Colorado

The Flatirons

These are the Flatirons, an incredible rock formation near Boulder, Colorado. Don’t quite see what you’re looking at? Tilt your head 90 degrees to the left… More information on the Wikipedia page. Thanks to Geoff.

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Friday, 25th November 2005

The Oldest Electronically Lit School Emblem in the World

Perched on the side of Mount Zion in Colorado is a giant ‘M’ for the Colorado School of Mines. The school claims that it is the ‘largest electronically-lit school emblem in the world’, a claim which is disputed by Brigham…

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Wednesday, 12th October 2005

Red Rocks Ampitheater

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is considered by many as the greatest music venue in the world (including most of the people who submitted it). The naturally occurring amphitheatre is between two 320 foot monoliths, Ship Rock to the south and Creation…

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Thursday, 4th August 2005

Colorado Balloon Things

Doug described these things in Colorado as ‘deep space satellites’. Can anyone confirm what they are? (Please, please don’t say ‘weather balloons’…) Update: Turns out that these are actually two parabolic dish antennas belonging to the Deep Space Exploration Society…

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Thursday, 2nd June 2005

2002 Fritzlers Corn Maze

The 2002 design for the Fritzlers Corn Maze depicts an eagle in front of the American flag and the slogan “God Bless America”. Thanks: Gus

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Sunday, 29th May 2005

Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center

Remember the super secret bunker they always use in Stargate, Deep Impact and various other films? Well, here it is. It’s official name is the Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center and is designed “to ensure 70 percent probability of continuing to…

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Thursday, 7th April 2005
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