Tuesday, October 9, 2007

My view

I don't remember who it was, but one of my blogging buddies from My Sacred Life posted some photos to show the view from where she worked.

That idea stuck with me, and finally I remembered to actually take some photos from my office building.

This first one is the view out my office window.

My place of employment is in the Denver Tech Center, Denver's oldest office park, which is roughly ten miles south of downtown. This is the view looking south. Nothing particularly startling...looks like a thousand office parks you might see anywhere.

This next photo is a stitched-together panorama of the view of the Rocky Mountains out the west windows of our office. While I don't have that view, I can walk down the hall and check it out whenever I have the urge to do so.
If you click on the photo, you can see an enlarged view which you can pan back and forth. We can see from Pike's Peak (60 miles south) to Long's Peak (60 miles north). Now, this view is not your standard one from any of a thousand office parks!

The last picture is what downtown Denver looks like from here.
If you look closely, slightly left of center, you can see the golden gleam of the sun reflecting off of our state capitol building. It was a bit of a hazy day when I took these shots, and I may decide once we get to the point where we are having crisp, cold mornings to replace this with a clearer one. For now, though, it will serve.

That's a photo journey of my place in space during the work week! Some day soon, I'll post a photo of the interior of my office. It will have to be a day when I don't mind becoming even more widely known as the Clutter King.

Thanks for visiting, and have a great week.


Kate I said...

I think I must have stayed in a hotel very near there last Monday night! It looks and sounds like the same area.

Denver and the surrounding area is quite lovely. The feel and 'atitude' of the place reminded me a lot of Vancouver. (that's a compliment!)

Rick Hamrick said...

Kate--I most certainly take any comparison to Vancouver to be a favorable one!

If you are going to be in my area again, please do let me know! I know all the best coffee spots, and most of the great (and not outrageously priced) restaurants. Even if we can't manage to meet up, I can direct you to a great spot to enjoy while you are here.

Julie said...

I love Denver, and when I have visited, considered staying. It just seems like a GOOD thing to be surrounded my mountains-:). The people reminded me more of Minnesotans than Southerners.

Deborah said...

I could never live so close to the mountains. My heart always goes out to them and leaves me feeling...faraway (?) Makes me think of the Paul Simon line "Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance; everybody thinks its true." I love to visit mountains but I'm afraid I could never stay.

Carla said...

I love love love the Rockies, especially Pikes Peak. I spent 9 years in Colorado Springs (1981-1990) so your photos really tug at my heartstrings. Grateful for that!

Rick Hamrick said...

Carla--my most captivating drive was one I took quite a few years ago, which had me coming back into the Colo Spgs area from the west, meaning I came upon Pike's Peak from the back side, so to speak.

It struck me at the time that Pike's Peak definitely was designed to be viewed from the east--thanks, God, as that's where we found water and soil which supported crops about 150 years ago--as it is seen from Colorado Springs. It is nowhere near as spectacular on the other side! All the awe-invoking moments were many miles before we came back to the populated world around I-25.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

I found you through an incoming link. It was fun to look through the photos; we used to live in Casper and an occassional trip to Denver was a highlight. It has been a long time since I remembered what it was like to have a great deal of distance between cities. Thanks for the reminder - and the link; dropping one back at ya. :)