This week in Denver photos, May 21-27

However you choose to celebrate the three-day weekend, here’s to hoping it’s equally as pretty. We’ll see you next week, Denver.

Jose Pitones Soto cuts a coconut at his home in Harvey Park that is served by Re:Vision's home gardening program, May 26, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Jose Pitones Soto cuts a coconut at his home in Harvey Park that is served by Re:Vision's home gardening program, May 26, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) food desert; agriculture; gardening; re:vision; revision; harvey park; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty;
Jose Pitones Soto cuts a coconut at his home in Harvey Park that is served by Re:Vision’s home gardening program, May 26, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Welcome back to another visual week in review, Denver. Thanks for another photogenic week. Let’s start with the oldest images and work our way to the present.

I’ll begin with a portrait by the Denver Post’s Seth McConnell, who captured this odd moment at the Primus show at Red Rocks. The concert was on the 16th, but the Post Instagrammed this image on Tuesday and I thought it was worth sharing with you.

Another share-worthy latergram is this image by Aaron Colussi for 5280, part of a profile he published this month about longtime Colorado wildfire spotter Billy Ellis.

And speaking of fires, this week the Front Range saw a second high-profile explosion in caused by aging oil and gas infrastructure. That’s accelerating discussion about old supply lines and providing an opportunity for dramatic photographs. This is by the Longmont Times-Call’s Lewis Geyer.

In lighter news: here’s a giant disco-balled dog, one of a series of public art pieces that Andy analyzed this week. Can you guess how much it’s worth?

“Sun Spot” by Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan at the Denver Animal Shelter in Valverde. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) public art; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; valverde;
“Sun Spot” by Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan at the Denver Animal Shelter in Valverde. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

And something you can’t put a price on? The sheer exhilaration of an adult obstacle course smack dab in the middle of town.

Christian went to the American Ninja Warrior finals shoot to interview a competitor whose appearance on the show helped reconnect him with his biological parents.

Obstacle tester Eric Bivoino demonstrates a challenge before the American Ninja Warrior finals shoot in front of the City and County Building, May 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) american ninja warrior; civic center park; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty
Obstacle tester Eric Bivoino demonstrates a challenge before the American Ninja Warrior finals shoot in front of the City and County Building, May 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Also in the priceless department: being a wild kid in a fountain. This is Moses, who’s racing across a shallow body in Civic Center Park where his dad also swam.

A kid named Moses swims in a fountain at Civic Center Park, May 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) summer; cowx; weather; civic center park; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty
A kid named Moses swims in a fountain at Civic Center Park, May 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Did you know we have a new intern? Joseph Rios is going to be diving into life in Westwood this summer, and this week he begun by analyzing a few community nonprofits working in the neighborhood. This is Antonia Muñoz with her surrogate daughter Leticia, a worker with nonprofit Re:Vision who’s here to help Muñoz grow fresh food in her backyard.

Re:Vision promotora Leticia Manquera works in the garden behind Antonia Aguirre Muñoz's home in Harvey Park, May 26, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) food desert; agriculture; gardening; re:vision; revision; harvey park; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty;
Re:Vision promotora Leticia Manquera works in the garden behind Antonia Aguirre Muñoz’s home in Harvey Park, May 26, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Finally, as we ramp up for Memorial Day, here’s an image of remembrance by the Aurora Sentinel’s Gabriel Christus. However you choose to celebrate the three-day weekend, here’s hoping it’s just as pretty. We’ll see you next week, Denver.

Kevin Beaty

Author: Kevin Beaty

Kevin Beaty is a media producer with experience in a variety of settings spanning Hollywood film sets to international backpack journalism expeditions. He is on a never-ending quest to meld artful imagery, functional design and intimate storytelling. His biggest struggle in any given moment is whether to shoot stills or video. Find him on Twitter and Instagram at @kevinjbeaty.