Photo Challenge #178

Downtown Westport has tons of shortcuts.

You just have to know where to look.

Let’s say you bought a beautiful bedroom set at Design Within Reach (the old post office). But you also need a French press from the new Williams- Sonoma in Bedford Square.

You could cross the Post Road (carefully!), then circle all the way around Patagonia to Church Lane. You could do the same with Sconset Square.

It’s quicker to walk through the small underground parking area next to Westport Pizzeria, or cut straight through Urban Outfitters.

But the really fun way is to take the narrow alleyway between Urban Outfitters and Cotélac. It hides there in plain sight, a direct shot for those who know about it.

Yet maybe no one does. A mural painted — somehow — on the tight wall of Urban Outfitters was last week’s photo challenge. I took it earlier this month. (Click here for the photo. It’s pretty cool, if I do say so myself.)

But are the muralists and I the only people who know about the alley?

Perhaps. Only one person — one! — guessed last Sunday’s photo challenge.

And it took Staples High School senior Nicole Arellano 6 days — all the way until yesterday — to come up with the right answer.

Well done, Nicole. It was worth waiting for!

This week’s photo challenge should be easier.

I hope.

(Photo/Bob Weingarten)

If you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.

15 responses to “Photo Challenge #178

  1. Nancy Powers Conklin

    Nyala Farm or the Kowalsky property on Morningside Drive.

  2. Lswrence Zlatkin

    Looks like the old Kowalsky farm between Morningside and Turkey Hill. I would have said Nyala Farms, but the terrain is too hilly or vertical.

  3. Andrew Colabella

    Nyala Farms

  4. Jack Backiel

    Isn’t that where they’re going to build a jail for Harvey Weinstein? He’s relocating from Beachside Ave to the new jail. I got this information from a reliable source, Michael Cohen!

  5. Fred Cantor

    Looks like Nyala Farm.

  6. Bobbie Herman

    Nyala Farms.

  7. Michael Calise


  8. Yes, it’s Nyala Farm. This was a bit easier than last week, right?

  9. Michael Calise

    06880 Your world from the side alleys to the wide open spaces

  10. Nyala Farms field

  11. Seth Braunstein

    Nyala Farms

    Sent from my iPhone


  12. Jose Villaluz

    Nyala Farm

  13. Jalna Jaeger

    stauffer chemical except they put weed killer all over the field!
    Nyala farm….

  14. Robert Fatherley

    Thank you, Aggie. We will reflect upon our questions and get back to you ASAP. Thank you for your thoughtfulness…Julie


  15. Jeanine Esposito

    Nyala Farm is my guess too