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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.

Pic Of The Day #788

Levitt Pavilion and Saugatuck River, this afternoon. (Photo/Luke Garvey)

Pic Of The Day #768

Dusk on the Saugatuck River (Photo/Julie Rosemarin)

Pic Of The Day #754

Flocking to the Saugatuck River (Photo/Lynn Untermeyer Miller)

Pic Of The Day #736

Levitt Pavilion and Saugatuck River (Photo/Michael Tomashefsky)

Pic Of The Day #710

The view from Grace Salmon Park (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

Pic Of The Day #709

Saugatuck River, from the Parker Harding footbridge (Photo/John Videler for Videler Photography)

Pic Of The Day #687

Morning on the Saugatuck River (Photo/Tom Cook)

Pic Of The Day #657

Seen today on the semi-frozen Saugatuck River (Photo/Tracy Porosoff)

Pics Of The Day #655

One view of frozen Compo Beach … (Photo/Kathie Motes Bennewitz)

… and another … (Photo/Tammy Barry)

… and Gray’s Creek … Photo/Betsy P. Kahn)

… while in between, Ned Dimes Marina… (Photo/Andrew Colabella)

… and finally, a couple of miles away, the frozen Saugatuck River. (Drone photo/Brandon Malin)