VFYW: Jumping For Joyce
For contest #376, not many sleuths got bogged down.
(For the View From Your Window contest, the results below exceed the content limit for Substack’s email service, so to ensure that you see the full results, click the headline above.)
From a “lazy slug” of a sleuth:
Before you changed the deadline to Wednesday, I used to get notice of the latest Dish on Friday morning and that would spur me to submit my entry by the end of the day. Now, Wednesday rolls around and nothing reminds me to send in my VFYW entry. So I don’t enter and then realize my mistake Friday evening. Should I create a regular calendar entry for this? That seems lame. Do other sleuths create deadlines? Is this just a “me” problem? No need to answer that.
Here’s an update on last week’s contest from a sleuth in Vancouver, WA (aka my mom):
This is Heidelberg — a wood inlay pix I bought when I lived in Germany, but I don’t remember when exactly. So I should have entered the contest ASAP!
Snooze you lose, Diana. On to this week’s view, here’s a sleuth in Tucson (another place Mom was stationed during her three decades in the Army):
I love this contest. Everyone seems so smart. But I’ve noticed there’s a sort of tepid layer of mediocre sleuths sitting in the virtual cheap seats in the back, blowing raspberries and blurting out wild guesses right from the start of the end-week results. They usually “narrow it down” to, say, a continent. “Looks like somewhere in Asia!”, one might say. I really like these people.
This week I’ll try to squeeze into a fold-down seat beside them and yell “Somewhere in the UK!” — based on nothing but the feeling of the street, those garbage cans, and that handle the window.
Anyway, thank you for all things, Weekly Dish, as usual.
Another blurts out a wild guess: “Palm Beach, Florida!” It’s actually closer to the UK. This next sleuth picks a country therein:
So many chimneys! You’re going to think I’m nuts, but I thought the photo, at gut level, looks like England. I’ve never been to England, so I wouldn’t really know and I’m probably way off, but I knew Fiona Hill was born in a coal producing area in northern England, so I googled that first. I found out that her town’s coal burning plant had been taken down. So I googled existing coal burning plants and found the town of Darlington.
I don’t like to work too hard :) Have a wonderful weekend!
Another blurts out “Birmingham, West Midlands, UK!” Another groans:
Okay, I was so pumped to get this one. How hard could it be? Impossible. I have no idea what the really cool building in the back is, and I completely failed at figuring it out. It looks like England to me — the cars seem to be right-hand drive. So I’m guessing Birmingham, because I’ve got nothing else!
Here’s another guess in Europe, from a sleuth in Oakland Park, FL:
I haven’t entered for a long time. I’ve been waiting for a gimme like this week. In the background is obviously CopenHill, the ski hill in Copenhagen built on top of a trash incinerator that was designed by Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group, BIG. I’m sure you’ll get tons of correct answers this week.
Yes, but that’s not one of them :) Here’s the right answer from Chini — you just have to squint to see the window:
Team Bellevue goes dumpster-diving:
My, there’s a number of distinctly colored trash cans in this affluent, recycling-forward neighborhood! We researched UK trash cans and sure look like a UK match:
Love the Brit-tastic moniker “Wheelie Bins.”
Now looking in the distance, three tantalizing clues:
On the left/horizon – a single (?) blue (?) container crane
Center left, what is that crazy building on the horizon?
Behind (or part?) of that building those two (or is it one?) smokestacks?
That building architecture makes us Seattle folks think of the Frank Gehry oddity in our downtown:
It originally housing Microsoft exec Paul Allen’s “Experience Music Project,” and the building is known locally as “The Blob.”
That entry ended, “Entertaining search that started and ended with garbage.” (You’ll know why soon.) Speaking of Frank Gehry buildings, old-school Dishheads will remember that the blog for two years was technically housed in the IAC Building in NYC (though we hardly ever went into the Daily Beast office):
The VFYW’s super-chef focuses on the cars in view — and names the right country:
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