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The View From Your Window Contest

Apr 19 2014 @ 12:00pm

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You have until noon on Tuesday to guess it. City and/or state first, then country. Please put the location in the subject heading, along with any description within the email. If no one guesses the exact location, proximity counts.  Be sure to email entries to contest@andrewsullivan.com. Winner gets a free The View From Your Window book or two free gift subscriptions to the Dish. Have at it.

The View From Your Window Contest

Apr 12 2014 @ 12:00pm

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You have until noon on Tuesday to guess it. City and/or state first, then country. Please put the location in the subject heading, along with any description within the email. If no one guesses the exact location, proximity counts.  Be sure to email entries to contest@andrewsullivan.com. Winner gets a free The View From Your Window book or two free gift subscriptions to the Dish. Have at it.

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A reader thinks this week’s photo was taken “somewhere wondrous”:

I haven’t been doing well with hemispheres but I’ll guess Northern. This certainly takes the prize for the best roofs in a VFYW. That flying carpet one in front of the green bottle building with the four white spears in the right background will be a wonderful clue.

Another imagines a happy giant:

This has to be Zoeterwoude, Netherlands. Where else would there be a 10-story tall Heineken bottle?

Near the Alps?

Torino, Italy. I’ve gone up in the green tower while studying abroad years ago. I think so, at least.

Another goes south to Buenos Aires. Another gets on the right continent:

I look at your view every week.  For this one, about 10% of the view is black – just the window frame. A palm tree, some traffic cones, then there is what appears to be a rolling rock beer bottle in the middle of town. My guess: Singapore.

Another goes with Kuala Lumpur and another gets closer with Hanoi. Closer still:

Off to coach a Little League game, but I’m guessing Phnom Penh, because that compound in the foreground looks a like the Royal Palace, and those two towers in the background could maybe be the Gold 42 tower? I don’t know. Go Nationals!

Another gets the right country:

I don’t have the time in my life to do the research that would generate a win, but it’s still fun to play. This is clearly Thailand – the architecture gives it away for anyone who has ever visited, and the yellow royal flags confirm. Where in Thailand is a different story. Not metropolitan enough to be Bangkok, so I just went with one of the other large cities: Chiangmai. Looking forward to seeing how the winner narrows it down to the exact window.

The exact city:

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The View From Your Window Contest

Apr 5 2014 @ 12:00pm

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You have until noon on Tuesday to guess it. City and/or state first, then country. Please put the location in the subject heading, along with any description within the email. If no one guesses the exact location, proximity counts.  Be sure to email entries to contest@andrewsullivan.com. Winner gets a free The View From Your Window book or two free gift subscriptions to the Dish. Have at it.

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A reader throws up her hands:

A tennis court, a small island, an airplane, and a palm tree. Is that all there is to go on, or an I missing something obvious?? If I check in on Tuesday morning and I read, “500 people correctly guessed this weeks window,” I swear I will hang up my hat! (Just kidding… I enjoy this too much).

I will take a wild guess and say some small place in the Indian Ocean. Room 813.

Another reader:

That looks very much like one of the many lagoons that dot the sea shore along San Diego County, CA. I’m going to say this is looking across the Laguna Hedionda from the Snug Harbor Marina in Carlsbad.

Another uses the process of elimination:

Sure as hell not Albany, NY … but I wish it were!

Another gets much closer:

The geography doesn’t ring a bell, but I’m sure I’ve seen those clouds before – somewhere in Hawaii?

Elsewhere in the Pacific:

This week is a real tough one. For some reason the fauna and the architecture has me betting on a small city in Muslim SE Asia. After accounting for the presence of the river, the mountains, and the medium level of development, I’m going to guess Bandar Seri Begawan.  I know I’m not right (I can’t find any tennis courts anywhere near downtown) but I really want it to be because Brunei is just crazy enough for this contest. This one stumped me. Congrats.

One of the handful of correct guesses this week:

The U.S. hint you provided was very helpful.

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The View From Your Window Contest

Mar 29 2014 @ 12:00pm

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A clue: In the United States.

You have until noon on Tuesday to guess it. City and/or state first, then country. Please put the location in the subject heading, along with any description within the email. If no one guesses the exact location, proximity counts.  Be sure to email entries to contest@andrewsullivan.com. Winner gets a free The View From Your Window book or two free gift subscriptions to the Dish. Have at it.

The View From Your Window

Mar 28 2014 @ 2:41pm

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Portland, Oregon, 7.54 am

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Mar 27 2014 @ 1:11pm

Valencia, Spain, 7-00pm

Valencia, Spain, 7 pm

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Mar 26 2014 @ 12:22pm

Cusco, Peru at 3-45pm

Cusco, Peru, 3.45 pm

The View From Your Window

Mar 25 2014 @ 3:49pm

Washington, DC, 11-43am

Washington, DC, 11.43 am

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A reader thinks he recognizes an important landmark in this week’s photo:

It’s the Oh Shit Bridge!

Rather, the bridge in the far background, mostly hidden behind the similar-looking one, is the Naval Academy Bridge across the Severn that crosses from the Naval Academy and the town of Annapolis towards the Bay Bridge and the Eastern Shore. When you’re coming back from leave, the Academy comes into full view when you start crossing the bridge, hence its name among midshipmen, as in, “Oh shit, I’m almost back at the Naval Academy!” This photo has been taken further up the Severn, looking out towards the Chesapeake.

Another:

Bridge geek here. Older steel bascule bridge on the far left, AASHTO-type girders front and center on both the harbor bridge and the channel elevated bridge. Other than that I have no idea, so I am going to guess Pensacola, FL, since I am about 80% sure of this: it’s the South, we are looking west, and it’s not the Keys.

Another reader:

This sure looks like it could be the bridge from San Diego to Coronado. I’ve only been there once, actually a year ago this week, to stroll about the famous Hotel del Coronado with a dear friend, a woman I hadn’t seen in 52 years. It was great.

Another heads inland:

This is my first time submitting. This looks to be the boat dock in Decatur, Alabama located on the Tennessee River.  The bridge appears to be one I have crossed many times on my way to Interstate 65 via Decatur.

Or is it way up north?

The boats are parked at the Canarsie Pier in Brooklyn, NY, with the Belt Parkway in the background. If not, it sure looks a lot like it.

Another heads down Interstate 95 for a look at the boating scene:

The long, low bridge and types of boats shown here take my thoughts to southern Florida, perhaps south of Miami, or somewhere in the Keys. Sailboats, which can be demanding to operate even in the lightest weather conditions, are heavily outnumbered here by motor yachts. Those vessels bespeak an older population of owners: cautious, conservative, and comfortable, who may never even leave the harbor, but who enjoy the ambience of the marina and, from time to time, perhaps invite the boat owner on the other side of the dock to come have a tall one and shoot the breeze for a while. The chairs up on the main dock are very inviting.

Another:

This picture just reeks of the Southeastern US, but I can’t find any set of bridges that matches the configuration seen in the photo. Biloxi has plenty of casino hotel rooms to provide views of this sort, so that is my guess. I can’t wait to see what people came up with for tracking down boat registries.

Or sales listings, which we’ll get to. This reader gets the right state:

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The View From Your Window

Mar 24 2014 @ 12:41pm

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 6 am

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Mar 23 2014 @ 10:10am

Bristol, England. 9-06 am

Bristol, England, 9.06 am

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Mar 22 2014 @ 2:51pm

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Paris, France, 7.05 pm

The View From Your Window Contest

Mar 22 2014 @ 12:00pm

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You have until noon on Tuesday to guess it. City and/or state first, then country. Please put the location in the subject heading, along with any description within the email. If no one guesses the exact location, proximity counts.  Be sure to email entries to contest@andrewsullivan.com. Winner gets a free The View From Your Window book or two free gift subscriptions to the Dish. Have at it.