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Ice Fishing on Lake Loveland
|| 12/28/2008 || 1:08 pm || Comments Off on Ice Fishing on Lake Loveland || ||

Today we drove to Rocky Mountain National Park (where I spent 24 hours over the summer) to see what the park looks like in the winter. Driving west on U.S. Route 34, we drove by Lake Loveland in Loveland, Colorado where I spotted numerous people ice fishing. While I never found out how thick the ice was, I thought it looked like they were walking on water from a distance.



Free beer at the New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado
|| 12/27/2008 || 11:44 pm || Comments Off on Free beer at the New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado || ||

Today we drove up to Fort Collins, Colorado and visited the New Belgium Brewery where their flagship beer Fat Tire is brewed. Although we arrived too late to get the guided tour, they offer four samples of the different beers that are also brewed there. I wish I could find these beers more easily in Washington, DC!



Photos of Dorothy the neighborhood doe and her friendly herd
|| || 12:34 pm || Comments Off on Photos of Dorothy the neighborhood doe and her friendly herd || ||

This morning I was greeted by Dorothy the neighborhood doe and her friendly herd that live near my mom’s remote property in the mountains of Colorado. The leading deer named Dorothy apparently has grown up in the area and even comes when called by her name.

Below are 9 more photos that I took when she & her herd came by the house:

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The 11 Mile Canyon Dam
|| 12/26/2008 || 10:17 pm || Comments Off on The 11 Mile Canyon Dam || ||

Today we drove up a snow-covered County Road 96 outside of Lake George, Colorado to the 11 Mile Canyon Dam. The photograph above was taken from the edge of the restricted area near the Spillway campground (see map below). It shows the face of the 153 foot tall 11 Mile Canyon Dam that was constructed in 1932. The water from this dam forms the South Platte River, which flows through the city of Denver and supplies a substantial amount of the city’s drinking water from reservoirs further downstream.

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Listed in the Art & Maps Resources on the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Map Library Website
|| 11/9/2008 || 6:35 pm || Comments Off on Listed in the Art & Maps Resources on the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Map Library Website || ||

The other day I noticed a new incoming link from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I thoroughly enjoyed going through their list of links and I hope the students & educators find my Geospatial Art useful in the studies.


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Interviews with Alex Jones at the DNC in Denver and other videos
|| 9/11/2008 || 11:13 pm || Comments Off on Interviews with Alex Jones at the DNC in Denver and other videos || ||

My friend just put up the interviews on YouTube that I filmed while in Denver, I figured today was the best day to post these.


My interest in Alex Jones was first piqued in January of 2001 (pre-9/11) when I saw his cameo in Richard Linklater‘s innovative film Waking Life:


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Iraq Veterans Against the War Concert & March at the 2008 DNC
|| 9/1/2008 || 2:50 pm || Comments Off on Iraq Veterans Against the War Concert & March at the 2008 DNC || ||

Iraq Veterans Against the War Concert & March in Denver from Nikolas Schiller on Vimeo.
Click here to watch on YouTube

The Iraq Veterans Against the War hosted a free concert at the Denver Coliseum with The Coup, Flobots, and Rage Against the Machine. After the sold out show, about 4,000 people took part in a 4 mile march to downtown Denver to give the presidential candidate Barack Obama Campaign a list of demands regarding the war the in Iraq and the treatment of veterans.

This sequential video starts at the Denver Coliseum with clips of the Flobots and Rage Against The Machine, then follows the demonstrators to downtown Denver, and finishes on the Denver police marching like soldiers & a polar bear at Ralph Nader’s “Open The Debates” rally at the University of Denver Magness Arena.

Click here for photographs from the day’s march.

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Two Huffington Post Interviews are up – Tim Daly, Rufus Wainwright, and Margaret Cho
|| 8/31/2008 || 11:35 pm || Comments Off on Two Huffington Post Interviews are up – Tim Daly, Rufus Wainwright, and Margaret Cho || ||

Jason Linkins who writes for the Huffington Post has put on-line two videos I that filmed for Liz Glover at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.

Above is the interview with actor Tim Daly of the Creative Coalition. Below is an interview with Margaret Cho and Rufus Wainwright in their dressing room at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver. Click the images to watch the video on the Huffington Post website.

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A Polar Bear In Denver
|| 8/30/2008 || 10:14 pm || Comments Off on A Polar Bear In Denver || ||

A Polar Bear In Denver from Nikolas Schiller on Vimeo,

On Wednesday, August 27th, 2008, after the Iraq Veterans Against the War concert & march, I attended Ralph Nader’s “Open the Debates” rally at the University of Denver’s Magness Arena. At the end of rally I saw a polar bear inside the arena and decided to film this rare sighting.

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A Black Bear in Rocky Mountain National Park
|| 8/29/2008 || 10:41 pm || Comments Off on A Black Bear in Rocky Mountain National Park || ||

When I told my mom about going to Denver she mentioned that she & my step-father had been hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park earlier the week before and had spotted a black bear for the first time. When they were hiking down the trail they came across this black bear chowing down on termites in the trunk of the tree. They waited for awhile before the bear walked off. She sent me these two photographs for proof.

Last month I was in Rocky Mountain National Park for 24 Hours and didn’t see any large wildlife.

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