Today was quite the day here in Golden, where I had the honor of photographing the President of the United States during a speech in Lions Park, about a mile from our house.
“Hello, Golden! You know, this is just too pretty. I don’t know how you guys get any work done around here.”
It was a mere 4 days ago that most of us learned that the President would be visiting Golden, apparently for the first time since Ulysses S. Grant. Colorado was merely a territory back then, so today was indeed a special day for both the City of Golden, and Jefferson County. And for me, as I was truly honored to be able to cover the event for the City of Golden Police Department. Fortunately yesterday’s frontal rain had passed, and left 8400 of us with both clean air and beautiful blue fall skies.
Below find a selection of images from this historic event; regardless of political affiliation or views, I sincerely hope you enjoy the images, at least more than the ‘lady’ in the last image.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot! After 10 minutes or so of shaking hands with people in front, President Obama turned to leave, but then stopped and returned to the media bleachers and shook a few hands. Mine happened to be the last before he disappeared into the tunnel…