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01/26/2005 05:12:04 PM · #1
I know this is a lousy shot, but a friend challenged me to find out where he is right now based on it. Anyone have any clues? I know this isn't really a photography question as such, but I really'd like to beat him at his own game. Thanks a bunch.

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01/26/2005 05:17:51 PM · #2
Hmm... could be the old Executive Office building in Washington D.C.
01/26/2005 05:22:21 PM · #3
DC doesn't really have tall buildings. It does look like a Northeastern city, maybe NYC, Boston, Philly? Am I being any help? ahahah :)

Edit to say: DC doesn't really have tall tall TALL buildings ahaha. It's late, I'm tired. Forgive me.

Message edited by author 2005-01-26 17:23:32.
01/26/2005 05:25:56 PM · #4
i don't know how you can prove this...but an interesting challenge to try.

i'd guess chicago off the top of my head--with the snow and the interesting juxtaposition of old manse and modern office building. the foreground is the type of belle epoch building you see in paris (but not so much in that otherwise skyscrapery nabe). also you see a lot of this sort of architecture in washington but it is DEFINITELY NOT DC, they have a restriction on building height to 12 stories so the modern buildings are way to tall.

as for other places in europe or (hmm!) asia, i don't know. i can tell you, it's not in guatemala city. that's for dang sure.
01/26/2005 05:27:43 PM · #5
i guess we all agree about DC. funny that it got three mentions in three posts.

also, the snow all over makes me think chicago... tho' philly's an interesting choice. is robert mann out there? he'd know.


01/26/2005 05:29:58 PM · #6
Eureka! It's the Philadelphia City Hall. Thanks for the fun scavenger hunt. ;-)

Message edited by author 2005-01-26 17:30:11.
01/26/2005 05:31:02 PM · #7
get out!! you figgered it out?? great work.
01/26/2005 05:31:31 PM · #8
Yep it sure is!
North facade with the camera pointed West.

Message edited by author 2005-01-26 17:34:33.
01/26/2005 05:31:52 PM · #9
I say it's the City Hall building in Philadelphia. I'll edit this in a few minutes with my photo of the building.

*edit* aw man, I was too slow!
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Message edited by author 2005-01-26 17:34:45.
01/26/2005 05:33:13 PM · #10
I'm impressed!!
01/26/2005 05:33:51 PM · #11
...and I've never been to Philadelphia. LOL
01/26/2005 05:35:43 PM · #12
Can you guys believe that someone saw this picture of mine and knew exactly where it was!

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Message edited by author 2005-01-26 17:35:58.
01/26/2005 05:35:47 PM · #13
Originally posted by banmorn:

Yep it sure is!
North facade with the camera pointed West.


there you are!! fun challenge (at least for the rest of us...!)
01/26/2005 05:36:35 PM · #14
Fantastic!! I just knew someone would come through! Oh, please, please post a nicer picture of it that I could send back to him and critique his picture. That would be too funny!! Thanks again.
01/26/2005 05:47:44 PM · #15
Ooh! Another scavenger hunt! How's this?
01/26/2005 05:50:40 PM · #16
nyc i think....
01/26/2005 05:51:24 PM · #17
That's a lot prettier than my crappy picture :)

Originally posted by scalvert:

Ooh! Another scavenger hunt! How's this?
01/26/2005 05:55:21 PM · #18
No, OFreasier, your picture was just fine. I was composing the message (and working at my actual job) while you posted your picture. So I didn't see it till after I posted. Thanks for the photo.
01/26/2005 05:59:06 PM · #19
Aw, you're too kind :) My shot was pure snapshot, a tourist snapshot at that. I've learned so much from this site about angles and lighting that I'll do much better next time I photograph that building. I just gotta get my butt across the river (the Delaware, I'm in NJ) and do it!

That was too much fun, we should have more scavenger hunts like that :)
-Onessa

Originally posted by milo655321:

No, OFreasier, your picture was just fine. I was composing the message (and working at my actual job) while you posted your picture. So I didn't see it till after I posted. Thanks for the photo.
01/26/2005 06:05:10 PM · #20
Originally posted by OFreasier:

Aw, you're too kind :) My shot was pure snapshot, a tourist snapshot at that. I've learned so much from this site about angles and lighting that I'll do much better next time I photograph that building. I just gotta get my butt across the river (the Delaware, I'm in NJ) and do it!

That was too much fun, we should have more scavenger hunts like that :)
-Onessa

Originally posted by milo655321:

No, OFreasier, your picture was just fine. I was composing the message (and working at my actual job) while you posted your picture. So I didn't see it till after I posted. Thanks for the photo.


totally agree.
01/26/2005 06:15:14 PM · #21
That's just too cute, but I haven't got a clue as to where it might be...

Originally posted by dharmeson:

Can you guys believe that someone saw this picture of mine and knew exactly where it was!

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01/26/2005 06:22:56 PM · #22
[quote=OFreasier] That's just too cute, but I haven't got a clue as to where it might be...

[quote=dharmeson] Can you guys believe that someone saw this picture of mine and knew exactly where it was!

Oh, yes. I've chuckled at that sign (and its twins on the wall) many times on my way out to Pierce Point Road and beyond to the lighthouse.

Message edited by author 2005-01-26 18:26:28.
01/26/2005 07:04:28 PM · #23
Got here too late to stun y'all with my knowledge of downtown Philly circa 1968...

Thats' the last time I was there but I damned well knew the building :-)

Robt.
01/26/2005 07:05:38 PM · #24
Ok, here's a challenge:

Where the heck is this?

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(I know, because I took this one myself...comments would also be apreciated)
01/26/2005 07:20:47 PM · #25
You are right. I took it in downtown Point Reyes. I parked my car right in front of it and thought I should take a picture of it. It has been a real favorite of mine. Mainly because of the fun I had that day.

I just cant believe anyone would know that this was Point Reyes....

Originally posted by sfalice:

[quote=OFreasier] That's just too cute, but I haven't got a clue as to where it might be...

[quote=dharmeson] Can you guys believe that someone saw this picture of mine and knew exactly where it was!

Oh, yes. I've chuckled at that sign (and its twins on the wall) many times on my way out to Pierce Point Road and beyond to the lighthouse.
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