Boulder Colorado, USA - Touted as one of the most beautiful places on earth; an undeniable fact. And anyone who has ever visited Boulder can attest to its natural allure and and its breathtaking scenery, nestled as it is, hard up against the towering foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Visitors are left speechless when they first view the unreal background of the iconic Flatiron, visible from anywhere in the city, as well as the surrounding open prairie, stretching away to the east towards Kansas. Their gaze is constantly drawn to the backdrop of cinematic quality and proportions.
But it's an odd thing, and an undeniable fact - residents of Boulder soon become immune to the fact that their bustling little city sits fast against the geologic breast of these 300-million-year-old sentinels of the Rockies. Made of ancient sands, compressed and molded at the bottom of ancient seas, and thrust up against the rising Rockies. Here, sitting at 5,000 feet above current sea levels, with the 14,000-foot peaks of the Rocky Mountains hidden just out of view behind the lofty summits of Bear Peak and Green Mountain. The average local Boulderite goes about their day and their business scarcely noticing these omnipresent views.
Now, here, having sought out the unique but easily accessible vantage point of local Boulder landmarks, one can get a sense of just how amazing this little city really is, and how lucky the inhabitants and visitors are to be graced with this remarkable bit of nature every day, always within view.