Photo Challenge #233

Back in the day, the Saugatuck River lapped up against the backs of stores on the west side of Main Street. Pipes discharged raw sewage directly into the river.

And no one really thought twice about it.

Parker Harding Plaza was built in the mid-1950s. Now the river is much narrower — hemmed in by concrete on the eastern side.

Yet water is still dumped into the river — as shown in Amy Schneider’s image, aka last week’s Photo Challenge. Of course, it’s a lot cleaner today.

Brett Adams, Diane Silfen, Seth Schachter, Seth Braunstein, Jonathan McClure, Patrick Church, Joelle Malec, Fred Rubin, Brian Senatore, Amelie Babkie and Bobbi Essagof all knew that Amy’s shot was taken near the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge, close to Starbucks. It’s a fairly common sight — if you know where and when to look. (Click here for the photo.)

Today’s image is not hard to identify. It’s a glorious aerial autumn view of Staples High School, by Larry Untermeyer:

But that’s not the challenge. The question is: Where in Westport would you see this photo?

If you know, click “Comments” below.

23 responses to “Photo Challenge #233

  1. Westport Library? Town Hall?

  2. Andrew Colabella

    A plane!

  3. Arline Gertzoff

    Aerial /drone view of Staples High School today

  4. Arline Gertzoff

    Board of Education Office

  5. Lynn’s den…just kidding. That is a spectacular photo. What year was this taken? Perhaps the fall of 2013 or 2014? The colors are so vibrant.

  6. Barbara Sherburne, '67

    At Staples High School?

  7. Seth Schachter

    Westport observatory (former nike site) ????

  8. Town Hall!

  9. Seth Schachter

    oops………I would like to retract my ‘Rolnick Observatory’ guess– 🙂 that view would be from the other direction. No idea but great photo!

  10. Jennifer Pressman

    Staples high school

  11. Town hall

  12. Above SemaConnect Charging Station

  13. Wanda Tedesco

    Town Hall

  14. Staples high school

  15. Wow — this was harder than I thought. Obviously it’s an aerial photo of Staples High School. It hangs in Town Hall — on the main floor, around the first corner to the right as you walk in the front door. It’s part of a remarkable series of aerial photos, all taken by Larry Untermeyer a few years ago. They give a great view of our town. Congratulations, Matt Murray, Tammy Barry, Patti Brill and Wanda Tedesco. The rest of you: Go see the photos for yourselves!

  16. In Westports town hall corridor, first floor.

  17. Top of the water tower

  18. Andrew Colabella

    Town hall outside of tree warden and personnel office and conservation commission door

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