Morning view of the famous big Blue Bear by the Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

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I See What You Mean


Lawrence Argent’s I See What You Mean is better known around town as the Big Blue Bear. This beloved 40ft-tall symbol of the city peers into the mammoth convention center with a friendly, playful spirit that has come to epitomize its city.

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