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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Probably not good photo ops in Northglenn -- it looks much like Denver to me :-)

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

April 13, 2009 06:40 PM
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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

April 13, 2009 08:20 PM
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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!".

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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

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