On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

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RITA Award Winning Author -- that's like the Oscar, folks! Futuristic/Fantasy Romance and Fantasy with Romantic Subplots.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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.

That's it!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting. The two buildings in the upper pictures are kind of reflected in the middle picture. I wondered just for a second if they were the same buildings.

6:30 AM  
Blogger FantasyAuthor RobinDOwens said...

Wow, since I saw the buildings in the 2nd picture being built, that didn't even occur to me, but no, not the same location.

Thanks for the mind opening comment.

11:10 AM  

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