Aspen Dahling

Because it was a successful mining town long before it became a jet-set favorite, there are many old and classic buildings from its time as a mining capitol.

I couldn’t decide if this beauty was old or a just well done new facsimile.

The Wheeler Opera House is old and authentic. Only wish it had been open to take a peek inside.

Just about any high end brand was represented here – Dior and Gucci live side by side inside the appropriately named Brand Building (1891). Yes, it’s an expensive town but it didn’t cost us a thing to just wander around. 

There was a fair amount of art scattered about. There was a sizable memorial garden to John Denver as well.

Well, we almost got through town without spending any money. The gelato was excellent, by the way.

2 thoughts on “Aspen Dahling

  1. Yes, I’ve spent many hours in the John Denver Sanctuary with it’s beautiful granite boulders etched with lyrics from my youth. I recommend you bring along your iPod and listen to what he left behind as you enjoy this peaceful park.

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