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Weird Photo Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

I get dizzy looking up, much less looking down!

Climb up with these fire fighters and you will most likely enjoy a spectacular view. But don't look down, especially if you have a fear of heights!

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

The grim reaper has a smile!

Does our lovely lady know who will be in the chamber after her?

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

When it melts, it's gone! 

Comfortable (with a warm coat) and cozy in winter, but just a puddle in the summer. It was probably a very beautiful sight to see at night, illuminated by lights.

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

A Wormy Beauty Contest! 

All things are beautiful, even worms! Here we have a judge looking to see which worm is the fattest, tastiest and most splendiferous for Colorado's fish.

Protecting Our Materials

Protecting Our Materials

Disaster Planning!

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Coal is still king! 

For today's Weird Photo Wednesday we have a monument praising coal!

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Who's real and who's wax? 

Some waxy figures for Weird Photo Wednesday. Maybe even a bit wooden!

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Crazy costumes and some pigs!

For Weird Photo Wednesday we have some folks with crazy costumes, missing teeth, and three pigs. The pigs are the only normal things in this photograph!

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Can you imagine all the eyes looking at you in the dark? 

Think, during the night, all these stuffed heads looking down at you. Kind of like a spooky haunted movie set.

The Western History/Genealogy Department selling its art?

The Western History/Genealogy Department selling its art?

The Western History/Genealogy Department selling its art? No, not really.  

The Denver Public Library’s Western History/Genealogy Department has a significant collection of Western art.