I have flown into and out of the Denver airport dozens of times in my life, usually enroute to Hawaii or Santa Fe, New Mexico. But I have never left the airport, nor visited the capital city of Colorado. With this in mind, I have been looking-forward to my short visit to Denver, principally to hear the Erich Korngold opera Die tote Stadt which my husband designed for Opera Colorado.
The easy light rail ("A Line") train ride from the airport deposited me before the station's handsome 1914 Beaux Arts façade. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Franklin Delano Roosevelt had all arrived in Denver at the same spot. And the station was once serviced by a spur of the famous Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.
In 2014, the building was spiffed-up and now presides over a bustling and trendy neighborhood filled with shops, bars and cafes.
The interior of the station is handsomely appointed—as train stations once were. Just above you can see a snap of the waiting room of the station.
Over the next couple of days, I'll share some more photos of my trip to Denver—a handsome and livable, cultured and human-scaled city.
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