The giant blue polar bear, and a mural of Colorado's own Jack Dempsey...two of downtown Denver's pieces of public art.
The polar bear outside the Convention Center is hands-down my favorite work in our fair city. I am so very fond of him...the wistful way he peers in through the multi-story windows, his blueness and awkward size which make him seem melancholy, misunderstood and just faintly embarrassed. Maybe it's that I always felt like this as a child - a giant, awkward outsider always looking wistfully in through the window at the rest of the world. One of the first (and still one of the only) hot days of the summer. Q kickin' it Denver-style. Bubbles in the Civic Center park.