Today’s New York Times features a travel story about Manitou Springs – and what distinguishes it from neighboring Colorado Springs.
Manitou is described as a jewel box of a village. Colorado Springs is described as a sprawling, chain-stored center of conservative evangelical Christianity.
Manitou is a place where ill people find healing from its mineral springs. Colorado Springs is the city on the other side of Garden of the Gods – which serves as a buffer between the two cities.