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Monday, 5 June 2017

JUN 5, 17 .. HISTORIC ARKANSAS RIVERWALK OF PUEBLO, COLORADO, PART 1 of 4

I am here to tell you, IF you are ever in Pueblo, Colorado, and IF you want to see one of Pueblo's major attractions, please do not miss the Riverwalk. 

Tripadvisor rates the Riverwalk as the Number One attraction in Pueblo!

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g33608-Activities-Pueblo_Colorado.html

Before you begin to explore this Post, if you wish to do so, the below link will take you to DOT.net my other website. I have published a Post on DOT.net complete with maps to orient you to Riverwalk's features.

babakaps.net/?p=25933

I have done a little work-around using a map of the Riverwalk I got in the Visitor's Center. The below photo shows you, as best I am able, an overview of the Riverwalk.


The arrow to the left below points to the Lake Elizabeth (upstream) end of the Riverwalk. 




The arrow to the right below points to the downstream end of the Riverwalk.


In the photo below, the waters that have passed through the Riverwalk are on their way to rejoin the waters of the Arkansas River.



The above photos, coupled with the above link to DOT.net, hopefully will give you a good overview of the Riverwalk.

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HISTORIC ARKANSAS RIVERWALK 
OF PUEBLO


When you enter Pueblo, Colorado, on Interstate-25 North, the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk is prominently advertised, or maybe I should say, 'Called-to-your-attention'.





In the below photo, we are now driving into Central Downtown Pueblo. The Riverwalk lies ahead of us, out in the distance.


We have parked and we are now on foot.

Below you see the very pleasant Riverwalk Welcome Center.






On June 3, 1921, the mighty Arkansas River flooded, ravaging the heart of downtown Pueblo. The flood resulted in over one hundred deaths and millions of dollars in property damage. Seventy-nine years later the citizens of Pueblo have created the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo which celebrates the courage, vision, and diversity of this great community.


Out and off we go for a walk along the Riverwalk. The below photos were taken over the past sixteen days I have been in Pueblo. 

The below photos show the South Union Avenue Bridge area.



In each of the above and next three photos below you can see the green sign that says Riverwalk 100E. 




I am showing these photos of a wide street for a reason.

The Riverwalk is right in the downtown part of Pueblo. You can see that South Union Avenue is a wide, major street.


The below photos were taken (standing above to the right) from the South Union Avenue Bridge looking down (we are looking Southeast) on the Riverwalk.



In the below photos, I have walked down a flight of stairs from Union Avenue to get to the water level in the Riverwalk.

Union Avenue is now above me in the below photo.


"What's that 'Zilla?" .. "How did I snap the above photo?" ..

"I just walked out upon the water 'Zilla! How else could I snap the photo you see above?" Giggle Giggle 

Union Avenue is now above me on the extreme left edge of the below photo.



Not that it matters one-iota, the below photos look Northwest at the extreme upper end of the main area of the Riverwalk.



As I said above, all of these photos were taken, more or less at random, during my sixteen day visit to Pueblo. Some were snapped in the evening and others in the bright light of day.

The below photos show the extreme upper end of what is considered to be the main part of the Riverwalk.







The below photo looks Southeast. It is difficult for you to see, but in the far distance is the South Union Avenue bridge.


Squint your eyes looking at the above photo. Do you see the flags, there in the distance, in the center of the above photo?

Voila (vwah-lah) now you see them below, up-close and very personal.




The next photo below looks Southeast near the very upper terminus (Victoria Avenue) of the main part of the Riverwalk.



There are many nice works-of-art along the Riverwalk.









Do you see the mini-waterfall downstream in the below photo?



This mini-waterfall is a prominent feature of the Riverwalk. Below is a closer look at it.




"Pardon me 'Zilla?"

"I just walked out on the water to snap these photos 'Zilla."



"Yes Gullible?" .. "Correct Gullible I could have used a good telephoto lens BUT I do not have a quality zoom lens on my little Nikon Coolpix point-and-shoot camera."



Joggers and others use the Riverwalk as an exercise venue. Riverwalk is approximately 1-mile in length.



 The Center for American Values has an entrance on the Riverwalk.





Our Congressional Medal of Honor recipients are featured in the Center.




Another MOST PROMINENT  FEATURE of the Riverwalk is the wonderful fountain you see below.

The first photo below was my very first ever photo taken at the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo.




Just look at the little girl gazing at the fountains of water.










"Amazing. Very few people Cap." / signed / 'Zilla

"OH! You want to see people 'Zilla?"





To snap the photos of the fountain with just a few people in them, I went out in the early morning. 

As perhaps many of you may have been thinking the answer is, OH YES!  Oh Yes Indeed! 

There are a number of restaurants within the confines of the Riverwalk.


Angelo's Pizza Parlor.



Graham's Grill.



The Brues Alehouse.



Part 4 of 4 Parts, JUN 2, 17, is devoted to the above three restaurants. I enjoyed a meal at each of them.

Lake Elizabeth is a very beautiful lake located at the extreme upper end of the Riverwalk.




These radio-controlled boat enthusiasts were having a very good time of it when I came upon them and snapped the below photos!










How about the below 'tricked-out' Chevrolet owned by the gentleman holding a boat in the above photo?



To do Elizabeth Lake justice, Part 3 of 4 Parts, JUN 3, 17, shows Lake Elizabeth in much more detail.

How about this? 


There are Excursion Boat Rides on the Riverwalk.



Part 2 of 4 Parts, JUN 4, 17, shows the ride that I enjoyed on a Riverwalk excursion boat.

The time has come to call this Part 1 of 4 Parts a done deal.

So either take-a-break, or scroll down to Part 2 of 4 Parts below or select Older Posts below to the right.

Smiles, Cap

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