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Vegas Eye: Let’s travel to a distant land!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The sky is so blue and the church bells could be ringing at the scene of this week’s Vegas Eye. Actually the most recent geo-puzzle is still unsolved, although there’s a new, really, really good clue that might lead to a solution for you. And kudos, kudos to Dave P. who is methodically working his way through some of the older puzzles! Number 100 is still a-work-in-progress (anyone with a working knowledge of Henderson should jump in and help solve it!)

What distant island could be sporting this tower?
Photo by Megan Edwards

1. What about this place might remind you of a very popular word in Scrabble or Quiddler?
2. What kind of trees are shading this wall?
3. If you’re leaning up against a building to the north — are you feeling a need to be organized?

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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2 Responses to “Vegas Eye: Let’s travel to a distant land!”
  1. Martin Veneroso says:

    1. Pizza? As in California Pizza Kitchen, in Town Square.

    2. Trick question: those aren’t trees at all, but rather palms, which are grasses.

    3. The building to the north houses The Container Store.

  2. Vegas Eye says:

    Can’t put one past you, Martin!

    Yes, Pizza is known in Scrabble as Za….

    Date Palms which, indeed, more closely resemble grasses than trees in structure and design.

    #3 is entirely correct!

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