On Monday, I drove up to a small town named Longmont to see my friend Tanya. She and I worked together at my first call center in Topeka, KS back in 2000/2001. It's amazing how so much time changes some things drastically while other things remain completely static. When I think back on myself at the turn of the century I see a kid with unkempt hair, poor fashion sense, and zero self confidence. As we talked about what events shaped our lives since we last sat down together, I took a moment to appreciate how far I've come.
During our late-night diner conversation, Tanya mentioned I should go take a look at the 16th Street Mall in Denver. It's a giant outdoor shopping pavilion right in the heart of the downtown district and, though I wasn't keen on packing my suitcase with MORE stuff, drove down yesterday to look at a few of the stores that we don't have back in Tulsa and do some people watching.
Once I was satisfied with my visit, I drove down Colfax Avenue and finally got some pictures of a building we'd passed by a few times that really called to my camera: The Bluebird Theater. The Bluebird was built in 1913 and was originally a movie house. It was converted to a concert venue in 1994. Although I wasn't in a place where I could purchase tickets and see the show, I was still pleased to take a few minutes and capture the marquee.