In August 1859 when two surveyors started out from Denver City to begin a town site, soon to be called Colorado City they came upon a beautiful area of sandstone formations. One of the surveyors suggested that it would be a “capital place for a beer garden” when the country grew up. His companion, exclaimed, “Beer Garden! Why it is a fit place for the Gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods.” It has been so called ever since.
Below is a picture of Balanced Rock within the Park.
To get the perspective of size, this is a picture of my husband next to the rock.
The architecture inside the Capitol building was spectacular.
This quilt, hanging in the Capitol building is comprised of blocks that symbolize Colorado. The 19 stars on the left and right side of the quilt represent the 38th state–Colorado. A total of 250 hours of hand embroidery and machine stitching was necessary to complete the quilt. The quilt was originally hung in the 2007 Colorado Quilting Council Quilt Show which was held in the Capitol building. What a fantastic location for a quilt show!
I spied this quilt hanging in the office of the Governor.