Denver Tourist of the Week: Enver Siddiky

We don’t normally do this, but one of Denver’s recent visitors really inspired us.

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Enver Siddiky at the Denver Pavilions. (Courtesy of Enver Siddiky)
Enver Siddiky at the Denver Pavilions. (Courtesy of Enver Siddiky)

We don’t normally do this, but one of Denver’s recent visitors really inspired us.

For the first and maybe last time ever, we present the Denver Tourist of the Week: Enver Siddiky of Virginia Beach.

As you keen observers have already noted, Mr. Siddiky’s first name is Denver, minus a letter. This gave him a unique perspective on our city and allowed him to show outsiders a side of Denver and Colorado tourism that isn’t all mountains, weed and big blue animal statues.

Instead of the focusing on the cliches, Enver — with the help of unlicensed tour guides from Reddit who picked him up and drove him around — highlighted our city’s signage. Or more specifically, our signs photographed in such a way that the D in Denver is obscured.

The Enver Post

All the Enver news that’s fit to print.

The Enver Post. (Courtesy of Enver Siddiky)
The Enver Post. (Courtesy of Enver Siddiky)
Enver Botanic Gardens

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the Envers of today.” — adapted from an inspirational poster I just found by googling inspirational flower quotes.

Enver Botanic Gardens. (Courtesy of Enver Siddiky)
Enver Botanic Gardens. (Courtesy of Enver Siddiky)
Enver Museum of Nature & Science

Here’s a great song by Denver band Gauntlet Hair called “Human Nature,” which maybe you’d like to sing as “Enver nature.”

Enver Museum of Nature & Science. (Courtesy of Enver Siddiky)
Enver Museum of Nature & Science. (Courtesy of Enver Siddiky)
Enver Mattress

This just seems insulting.

Enver Mattress. (Courtesy of Enver Siddiky)
Enver Mattress. (Courtesy of Enver Siddiky)
Enver Zoo

“It’s a pretty good zoo”

Said young Enver McGrew

“And the fellow who runs it seems proud of it, too.”

Enver Zoo. (Courtesy of Enver Siddiky)
Enver Zoo. (Courtesy of Enver Siddiky)

We hope you had a nice time in Denver, Enver. Come back anytime.

Update: Enver is coming back. Not long after this story was published, he emailed to say he loved Denver so much, he’s moving here. Congrats, Enver!

And if you’re a restaurant owner who happens to be reading this: Enver is looking for restaurant work.

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean is the assistant editor and culture reporter for Denverite. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes bourbon straight and is happy that Kanye seems happy. She dreams of someday holding the title of Nightlife Mayor. Find her at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.