Of the far past, the past, and the present
I spent this afternoon at the new History Colorado Center. I went to see the diorama made in the 1930's of Denver in 1860 (there were about 2 of the original buildings remaining at that time, now none). I looked through copies of old photographs of Denver for a scene in my book, Ghost Seer. I found one that will do very well (unavailable online), though I will flip the sides of the street and...put in some buildings where there is currently a huge hole in the ground for new construction (not sure what, because I was driving). So that's the far past.
Recent Past: I used this pic to keep my memory fresh for the overturned bus scene in Enchanted Ever After:
And the present...Well, I drove by the above corner today and it's obvious they're widening the highway because instead of a hill, there is a sheer drop...I think I made it a sheer drop in the book...
I anticipate another research day next week, following the walking tour in the Haunted Heart of Denver that I made a map for so I can get things straight.