Bird’s Eye View Contest

Milwhcky just keeps on rolling. He won last week’s contest for his fourth win a row. It was the London Zoo in the UK (thanks to for posting the link). This week’s is a tough one. I may have to throw out a clue a little later today. Good luck!


  1. 2


    This one’s definitely a tough one, so I’ll give a clue. It’s in the same medium-sized city as a state university.

  2. 5

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    It’s some sort of demolition project. Those red things are dumpsters. The buildings being demolished aren’t ordinary houses, they look like barracks or maybe housing project multiplexes.

  3. 6

    Lauramae spews:

    The long buildings getting removed look like old military housing or barns associated with some sort of livestock. I don’t see sidewalks and roads like they might have been something people lived in.

    Aggie type town with no personality: Champaign, Illinois

  4. 7

    Mr. Cynical spews:

    Hey, I think it’s Bainbridge Island post poop spill–From today’s Seattle Times

    By Drew DeSilver
    Seattle Times staff reporter

    A major sewage pipe on Bainbridge Island continued to spill tens of thousands of gallons of raw waste into Eagle Harbor on Sunday, a day after rupturing, and a city official said the line can’t be fixed until Tuesday morning.

    The pipe, which carries about three-fifths of the city’s sewage from a pump station to the treatment plant near Hawley Cove Park, was spewing more than 1,400 gallons an hour.

    I thought Bainbridge was a “Green” Community.
    Looks like they need to maintain their infrastructure better…especially since it is infested with lawyers who a are fullashit.
    Bainbridge==Brown Community

  5. 9


    No luck yet, though my review hasn’t been comprehensive at all. I’ve wandered through bits and pieces of:

    Lexington KY
    Knoxville TN
    Columbia MO
    East Lansing MI
    Bloomington IN
    New Brunswick NJ

    The state universities of ME, NH, MA, RI, CT, PA, WV, and MD are in cities/towns too small or too non-city to be called “medium-sized cities”. The state universities of MN and OH are in big cities.

    I haven’t looked at the cities of the state universities of VT, DE, VA, NC, SC, GA, AL (too small?), WI, IA (again, too small?), …

    Then again, Lee might be misdirecting us by saying “a” state university. For instance, Penn State has branch campuses in Abington, Altoona, Beaver, Berks, Brandywine, DuBois, Erie, Fayette, Greater Allegheny (McKeesport), Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and York. I’d call (at least) Erie, Harrisburg, and Scranton “medium-sized cities”.

    And there are, like, a thousand SUNY campuses.

  6. 10

    Murgen spews:

    This one is a real beast, indeed, and I’ve been trying out a lot of those same locations, plus others, to no avail. Including a bunch of the SUNY branches!

  7. 12

    Heathen Sinner spews:

    Doesn’t look like demolition, looks more like a disaster of some sorts….fire, wind, tornado, look at the trees, they are pretty beat up.

  8. 14 spews:

    I’ve been guessing the destroyed buildings are for critters, maybe “free-range” chickens (something about the small yards all alongside them). Anyway, odd to have such an established old neighborhood butting up against concentrated livestock.

    Aerial photos, I’m thinking, would likely be from before they were destroyed.

    No time to search for them this week, though.

  9. 16

    2cents spews:

    COPYRIGHT 2005 Lexington Herald-Leader

    Byline: Sarah Vos

    Jan. 21–Jennifer Woolfolk grew up in Bluegrass-Aspendale. She remembers when a now-vacant field was covered with apartment buildings and the city tore down a park because it had become a magnet for gambling and drug dealing.

    Now, Lexington’s Housing Authority wants to tear down the 389 apartments left in Kentucky’s oldest public housing project and build single-family homes, townhouses and duplexes in its place. A new elementary school would anchor the 80 acres, and a tree-lined boulevard would connect now-isolated streets to the surrounding neighborhoods.

    The agency is asking the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for $20 million to pay for the project. It’s the agency’s third attempt for a Hope VI grant to rebuild Bluegrass-Aspendale.

    Woolfolk, 28, a mother of two, lives down the street from the apartment where she grew up. She hopes the Housing Authority gets the grant, and she wants to see the barracks-style apartments disappear.

  10. 18


    That’s a really sneaky one, because the bird’s eye looks nothing like the aerial photo. In the aerial, those apartments are all still there, looking rather pleasant.

  11. 19


    Well done, 2cents! I was wondering if anyone would find it by looking for news clippings of bulldozed projects. Did you find the article first, or the view?

  12. 20

    2cents spews:

    If N in Seattle hadn’t narrowed it down I’d be still searching. I figured it was a decommissioned military site.

    I had been to some of the other cities he had mentioned earlier, but I hadn’t checked out Lexington. I found it pretty quickly.

    I always wonder about the back story behind some of the unusual views you find. It took me a while, but I found the story behind it.