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.
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.
Here are some of the beautiful houses in the area…
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.
and here’s the rest of the photos of the day… and at the end, as promised, the Sherman-Grant alley!
and now, finally the alley art… starting with the sunflower electrical box at the north end…
and now, to top it off, the top of the wall