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13 July 2015

The historic Manitou Springs Penny Arcade

The old-fashioned Penny Arcade in Manitou Springs is a local institution going back for generations. If you grew up here, you have fond memories of this place, no matter how old you are! When I was in college my best friend Janet worked at the Arcade, and most nights I'd hang out there and wait for her shift to end so we could go out afterward.

The Arcade has games and rides dating way back to the 1920s, if not older. But they also have cool pinball machines from all eras, classic '80s video games like PacMan and Centipede, and current games of all types as well. They even have pool tables and and old photo booth (remember those?). It's a blast to hang out there. I am forever doing engagement portraits or wedding portraits at the Arcade, but it's been ages since I went there just for fun. An opportunity arose last week when some friends visited from out of town with their nine year-old daughter. Of course the Arcade sprang to mind, what a great place for a kid to spend a rainy afternoon! There were plenty of families there with children of all ages, but I was surprised at how many adults were there just to play games. We had a great time. I even played Skeeball (I assure you I'm consistently dreadful at it but I always have fun trying). I wandered around and took a bunch of pictures while my friends tried out all the games.


Louisette said...

Wonderfull attractions , very colored fotos,greeting from Belgium.

William Kendall said...

I can see a place like that drawing in kids- and adults who have very fond memories!

Randy said...

You captured some great shots.