A few weeks ago during our trip to Denver my parents took my kiddos and me on a tour through the city to see several pieces of Denver’s over-sized art collection.
The first piece we saw was as we were driving down Pena Boulevard leaving DIA – a giant blue mustang with fiery red eyes. Although, we didn’t see the eyes until we returned to the airport a week later since it faces incoming traffic. (New Mexico artist Luis Jimene was actually killed when a piece of the sculpture fell on him as he was assembling it in his home. What a shame.)
My parents kept telling the kids the real excitement is downtown’s Big Blue Bear (actually called “I See What You Mean”). You could even consider it a road-side attraction. The giant bear is “peeking” through the windows of the Denver Convention Center on 14th Street in downtown and what a fun attraction it is (can you see how tiny the kids look next to him?). He really is darling. When the bear was first erected so many people wanted to be photographed next to him that the groundskeepers couldn’t keep the grass alive. The area is now newly paved and has been recently landscaped. The yard will look really nice and lush after a little growth.