Thursday, November 13, 2008

SkyWatch Friday: Cripple Creek Colorado

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Today is SkyWatch Friday. Be sure to click HERE to discover how vast and different the skies we all look at vary from all over the globe. You will be glad you did.

This week I would like to show you one of my favorite places in the whole world. That place would be none other than Cripple Creek, Colorado. This is an old mining town, that boomed during the Gold Rush. Today, it houses small casinos in all the old buildings. These pictures were taken on an afternoon when a storm was brewing over the mountains.

View of Bennett Avenue, the main Street that runs through the town.
Palace Hotel Neon sign taken at dusk.

One of the Casino signs, this was taken right before it started to rain.

Cripple Creek is a charming little town. We love to visit here. You never know what the weather will do on any given moment. We have driven there in sunny weather and leave in the snow, all in a matter of hours.

Hope you enjoyed a peak at one of my favorite places. Enjoy all the SkyWatch post today, and I hope to see you back on Sunday.

55 comments:

  1. Hello!!!!!!!!!!! They skies!! I love looking up and imagining what the sky looks like in a different part of the world right at that moment. Love the pics!

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  2. Very nice skies. I especially love them in the last photo!

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  3. Beautiful skies and Cripple Creek looks like a charming town.

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  4. Love those pictures. What a unique place. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I like the old mining town!
    Happy Sky Watch!

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  6. what pretty shots, especially the last one. I'd love to visit there some time! Happy SWF. :)

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  7. Wonderful series .. I have heard of but never visited Cripple Creek! The first photo was my favourite ... drew me right into the street and through the town!

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  8. The skies and the town are both inviting. I've heard about CC but never seen any photos of it - love the architecture. Thanks!

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  9. Your skywatch Friday is interesting on Thursday night. lol

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  10. I like that Hotel Palace sign sky. Kind of spooky. :)

    Happy Sky Watch Friday!
    ~Lisa
    New Mexico

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  11. This looks like a delightful place!! A nice write up and wonderful photos to go along with the words!

    Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today!
    ~Michele~
    Mountain Retreat- Canada

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  12. Oh it is very charming. I love how you captured the sky and gave us some great shots of the signs in town too. Fun Sky Watch!!

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  13. I love the photo of Bennett Avenue

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  14. "Hey, hey, Cripple Creek Ferry, butting through the overhanging trees..." I guess that song wasn't written about this town! Oh well, that's what I think of when I hear that name. Nice shots of the town.

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  15. Love the sky and the photos of the old town, may have to check that place out sometime

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  16. Good set of pictures. Nice angles in all. Great photos!

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  17. I know they have nothing to do with SKF, but the donkeys up there are so stinkin' cute!

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  18. Looks like it would be fun to visit Cripple Creek!

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  19. Wonderful Series!...Lovely place to visit .Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today: It' s always nice to meet someone new. Happy SWF:)

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  20. Nice series of photos for sky watch. It looks like a nice place to visit.

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  21. I almost forgot I was supposed to be looking at the skies. I had to go back to look. I was too busy thinking how cute it must be to have all those little casinos.

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  22. What a quaint little town.
    Very picturesque.

    Nina at Nature Remains

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  23. The skies look very eerie! Thanks for sharing. Happy SWF

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  24. Thank you for the comment on my blog. Your sky photos are lovely. Tommorrow I know I'll take special notice of the sky - I should do that more often. Your post about your Aunt's treasures was very touching.

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  25. Beautiful pics! I plan to visit Colorado in the near future, I'll have to put Cripple Creek on my list (and ask you more about other great places to visit!)

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  26. Loved this - thanks for providing me with a visual to a song I love by The Band - 'Up On Cripple Creek'.

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  27. Wow great photos for sky watch. I love your blog look you make me feel ready to get in the Christmas spirit. Happy SWF.

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  28. I love your photos they are amazing.
    Happy SWF!

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  29. So there really is a place called Cripple Creek, who knew? Thanks so much for a glimpse into a wonderful and charming small town.

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  30. Intriguing shots! Love the variations of signs against lovely skies!

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  31. Beautiful and very interesting pictures!

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  32. Cripple Creek sure looks like a cute little town. I would enjoy visiting there.
    I love the way you have your blog decorated. Happy sky watching!

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  33. Wish we were there today. Cripple Creek is a very neat, interesting town.

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  34. Hi Suzanne! I am new to your blog, your avatar caught my eye. I am also a "Coloradolady". I was raised and currently live in western colorado, and one of my babies is a black and tan doxie too!

    Love your pics. I really enjoyed the blog, I will be back!

    Have a great day!. skies in western CO are cloudless and weather is crisp and warm (50's) ski areas are catching snow as we speak, come on over!

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  35. Interesting to learn about the changes of Cripple Creek. Is there a reason why they changed houses into casinos.
    Anyway, It seems a pleasant town.
    Signs always make frontages more attractive.
    And the Sky is ... changing, no?
    I love in the first picture the view on the street.

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  36. Great photos of Cripple Creek. Now who sang that song about this town?

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  37. Love all the signs. Sign designers are artists, in their own way. One day, I'll make it to Colorado! It looks like great fun.

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  38. Great photos - I can't go wrong stopping by your blog, because you can't go wrong w/ anything Colorado!
    And there's a giveaway to boot!

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my page - I appreciate it!!!

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  39. Interesting post and awesome photos - thank you for sharing them. Greetings from Croatia.

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  40. I love photos taken at dusk. The sky is more intense and the lights show up so well. Is Cripple Creek the same town that The Band wrote about in "Up on Cripple Creek"? I love that song...
    Thanks for stopping by my blog too!
    http://susieofarabia.wordpress.com/

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  41. Just stopping in to catch up on what you are doing. Cripple Creek looks like a great place to visit.

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  42. very cool photos ... Makes that song... down on cripple creek pop into my head :D

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  43. The signs at the dusk is a great idea. Looks great!

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  44. Amazing photo the first one!
    Love the signs :)

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  45. This is my first visit to your blog. I'm very impressed. I love that dress your mother made you.
    Have a lovely Saturday! Bridget

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  46. I love the feel of those clouds building up for a down pour.
    Thanks for sharing your neck of the woods with us.
    Have a goos week.

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  47. This is a wonderful Skywatch post! I think that's how I had originally found you, through Skywatch and I was so impressed with your blog, I added you to my list. And yet, somehow, I hadn't commented on your posts in a while. But, I remembered how much I enjoyed your blog, and included you in my tag!

    So, you have been tagged! If you would like to participate, come by my blog and see how it works.

    This is a great Skywatch!

    Marie

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