In the late 1960s and early 70s, the photographer Robert Adams mercilessly documented a rapidly urbanizing Colorado - my home state - in the masterpieces What We Bought, The New West, and Denver. The urban landscapes of that era, often disturbingly indifferent to ecology yet appealingly unselfconscious, are disappearing under a wave of redevelopment. These are a few fragments of the old spirit from Denver, Boulder and beyond.


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