A Photographic Tour through Denver, Flickr: dirkoneill

Red Rocks!


Denver- It is the Mile High city, a starting point for winter sports and the quintessential American city. Standing proudly one mile above sea level, Denver, Colorado is known for this and more. It is actually quite a beautiful city with diverse landscapes and interesting places to see, and especially photograph. Get your memory card ready to snap lots of photographs of such a picturesque city.

Mount Evans Scenic Byway: While Denver is extremely famous for being the Mile High City, did you know that Mount Evans Scenic Byway is the highest paved road in North America? Drive up 60 miles from Denver on a day trip that will literally take your breath away. You’ll reach the high plains on a snaky climb up the mountains. This journey will take you through a photographic journey to see snowcapped mountains against lush green forest and views that will make you feel on top of the world.

Colorado State Capitol: Wait a minute, is it just us or does this building look familiar? At first glance, you may confuse the Colorado State Capitol with the famous building in Washington D.C., especially with similar street names like Pennsylvania Avenue. It was indeed built to resemble the Nation’s Capital, but in its own unique style. Built in white granite and topped with a gold roof dome, the Colorado State Capitol is gorgeous to look at from outside. You can take free indoor tours to witness the tastefully decorated interior and paintings of famous U.S. Presidents.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception: When you think about beautiful Basilica’s around the world, you imagine the Old European churches that date back centuries ago. There is kind of a familiar feeling in the design of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, except that the church is much younger. Built in 1902, this Roman Catholic Church was built simply to have a worship place for Denver residents. Who would have known it would be recognized as such a beautiful place in Denver? It’s easy to see with the inspirational French Gothic design, the vaulted ceiling and the innocent white interior design. You don’t have to be religious to enjoy such a spectacularly designed Church.

Denver Botanic Gardens: With so many landscape views surrounding Denver, why would you visit a Botanic Garden? Simply because this conservatory deserves just as much attention as the natural beauty around the city. Get your camera ready to snap photographs of diverse botany. It is a garden oasis in the middle of a city with various spots to find and capture some Zen. Walk the gardens of York Street to enjoy European horticulture. There are even annual exhibits celebrating holidays or special events like learning how to plant your own garden to a special Christmas showcase. There is no lack of things to photograph here, whether you love flowers, garden displays or indoor waterfalls.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre: What better is a place that is not only photo worthy, but is also a multi-functional space? The Red Rocks Amphitheatre is exactly this- an open-air amphitheater made of a large natural rock structure. For over 100 years, performances have been held here because of the perfect acoustic sounds of this location. More recently, it has been a popular venue for live music concerts by famous artists like U2 and Mumford & Sons. The sight of the clay-red structure is simply hypnotizing against a picture perfect sunset and bright, lush trees.

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