September 6 — between 3rd & 9th, Sunset & Grant

North of 3rd, west of Grant, south of 9th, east of Sunset.

Total for today:   19,980 steps and  3:44 time.

This neighborhood has many similarities to the area immediately to the east of it, which I walked on my June 25 Roosevelt Park outing.   It appears the houses were mostly built in a similar time-frame and style.  There were a few more of the houses with the drive-ways sloping down to a basement ‘garage’, which I’ve only seen in these two parts of town.

I walked this neighborhood on a school day morning, and was impressed by the number of parents walking or biking with their kids to school!

There is an alley where I took the highest ‘density’ of pictures of anywhere in my walks so far this year.  If you remember from my June 25 walk, there were a few pieces of mosaic artwork in the alleys.  Apparently the ‘mother lode’ of this artwork is in an alley between Grant and Sherman.

I took over 20 pictures along here, seven of which are of a single fence top which was decorated with fanciful items.  (the only trouble with it is it had some vine overgrowth, so I could catch all the details.)   And I didn’t even take pictures of all of the art.  So I would highly recommend taking a stroll down here sometime.

I’ll put those pictures at the very end of today’s blog, so as to not overwhelm you with them right at the start.

Grant - Sherman alley

Grant – Sherman alley

 

It was a good season opener for the Broncos last night, beating the reigning Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens 49 to 27.  Peyton Manning threw 7 touchdown passes, which I believe ties a record.  It sure makes you think that if they wouldn’t have lost that fluky first playoff game last year, THEY would have be the reigning Super Bowl Champs.

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Here are some of the beautiful houses in the area…

This is one of Jenni's favorite houses

This is one of Jenni’s favorite houses

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Ivy chimney

Ivy chimney

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another tall chimney

another tall chimney

 

brick turret

brick turret

 

I don’t usually foreshadow my blogs (I’m writing this on 9/22/13), but I’m putting in this picture of the view from 3rd and Sunset south toward the St. Vrain river.  I took this picture little suspecting that in just over a week this would be washed out from flooding.

before the rains

before the rains

 

and here’s the rest of the photos of the day…  and at the end, as promised, the Sherman-Grant alley!

Pole at 3rd and Sunset --- former home of many garage sale signs!

Pole at 3rd and Sunset — former home of many garage sale signs!

 

table and flag

table and flag

 

Hippie access

Hippie access

 

another neighborhood with dog view holes... I like them

another neighborhood with dog view holes… I like them

 

fire hydrant in the alley  instead of on the curb

fire hydrant in the alley instead of on the curb

 

Dashboard machine gun nest (Lego-style)

Dashboard machine gun nest (Lego-style)

 

GIANT dog (?) statue

GIANT dog (?) statue

 

frog friend

frog friend

 

old shed

old shed

 

portal of the day

portal of the day

 

flag with birdhouses

flag with birdhouses

 

Alley adage

Alley adage

 

year-round nativity scene

year-round nativity scene

 

Snowshoes with Moose

Snowshoes with Moose

 

Pretty brick design

Pretty brick design

 

I think my 'feature photo' for my  June 25 blog might be by this same artist

I think my ‘feature photo’ for my June 25 blog might be by this same artist

 

Lion

Lion

 

lush garden

lush garden

 

Armani in the Alley

Armani in the Alley

 

cat basking in the sun

cat basking in the sun

 

vegetation of the day

vegetation of the day

 

Jenni & I debated if this was a boy or a girl

Jenni & I debated if this was a boy or a girl

another grumpy frog

another grumpy frog

 

I'm seeing a lot of these... do they have a special name?

I’m seeing a lot of these… do they have a special name?

 

another whatever-you-call-it

another whatever-you-call-it

 

does anybody know who the face is supposed to be?

does anybody know who the face is supposed to be?

 

I got a laugh out of this

I got a laugh out of this

 

their umbrella may be broken, but they're still in love!

their umbrella may be broken, but they’re still in love!

 

retreating bear

retreating bear

 

two bad ants

two bad ants

 

twisty lamp post

twisty lamp post

 

 

jar of shells

jar of shells

 

sheet metal fairy

sheet metal fairy

 

 

bluebird of happinessbluebird of happiness

 

and now, finally the alley art… starting with the sunflower electrical box at the north end…

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butterfly

butterfly

 

optical illusion

optical illusion

 

flowers

flowers

 

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cat and dog photo montage

cat and dog photo montage

 

real dog in alley

real dog in alley

 

fake cat

fake cat in alley

 

dragonfly

dragonfly

 

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tree

tree

 

bicycle

bicycle

 

goodnight moon

goodnight moon

 

Jenni figured out this was a basketball game with spectators

Jenni figured out this was a basketball game with spectators

 

and now, to top it off, the top of the wall

 

 

 

fence corner

fence corner

 

 

Jesus

Jesus

shards from a yellow 'Grumpy' coffee cup??

Shards from a yellow ‘Grumpy’ coffee cup??  I think ‘Grumpy’ may be on the far right, with big red nose.

 

Betty Boop

Betty Boop

 

boom box

boom box

 

Lizard Buddha?

Lizard Buddha?

 

a slipper... or the mask from the 'Scream' movie?

a slipper… or the mask from the ‘Scream’ movie?

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “September 6 — between 3rd & 9th, Sunset & Grant

  1. Hi! Lovely blog! The sheet metal fairy is mine. My dad is a New Mexican artist and made it for me.

    Also, my daughter enjoyed your visit/talk at Central Elementary last week. Happy travels!

    • Thanks for the comment and information. I enjoyed the visit to Central Elementary last Friday as well..
      a nice school with a great bunch of kids!

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