Mystery Monday (1/23)

Posted on 01/23/2012 by Lance Roper in Mystery Monday

Welcome back to another Mystery Monday contest! Every Monday, we’re going to post a photo from our collection and invite anyone to guess its location. The first person to correctly identify the location will win a prize. To start the year, we’ll be offering the winner a $50 discount to any framed photograph in our collection.

This week’s photo is indeed in the United States and could very well be one of the coolest Mystery Monday photos yet.

Feel free to leave your observations and guesses in the comment box at the bottom of every post.

  • If you can correctly identify the photo with a link to Google Maps showing where it is, or should be, you win! Leave a comment here on the blog or on our Facebook Page.
  • Whoever identifies the photograph and posts a link to its correct location first, wins!
  • This week’s winner will receive a $50 coupon for any framed print, or simple bragging rights! Whichever you prefer!
  • In order to win, the photo’s location must be correctly identified by this Friday at 5:30PM EST.

If you know of anyone else who would enjoy this blog (or perhaps someone who would be a great competitor,) please send them here!

Let the games begin!

Visitor Comments

For those not on Facebook, location guesses so far have been the Biltmore Estate (Asheville NC) and Holy Hill WI; also, someone wondered if this is a monastery, but Lance's response was: "No, it isn't a monastery! I'd say you're in the right direction though."

Those two towers with the conical roofs are quite distinctive. Based on Lance's response to "monastery", I'd guess this is a seminary or other religious school, except there is no visible chapel or worship center.

I don't have a clue when this photo was taken (no vehicles I can find) or really much idea where. The heavy forest tentatively points us east of the Mississippi. Just to see what Lance says, I'll guess Pennsylvania (they didn't call it "Penn's Woods" for nothing).

Tony, this photo was actually taken west of the Mississippi River. However, its not very exciting to have merely cut the nation in half at this point. We need to get close! Here's a hint: This picture is very close to the Mississippi.

Beautiful building and great hints but wow, this is still a tough one!

Here's the location of this amazing photo:

This is a 1967 photo of the old Villa Maria Academy. About 2 years after this photo was taken, lightning struck the tower and burned the four-story building to the ground. This is undoubtedly one of the last photographs of Villa Maria before it was almost entirely destroyed.

Here's a link to their "About Us" section. It shows a few photographs of the building and even one of the fire.

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