The Dora Moore School looks very impressive in late afternoon winter light. The K-8 school is part of the Denver public school system and is housed in a landmark building located in the city’s Capital Hill neighborhood. The original building opened to students in 1890. The facility has been added to since then and was completely restored in 2004.
Almost everywhere I go in Denver I encounter beautiful urban landscapes with family homes at the center. Houses of the sort pictured here and the neighborhoods in which they exist in the US are simply not to be found in Chinese cities. Chinese urban landscapes are radically different visually.
For most Americans, I suspect photos of houses are hardly remarkable and not very exciting. But I am still seeing my new surroundings through the lens of China. Though my eye will probably become jaded in another few weeks, today I continue to find Denver’s urban landscapes fascinating.