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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Driving from Estes Park

In Denver for Sam's graduation, we spent a day in Estes Park and drove up through Rocky Mountain National Park. Rain threatened and eventually came down but the scenery was breathtakingly beautiful. I did some "drive-by sketching" and we all had fun taking photos and just being together.

"Drive-by Sketching" - a few pages from my watercolor journal

We came upon this lovely church dedicated in 1936 to honor St. Catherine of Siena. St. Malo Historic Church - The Chapel on the Rock - is located on Peak to Peak Scenic Byway near Allenspark, Colorado, within Rocky Mountain National Park. We practically came to a screeching halt when we saw this beautiful site, and we all got out to explore further. For $1000 you can reserve the chapel for weddings (302-747-0201) A stunning stained glass window of St. Catherine was created by the world renowned Franz Mayer and Sons Glass Works in Munich Germany and in 1993 Pope John Paul II visited here during his trip to Denver for World Youth Day.

Stopping for a multi-photo op in the mountains

Rocky Mountain Park scenery

(Colorado, urban sketches)



I used to live at Allens Park , Estes as well .

Good shot of the chapel.

Bob and Rosemary said...

Thanks. I love this area.