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Photo ID, #129

Here is another photo taken on the Williams campus. Where was it taken? And what recollections do you have of this location?

(Originally posted here; link contains puzzle answer.)

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Photo ID, #128

Here are two views of a building on Williams’ campus. Which building? And what do you know about the history of the symbols?

(Originally posted here and here; links contain puzzle answer.)

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Photo ID, #127

This is the second post in my new Photo ID series, which is a reprise of my original 2005-2007 Photo ID series. I will be posting them in the original order, except omitting the ones I don’t like. So, here we go with today’s picture:

Where was this photo taken? What memories do you have of this location?

(Originally posted here; link contains puzzle answer.)

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Photo ID, #126

From 2005-2007, I posted a popular series of Photo IDs on EphBlog. In the coming months, I am going to be running the series again with the same pictures, each Monday. Some of you may have seen them before; most of you will be seeing them for the first time.

Here’s how it works: I post a picture, taken at Williams (or occasionally in the surrounding countryside). You (1) tell where this picture was taken, and (2) share any memories you have of this location, and discuss whatever it reminds you of. Sound good? Let’s start.

From what vantage point was this photo taken? (Hint: David Kane actually asked me to take this photo. “Can you go to such-and-such location and take a picture of the view out the window?” he asked. And I did.)

(Originally posted here; link contains puzzle answer.)

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Photo ID, #125

Recent alumni and current students have an advantage on this one:


Photo from Flickr user Marco P. Sanchez; original photo here (warning: link contains puzzle answer).

What two buildings are pictured here?

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Photo ID, #124

A beautifully artistic shot, including my favorite trick, reflections:


Photo by Flickr user nathan2375; original photo here (warning: link contains puzzle answer).

What building is this? (And why does it look so… sinister?)

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Photo ID, #123

This is such a nice picture, with geometry and good composition — and in addition, it’s purple! What more could you want?


Photo from Flickr user 10mmm; original photo here (link does NOT contain puzzle answer).

Where was this photo taken?

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Photo ID, #122

Another gorgeous, colorful Photo ID:


Photo from Flickr user Skunkworks Photographic; original photo here (warning: link contains puzzle answer).

Where is this beautiful place, and have you had the chance to go there? For what?

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Photo ID, #121

A very colorful photo — but of what?


Photo from Flickr user stenz; original photo here (warning: link contains puzzle answer).

Thanks to former EphBlog webmaster Eric Smith ’99 for this beautiful picture.

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Photo ID, #120

One of Williams College’s legacies, of which many students (and alumni) are not even aware.


Photo from Flickr user Pictophile; original photo here (warning: link contains puzzle answer).

So, what is this, where is it, and why? (Full explanation in picture link.)

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Photo ID, #119

Truly an iconic campus location.


Photo from Flickr’s Williams College pool; original photo here (warning: link contains puzzle answer).

Where is this beloved place?

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Photo ID, #118

Where is this nondescript tiled area?

Photo from Flickr user Marco P. Sanchez; original photo here (link does NOT contain puzzle hint this time!).


What I like most about this picture is that there is a little teeny tiny hint that gives the location away (at least for me). Do you see it?

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Photo ID, #117

Not on the Williams Campus, but very nearby:


Photo from Flickr user dougtone; original photo here (warning: link contains puzzle hint).

A strange little building, not unlike this previous strange little building Photo ID. Where (and what) is it?

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Photo ID, #116

Wow, cool lighting! Where is this?

Photo from Flickr user williamscollege; original photo here (warning: link contains puzzle answer).
I’m embarrassed to admit that I only went there once, maybe twice. How about you?

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Photo ID, #115

What dorm/house at Williams features this lovely dormer and chimney?

Photo from Flickr user 10mmm; original photo here (warning: link contains puzzle answer).
And wow, just look at that ivy!

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Photo ID, #114

In what Williams building will you find this shadowy hallway?

Photo from Flickr user 10mmm; original photo here (warning: link contains photo answer).
Any of four answers will be accepted… though we will be impressed if you get it right on the first try.

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Photo ID, #113

Where is this nice porch? Have you ever been there?

Photo from Flickr user ledges; original photo here (warning: link contains puzzle answer)
This building has somewhat of a cult following. Stories, please!

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Photo ID, #112

Clearly a building, but which building is it?

Photo from Flickr user stenz; original photo here (warning: link contains puzzle answer)

Thanks to EphBlog’s webmaster Eric Smith ’99 for taking this cool photo.

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Photo ID, #111

An instrument unique to Williams:

Photo from Flickr user Alan Cordova; original photo here (warning: link contains puzzle hint)

Where was this photo taken, what is this object used for, and most importantly, what is your favorite kind of hat?

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Photo ID, #110

This picture was suggested by an EphBlog reader and Photo ID enthusiast:

Photo from Flickr user Josh.A; original photo here (warning: link contains puzzle answer).

The questions this time are:
(a) What is pictured here?
(b) Where did the photographer stand to take this picture?

Thanks to Josh Ain ’03 for taking this lovely photo and for recommending it for use as a Photo ID. More recommendations, please! You can send me photo suggestions at 07djd.

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Photo ID, #109

Blast from the past! Memories, please.


Photo from Flickr user AndreJenny; original photo here (warning: link contains puzzle answer).

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Photo ID, #108

Once again, this building was labeled over its entrance, so I edited the photo (badly) to make it nontrivial to guess:


Photo from Flickr user Marco P. Sanchez; original photo here (warning: link contains puzzle answer).

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Photo ID, #107

Here is a wonderful shot of an oft-photographed place at Williams. Well, maybe only oft-photographed by my friends, or by people who like taking great pictures of weird things! But enough idle chatter; here’s the photo:


Photo from Flickr user 10mmm; original image here (warning: link contains puzzle answer).

Where is this? What is it used for? And what stories have you heard about it?

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Photo ID, #106

Here’s a Williams building that is off the beaten track — unless you happen to participate in one of a select few sports.


Photo from Flickr user Alan Cordova; original photo here warning: link contains puzzle answer.

What place is pictured here, and what memories do you have of it?

Extra credit: walk from the main Williams campus, past this building, a little ways further, and then up a hill. Where do you end up?

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Photo ID, #105

This week I am indulging myself: In the photo below is one of my favorite pieces of art.


Photo from Flickr user Runs With Scissors; original photo here (warning: contains puzzle answer).

Do you know where this is? Have you seen it? Do you like it as much as I do, or do you think it could have been created by elementary school students? Commentary encouraged.

(Inspired by this piece of art, I have decided that if and when I own my own house, I am going to cover the walls with brilliant color (and maybe mathematical tiling patterns). Will this dream last until I have a house? Doubtful, but I can dream.)

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Photo ID, #104

When I saw a thumbnail of this picture on Flickr, I thought, “Huh? Is that picture really from Williams? What quirky little building is that?” When I saw the picture in a larger form, I recognized it. Do you?

Note: In the original photo, the name of the location is written right on this building. I have edited the photo so that it is more of a challenge.


Photo from Flickr user mpbaron; original photo here (warning: contains puzzle answer).

Where is this quirky little building, and what memories do you have of it, and whatever is beyond it?

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Photo ID, #103

Time for our third Photo ID. Where was this picture taken? Where do these stairs get you?


Photo from Flickr user Marco P. Sanchez; original photo here (warning: link contains puzzle answer).

I’ll start: In the dead of winter in 2006, when the shrubs pictured were dead and nonexistent, I sledded down this hill in the middle of the night, all the way down the steep hill and into some sort of invisible curb, which scraped me off my sled with a jolt!

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Photo ID, #102

It’s Monday again, so it’s time for our second Photo ID of the new era. For those of you who are new to the game, here’s how it works: I post a mystery photo taken somewhere at Williams. You post comments guessing where the photo was taken and what is pictured in it, and also post memories and reminiscences about the place or object. Sound like fun? Here we go again:


Photo from Flickr user Dread Pirate Ruth; original photo here (warning: may contain puzzle answer).

From what vantage point was this photo taken, and what campus area is pictured?

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Photo ID, #101a

Today we’ll do a detail photo: A picture of a small aspect of the Williams campus that might otherwise be overlooked. (Other good examples are from #79 in the series here and from #74 here.) Have you looked closely enough at your campus that you can identify such an element?


Photo from Flickr user Bill McBride; original photo here (warning: contains puzzle answer).

What building is pictured here? Extra credit: What photos are often taken very near to this object?

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Photo ID, #101

By popular demand, I’m bringing back my Photo ID series, though not with my own photos. I am taking photos off of Flickr and sharing them with you.

For anyone who wasn’t around between 2005-2007 when I did this the first time, here’s the game: I post a picture, and then you try to guess where on campus it was taken, and also give any memories and musings you have about the place or object.

Sound like fun? Let’s go!

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What is pictured here, and where are they found at Williams?

Photo courtesy of Flickr user SER Sean Crane. Original photo here (warning: contains puzzle answer).

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