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"City of Denver" is a perfectly curated Instagram feed of Denver's picturesque skylines and local goings on, only, the city isn't running it. Whoever is behind the account is a complete mystery.

Golden hour in the Mile High. 📷: @_milehighlife_

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The account, which has already amassed 149K followers, and is officiously named "City of Denver" even links to a website with Denver's official logo for people to go to with advertising inquiries.

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Jenny Schiavone from Denver's marketing department tells Denver's 9 News that the account name has been held for years, and they've been unsuccessfully trying to find out who has been behind it.

On the edge with 📷: @romenempire.

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Despite the inherent lawlessness, whoever is behind the account is actually doing a really great job. All of the photos are tastefully chosen and sourced from other's Instagram accounts, and the copy is both cute and clever. If this was supposed to be some kind of prank, it's really more of a favor.

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@modernmongrel recently passed through Denver and can attest to the fact that fall is officially here.

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"We haven’t asked them to give it up since they had it first and they really do have fabulous content," Schiavone ​says. "But we’ve asked them not to use our website and logo."

She said, "it's kind of like being a celebrity with an awesome knock-off imitator."

If Denver is a celebrity, then who is trying to imitate them? Boulder?