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Weird Photo Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

The Martians are coming, the Martians are coming!

Talk about a weird photograph in our Digital Collections!

Weird Photo Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Don't break a sweat!

You wonder, why even exercise? The bulky clothes that these women are wearing make you want to lie down under a cool shaded tree, sipping lemonade and reading a book, not swinging around a gym.

The "Rocky" comes to the Denver Public Library

The "Rocky" comes to the Denver Public Library

The "Rocky" is here!

After almost four years of contract negotiation between Scripps and the City, the Denver Public Library will officially be designated the repository of the Rocky Mountain News archives.

Weird Photo Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

In the drunktank!

Not all of our weird photographs are pretty, witty or funny! Some of our photographs show the gritty side of life, the good and the bad, even the sad.

Weird Photo Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Aren't you supposed to ride the horse when you're shooting?

It looks like someone didn't get the memo. I guess you can shoot better when the horse is not moving.

Weird Photo Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Welcome to the Land of Giants!

Even this small girl looks big in this Tiny Town!

Weird Photo Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

I wouldn't ride them if I were you! 

An ostrich can be a mean bird.

Weird Photo Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

You sure this isn't the drive-thru?

 

I was following the directional drive through arrows, and then I guess I kind of got lost?

Weird Photo Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

What, they couldn't get the locomotive all the way to the top? 

Such a short walk to the summit of the peak, but maybe just a few more feet of track and railroad ties, and you'd have a train to the top of the world!

Weird Photo Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Magic incantation! 

In today's Weird Photo Wednesday, we see a magician mixing steel, iron and golden sunshine to come up with a bewitching product.