Summer in October: Photos from Colorado

Inside Louis Dupuy's kitchen. A view down at the (not original) stove.
Inside Louis Dupuy’s kitchen. A view down at the (not original) stove.

Who says you can’t write about summer vacations in October? At the end of July I traveled to Colorado Springs for an epic family reunion. Naturally I couldn’t make a trip to a different state and not play tourist for a little while. I wrote about one part of my trip, a visit to Hotel de Paris in Georgetown for Saving Places.  The piece, which I had a lot of fun writing, is about the hotel’s proprietor, Louis Dupuy, a man who was a fugitive, journalist, and an infamous chef.

In addition to Georgetown I also spent a few hours in Denver, checking out the state capitol, the Emerson School (home of the National Trust Denver Field Office), and the Molly Brown House. The latter site is pretty great, mostly because it does what most historic houses do, but flips the perspective, telling us about Molly Brown’s legacy rather than just the male inhabitants.

So instead of using my words, I thought I would use images to tell the story of my trip. They aren’t in any particular order but suffice it to say I figured I would end with food pictures, because why not?

You’ll notice among the images that almost none of them include the obvious – nature. While we did take a quick jaunt out to Garden of the Gods a beautiful natural park in Colorado Springs, I didn’t get a chance to check out the states scenic beauty beyond the car window. Enjoy!

Molly Brown House, Colorado
Detail from the Colorado State Capitol.
Detail from the Colorado State Capitol.
Looking up from the inside of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.
Looking up from the inside of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.
A look at the inside of Union Station in Denver, an awesome rehab project.
A look at the inside of Union Station in Denver, an awesome rehab project.
Original material from Louis Dupuy's kitchen at Hotel de Paris
Original material from Louis Dupuy’s kitchen at Hotel de Paris
More from Louis Dupuy's ktichen at the Hotel de Paris
More from Louis Dupuy’s ktichen at the Hotel de Paris

First stop on the Denver trip. Checking out the @savingplaces office and having lunch with colleagues.

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Sitting back with the official drink of Wimbeldon (and summer for me). #pimms #chhayareunion

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