I have thought about this for a few days. Ailsa has challenged her readers from Where’s My Backpack? to post photos of a place that is little known, unknown, or an out of the way place. I have thought until my head hurt and I couldn’t think anymore until…
I found my Secret Place – two of them, actually. And they are right under everyone’s nose, not only in Denver but just about any city in the world. My secret places are the Botanical Gardens and the Zoo. What makes them “secret” though, is the time of year I go: I love visiting in the off-seasons, winter and fall usually. Not many people want to walk in the cold, and most don’t find the Gardens especially inspiring when things are dying or flowers aren’t in full bloom. Here are some photos I found from my walks through the Gardens and Zoo in Denver. I hope you find them as enjoyable as I have!
When I’ve traveled, I have visited Boboli Gardens (Florence) in the fall, Parco Sempione (Milan) in the dead of winter, and the Palatine “Museum” (Rome) also in winter. I have visited Hyde Park (London) just before spring, and the National Museum (Bulgaria) in winter. What places are secret for you that are in plain view?