Red Rocks // Colorado

Red Rocks - USA

Red Rocks – USA

Red Rocks - USA

Red Rocks – USA

Friends in my ear - Red Rocks Museum

Friends in my ear – Red Rocks Museum

Red Rocks - USA

A red rock – USA

Happy new year everybody, hope you had a smooth transition. Or not…whatever you planned, I hope it worked for you. I’ve had the impression lately, that 2016 is a year that can only be called a waste of time…for the world I mean, for me personally it was a great one. Economists of my sort would now talk about micro-macro-inconsistencies but, less nerdy, apparently 2016 can be shit and good at the same time, depending on perspective one takes. So let’s take my perspective for a moment. You know from here, here, here and here that 2016 was a great year full of travelling, diving, exploring and meeting new people.

One of them lives in Denver, so after a business trip to New York, I decided to go a bit more west…and I should not regret. After the hassle of New York (nope, not going to be a big fan of it this life), Colorado was what I needed. Nature, space, air to breathe and coffee milk without vitamin D added (yep, they do this in NY). And what’s a visit to Denver without going to Red Rocks, which is juuuuuust outside the city. And because U2 have been living as friends in my ear for around 20 years now, I needed to go see the place where they played in 1983 (!!!). This place got something and sometimes these places work on you without you ever knowing why.

Apart from that, Denver is a very nice city, home to the champions of hand-egg (only in the US known as “football”, which is odd: almost no foot and certainly no ball involved, rename it ‘Mericans!!), the Broncos, and home to around 3 million people which all seem extremely friendly…I was greated on the street when picking up cigarettes in the morning – I’m from Europe, people usually do not greet strangers on the street, certainly not before coffee…we need alcohol to do that! But a nice gesture nonetheless and a place certainly up for coming-back considerations.

I don’t want to miss the opportunity to thank Lisa and Jayden for taking this Austrian economist-invader into their home during my stay in Denver and organize wonderful trips to Garden of the Gods or Estes Park in the Rocky Mountains National Park (more on all of that later…just one hint: Here’s Johnny!). You guys know how much I loved being there, so thanks for everything.

The beginning of a new year requires a sober assessment of the old one. So you number-gobbling geeks, here it is: 197 followers, 1.213 views, 453 visitors from around 50 countries ranging from Australia & New Zealand to Peru and Canada. This is about half the numbers of 2015 but I also only published half the posts compared to 2015, so the numbers add up. I would like to thank you all very much for your interest in Photononautics, for liking and commenting on my pictures. Thanks to all the people who shared some time with me during the last year and those who have shared their time with me for the last 20-30 years. Wish you all a happy new year and loads of inspring adventures in 2017…take care and Tata…

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