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Photo Challenge #242

I could say the heat got to me. But it wasn’t that hot last Sunday.

When Beth DeVoll sent an image for consideration as a photo challenge — it showed weather-beaten wood, a bit of brick, and the number “1” — I thought “aha!”

I’d already used the weather vane on that roof as an early Photo Challenge. This was a nice view of another part of the building.

In fact — as Elaine Marino pointed out seconds after I posted it — I’d already used a very similar photo, a couple of years earlier. She’d guessed the location that time too. (Click here for the shot.)

To be technical though, this time Elaine called it the Westport Housing Authority office. That’s actually #5 Canal Street. Morley Boyd said was the Aquarion pumping station. That’s #15.

James Weisz not only got the location, he identified it correctly as the Westport Public Schools’ facilities department office. Kathie Motes Bennewitz knew that too — though she inexplicably called it “2 Canal Street.”

Also correct, with the address of 1 Canal Street: Kati Krizsan.

This week’s Photo Challenge is a bottle opener. (Kids — ask your parents!) I’ve lived in Westport my whole life, and never noticed this. But it’s in a very public place, which photographer Matt Murray pointed out to me.

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

(Photo/Matt Murray)

Photo Challenge #149

The #1 was a hint. But where was #1?

Turns out to be 1 Canal Street. Oddly, that’s in the middle of the road, at the light by the bridge leading to the Willows Medical Center (aka “Fort Apache”).

To the west, it’s Kings Highway North (it’s actually Kings Highway North the rest of the way to the Main Street light).

To the east and north — heading to Coffee An’ and Crossroads Hardware — it’s Canal Street.

#1 once belonged to Bridgeport Hydraulic (now Aquarion). Now it’s the Board of Education’s facilities office. Congratulations to Elaine Marino, David Sampson, Dan Herman and Seth Goltzer, all of whom somehow knew where the paint-chipped sign in last week’s photo challenge is located. (Click here for Amy Schneider’s photo, and all the guesses.)

This week’s challenge comes courtesy of Wendy Cusick. If you think you know where she took the photo, click “Comments” below.