Denver photos of the week, Feb. 25-Mar. 3: A giant hand, an old foot and traces in the sky

A giant hand, a severed foot, and much more photographic Denver reporting of the odd, the important and the pretty.

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Flight paths around DIA. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  dia; airplane; flight; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado; nightscape; stars;

Flight paths around DIA. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Frozen, thawed and now basking in the sun, we’ve fully transformed this week, Denver. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

But if you’re afraid you missed some of those major headlines, or if you just like scoping pretty images (like me), we’ve got you covered.

Let’s work backward. On Friday U.S. Representative Jared Polis visited Jeanette Vizguerra in her sanctuary home at the First Unitarian Society of Denver. There was a bunch of political action the previous weekend, some directly related to Vizguerra’s situation; see that stuff below.

U.S. Representative Jared Polis meets with Jeanette Vizguerra at the First Unitarian Society of Denver where she's taken sanctuary to avoid deportation, Mar. 3, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  immigration; undocumeted; jeanette vizguerra; first unitarian society; capitol hill; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite

U.S. Representative Jared Polis meets with Jeanette Vizguerra at the First Unitarian Society of Denver where she's taken sanctuary to avoid deportation, Mar. 3, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

But it absolutely bears mentioning that Wednesday was National Pig Day, and we’ve got Danielle Lirette to thank for this snouted cutie.

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In other news of the quirky and bizarre, Andy discovered what was perhaps a human foot and then rediscovered this week that it had vanished.

A foot-shaped object at the Rock Rest Lodge. (Andrew Kenney/Denverite)

Andy discovered and perhaps was responsible for the removal of a foot-shaped object at the Rock Rest Lodge. (Andrew Kenney/Denverite)

And who doesn’t like sets of three? Wednesday also saw the installation of a massive wooden hand, which looks like it was plucked from the Sistine Chapel and is also a sign to eager Denverites that LoDo’s newest hot spot is nearing completion.

A giant wooden hand and its creator, Colorado artist Andrew Ramiro Tirado. The Dairy Block, Mar. 1, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  dairy block; food; the maven hotel; public art; development; construction; ballpark; lodo; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty;

A giant wooden hand and its creator, Colorado artist Andrew Ramiro Tirado. The Dairy Block, Mar. 1, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

I got high, high enough to see miles down Broadway.

Broadway seen from Luis Benitez's office in the state Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite; skyline; cityscape;

Broadway seen from Luis Benitez's office in the state Outdoor Recreation Industry Office. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

And Ashley perhaps got a tad tipsy while exploring Cattivella’s Cannocchiale cocktail.

The Cannocchiale cocktail served at Cattivella, 10195 E. 29th Drive, Suite 210. (Ashley Dean/Denverite)

The Cannocchiale cocktail served at Cattivella, 10195 E. 29th Drive, Suite 210. (Ashley Dean/Denverite)

And we all got totally drunk on the cuteness of Dobby, the Denver Zoo’s new baby giraffe.

Dobby the baby giraffe. (Courtesy Denver Zoo)

Dobby the baby giraffe, a newcomer to the Denver Zoo. (Courtesy, Denver Zoo)

It was both beautiful and snowing at the same time, which is kind of “peak Denver,” if you know what I mean.

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Snowshine baby. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Denver Post’s RJ Sangosti captured the aftermath of Kit Carson prison’s closure on one young life.

And we investigated the imminent closing of RiNo’s iconic Ironton art space as the neighborhood continues to change.

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Birds over RiNo. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Evergreen Newspapers’ reporter Chancey Bush crafted some sweet light taking portraits of Clear Creek EMTs and firefighters.

And now for the politics. You were busy at this week’s start Denver. Monday saw the first pro-Trump rally since the election on the Capitol steps.

Susie Guerra at a rally in support of President Trump, Feb. 27, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  copolitics; politics; trump; rally; protest; capitol; denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty

Susie Guerra at a rally in support of President Trump, Feb. 27, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Immigration activists gathered outside of the GEO private detention facility in Aurora to protest what they fear will become “mass deportations” by U.S. immigration agents.

Jeanette Baust speaks at a rally outside of the GEO private immigrant detention facility. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  ICE; immigration; deportation; aurora; protest; rally; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denverite

Jeanette Baust speaks at a rally outside of the GEO private immigrant detention facility, Feb. 25. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

And Civic Center Park saw a modest gathering of healthcare activists calling for continued federal support of the Affordable Care Act.

Michelle Klermund and an American flag during a rally in support of the Affordable Care Act, Feb. 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  affordable care act; healthcare; aca; copolitics; rally; protest; civic center park; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;

Michelle Klermund and an American flag during a rally in support of the Affordable Care Act, Feb. 25, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Zoom! There you are, transported through another prolific Mile High week as if you just stepped out of your chrome DeLorean. Tune in next week and we can defy the laws of physics together once again.