Denverspeax’s Response to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The PR and Marketing team for the ALS Association have to be jumping for joy; and why the hell not? They’ve raised nearly $80 million US off of the viral Ice Bucket Challenge campaign.

Kids are begging their parents to nominate them. It’s the “in” thing right now.

Who knew spreading the news about charity would be the “in” thing at school? Hey, way to go, ALS team! We feel you surpassed the goal of any of your wildest dreams.

 

In response to multiple nominations from amazing people that we love (I Get Down Clothing & Apparel being one of them!), we have decided NOT to pour clean water over our heads as many households throughout the world suffer from water poverty. Again, this is our stance, and doesn’t need to be yours. However, we have donated to the ALS Foundation, and decided to start a new challenge… Continue reading

Walking About Capitol Hill, Denver

With the boxes lining the walls of our new place, and the beautiful weather calling our names, yesterday Steve and I walked a 4 mile radius around the apartment. We remembered what it was like to be brand new to the city, and had a blast being tourists all over again. Check out the sights and fall in love with Denver again.

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Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, May 2014

 

 

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Denver County Courthouse. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, May 2014

 

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Bison sculptures on the 16th Street Mall. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, May 2014

 

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Standing at the corner of 17th and Wazee in downtown Denver, CO. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, May 2014

 

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View of Union Station Denver. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, May 2014

 

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The tracks of the remodeled Union Station Denver. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, May 2014

 

 

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Union Station Denver. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, May 2014

 

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The Colorado State Capitol Building. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, May 2014

 

Whether you’ve just moved to a new neighborhood in Denver, you’re visiting Denver, or you’ve been in Denver for years, get outside and remember what you love so much about this great city.

 

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Need something to do? Check out 16th St. Mall

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Looking at the 16th Street Mall from the median. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, June 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I took my new friend Jeff (also a Michigander – we’re everywhere) to the 16th Street Mall to walk around, as he had never been. As he had just moved to Denver a week prior to our mall excursion, I felt it necessary for him to see it in all of its glory! It’s a mall in the sense of the British term, so more related to a boulevard. Shops, banks, and other businesses line the street on either side, and free pedestrian buses drive up and down. There are multiple stops along 16th street, collecting and dropping off the tons of people that inhabit the area each day. Not only are the free buses a great way to get to one end or the other in a timely manner, they can also be a savior when your feet are disagreeing with your choice of walking shoes.

In addition to the commercial shops of the mall, art pops up everywhere – different sculptures of wood, metal, and everything in between line the 16th St. Mall, making it THAT much cooler to get out and walk both sides. Along the middle, or median, of the 16th street mall, brightly-painted pianos reside, ready for anyone and everyone to stop and play. These were placed by the Downtown Denver Partnership in a launch lovingly referred to as “Your Keys to the City” in 2011. All pianos are painted by local artists, using their own particular inspirations.

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Jeff found a new friend on the 16th St. Mall! Pictured: Jeff Doorn. Credit: Kirsten Ebey, June 2013

Whether you stop in at H&M, have a burger at Johnny Rockets, or just lolly-gag around, there’s plenty of things to do and see on the 16th St. Mall. Pick up a sweet Colorado shirt from one of the many tourist shops along with a few rad postcards to send to your friends and family. Make sure to take in all of the interesting and entertaining people watching and street performers. A robot street performer named RoboMike, pictured below, is an expert at making passers jump, laugh, and smile – make sure you say, “Hey” when you see him!

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RoboMike is an awesomely funny performer that is guaranteed to crack you up – give him a shout the next time you’re on the Mall! Pictured: Jeff Doorn (left) and RoboMike (right). Credit: Kirsten Ebey, June 2013

Have a great time visiting the 16th St. Mall – definitely one of my favorite places to hang out in Denver!