I wanted to go and visit the US Mint, so on Wednesday I went to the booth outside and asked for a ticket (which they give out for free for the next tour, usually in less than an hour), but was informed that I would not be able to take any of my stuff in with me. I had a rucksack, camera, mobile phone, and there was no way they would be letting that in. I asked the guard if there was anywhere I could leave my stuff, like some lockers or similar, and the answer was quite amusing.
Sorry, we're not allowed to give out any information like that. Here's your ticket. I heard you say you were looking for the public library. Yes, I'm pretty sure I heard you right. Hey, you caught on pretty quick there.The guy had a great old mob style accent, just like you see in the cinema when a gangster is "gently persuading" somone, which was the icing on the cake. Unfortunately, the public library didn't have any lockers, nor did the coach station, so I wasn't able to go that day. However, the next day I managed to go in and "see how the US government makes cents" (big groan from everyone).
Most of my photos are of the Capitol Building for Colorado.
This was quite a fancy-looking building as you can see.
The yellow-looking dome is apparently gold leaf, representing the gold rush in the nearby mountains that made the city.
In the evening on Wednesday, I went with a group with my friend and carved pumpkins, that being the traditional American thing at the time of year. Mine is the one on the right.
On Thursday, I finally went to the US Mint and was shown around the Denver Aquarium by my friend's dad.