There were many ways to describe last week’s photo challenge.
Lauren Schiller’s shot showed a few windows, and beige and tan structures.
Some “06880” readers described them as storefronts on the Post Road, across from Bank of America. Some mentioned current tenants, like Arogya. Others placed them “down the street from old Westport Bank & Trust” (now Patagonia), “between Urban Outfitters and Nefaire Spa,” and where B&G Army Navy and Chroma card store used to be.
All are somewhat correct. Congrats to Fred Cantor, Seth Goltzer, Suzanne Raboy and Bobbie Herman.
But the folks who really nailed it — that’s you Matt Murray, Elaine Marino, Jonathan McClure, Joelle Harris Malec and Michael Calise — knew that the image actually shows the backs of those stores (117-131 Post Road East, as Elaine accurately points out).
The view is from Church Lane — in front of Bedford Square.
The buildings are architecturally undistinguished. Sometimes they fade into the landscape.
But you can’t hide anything from alert “06880” readers. (Click here for the photo, and all guesses.)
Meanwhile, with Democratic and Republican primaries coming this month, now is a good time for an election-related photo challenge:
Sure, it’s been 28 years since Lowell Weicker ran for governor (and won) as a candidate of the independent A Connecticut Party.
He’s remembered best for implementing a state income tax — a much-criticized measure that nonetheless earned him the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s Profiles in Courage award for taking an unpopular stand, then holding firm.
The state tax is still with us. So is this sign. Where in Westport is it?
If you know, click “Comments” below. And if you have any memories of Governor Weicker, send those along too!