Adam's Mark Hotel, Denver, Co, USA

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Comments (9)

Liviu Chirilă on May 25, 2008

Graceful dance! Very nice city view. Warmest wishes, Liviu

jeff_msn123 on May 26, 2008

Nice Arts - a team of dancers?

Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff

Ian Stehbens on May 26, 2008

Our Panoramio is operating again. Isn't that good!

Thank you Liviu and Jeff, I do value our Panoramio friendship, and appreciate your affirmations. I would have liked to have created an image of these dancers to include an aspiring 5 year old who hoped to be a ballerina.

Warm regards,


EVA_L on May 26, 2008

Wonderful image, dear Yan!

Original and very beautiful!

Best wishes. Eva

Ian Stehbens on May 27, 2008

Thank you, dear Eva. Quite different form Kiev, but typically North American city architecture and creativity.

Loved my week in Denver, as well as up in its mountains every day that I was there!

Do you like to dance, or did you as a young girl, striving to become a great ballerina?


EVA_L on May 27, 2008

When I was a child, I like dancing! Thank you, that reminded me about this, Yan - it was so long ago! I dress my mother old dresses from a trunk box, put the plate and danced, and in the evening gather all the family and gave a concert at the audience!

Best wishes. Eva

jeff_msn123 on May 27, 2008

Denver is a beautiful place. I had a business trip to Fort Collins few years ago. But, I did not take any photos. I looked down from Horsetooth mountain to the city. I was able to see the green color and the road. It is very impressive to me. In Hong Kong, I can see the a lot of buildings. It is completely different.

It brings back my memory.

Best regards, Jeff

Ian Stehbens on May 28, 2008

Dear Jeff and Eva,

I can imagine the joy of dress-ups, and the delight of dancing to music. I also experience it too now, for my only grand-daughter, Rachael, who is 2 delights to dance and clap and smile the most gorgeous smile when there is music. Thankyou, dear Eva for taking us back into the family concert. Encore!

And as for Denver, the mile high city on the edge of the Great Plains, it is a special place with so much history. But like you, Jeff, I was drawn mostly to the Front Range, and up into Rocky Mountains National Park, and along Trail Ridge Road, or to other peaks and lakes, switchback roads, and tunnels, forests and ice patches, tundra and arid gorges.

In Hong Kong you live in a vertical world. But here in Australia we do not have the relief of the Rockies, and our world is very much lived in the horizontal. All different worlds! I am pleased that you were taken back to a special memory during a special time in your life, Jeff.

So I want to pick up on the common element of memory that we have shared through this photo of young dancers in Denver and say that while memory is powerful, hope is even stronger.

Memory is a very powerful part of everyone, giving us worth, significance and affirmation. It can be very painful for those who have been crushed or wounded, and I know many who have suffered. Yet even among those who suffer there are people who re-frame and dare to hope. I hear them saying the most amazing and positive statements, and I am stunned and challenged. This is very real when I am working in areas where there has been severe conflict or war.

May our memories continue to inspire us and others.

With sincerest best wishes and fond thoughts,

Yan / Ian

A.Lebacq on June 10, 2008

Very good and shot Ian ,excellent angle, well done.


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