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Vegas Eye: Wow — Look at that Staircase!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

If you squint real hard, you might be able to see a ghostly spirit walking up the stairs from somewhere deep in the ground. Or maybe I’ve been up too many hours. Hard to say what’s really real anymore! But seriously, isn’t this a nice capture of a beautiful staircase? When was the last time you ascended those stairs and where were you going when you did?

Where would you be to see this elegant staircase?
Photo by Megan Edwards

1. What historic character purchased a share in this place in 1945?
2. When did this property open to the public?
3. Why is this a great place to sample food truck fare?
4. Who is the most well-known Las Vegan associated with this place?

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!

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2 Responses to “Vegas Eye: Wow — Look at that Staircase!”
  1. Martin Veneroso says:

    On a downtown kick these days, I see. That staircase is in the El Cortez.

    1) Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, along with Meyer Lansky, Gus Greenbaum, and Moe Sedway


    3) Vegas StrEATS food truck gathering is held nearby on Jackie Gaughan Plaza

    4)Jackie Gaughan?

  2. Vegas Eye says:

    Good work Martin and Happy Thanksgiving!

    Yep, we’ve captured a few from the downtown area.

    and yes, that’s who I was thinking of for question #4.


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