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Old 12-02-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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Where am I? The photo contest

I thought it could be fun for people to post kind of obscure photos and have people guess where in Boston (or Greater Boston) the photo was taken.

I'll go first:



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Old 12-02-2009, 11:09 AM   #2
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Re: Where am I? The photo contest

Fuck you Pelham!

I've had this idea in my head for years, I've just been too lazy to follow through.

So...thanks.

That said, I have no idea where this photo was taken.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:59 AM   #3
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parking garage on claredeon?
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:01 PM   #4
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Bingo! Boston02124 wins. You're looking at the former Hard Rock building, The Clarendon, the Old Hancock, and the dead give-away... 500 Boylston with the arched window and concrete ball adornments on the podium roof.

Here's another from the same garage:

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Old 12-03-2009, 11:50 AM   #5
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Today's contest:



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Old 12-03-2009, 12:08 PM   #6
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back bay? boylston st?
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:25 PM   #7
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It's definitely a view of Kendall, and I don't see the river so probably somewhere in Cambridge... someone else finish this one off
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:49 PM   #8
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Inside the Trinity Church steeple?
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:55 PM   #9
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Hancock, 5th floor +/-?
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:10 PM   #10
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^ Would have to be the original Hancock, no? Or the Clarendon.
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:17 PM   #11
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No, I'm reasonably sure it's 200 Clarendon, maybe a little higher than the 5th floor though. Those are obviously the two spires on the western side of Trinity.
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:23 PM   #12
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Re: Where am I? The photo contest

Quote:
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Hancock, 5th floor +/-?
Yeah, I'd say 10th.
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Old 12-03-2009, 01:38 PM   #13
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Re: Where am I? The photo contest

I didn't take the pic, so I'm not exactly sure, but it's around the 8-10th floor of the Hancock Tower, looking out towards Cambridge. Here's the full picture that I used for the crop-job:



Doesn't somebody else want to join this thrilling game? The suspense is killing me.
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:38 PM   #14
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I'm looking thru my pixs will post some soon! I like this game thanks for starting it!
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:12 PM   #15
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:30 PM   #16
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Bowdoin Sq. (Govt. center)?
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:32 PM   #17
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post office square, Verizon building
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:29 PM   #18
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commuter guy in a record 18 minutes! Excellent work.

For bonus points...do you know the address and owner of the building in question?
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:47 PM   #19
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Old 12-03-2009, 10:27 PM   #20
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I've been thinking about this one for awhile... I think I know it but I'm not going to guess yet.

At first I thought it was Avenir, but now I think it's something else...
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