a mini-bar in Boulder. . . $12 gummy bears. . . an $18 oxygen boost. . . if you buy the stuffed prairie dog, you help relocate prairie-dog colonies displaced by front-range construction.

Tourists wait in line to take photos of themselves riding atop the charging bull of Wall Street. There’s also a line in the back of the bull where people take photos while sticking their finger in the bull’s butt.

When I took this photo, the trees in the background started to merge with the carousel and for a moment I thought the horses were emerging from the park. It was spooky and disorientating. And then I wished it was true.