AB Google Earth Guessing Game

Paletexan

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Being new to Boston, I spent a lot of time on Google Earth exploring the city; and would share random shots with my wife to guess where it is. For some reason, she did not find the game fun at all and told me to go play with those forum people ... so I'll give it a shot but get the sense this will be a hard group to stump.

Set 1 to Guess Location around Boston:

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Welcome to the forum! This is a really cool idea.

I'm torn between my "this is cool" and "what should I do as a Moderator" reactions. Here goes:
1) We should have a "Guess where I am" thread" (I'm pretty sure we do, actually, it is just that whatever its title is, I can't search/find it effectively)

2) I like the pictures too, but think they should be smaller and presented on at a time (when we solve one you'd post the next) .the slurring that gmaps does adds to the challenge (and, I think, makes it harder to cheat using google image search.

3) I have a couple that I know, but was intimated by the "all in a stack in a single post" format, so will respond one a time.
 
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This "top" one is at Warren & Dudley near Dudley Square, with the tipoff (for me) being the distinctive new building at center-right.

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I recognized this one from the converted Clarendon Street Church (Baptist) in the foreground, and the view from roughly high above the Cyclorama Building and looking toward the white building on the corner of Union Park and Montgomery St.

I've adopted the 99% Invisible (podcast) motto: Always Read the Plaque (we should start a thread dedicated to Boston Plaques we find and post here and there)

In the Baptist Church's (now condos) plaque (on corner of Montgomery & Clarendon) they explain how it was the site from which Gordon College was founded roughly covering this material:
Gordon College was founded in 1889 under the name Boston Missionary Training School. It is named for its founder, the Rev. Dr. Adoniram Judson (A. J.) Gordon, pastor of Boston's Clarendon Street Church and a prominent clergyman of the late 1800s.

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Welcome to the forum! This is a really cool idea.

I'm torn between my "this is cool" and "what should I do as a Moderator" reactions. Here goes:
1) We should have a "Guess where I am" thread" (I'm pretty sure we do, actually, it is just that whatever its title is, I can't search/find it effectively)

2) I like the pictures too, but think they should be smaller and presented on at a time (when we solve one you'd post the next) .the slurring that gmaps does adds to the challenge (and, I think, makes it harder to cheat using google image search.

3) I have a couple that I know, but was intimated by the "all in a stack in a single post" format, so will respond one a time.
I agree it’s a good idea to post one at a time, rather than in sets. And I find the responses sharing how you identified it really interesting too.
 

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1982/83/Greenhouse Apts/Copley Place was the low of the low.
 

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Pretty familiar with that stretch... Plenty of time spent in this area
 

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^ The MacAllen Building? True, but there's quite a lot going on over there already. And I'm still clinging to the slim hope that we might someday see an extension of Fort Point Channel and some sliver of the South Bay restored in all the under-developed land.
 

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^ The MacAllen Building? True, but there's quite a lot going on over there already. And I'm still clinging to the slim hope that we might someday see an extension of Fort Point Channel and some sliver of the South Bay restored in all the under-developed land.
You got it! I thought the angle would make it harder to guess ...
 

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