Vegas Eye: Is that for real?

Mea culpa, yes I know, I missed last week…. But we had a rousing good puzzle-solving session on the last published Vegas Eye puzzle posted on the 10th of January! VE Geo-Sleuths Patti and Dave P. collaborated when they solved the 124th puzzle! Today’s puzzle is found within ~ 100 feet of at least two other VE puzzles. It’s slightly off the tourist track, but I’m sure that the Geo-Sleuths who frequent this site will recognize it. Do you?

I wonder when this was last attached to a horse?
Photo by Megan Edwards

1. Where is this located?
2. What is the name of the business that own’s this artifact?
3. What are the dates of at least two other Vegas Eye puzzles captured within 1/4 mile of this location?
4. How long has this been sitting here?

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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9 responses on “Vegas Eye: Is that for real?

  1. I’ve lived here 8 and a half years, but the guys who solve these things have me beat all to heck. I swear I recognize this, but I don’t suppose “It’s in Clark County, right?” is what you’re looking for!

  2. 1. On 3rd St. between Las Vegas Blvd. and E. Charleston
    2. Gypsey Caravan Antiques
    3. (need to do a little more research on this one)
    4. The business? 1975 The “stagecoach”? No idea.

  3. Dave,

    Once again, your knowledge of our fair city astounds me!

    But in this case, you’re about 1/2 block too far north. The Gypsy Caravan Antigues is located in the property to the north (it is inside the store known as Confettis at 1214 S. 3rd Street.)

    The business where the caravan is sitting actually belongs to The Gypsy Den located at 213 E. Colorado Avenue. (the sw corner of Colorado and S. Third).

    And it’s a bit different than the other place…. — So you need to go back and do some more research!


  4. Steve, nice to see you on here again! As you can see we’ve identified the property — but there are still some outstanding questions on this week’s puzzle.

    (Sorry I didn’t get your comment out of moderation until just now — the recent level of spammer activity has resulted in us taking much more stringent measures to slow the attack)


  5. Shoot. I thought I nailed it. 2 “gypsy” businesses that close together? Who would have thought?

    OK, let’s see….

    4. October 2008 (Thanks Facebook!)

  6. OK, for #3, I’m pretty sure one of them is from November 29, 2012, “Round and Round”. If not, it’s pretty close to the limit.

    FInding another could be tricky, especially if it’s one that hasn’t been solved. And speaking of that…. There are a number of older Vegas Eye puzzles that have been closed out for comments. Any chance we can get answers to some of the unsolved ones?

  7. Dave,

    Yeah, well…. Technically, I’m supposed to provide answers on the unsolved VE puzzles within 30 days, and we all know that I’ve not been doing that….

    A few moments ago I re-opened the comments on all of the remaining unsolved VE puzzles….

    If you could list the ones you’d like me to start on ….. I’d be happy to make a new post with the responses.

  8. Dave…

    Round and Round is NOT one of the puzzles I was referring to….

    I’m late to an appointment, and I’m tied up for much of the day tomorrow — but I’ll make a stab at some of the unsolved VE puzzles….



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