This is one of the gift shops at the Royal Gorge park which is located near Canon City, Colorado. Unfortunately, Royal Gorge has suffered some severe trauma in recent days.
"On June 12, 2013, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park was devastated by a wildfire. While the bridge suffered only minimal damage (some wooden planks were burnt), all but four of the park's 52 buildings were destroyed. The incline railway was severely damaged and the aerial tramway was destroyed. Park executives announced on June 13 that the bridge will be repaired and the park rebuilt, but there was no timeline for reopening the bridge and/or the park." [From Wikipedia]
The bridge is shown below. It was constructed in 1929 and for a time it was the highest bridge in the world at a height of 955 feet above the Arkansas River. It is 1260 feet long and contains 1292 wooden planks.
This scene was photographed by Lois Anne and is located just off Highway 50 between Cotopaxi and Canon City in southwest Colorado. If you click on the pic it will embiggen.
A book of Lowell's poems. Click on the photo to get a taste.
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