This is the third installment in a game I’m playing all summer where I share a photo and ask you to tell me where in Denver it is. I randomly select one correct answer and we send them a sticker. We also celebrate the other correct answers!
Today, I want to know about the mural above.
This mural cracked me up when I first saw it. A painting of a majestic bald eagle soaring alongside — but as a background to — a Canada goose. My first thought was, “Did a goose paint this?”
And please, before you send me goose-related hate mail (we are extremely aware that such hate mail exists here), know that I love gosling season, I’ve just had enough geese hiss at me on the bike path that I don’t see them on the same level of the bald eagles that soar above U.S. 36 or chill out at Barr Lake or, you know, City Park.
If you know the answer, scroll to the bottom and fill out the form!
Now, for last week’s answer:
Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy, who lives in the Speer neighborhood, knew where the tiny library was:
“On Pearl Street between 7th and 8th avenues in front of the Grant-Humphreys Mansion.”
When I emailed to ask if she had anything else she wanted to say about it, she said, “I live in the neighborhood just a block away from that little library and I have taken countless midday walks right past it over the last year while working from home. I think it’s so delightful that it’s a mini version of the mansion behind it!”
Yes! Me too!
Much to the chagrin of anybody I’ve ever met, I find this very funny, and have an ongoing game that I like to call “This thing looks like that thing,” which is mostly photos of tiny libraries (but sometimes birdhouses!) looking like houses, but also … well, also there’s a different one I won’t spoil yet because it might be a mystery photo game in the future.
Here’s another example.
Please tweet any others you see (there are many!) directly at me, because I have checked and no one else cares. Just me and Aishwarya.
Many additional correct responses this week came from: Adam Brisnehan, Jeanne-Marie, Mark Boulette, Tom Gougeon, Ashley F., Michelle Downer, Dawn DiPrince, Westby Mize, Brooke Garcia, Andrea H., Michael Hoffman, Andrew Zaleski, Shawn Snow, Hamen Lo, Max Lubarsky, Kelly Crandall, Jefferson McClure, Nikolaus Remus, Brad Wedig, Peter B., Zach Wood, Ebb, Joshua de Leon, Kathleen Trimble, Benjamin Gelem, Julio, Carolyn Diana, Buffy Fisher, Elyssa W., Jon Schleifer, Jack Wheeler, Ben Nissley, Hilary, Becca Dierschow, Caroline Schomp, Benjamin E., Austin, Peter Waalkes, L.S. Gardiner, Wendy Littlepage, Alice, Harris and Cindy Pedrioli.
Thanks for reading and thanks for playing!
Here’s this week’s answer form!
OK, where’s the sweet eagle/goose mural pictured at the top of this page? One correct response will be selected on Thursday to get a Denverite sticker. See you in the world! (And watch out for people on bikes, please!)