Author Archives: Diane Huntress

Great arts education from grade school in Kansas to a BFA in Creative Arts. Over 20 years in editorial and business photography specializing in portraits of people and the built environment. At the same time, to stay in the creative flow, I exhibit in galleries and museums.

Photos in new life of The Crawford Hotel, Denver

Happy Birthday Colorado! Vicki Godbey, famous for great promotions when she was at the Brown Palace Hotel (L) and the iconic Dana Crawford, Denver based Historic Preservationista and namesake of the new Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station, in a quiet moment before the Gala opening.   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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Great Room and Terminal Bar

The Crawford Hotel at Union Station. “Terminal Room was the name of a bar that was at Union Station during the railroad’s hay days – the name is a perfect shout-out to the building’s storied past.  The space is fairly skinny but runs the length of the train hall. It should make for a very […]

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The new Crawford Hotel Great Room

From the 3rd floor of the renovated Denver Union Station is this great perspective of the transformation to the new Crawford Hotel and beyond to the new open-air train hall by the award winning architects of Skimore, Owings & Merrill LLC.   The preservation and renovation has revealed the beauty of original wall lighting and […]

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Barilla fun design for #WorldCup

  Barilla pasta design for #Worldcup For me the only way to do a great job on a book about the land and people of a place like the Italian region of Piedmont, is to immerse myself in the culture.  That includes food, art and futbol.   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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Secret Garden French Style

How do you refresh your ideas and creativity?  Walking is on my top 5 list.  And,  playing with my iPhone along the way… Every Saturday beginning May 31st for 14 weeks (without Labor Day) from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM you can discover a petite, French style market in Larimer Square.     Le Jardin […]

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Easter time in Split, Croatia

Our apartment was just off the top corner terrace of the Palace of Diocletian in Split, Croatia.  Not only was it a post from which to capture the action of the busy port but also the Riva. Within the 3-4th C. AD walls of the Palace stands the entrance to the Cathedral of St Doimus […]

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Cagey Bunny Portrait

The eyes have it! Collection at Davis Mather Folk Art Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.               Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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Snow shoveling in Santa Fe

The west is in the midst of a drought. Capturing the decisive moment is the beauty of shoveling. Location: an adobe casita at the end of a lane near the famous Plaza.     Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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The Dalai Lama’s Ski Trip

Read this delightful Santa Fe ski story from Slate. http://slate.me/1fNoyoy I covered all aspects of skiing for 20 years and it was exhilarating. It was great business. I got to meet and photograph people on several continents from celebrities to the best skiers to reindeer handlers in Norway. But, this might have topped my list. […]

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What is a valentine?

A proverb says that “Saint Valentine brings the keys of roots”. Plants and flowers start to grow on this day. It has been celebrated as the day when the first work in the vineyards and in the fields commences. It is also said that birds propose to each other or marry on that day. In […]

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