I didn’t publish a new Vegas Eye Geo-Puzzle last week and I am about twelve hours late for today… Not a great trend. I thought that for this week’s puzzle that I would provide an image with lots and lots of visual clues as to where this is. Your mission should you decide to accept it is to identify where the photographer could have been standing to capture the photo! And there are still a couple of unsolved puzzles out there, if this week’s offering is too easy for you. Super Geo-Sleuth, Dave P., has created a couple of clues for the floating amoeba puzzle from June 26th and at press time, no one has staked a claim into the July 3rd puzzle of shooting stars…
1. Where would you be standing/sitting to see this exact view?
2. What are the names of the properties or special features you can see in this photo?
3. What is the nickname of the property seen in the foreground of this photo?
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.