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Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #60

Last week’s photo challenge proved surprisingly difficult.

We’ve all passed the large wooden sign at Sconset Square on Myrtle Avenue — a jillion times.

But the stylized ships at the top — well, most of us never notice them.

Patricia Blaufuss, Julia Schorr and Wendy Cusick do. They’re the only 3 alert “06880” readers who nailed last week’s photo challenge. (Good guess, but wrong: Mike Calise’s Settlers & Traders real estate company.)

Click here to see the Sconset Square challenge, then scroll down for the comments that evolved into a discussion of the shopping center’s original name (Sherwood Square), and the restaurants, toy store and paint shop that were once there.

Here’s this week’s photo. In addition to identifying where in Westport it’s located (Hint: NOT the police station), can you tell us who this guy is? Click “Comments” below.

Oh My 06880 - February 21, 2016

Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #59

With all the kids in town — and all the brouhaha over the Westport YMCA’s move to Mahackeno — I thought last week’s photo challenge would be a snap.

But what do I know?

Johanna Rossi’s photo of a faux-old sign at Camp Mahackeno, not far from the Bedford Family Center — “Notice! Cursing & swearing will be cause for removal” — stumped just about everyone.

Despite a near-record 47 comments, it took more than 10 hours for Bobbie Herman to come up with the correct answer. Dorothy Abrams followed 12 minutes later. (Click here to see the photo, and read the many wrong guesses.)

Here’s this week’s challenge. Click “Comments” if you know where this is.

Oh My 06880 - February 14, 2016

I think this is pretty easy. We’ve all seen it before — often.

Then again, what do I know?


Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #58

Once again, “06880” readers prove there is no nook or cranny of Westport they don’t recognize.

Last week’s photo challenge — a stone lion — took us to the furthest corner of town. As 8 of you knew, it’s 1 of 2 statues on Beachside Avenue, a few feet from the Southport line. They stand at the driveway entrance to Mortimer and Mimi Levitt’s home. (To see the photo and all the guesses, click here.)

Congratulations to Robie Spector, Rich Stein, Wendy Cusick, Sandy Soennichsen, Dan Aron, Joyce Barnhart, Seth Braunstein and Bobbie Herman, for knowing all your lions.

What about this week’s challenge? It comes from Johanna Rossi:

Oh My 06880 - February 7, 2016 - Johanna Rossi

If you think you know where you’ve seen this sign, click “Comments” below.

Please keep your comments PG-rated.

Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #55

Last week’s photo challenge was not much of one.

From the moment the image of a waterfall was posted, correct answers cascaded in.

Susan Shuldman, Diane Silfen, Rich Stein, Tom Ryan, Marcella Lozyniak, Hallie Stevens, Ann Moore, Gerald Romano, Bruce Kent, James Weisz, Virginia Clark, Robert Swift, Gary Singer, Jill Turner Odice, Eva Toft, Tor Sporre, Morley Boyd, LuAnn Giunta, Tom Wall, Claire Ford and Jill Nash (of course) von Schmidt all knew it was the dam at Nash’s Pond, visible from Kings Highway North.

Also, apparently, from the Great American Toy Company.

“Anyone ever shopping for a playground set there would know that,” sniffed Seth Schachter.

Well, I never have. So excuse me.

To see last week’s photo challenge (and comments), click here.

Now on to this week’s shot:

Oh my 06880 - January 17, 2016

It don’t take no Einstein to figure out this is the Taylortown Salt Marsh.

But where is it located? (No Googling!)

Bonus questions:

  • Who was Taylor?
  • And when was this section of Westport called Taylortown?

Click “Comments” below to show off your knowledge reply.

Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #51

Last week’s photo challenge had everyone thinking one direction — downtown — but it was another place entirely.

The image of woods, framed in a window, reminded people of a view of Winslow Park, the Senior Center or library.

Nope. It was the Mahackeno campus, taken from the Westport YMCA stairs heading to the fitness center and pool. (So, in a way, it was connected to downtown — the Y used to be there.)

Elaine Marino was the only “06880” reader to correctly identify the shot. Click here to see the photo, and read all the comments.

Here is our Christmas weekend photo challenge — appropriately, a bell. But where is it? If you think you know, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Robert Eckman)

(Photo/Robert Eckman)


Oh My 06880 — Photo Challenge #28

Hmmmm….where did I see that guy before?

Andrea Berkley knew the answer to last week’s photo challenge: Custom Upholstery, on Riverside Avenue.

Okay, she admitted — her 9-year-old son Alex got it. He passes by every day on his way to school.

But most of us are on Riverside Avenue a lot too. We should take a page from Alex’s book, and really observe the Westport around us. (Click here to see last week’s photo challenge, and read all the other wild guesses.)

On to this week’s challenge. If you think you know where Lynn U. Miller took this shot, click “Comments.”

Here’s one hint: It’s outdoors.

Oh My 06880 - July 12, 2015

(Photo/Lynn U. Miller)