Lost Buildings of Denver (Pt 1)

I am in a club of sorts. The 2nd Wednesday Club. There are 3 members: myself, my high school buddy, Dan, and a friend of his, Jerry. Our club, so far, has been in existence for only 2 months but I see it going a much longer time than that. I find that it is especially enjoyable to be a member of our small club so I can see how my compatriots shoot.

What Is Left-Childrens Hospital Demolition

What Is Left - Childrens Hospital Demolition

What we do is shoot for a word/idea each month, submit 3 images, which are uploaded to another site, and then we critique each others’ works (or define how we came to use a particular entry to the final cut). We choose our words by selecting 3 individually, send them to Dan, who tallies the words, then we vote from the list of words to determine the word we use. It’s a great system because we don’t know ahead of time what the word will be, which makes the way we “see” that much more interesting.
The last two months our idea/words have been “reflection” and “the end”. Take a look.

This month…that is, for the 2nd Wednesday in September…our word is “change”. Taking my chances that I won’t be trumped by my Club friends, I’ve decided to add a set of three, only one of which will make the final cut in a couple of weeks. Although these shots would have worked equally well for “the end”, they fit the present word, as well.

Where the Door Was

Where the Door Was

The Childrens Hospital in Denver closed its doors earlier this year after their new facility was built east of town in a new massive complex, where Fitzsimmons (the Vets) Hospital and CU Medical Center have moved also. All three of these hospitals HAD been in very convenient locations in the “heart” of the metro area. Where they are now is actually not very convenient at all. But that’s where they are and that’s the way life is, unfortunately.

When my son was a baby, my ex and I spent a LOT of time in the ER at Childrens when it was downtown. Our son had ear infections on a regular basis, among other babyhood maladies. So, it was with sadness that I took this photo on Sunday. Demolition started a few months ago and they are getting down to the end. As you can see, the three photos here are all the same one; I progressively changed them to suit my needs for invoking more and more of a “statement”. I expect you’ll figure out the statement I am trying to invoke.

Attack of the Bureaucratic Machine

Attack of the Bureaucratic Machine

In the future, I’ll be adding photos that aren’t my usual subjects of nature and the like. I DO shoot a lot more stuff than just flowers…but then I’m just getting going with this blog so we have a long way to go, you and I.

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