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Vegas Eye: What goes round and round?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

This is the 120th Vegas Eye puzzle, published on this site, and one of the things all of these puzzles have in common is an opportunity to share a bit of my favorite city from a slightly different perspective than the one commonly presented in media photos and articles. For the last couple of months, Megan Edwards has been contributing images captured from a moving conveyance. If you’ve already figured out what that vehicle was, you’ll nearly have this week’s puzzle solved! Now, we’ll concede that the store depicted below is a bike shop…. But where is it?

What is that guy (probably) waiting for?
Photo by Megan Edwards

1. What’s the name of the tallest building in the background of this photo?
2. What’s the name of the bike shop?
3. When was the building built and what’s the name of it?
4. How far is Carolyn Goodman’s office from this location?

More about the Vegas Eye mystery photo game:

1) Anyone can play! If you think you know the location of the place or landmark pictured in the mystery photo(s) and can answer the accompanying questions, please post your responses as a comment below. Locations and landmarks are all located within a 35-mile radius of Las Vegas City Hall.

2) We invite you to contribute mystery photos to Vegas Eye and pose your own puzzle questions. If you’d like to contribute, please keep in mind that a good subject for a mystery photo should be unique in some way. There should be subtle but identifiable visual clues in the photo to help players solve the puzzle. Please send photos and puzzle questions to Vegas Eye at this address. (Please submit high resolution photos. Full-size images straight from your camera are best.)

3) If the players and contributors of this Vegas Eye game are unable to completely solve the questions posed by Vegas Eye, than Vegas Eye will be compelled to provide and post answers within a 30-day period of the original post. Participants in this Vegas Eye game will be awarded some level of bonus points for solving these puzzles within the thirty-day period. The calibration of the relative value of these bonus points is still be determined. However there have been two special honorees as the reigning super VE-Geo-Sleuths: October, 2012 Dave P, is the most active of the current puzzle sleuths and deserves special recognition for using geometry to triangulate the position of the photographer in this tricky VE puzzle. In October 2010, Tom Herbertson was able to deduce and otherwise figure out all of the mystery locations shown here and in 2011 Martin Veneroso has posted a number of detailed responses, like this one for the Las Vegas Strip pink elephant and this one which is seen by hundreds of people every day!

4) We invite you to subscribe to the Vegas Eye Mystery Photo feature so you’ll have the first shot at solving each week’s puzzle.

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4 Responses to “Vegas Eye: What goes round and round?”
  1. Dave P. says:

    #1 Clark County Regional Justice Center
    #2 The RTC Bike Center
    #3 Bonneville Transit Center, opened in 2010 (so new, it’s not even on Google’s street view)
    #4 1/2 a mile, driving distance, 1/2 that if walking (assuming it’s at City Hall)

    (Special thanks to Google, Wikipedia, and other resources)

  2. Vegas Eye says:

    100 Gold Stars — Yep, that’s pretty good. Actually only 50 gold stars — #1 is a justice center… but it doesn’t belong to Clark County… Care to revise this?

    Did you see the partial answer on last week’s puzzle? I’m still shaking my head at that one!

    VE

  3. Dave P. says:

    How about the Las Vegas Township Justice Court?

    I have to go back and look at last weeks….

  4. Vegas Eye says:

    Nope, it’s not the Township Justice Court… It’s actually the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse building…..

    Oops, I thought it was the Federal Courthouse building, but now looking at it again…. Oh my goodness… I’ll have to re-award you those 100 gold stars….

    Yep, you were correct the first time…. It is the Clark County Regional Justice Center!

    VE

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