can feel the history when you're there.
Nearby is Quincy Market, completed in 1826 and still in use today.
It's a popular place to get food as it's filled with small restaurants.
The dome is probably the most famous part of the building.
And that's the last of my photos from the East Coast for now, but I'm sure I'll have more at some point. In the meantime I'm sure that Our World Tuesday has other East-coast bloggers.
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