The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #241

This, of course, is our final Window View contest. In some ways, I think of this feature as pure Dishness. It began with my desire to let readers know just how amazing and global the full readership is – something that is crystal clear in the in-tray but not necessarily to every Dish reader. I foolishly … Continue reading The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #241

The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #240

Turns out this week’s contest was one of our most challenging ever, with only around twenty entries submitted, such as: Oakland. Looking at the Claremont Hotel. A wild-ass guess, of course. Another reader is seeing things: Finally, an easy one. Clearly, this is not an actual window view. It’s an early landscape by the British Artist, Stephen Darbishire, in … Continue reading The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #240

The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #239

A reader gives it a shot: Based off of substantial research – those look like funny cars! / green / mountains / Google: “towns in Iceland near mountains” – I believe this is Seyðisfjörður, Iceland. I don’t actually think I’m right, but Seyðisfjörður is probably the coolest name of a town ever. Já. Another reader shivers: I’m not sure … Continue reading The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #239

The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #238

Chini comes clean: Canada. My first guess was Canada. That’s how bad my gut is at this. It’s as if my subconscious took one look at the image and said, “Well, let’s see. Lots of snow. Looks real cold too. Probably north of here. Yup, definitely Canada.” Having disregarded that brilliant bit of instinctual wisdom, … Continue reading The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #238

The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #237

Difficult contests often bring out the sci-fi guesses: This wretched hive of scum and villainy is obviously Mos Eisley on Tatooine. And the snark: Judging from the lone stars on those minarets and generally dry looking environments, this is obviously Texas.  I’ll pinpoint it to Laredo, Texas, though I’m comfortable to leave it at that. A … Continue reading The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #237

The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #236

A reader thinks we’re being topical: Cuba, of course. Another gets topical himself: In honor of Andrew’s final appearance on The Colbert Report, here’s my truthiness answer for this week’s VFYW – Portugal, because it feels like it – and no amount of facts can change my mind. Another appreciates the “seasonal appropriate Dickensian feel” … Continue reading The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #236

The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #235

by Chas Danner A reader is thinking Central America: Only a guess, but I went to Guatemala years ago and it was one of the most beautiful places I’d ever been. This has the same feel. Another argues that “palm trees and high mountains suggest an equatorial highland location such as Bogotá, Colombia, where the McDonald’s … Continue reading The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #235

The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #234

A flummoxed reader: Hell no. I … How … But … You know what? No. Just no. Another took to heart last Wednesday’s MHB: Based on the hinges of the window: Time Square Hilton. Room 420. Or a remote island? I’ve never been to Cape Verde, but this is definitely it. A more qualified shot-in-the-dark: You’re like a cat … Continue reading The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #234

The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #233

A reader snarks: Saginaw, Michigan. Come on man, challenge us. Another air-balls: Ulcinj, Montenegro. Why not?  Could be any bit of rocky, pretty coastline, anywhere in the world. Don’t really have an F’ing clue. Another sighs: The picture is a needle in a haystack. The view seems to be an island. The colors seem to be … Continue reading The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #233

The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #232

A reader scans the photo: I have no idea where this week’s VFYW is taken and I am so glad I don’t live there. Another heads down the yellow brick road: I was lost on this one until I started watching The Wizard of Oz last night. It’s obviously “The Amethyst City” – the Emerald City’s less … Continue reading The View From Your Window Contest: Winner #232