With the new year, I thought it might be interesting to revive something that I did for a while over the past year: the Mystery Slide.
As my father-in-law generously gave me a sizable slide collection from his travels, and even before, I will continue the project of scanning all of them this year. So, you can expect more of these in the future!
Without further ado, here’s the first one for this year…
This one took me a bit to figure out, even with the advantage of having some idea where my father-in-law traveled.
Where is this location and do you know the event depicted here?
Last week’s Friday Mystery Place was a challenge to those who are not familiar with some of the rather interesting Nature preserves on the Atlantic coast of the United States. The Chincoteague Ponies are feral ponies, who live on Assateague Island, which is owned by the Federal government, but straddles the states of Maryland and Virginia.
Clearly, iballrtw, husband and wife writing team of the fantastic ‘iball round the world‘ blog, know about these ponies, as they were quick to identify this pony correctly! I’d have to check my exact itinerary to see, if this pony is from the Maryland or Virginia herd. Go check them out when you get a chance, as the area is photogenic and full of surprises!
Something completely different this week…
Your challenge is to determine where this rock carving is situated. This image is from slides that I have been scanning from my father-in-law’s and his father’s collection, so it’s pretty old.
The slide, from which this scan came, was processed in August of 1960; it was shot on Kodak Ektachrome slide file. Despite its age, the typical Ektachrome pinkish cast (due to cyan dye fading over time) is rather minimal.
As it happened, I came across some of my old slides last night after I had a short guitar practice (not been feeling that great this week, which cut into my practice time); these were from the late 1980’s and there are some interesting ones, as some came from a business trip.
I am confident that many among you can identify the country, where I captured this image, but how many among you can identify the city?