Birds Eye View Contest

Last week’s winner was Julie Anne Kempf, who guessed the correct answer of Charleston, South Carolina in only 11 minutes (link here). Here’s this week’s, good luck!

Comments

  1. 4

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Late 19th or early 20th century government architecture, maybe a customs house, probably West Coast. No company or private citizen would ever throw up a hulk like that; only government employees can be forced to work in a pile of stones like this.

  2. 5

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Actually, it looks like an INS building. It looks like the kind of place where they would lock up people for not having their papers in order.

  3. 9

    Julie Anne Kempf spews:

    Wow! Well-played!

    I’ve been wandering up and down the Mississppi and Missouri Rivers, confident it had to be there somewhere…and yet, there it was off in Cedar Rapids on the Cedar River.

  4. 10

    wes.in.wa spews:

    And I decided the Soviet architecture trumped the presence of pickups and a conversion van, & kept being drawn back to eastern Germany. Oh well. See ya next week.

  5. 11

    Chris Stefan spews:

    @4
    Right you are. The tower is the Cedar Rapids city hall, the pile behind is the Linn county courthouse.

  6. 12

    spews:

    I have an idea for this contest. Why not make it local? At least once in a while, anyway. And yes, I know that posting a picture of a local building would be too easy, so why not zoom in some to make it more difficult? Maybe the only clue we get is a picture of a door to a popular building. Or, you could snap a picture from inside a restaurant, and we have to guess which one you were at.

  7. 13

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    That thing is even uglier than the Kingdome was! A flood carrying it off to Louisiana is the best thing that could happen to the good citizens of Cedar Rapids. It looks like it was deliberately designed to be so ugly that no one would ever show up for public hearings! Either that, or they got a good deal on it when the East German regime collapsed and their successors sold off its assets on eBay.

  8. 14

    slingshot spews:

    They actually built their city hall over a river between two bridges? Do they drown prisoners in the basement?

  9. 18

    spews:

    @17 Thanks. Here’s an example of what I mean ….

    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl.....1106013817,,1,7.384805010464793

    That’s from Google Street View, so of course you’re going to know where that is, because it says so, but if Lee could post a picture like that without any addresses or street names, I think it would be interesting for us to try to figure out where in Seattle or King county it is.

    Anyway, just a thought.

  10. 19

    slingshot spews:

    Hey Troll, those two guys in that map must be terrorists….they’ve just made a handoff of top secret files. Check it out & call Alberto Gonzales.

    Also, if you use that little Link button, you can clean up those unsightly URLs. Just sayin’.

  11. 21

    correctnotright spews:

    @20 And even when AG was AG – he wasn’t. But soon he will be in jail. That is where that turd belongs for ignoring the law and doing whatever his master Bush said.

  12. 23

    Andrew Snelling spews:

    Yeah, I remembered seeing it during the floods last year. I have a friend who lives in Cedar Rapids.

  13. 24

    spews:

    “19. slingshot spews:
    Hey Troll, those two guys in that map must be terrorists….they’ve just made a handoff of top secret files. Check it out & call Alberto Gonzales.”

    “20. Troll spews:
    @19

    Um, AG hasn’t been AG for about a year and a half.”

    “22. slingshot spews:
    @20 No fuckin’ shit Sherlock.”

    It’s obvious from your @19 comment you didn’t know Alberto Gonzales is no longer Attorney General, so it’s funny to see you try to save face by saying “No fuckin’ shit Sherlock.”

  14. 25

    slingshot spews:

    It was a reference to a current thread here on HA, shortbus.

    The only thing obvious is your caustic personality. Don’t play well with others? Maybe you were kept in a locked box as a child.

  15. 26

    rhp6033 spews:

    Slingshot @ 14: “They actually built their city hall over a river between two bridges?”

    Well, we know we built a convention center over a freeway!