Cedric and the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse…

with special thanks to my friend Linda Yeatman for telling me about this really special spot…

1Denver Mile High City

I knew when I looked at her photos that we just had to visit while we were in Colorado…

2Mountain Drive

we arrived at the Denver airport well before breakfast time and hotel check in time so we decided to drive about 25 miles northwest to the cool town of Boulder for some tea…

here is some of what the Teahouse website has to say:

4Boulder Tea House

“The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is nestled against the Rocky Mountain Foothills in Boulder Colorado. Sitting alongside Boulder Creek in Central Park, the Teahouse is considered one of Boulder’s most attractive and popular tourist attractions, as well as being a local favorite for great food, tea, and atmosphere.

6tea house ceiling

Completely built by hand without the use of any power tools, the Teahouse was constructed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan as a gift to their sister city, Boulder. It was disassembled, crated up, and sent halfway around the world to be rebuilt in Boulder as a symbol of friendship and cultural exploration. The elaborate and creative teahouse now sits as a reminder to the citizens of Boulder to value cultural diversity, global cooperation, and international friendship.”

Sandy's Gnome Passport

 Sandy’s Traveling Gnome Cedric who you saw last week in Aspen really enjoyed the tea house…

3Cedric Tranquilitea

after the four hour flight from Dulles Airport in Virginia he started with a nice tall drink of water…

5Cedric and Moo cow

the tea menu was extensive…

Tea House Chai

we decided on chai tea and a lovely lunch which I was too excited to eat much of…

Seven Beauties

the fountain of the Seven Beauties was so photogenic with koi swimming in the pool around the sculpture with more details about that here if you are interested…

Seven Beauties pool

this was definitely the kind of place you wanted to sit and linger for a while to drink it all in…

Boulder Market Collage

just outside in Boulder’s Central Park the farmer’s market was in full swing as it was a blue sky sunny really mild day for the end of November…

Boulder Central Park Collage

everyone was out and about…

Boulder Street Performershere is a sampling of some of the street performer’s on popular Pearl Street

Between Denver and Boulder

we look forward to visiting again as there is so much to see and do and we will get to see our youngest son again too…


25 responses to “Cedric and the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse…

  1. I’m intrigued with the whole culture of tea. It is truly fascinating and there’s so much to take in. Thank you for sharing this adventure with us, dear Patty. Of course, I simply love the travels of the gnome!


  2. That ceiling in the Dushanbe Teahouse is simply incredible: a mixed media artist’s dream! It looks like a “must see” for anyone who drinks tea. Cedric looked quite tiny against the tin of tea, though. And of course, he is so mischievous, he would need that tranquil tea!

    I always love street musicians and never walk past one without putting a bit of money in their bucket. I remember one year Joseph and I were in Albuquerque and he paid for the trip home with money he made playing his steel drums on the streets while I attended a conference.

    BTW, I loved the info on Cedric, or rather Gnomes in general.


  3. a dream … and I love Cedric!


  4. What an extraordinaire gift from Tacikistan to Boulder, what a fantastic work of art,-just an amazing tour fro you to take. The farmers market looks also inviting and I love the baby beats in all their colours, haven`t ?t seen such here.-The weather looks beautiful and sunny, can`t say the same here, dear Patty. Snow and more snow!!!
    Hugs and smiles,


  5. oh thank you for the beautiful trip while i enjoyed my coffee & stollen! what a fantastic place you explored…magical! i love the park’s ride sign with the bird identifier…how cool is that? we are hoping to make our way west this summer for a ‘see america’ trip…will hope to add boulder to the list! that tea shop is beautiful…what a gift to give…


  6. Artbeliever@gmail.com

    Love your travels of the Gnome 🙂 Beautiful photos to share with us! I am sure you can’t wait to go again. xxoo


  7. What’s wonderful place! I especially love the tea house – and what an amazing journey for a building to take!! I will definitely have to find that place if I’m ever in Boulder!


  8. Much to much fun!!! what a great visit and a busy place to visit.


  9. What an amazing story about such a beautiful tea house. Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories and adventures in such fascinating detail Patty. Really special!


  10. There’s no end to the marvellous place to visit over there. Thanks for the tour. I’m with Cedric…that teahouse is just too wonderful.


  11. It seems there’s no end to the marvellous places to visit over there, I’m with Cedric, that teahouse is just amazing.


  12. What a work of art the tiling is in the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse!
    Created by artisans using ancient patterns handed down through the ages!
    The most beautiful sister city gift imaginable.
    What a treat for the three of you!
    Cedric is really enjoying his stay with you Patty – he sent me a message (we’re both telepathic you know) he said there’s never a dull moment !!!!
    Joyeux Noël
    Shane ♥


  13. The tea house was amazing!


  14. You always find the best places! Great pictures! Love the gnome….. I get him soon, I think!


  15. What an interesting place…thanks for taking us on your trip with you:)


  16. WOW!!! WOW!!! Beautiful place. So unique. Love that Cedric was featured in many photos. Too much fun.


  17. Cedric is such a lucky little chap as he takes in those amazing views!
    The teahouse would be beautiful to view as a building and it looks so peaceful but to learn that it was a gift from a place so far removed from Boulder is an incredible tale.
    Every time I leave one of your posts I am always struck by the places you have allowed me to visit as you share your amazing photographs and new knowledge you share.
    I could happily munch on those vegetables!


  18. the decor, the architecture and the staues are stunning Patty!! I can only imagine what it felt like to actually be there-wow! Love your photos with Cedric too-such fun!


  19. I’m glad you calmed him down with the tea but I’m sure he got into more mischief after visiting with Coors..lol! Sandy xox


  20. you’ve had some wonderful trips this year patty…the tea house is amazing 🙂


  21. wow! I’d like to live in that teahouse! have a great day Patty!


  22. That little gnome gets around! What a wonderful spot – another for the to do list! I just love the sentiment of the gift to the community what a wonderful gesture. I also loved the seven sisters and the story behind them – the sculpture has wonderful energy and beauty.
    thanks for sharing – looks like a little bit of Asheville vibe there too!


  23. Wow! I am amazed at such beauty. I am sure you had a great time. Take care!


  24. Thank you for sharing with us such beauty. only had the pleasure and enjoyment once to visit Colorado but the beauty and spirit of the landscape has been with me ever since. take care, Petra.


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