Photo Challenge #264

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: “06880” readers are good.

I was sure that last week’s Photo Challenge would stump almost everyone. Susan Ross’ image showed a flip-flop, tea cup, cameo jewelry, and random other, less identifiable objects. (Click here for the photo.)

It was colorful. But how could anyone identify it?

Almost immediately, Seth Schachter did.

He was followed, rapid-fire, by Jennifer Kobetitsch, Betsy Kahn, Sarah Halevi, India Penney, Julie McMahon, Tina Green, Luke Garvey, Michelle Vitulich, Leslie Petersen, Polly Temple, Darcy Sledge and J. Seideman.

All nailed it: The mosaic surrounding one of the parking garages behind the houses on Old Mill Beach. It’s just to the left of the first footbridge heading to Compo Cove.

I know the bridges and walking paths between Sherwood Mill Pond and Long Island Sound are a popular — if hidden — Westport gem.

But the parking garages are off to the side, little noticed, even obscure. And the mosaic is at the end of the lot. Most people’s attention is focused on the water.

At least, that’s what I thought.

Congratulations to our eagle-eyed readers. A special shout-out to Betsy Kahn — a gifted photographer herself — who added this information about the artist, Claudia Schattman:

“She is one of the coolest artists in town. And people can hire her for special mosaics, pottery and photography. She does installations with all mediums and sizes.”

This week’s Photo Challenge is far less colorful. Will it be as easy? If you know where in Westport you’d see this, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Mark Mathias)

7 responses to “Photo Challenge #264

  1. At Longshore by the tennis courts?

    • It is the board outside the main tennis court at Longshore. I sat nearby a bunch our first summer waiting for my kids to finish lessons.

  2. Lynn Untermeyer Miller

    Longshore. Near the tennis courts.

  3. Yikes I am stumped on this one! But I have to say that I am absolutely delighted by how many people recognized and appreciated the mosaics from last week — a wonderful bit of whimsy and charm in our midst, and I loved the additional information about the artist! Thank you!

  4. It is Longshore by the tennis courts — good job, Fred and Lynn. Do you play mixed doubles?

  5. Tennis courts at Longshore ! Love to be there for a game

  6. Tennis courts at Longshore.