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Throwback Thursday: A different looking Denver

Throwback Thursday for February 12 features an image by a local photographer who has shot outstanding pictures of Denver for a long time. It shows just how much Denver has changed in three decades.

The picture is of the old Auraria Rail Yards looking toward downtown Denver. It was shot 29 years ago.

What do you think sits in this location now?

Auraria Rail Yards, 1986
The Auraria Rail Yards looking northeast to downtown Denver in 1986.
 Photo credit: Kim Allen

The answer to the question of what sits in this location now is Elitch Gardens on the left and the Pepsi Center on the right.

RTD light rail trains traveling from Union Station serving the Southwest, Southeast and West Rail lines also run in the corridor now.

You can see more of Kim Allen's photographic work at the Denver Photo Archives website.   

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