Tuesday, May 14, 2019

REI Flagship Confluence Park

Confluence Park, looking North from the Speer Blvd bridge.  In this view, Cherry Creek flows into South Platte River, and their respective trails converge as well.  Globeville is just down the river, Auraria sprawls across the bottoms to the south, Lodo is near, as are Coors field and Broncos stadium and the Capital.  Also, I25 and an old rail line.  The feeling of "place" here is strong; I suspect humans have been meeting at and living in and passing through this spot for thousands of years. You can get anywhere from here; to the left is a bike trip south up the river all the way to Waterton Canyon, which connects to the Colorado Trail, Leadville, Durango, etc.  Turn right here for Sterling, Ogallala, Lincoln, all points East.

Northeast Portal.  Add a bell tower and some stained glass and you have a Romanesque cathedral. 

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