040308tasteofcolorado.jpgThe relentless eradication of everything that gives New York character got you down? The Tourism Board of Colorado is here to sweep you off your feet with a hard sell for the Rocky Mountain state at their “Lets Talk Colorado” gallery near Grand Central [317 Madison Ave]. As this photo suggests, here you can marvel at videos of men wandering through desolate landscapes without an abusive cabbie or $81 hamburger in sight.

Open for the rest of April, the gallery is hung with photographs from across Colorado, and you can even take a quick trip there by getting your photo taken in front of a green screen that will insert you into a Colorado backdrop of your choosing. How sweet would it be to come back from lunch with a photo of yourself at the Colorado Springs Lockheed Martin factory?

Each day will have free samples of chocolate, wine, kombucha, tea, toffee, beauty products and other schwag from Colorado companies. And a heads up to avid pamphlet collectors! According to the press release, there will be a “pamphlet distribution area where visitors may collect pamphlets from select interesting CO businesses.” A major score because the state has some of the most pristine pamphlets in the U.S.