South Denver from 38000 feet

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    1. Paul Wicks 70 months ago | reply

      The river is the North Fork of the South Platte, if I recall correctly. The road that follows the river is Santa Fe. The straight road the nearly parallels Santa Fe and ends in the lower-left corner of the frame is Broadway. The curvilinear freeway, running from the top of the photo, to the right is Interstate 25. The freeway looks bright, because it's all new concrete. The project to improve this stretch of I-25 was called T-Rex (for TRansportation EXpansion project ...and also because it tore-up the city and ripped the budget to shreds). In the lower right corner, somewhere, is the house of former Denver Bronco's quarterback John Elway. You did catch a slice of downtown. Start at the top of the frame, dead-center. That's the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Speer. To the right of that is the state Capitol, crowded by skyscrapers. There's also a large swatch of Nineteenth Century mansions, south and east (below and to the right) of downtown. Nice catch.

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