It’s not the first time old Ruby and I have had difficulties together. In fact I think it’s time #3 if I’m remembering correctly.
One of my passengers had just restored a CJ-7 so he was tinkering around a bit, and a kind fellow stopped to help us as well; what was determined was that the fuel pump gave out and it couldn’t be fixed on the side of the road. We had to be rescued to finish the tour. Just Enough Extra Parts indeed.
Garden of the Gods is the park everyone (it seems) knows in Colorado Springs. This is another city park about a mile or two South, called Red Rock Canyon Open Space. It’s kind of like the little brother but there is actually more land there. It also, back in the 19th Century, was used for such purposes as landfilling and quarrying.
Thankfully the quarrying was in the past though there are still some industrial things going on there, I assume part of the land reclamation over the old town dump.
I spend so much time on the road but wanted to get some shots from inside with a bunch of tourists. Most of this was just a regular Thursday in the Summer, I missed out on getting 4th of July because it rained a lot of the afternoon. I’ve been back a few times now but the crowds haven’t been there.
One of the special tours we did recently, a team-up with a bus tour company and the nicest hotel in the area. Colorado Springs has almost 25 breweries around town, these half-day tours focused on 3 of the more prominent ones.
I also threw in one that’s close to the office as I go there now and again. Some of our most interesting spaces are old buildings that have been renovated and repurposed; we have a few breweries around town like that, they used to be hotels, schools, railroad infrastructure, etc. I’m happy to see these buildings given new life instead of being torn down in the name of progress.
Remembering the work of Joel Meyerowitz who through perseverance was able to photograph the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack using primarily his 8×10 large format camera. He was the only photographer allowed inside Ground Zero.
Here is a new interview with Meyerowitz reflecting on events after 20 years.