Published: July 15th 2011July 14th 2011
This morning woke and had breakfst whilst more closely admiring the apartment, and in particular the geniuine Picasso and Matisse on the wall. We then headed into town.
First stop was the Tattered Cover bookshop, where we pend a while sniggering at the witchcraft/horoscope/spirituality section. A short free bus trip along 16th St mall took us to the Colorado State Capitol Building and surrounding plaza. A very kind tour guide asked if we would need a translator, which was thoughtful, I guess... We also visited Denver Public Library, one of the (if not the) largest free libraries in the USA. On the top floor we located the table used in 1997 G8 summit, still with place names for 'William Clinton' etc.
A giant thunderstorm hit during the afternoon so we stayed indoors, and then headed out to a baseball game: Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers. I was excited from the start, since the Rockies share their team colours with Wimbledon. Apparently games in the Denver stadium are often high scoring, as the ball is meant to travel 10% further due to the altitude (no idea if this is true). We all got well into the spirit of things, eating
On the steps of Colorado State Capitol
(although they made the measurement wrong and apparently 1 mile up is a few steps higher)
hot dogs/popcorn/nachos (Colorado may be the slimmest state but that wasn't the demographic we saw tonight) and singing along to 'Take me out to the ballgame' during the 7th inning stretch and chanting with the crowd. In the end the Rockies won by miles, helped by their college boy star who was genuinely called Troy. Highlight had to be the home run, where water fountains spurted in celebration.
There are more photos below