Sunday, February 28, 2010

About the Box: Outdoor Safety; a thing of the past?

Genius Loci: Denver Foothills
By: Alicia Bailey

I was conceived in Tiny Town, in the foothills outside of Denver, child of a Denver native. Treks through the western suburbs and foothills of Denver, although they have changed much since the 60’s and 70’s, never fail to bring on pangs of nostalgia.

Outdoors was where I could be found; in yards, vacant lots or horse farms; on porches or picnic benches.

There was safety in my outdoor haunts; unlike today’s suburbs where fear has stilled the noises that filled my childhood from dusk to dawn, no matter the season.

Curator's note: This is part of extending the Looking for Loci exhibit.

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