Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Aurora Colorado

Great view from the roof of this Aurora Colorado home, on the golf course.

One of the little known facts about Aurora is that in 1979, it was announced that a science fiction theme park would be built in Aurora using the sets of a 50-million dollar film based on the fantasy novel Lord of Light. However, due to legal problems the project was never completed.

The script of the unmade film project, renamed Argo, was used as cover for the "Canadian Caper": the exfiltration of six U.S. diplomatic staff trapped by the Iranian hostage crisis.

Argo went on to win three Academy awards. Aurora never got the theme park!

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