Now I know why people like Instagram.

Preservation Screen Shot 2020-05-12 at 10.32.39 AM

What a strange morning to be able to sample so many events that carry a lot of weight. 

There was an opportunity to view the Senate hearing with Dr. Anthony Fauci and other healthcare experts testifying about where we stand with COVID-19. There was the ability to listen in to the Supreme Court as it weighs the president’s refusal to release his tax returns and other financial information. And then there was the Joint Budget Committee discussing the state of Colorado’s budget projection for this coming year. 

All were sampled for a while, and all are serious. Eventually, though, I decided it was better to look at buildings. I turned to Instagram because there are hundreds (thousands?) of photographs of buildings uploaded during Preservation Month — in Denver and around the country. Usually, the Preservation Month in May was filled with tours and lectures and events. Now, it’s basically photographs for the obvious reason, but it’s easy to get hooked. 

The images are available from the Denver Landmark Preservation Commission, Historic Denver, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and History Colorado’s Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. 

Here are the hashtags:

#denver_landmark, #thisplacemattersdenver, #HistoricDenver, #BeHistoricDenver, and #PreservationMonth.

Also, here are links to get background on some of these photographs: 

Assignment 2020 Photo Contest

https://www.historycolorado.org/preserve

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