Vegas Eye: What is beyond the black door?

Last week, long-time geo-sleuth, Tom Herbertson, who has been absent for far too long jumped in and solved some of the outstanding Vegas Eye puzzles. Here is one of those puzzles but there are still plenty that have yet to be addressed by anyone. Maybe today’s the day that you will join the merry band of Geo-Sleuths who are working towards getting these puzzles caught up? This week, we challenge your knowledge about an interesting passage. Does it seem familiar to you?

Where would you be going if you entered this room?
Photo by Megan Edwards

1. What is the Picnic Street Team and what are they doing today?
2. How long has this “room” been here?
3. If you were to look out the windows on the right side of this photo, what would you be looking at?
4. What was the opening date of this building (the first time)?

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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8 responses on “Vegas Eye: What is beyond the black door?

  1. #1 The same thing they’ll be doing tomorrow (4/25), only in a different, longer, tourist destination.

  2. At first I thought this was the walkway between NYNY and the self park garage, which looks down on the pool. But the walls are a lower in this picture than at NYNY, and #4 wouldn’t make much sense. Now I know that was pretty far off geographically.

  3. 1 .the PICNIC street team—two gals and a guy clad in retro summer ensembles— will be strolling around Downtown Las Vegas, having a fun-filled day taking photos with passersby and handing out complimentary PICNIC passes.
    2. 29 years (towers built in 1985).
    3. Mob Museum
    4. Lady Luck opened in 1964.

  4. I’ll see if I can close this one out.

    #1 It was two women and a man wandering Downtown on a promotional tour, giving away free passes to PICNIC at the Downtown Grand.

    #2 I have to guess at this one. It’ fairly recently. 2013. Maybe 2012.

    #3 The Mob Museum

    #4 1964, as the Lady Luck

  5. Dave,

    Excellent work and now I realize that my facts might be wrong about #2. I need to check something and verify this.


  6. Scott, excellent work. What I can’t remember is when this pass-over between the towers was completed. I think you are correct. And WELCOME TO THE VE game!

    Got to go look at some old photos to be sure.


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