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Vegas Eye: Are you feeling thirsty?

Thursday, December 5, 2013

This is one of those classic Vegas Eye puzzles, there are at least four different visual clues to where in Las Vegas you would be if you were looking at this exact view. Does it seem familiar to you?

What sort of establishment is this?
Photo by Megan Edwards

1. If you were sitting in one of those chairs, what is the name of the business where you would be?
2. What two-word name is on the building above you?
3. If you had a hankering for a glass of Delirium Nocturnum, what would it cost you here?
4. And for those, in the know, how many footsteps would be required to walk from this location to last week’s puzzle?

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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3 Responses to “Vegas Eye: Are you feeling thirsty?”
  1. Dave P. says:

    #3 That would be $20. Better be a really really good beer. Or big. Big is OK too.

  2. Martin Veneroso says:

    Holy Moley! $20 for a beer, even a Belgian? Those hipsters must be nuts!

    I suppose that’s the answer to #3. As for the rest, the spot with the overpriced beer is The Beat Coffeehouse, above which’s east-facing picture window the words “Fremont Center” appear on the wall.

    Now, counting steps, um, one, two, three — wait, can I jaywalk for a more direct route? OK, don’t mind if I do — four, five, six — we’re counting steps, so left-right is two, as opposed to strides where left-right is one, right? — seven, eight, nine, oh heck. Maybe 50?

  3. Vegas Eye says:

    Martin, you crack me up….

    Recapping the answers here:

    1. The name of the establishment where you could be sitting is The Beat Coffeehouse and Records.
    2. Fremont Center is correct — and for extra credit the name on the wall on the other side of the Coffeehouse is……………..EMERGENCY ARTS….
    3. And a nice glass of Deliriuim Nocturnum would, in fact, cost $20.00
    4. And even using Martin’s somewhat peculiar footstep counting technique, I counted about 77 steps…

    Excellent geo-sleuthing!

    VE

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