Big Bunny Motel

Submitted by Markydoodle August 24th, 2010
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You can’t see it in this picture, but when you get up close, you can see that The “Big Bunny” Motel was originally called the “Bugs Bunny Motel.” I’m sure corporate America took care of that namesake. This motel in on Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado. Looks like it was built in the 30’s or 40’s. Across the street you can see the sign for “Blue Sky” Motel.

Colfax Avenue is 26 miles in length, and I’m going to guess has over 30 motels like this from the east end of Denver to the west. One of these days I’m going to try to spend a weekend photographing them all.

15 Responses to “Big Bunny Motel”

  1. Allee Willis

    It sounds like I need a trip to Colfax Ave. in Denver. That would be fantastic to photograph the vintage motels one by one. Today I’m taking a route back to LA I’ve never taken from Northern Ca, 99. I hope to have a similar photography trip.

    I like Big Bunny better than Bugs Bunny anyway.

  2. Nessa

    Oh man, I went nuts when I saw that part of Denver! I wasn’t driving and wasn’t able to stop, much to my dismay… I will definitely make it back one day and photograph neon till my heart’s content.

        • Mark Milligan

          I will take my brownie. Seriously, I’m thinking about buying a new digi but don’t know what to get. Any ideas? Anybody?

          Have you been to this show?

          • k2dtw

            We’re no help, we bought a Olympus about 3 yrs ago… The people at “Best Buy” were good at one time??
            Yes, about 2-3 yrs ago…it really is a fun show. Charles Phoenix will be at the show w/his great books and his Americana slide show. If you have any great “Denver Insider” really kitschy places for him to see or have dinner??…he would probably love a note w/that info..

              • Mark Milligan

                They had a bit on local channel 2 this morning about the “Miss Modernism” pageant that they’re doing-I think he’s going to be a judge.

                Thank you for the camera advice!

          • Allee Willis

            For 100% my recommendation is a Canon Elph. All models are great. It’s what I use. It’s also what Denny uses as I recommended it to him. I always like to get the model with the highest megapixels because I reuse my photos for so many things and I want to be able to blow them up massive if I want to. Denny has a different model. Canon photos are always great and it’s incredibly easy and reliable to get them into your computer. The little Sony’s are good too tho I’m a dedicated Elph fan.