Our landlady clued us in that a yoga studio would be coming to our neighborhood. Construction began about a month ago. I’m glad. Although it was interesting to wake up each morning to find a new tag in a new color on the building, the graffiti began to get excessive.

The equipment used in this reconstruction fascinates me. I wish I knew how to operate machines like the ones in pictures 3 and 4 below.

I’ve been taking pictures surreptitiously as the project has progressed. I’m half-afraid someone will see me taking pictures and get upset about it, even though I’m taking photos of what occurs on the street—which should be public.

1.graffiti Denver Baker

2.Baker neighborhood Denver






8.yoga studio Baker neighborhood Denver Beth Partin's photos


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  1. Emily August 9, 2012 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Thank you for writing this blog. My mother was diagnosed with tn breast cancer last week. And in searching for information I found your blog. I lived many years in seattle but Denver is my home, where my mom is and where I reside currently. It feels reassuring to read about you out and about in places I am familiar with and gives me hope. I wish you well on your journey and hope I see you on the street some day. Don’t be surprised to get a hug from a stranger on south broadway some day 🙂

  2. Beth Partin August 9, 2012 at 9:06 am - Reply

    I’m sorry about your mother, Emily. There are so many options for treatment today that can keep her cancer at bay. One thing that may help you is to find a caregivers support group. Keep me posted on what happens, or let me know if you have a question.

  3. Emily August 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    Thanks for that suggestion Beth I will look into a support group. I hadn’t even thought of one for myself. I have been trying to get my mom to talk to someone but she has no interest at this point in hearing about the realities she may face. I feel like we are running short on time to learn as much as we can to make sure we have explored all the options especially since she is Triple Negative.
    I think you are through treatments if I read correctly. If so congrats and I hope you are feeling well!

  4. Beth Partin August 10, 2012 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Emily, there is a Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, tnbc.org. You will find more information than you ever wanted to know about TNBC on the forum, and lots of support too. Someone just posted about her mother having cancer, so the members would give you lots of support there. Your mom is probably shell-shocked at this point. There is so much to absorb right at first. She’ll start figuring it out soon.

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