Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Guess where?

One of my favorite pastimes is trawling the streets, looking for cool stuff.  So, it's only logical that I'd be addicted to the Guess Where NYC game on Flickr.  People post photos and invite others to guess their location.  Some are easy, some are hard, but it's all in good fun and I'm hooked.

I've submitted many photos over the years and most have been guessed, but I still have a few that, for one reason or another, no one has claimed.  I thought I'd post a few of my unguessed pictures here and see what happens.  I'm sure there are people out there who know where these things are, especially some East Villagers.

First up, my favorite sculpture:

Guess Where?
I originally posted this in May 2007 and can't believe no one has named the location.  The sculpture is still very much there, staring creepily, and is hard to miss.  Really.  You can't escape that zombie stare.  Bonus points to anyone can provide the background story on this thing.

Next up, we have this super-spooky house:

Two hours til midnight
Only, it's not so spooky by day.  In fact, it's very full of life...

Anyone out there missing a giant upper plate?

Paul Bunyan's top plate?
I have to admit I've not checked on this, uh, creation, in quite a while, so it could be hidden by shrubs by now...or eaten away by cavities.

This one is a little more difficult, but it still exists and looks pretty much as it does in this 2007 photo:

Cast Iron
Hint:  it's cast-iron and is in an area known for its elaborate and magnetic facades.

Last, but not least:

Guess Where?

The clue here is in the decoration just below the water tower.  Also, I took this looking north, from the 14th floor.

So, let's make things fun...the first one to guess all 5 will receive a surprise and you'll have to hunt all over town to find it.  Kidding.  But, that could be fun, too...


  1. the tiny 6th street garden for the top? and the water towers - that big gov building on 8th above 14th?

  2. You're close on the first one, although it's not in a community garden.

    Funny, but I used to work in that building you speak of on 8th Ave! Alas, no, the one here is further north...

  3. I haven't got a clue where any of these are, but that sculpture of the upper mouth and teeth is, well, I hate to use the word but, AWESOME.