Zeb the Duck here and we returned to Central City, Colorado. Today mom and a friend brought me here to see the opera. Mom’s friend’s grandson is in the opera!! We arrived early to experience some of Central City. First stop was the visitor’s center. Upstairs the Gilpin County Arts Association displays work from mostly Colorado artists. I liked this pottery by Steve Briggs.
To learn more about Steve visit www.thepotterystudiogallery.com About 50 artists are featured at that gallery in Littleton, Colorado.
Then we went on a tour of the Teller House.
Mr. Teller built this grand hotel in 1872. Today the hotel is not available for guests, but sometimes the bar and small restaurant are open. This clock came from Europe especially for the Teller House.
Another room has a wonderful mural on the ceiling.
It is big. This is just one part of it. From the piano room you can see into another room.
This sure was a luxury hotel when it opened. The Teller House is famous for the bar
and the face painted on the bar room floor. Mom could not get a good picture of the face on the barroom floor so we bought this post card.
After lunch at Stella’s Upstairs Café in the Bonanza Casino, we went to the opera.
The grand opening of this opera house was in 1878. We saw Deadman Walking.
We were not allowed to take pictures during the performance. This is just before the opera began. The stage is dark, with only one chair.
You can see the orchestra pit under the stage. This was my first opera. Does this mean I am a cultured duck? I really liked this opera and our friend was fabulous. He can act and he can sing!
Central City is an old mining town, so we looked around one of the cemeteries.
This headstone is for William Quiller.
He was born in England on March 31, 1816 and died January 10, 1897. That is an old headstone. It began to rain, so we left. You might remember that I was in Central City last September. To read about that visit, click on this link www.coloradotravelingducks.com/2013/09/09/zeb-visits-central-city-colorado/ We like Central City and we think you would also. Hope you visit here soon. It is so pretty!