Red Rock in Garden of the Gods, Colorado

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                                           The Garden of the Gods

 

The Garden of the Gods was dedicated as a city park in 1909 by the children of Charles Elliot Perkins. Perkins was a friend of General Palmer, who founded Colorado Springs, and encouraged Perkins to purchase the land that is The Garden of the Gods.  After his death, his family honored his request and gave the land to the City of Colorado Springs to be used as a park, on the condition that it would remain free forever to all visitors. 

 

  Many of these rock formations are over 300 million years old and have been sculpted throughout the years by erosion. 

 

It is generally assumed that  the Native Americans named the Garden of the Gods. However, not so!  In August, 1859, two surveyors started out from Denver to begin the survey of the town of Colorado City. Coming upon the amazing red rock formations,  "one of the men suggested that it would be a "capital place for a beer garden" when the country grew up. His companion exclaimed, "Beer Garden! Why it is a fit place for the Gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods."

 

Garden of the Gods, red rock formations

 

Garden of the Gods, red rock formations

 

Cathedral Valley

Cathedral Valley, Garden of the Gods


Kissing Camels

 

Kissing Camels, Garden of the Gods

 


 

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Sharon Lee
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Hi Debi-You find the neatest stuff and then take awesome pics of it. I like the name Garden of the Gods much better than the Garden of Beer. Great job.

Apr 10, 2009 09:00 PM #4
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Debi Boucher
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Hey Sharon! LOL! I couldn't agree more!  Garden of Beer? Good grief!  Puhleeze!

Debi

Apr 10, 2009 10:30 PM #5
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Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Debi - one of my old stomping grounds - my husband and I  used to go there when we lived in Denver, You have captured it beautifully my friend!! It is such a wonderful place, and I am so happy they didn't name it what??!! The Beer garden??!!

You, Ms Debou D-Vine are an awesome photographer, I'm glad you live in Colorado :-)

Apr 10, 2009 10:54 PM #6
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Debi Boucher
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Hi Mary - You did? That's great! It's pretty amazing, isn't it? Just imagine - "Honey, I'm at the Beer Garden today. No No No! Not THAT kind of beer garden!" LOL Yeah, right. There's a very nice Visitor Center there now - built recently on the other side of 31st St. up on the hill. Other than that, unchanged. As it should be.  Thanks for stopping by to reminisce, my friend. I'm glad I live in Colorado, too! Let's meet in the middle someday?

Debi

Apr 10, 2009 11:03 PM #7
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Mary Douglas
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That is a given. We will meet in the middle.  Now isn't that another country song!!?? LOL !!

Apr 10, 2009 11:25 PM #8
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Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
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Debi, I especially like the catherdral formation! It is so fitting for the Easter season!

Apr 11, 2009 07:11 AM #9
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Morning Debi....This is another one for our growing list.  John and I spent a day in Garden of the Gods (yes, in the RV days) climbing around and exploring.  I remember the wonderful formations and would gladly do it again....better get these computer legs in shape first!  It wouldn't do to have you running off ahead with me puffing to keep up...LOL, what a visual I have on that thought ;-)

Apr 11, 2009 08:32 AM #10
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Debi, awesome, just awesome!

Apr 11, 2009 09:26 AM #11
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Debi Boucher
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Mary - You and your country songs! LOL Where is the middle, anyway?

Hi Caren, Thank you! I wonder if they have Easter Services there?

Hello Ms. Gail - You're going to have to stay for a month! I wouldn't leave you in the dust - not to worry!

Terry, Thank you for stopping by!

Debi

Apr 11, 2009 03:07 PM #12
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Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz
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Debi - You have some very beautiful photos there and I have never been to this place. I might just have to put it on my list of places to visit this year!

Apr 11, 2009 03:31 PM #13
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Debi Boucher
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Hi Robert, If you haven't been to this area, you should grab your camera and come this summer! There is so very much to see and do - you'd be in heaven! Well, Garden of the Gods, at least....LOL

Debi

Apr 11, 2009 04:56 PM #14
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Bob Cumiskey
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL
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Debi, Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.  Guess I'm putting the Garden of the Gods on my list now. 

Apr 13, 2009 08:13 AM #15
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Sandra Mathewson
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I used to live in Denver, and I do miss the beauty.  I think I would like to move back someday!

Sandra

Apr 13, 2009 02:07 PM #16
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Mary Douglas
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Hi Debi, Near as I can figure these are in the middle ( sort of)

DIA -- this is where we catch the plane and go somewhere LOL!!

Boulder - always fun to walk on the Pearl Street Mall

Northglenn - ???  98.55 miles for you and 97.70 miles for me :-)

or Central City ---

Apr 13, 2009 02:19 PM #17
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Debi Boucher
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Hi Bob - Thank you, and yes! Put it on your list - an amazing place!

Hi Sandra, It would be so hard to leave Colorado - so much that has me in awe here- but there are other beautiful places in the country....(I guess....LOL)

Hey Miss Mary! We'll meet at DIA when we can go see Gail, in the meantime, we'll have to make a plan to meet up in another couple of months, when we can count on warm weather. What's Northglenn like? Never heard of it. We need to choose a place with good photo ops! ;)

 

Debi

Apr 13, 2009 05:14 PM #18
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Mary Douglas
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Probably not good photo ops in Northglenn -- it looks much like Denver to me :-)

Apr 13, 2009 05:51 PM #19
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Debi, You take splendid photos! I am always delighted to visit your blog!

Apr 13, 2009 06:40 PM #20
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Debi Boucher
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Hey Mary - We could visit the Republic of Boulder, or Central City for history and Wabi Sabi photos?

 

Marian, Thank you so very much! It honors me that you visit often :)

Debi

Apr 13, 2009 08:20 PM #21
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Now this looks familiar, Debi!...LOL great shots in our own backyard, eh?  The hubs and I love to take the trails around there, and not long ago on a sunny day rode the motorcycle over, amazing that we have this right "in town!".

Apr 13, 2009 09:16 PM #22
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Debi Boucher
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Hey Cheryl, I knew this would be familiar to you! There is SO much in our backyard- Lucky us! I go often, and not always so lucky to get such a BLUE sky. No processing in these shots - it really was that blue!

Debi

Apr 13, 2009 09:24 PM #23
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