Manitou Springs, Between Fire and Flood

Tragically, many of my favourite spots in Colorado have suffered both fire and flood, last year and this, and most recently, yesterday.  I was in Manitou Springs, one of the state’s most magical little art havens, on July 30 & 31.  Here are some scenes from Day 1.

I started off with a hearty lunch, at Heart of Jerusalem.

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The architecture, and the cute names of some of the shops, kept me interested for the hour I had to spend, before a friend from Colorado Springs came, for consultation on some matters that were bothering her.

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Barker House is one of two signature hotels in Manitou.

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The pathways themselves proved captivating.

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Having helped my young friend to see things in a different light, I resolved to come back to Manitou, the next day, and focus on those areas I had not seen.   Day 2, next time.

16 thoughts on “Manitou Springs, Between Fire and Flood

  1. Great shots, Gary, that show the character of the town. It looks a little like Glenwood Springs on the other side of the mountains. I hope the floods subside soon in that part of the world!

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