Aspen Dahling

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in The West | 2 Comments

Because it was a successful mining town long before it became a jet-set favorite, there are many old and classic buildings from its time as a mining capitol.

I couldn’t decide if this beauty was old or a just well done new facsimile.

The Wheeler Opera House is old and authentic. Only wish it had been open to take a peek inside.

Just about any high end brand was represented here – Dior and Gucci live side by side inside the appropriately named Brand Building (1891). Yes, it’s an expensive town but it didn’t cost us a thing to just wander around. 

There was a fair amount of art scattered about. There was a sizable memorial garden to John Denver as well.

Well, we almost got through town without spending any money. The gelato was excellent, by the way.


  1. Neighbor Susan
    August 15, 2018

    Lovely buildings…but I wonder how you decided on the gelato flavor when there were so many!

  2. Lynda
    August 17, 2018

    Yes, I’ve spent many hours in the John Denver Sanctuary with it’s beautiful granite boulders etched with lyrics from my youth. I recommend you bring along your iPod and listen to what he left behind as you enjoy this peaceful park.


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