These photos were all taken in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, anchored by Colorado’s iconic gold-domed State Capitol building.
The Capitol’s dome is currently in the beginning stages of a major restoration to repair the aging cast-iron superstructure and re-gild the dome, ensuring that it is once again covered in gold mined in Colorado — over $100,000 worth. When the Capitol Hill neighborhood first began to build up in the late 1800s and early 1900s the curbstones and sidewalks were all made of Colorado-native sandstone, as well. While some have been replaced, much of the original flagstone remains.
Another recognizable feature of the neighborhood is the Capitol Hill Mansion. “A national historically registered 1891 Richardsonian Romanesque Mansion,” according to Denver.org, it re-opened as a well-reviewed bed and breakfast in 1994.
Taken with my Minolta SR-T200 using Ilford Delta 100 film, developed in my kitchen with Ilford’s Ilfotec DD-X developer at 1+4. Taken using Sunny 16 rules before I had the meter on my camera repaired (along with a CLA, new light seals and a shutter tune-up).
Photoshopping included: Adjusting exposure with levels to compensate for underdeveloped film (still learning); minor use of Spot Healing Brush to eliminate the worst dust from the scanner bed.