Colorado Springs – then and now. Eons ago (so it seems), I lived in the city and attended St. Mary’s High School, which stood next to St. Mary’s Church. Today the church still stands tall against the skyline, but the two-story building that was my school is now an expanded parking lot for the church.
I love the old courthouse that graces the newer buildings around it. I am forever fascinated with the unique designs that architects create. With the Rockies as a backdrop, it must be a challenge to design something that enhances the natural beauty of the area and yet stands on its own.
Just twenty or so blocks to the west, the old Colorado City has kept the flavor of yesteryear. It also features many food and drink establishments, galleries and shops, but unlike the modernization of downtown, this area boasts of its history.
I enjoy them both. When you visit Colorado Springs, take time to walk both areas and experience the new and the old. Both offer visitors plenty of charm and choices.
Add in the climate and the mountains, and life doesn’t get much better!