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Month in Mantiou: Walk with Me through Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs has changed a great deal since the 70's when my friend (lifeisgood) and I used to hang out there. At that time it was a huge hippie haven but during the summer months plenty of tourists were seen there as well. There are still some hippies in Manitou but now the pendulum's swung to being mainly a thriving tourist destination. The hippie spirit remains, however, as the mood of the town leans toward tolerance and acceptance in the midst of its wackiness and weirdness. In fact the unofficial slogan of the town is "Keep Manitou Weird" and on Facebook the account by that name has this to say about the town:

"Manitou Springs is a unique town, characterized by a level of creativity and individuality that no other town embodies. "Keep Manitou Weird" moves beyond a mere slogan to reflect all things that make Manitou Springs unique. Local businesses, artists, and residents collectively contribute to our town's colorful image."
Sidewalk chalk art found near the "hippie corner."
Cowboy hats and crocs....interesting combination!
The gazebo near "Seven Minute Spring."
Greek goddess atop the town clock.
mallusatish · 2011-04-02: 11:59
darfoster Unicorns, metaphysical symbols, cowboy hats and crocs (in the same store), peace symbols, greek-like statue and those stairs in the last shot... yes, Manitou is a very unique place! Very nice collection!
darfoster · 2011-04-02: 12:12
gonia great variety of styles, I've never known about it. nice to read and see.I like 3rd with cowboyrs hat and 4th.what a place!
gonia · 2011-04-02: 12:24
halfsorry The guy who did that sidewalk art, guess who he is? It's the hippie guy who used to live in the top apartment of the house I lived in in Old Colorado City. He's super talented, isn't he?
halfsorry · 2011-04-02: 12:58
IShuttertoThink What a cool little town!! I can see why you like it, you little hippie, you :-)
IShuttertoThink · 2011-04-02: 13:10
????? Do you still take afternoon tea with the woman that claims to know the future? Hahahaha...if you do, then tell her all about your time-travelling astronaut friend...you can blow minds too Marsha!! :-)))
Again...I prefer the B/W's in this set
????? · 2011-04-02: 14:32
joycephotography Great set.
joycephotography · 2011-04-02: 14:45
finbarr Fantastic set !
finbarr · 2011-04-02: 15:04
promise oh. I enjoyed this walk with you so much.
promise · 2011-04-02: 15:40
Helle Fantastic set!
Helle · 2011-04-02: 18:20
NellyBly One of those fun towns! Love the colorful shops..great shots.
NellyBly · 2011-04-02: 21:40
smbunation Yeah! Hippie power! ;)
smbunation · 2011-04-02: 21:57
liveandletlive Splendiforous Marsha! They're all great! And I have a real thing for metaphysical shops.
liveandletlive · 2011-04-02: 22:18
ilikethat beautiful shots, couldn't you find someone to model the cowboy hat and crocs look for us?
#4 is added to my favs thank you
ilikethat · 2011-04-02: 22:28
Shaparak what are things sold in that store (#7)?
Shaparak · 2011-04-02: 22:35
????? really great set! love the artwork
????? · 2011-04-02: 22:40
????? what an interesting place, you can tell how proud it is of it's reputation!!!
????? · 2011-04-03: 00:02
SADHYA I enjoyed my walk around this interesting place with you Marsha. Love the B&W
SADHYA · 2011-04-03: 04:42
????? Such a cool town!!! Though you "fooled" us and didn't post on the 1st!
????? · 2011-04-03: 13:09
onlyricky very interesting shots Marsha! ;)
onlyricky · 2011-04-03: 13:36
Mertxe genial my friend
Mertxe · 2011-04-03: 17:16
LAZYWASP Love #4!!!
LAZYWASP · 2011-04-03: 17:22
mystic1 Wow those are beautiful captures well done
mystic1 · 2011-04-03: 17:28
????? You are aways having new ideas for your amazing shots!
????? · 2011-04-03: 17:29
tricky Nice set, some great shots
tricky · 2011-04-03: 18:03
HoosierAtHeART I was there in 2004, I enjoyed the set!
HoosierAtHeART · 2011-04-03: 20:31
RayNvb Looks like a fun place. I like weird!
RayNvb · 2011-04-03: 20:38
lyricalthoughts i love this town.. someday i want to visit this too. You could already write a book with all your experiences in these beautiful places you have visited and include many of your wonderful photos!
lyricalthoughts · 2011-04-03: 22:17
DancingDolphin You're spending the month there?? THAT sounds like fun! It looks like a great place to explore... I'm thinking I may have been there myself around 74.
DancingDolphin · 2011-04-03: 23:27
Kovac Amazing set! Colorful and contrasted shots :) I like it!
Kovac · 2011-04-04: 00:36
slowpete very interesting place. thanks for sharing
slowpete · 2011-04-04: 02:00
leocheung Wow ! Lovely.
leocheung · 2011-04-04: 07:45
juliearnold93 Very vibrant set!
juliearnold93 · 2011-04-05: 10:04
girafferacing Fascinating post - thanks for taking us along on your walk! :-)
girafferacing · 2011-04-05: 13:30
????? Manitou stroke again! ;)
????? · 2011-04-05: 14:47
Jannie I can't wait to see this place! Every time you post it I fall in love with it all over again!
Jannie · 2011-04-08: 00:48
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