Looking from the past into the future

When the Daniels Fisher Tower was completed in 1910, it was the tallest tower between the Mississippi River and California. While the skyline has changed greatly, the 16th Street Mall and Colorado Capital building remain. Today a Green Rush drives the economy at the same furied pace that the Silver and Gold Rush once did.

Denver, Colorado    

Daniels & Fisher Tower

Denver, Colorado


IKEA Centennial

Centennial, Colorado



The black line down the middle of the stave is the "Devils Cut"

Denver, Colorado  



A film of unrefined crude clung to the sub-freezing air. 

Commerce City, Colorado



 Daniels and Fisher Tower
City and County of Denver Building

County of Denver, Colorado 


Break Stuff: Piat Thor

While walking through Namba, Osaka with a friend I saw a sign. It was a sign for something I had always wanted to do. At Piat Thor (ピアットトーラー) you can purchase plates and break them by throwing them against a wall. The premise is you write things you dislike on the plates with a marker and by throwing the plate and breaking it, you get ride of that thing in your life. Additionally on the last plate you break, you write a wish you hope to come true.  
The one catch with both types of plates, is you have to break it on the first throw for the wish to be granted. The owner also offers air soft guns and targets as well. Packages start at 1000 yen for 5 plates. The most expensive package is around 7000 yen for 100 plates. You can also do mixed plate and airsoft packages. 

For saftey you wear a jacket, mask, and gloves. On the wall there are concrete slabs that you throw the plates against.
 The broken plates fall to the bottom or you can recover a plate that did not break when you threw it.
The owner was really nice and of all the things I've spent money on, this one was well worth it. 

Osaka, Japan