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Where & When: Game 39

Where & When? It’s Friday; right here, right now! That means the week went by pretty quickly, from my point of view, and it’s been a pretty fulfilling week.  So let’s send off the work week with a big bang, shall we:

click on pic ahh, you get it...

click on pic ahh, you get it…

I do wish I could tell which building the photo was taken from (that’s gotta be a bonus question), but instead I task you with naming at least six structures in this picture and whether they exist today or not.  Take your time with this one, as it’s a really gorgeous picture with sharp details when enlarged.  If you can make out some of the smaller structures that can be seen if you really look hard, feel free to point them out.  And since we’ve been engorging ourselves on food and drink all week, our top prize for the first person to name at least six structures within this pic (and the closest to the year the picture was taken) will get a crystal bowl of fresh fruit, while the person with the most structures identified will win a smoothie. The bonus question… eh, what the heck, if you get that one, you win brownies for everyone! Otherwise, the rest of us will have to split rice cakes (but don’t worry, you can choose the flavor).

Enjoy, and no peeking! >;)

[Photo Credit: Shorpy]


1 rbj   ~  Feb 14, 2014 11:30 am

Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank, after some searching yields 49-51 Chambers St. http://www.preserve.org/wtc/51_Charmbers_St.htm 1908-1912, which fits with the dress and mix of horse & carriage, streetcars and automobiles.

Hmm, no Woolworth's building off to the side of the squarish domed building, so it's pre 1910-13

2 rbj   ~  Feb 14, 2014 12:08 pm

There's also St. Paul's Chapel

3 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 14, 2014 3:08 pm

Hmm, not a lot of people at work today; perhaps a combination of snow and getting ahead of a four-day weekend. I'll wait a little longer and see if anyone else chimes in.

4 rbj   ~  Feb 14, 2014 3:43 pm

Tall building in the background is the Singer Building.

I've been battling a sore throat & fever all day.

5 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 14, 2014 4:56 pm

Feel better, pal. You'll probably walk away with all the prizes today >;)

6 TheGreenMan   ~  Feb 14, 2014 5:52 pm

This looks incredibly fun, but I'm bone weary from the week. Maybe I'll take a look tomorrow.


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