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  1. #11
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    Default I like that pots image

    And just like that.... they're back... (a moment ago, all of your photos were "gone" from the RTA site). Yeah, that's a cool image of the pots!

    Mark

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    Default Transient ISP problem

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

    Thanks; Linda is a big Julia Child fan, and this particular exhibit is a must everytime she's in D.C.

    ****If you're just joining us today, this part of the puzzle has been solved, but you're welcome to follow along and see where this part of the puzzle went... and in fact... you should, the next couple of puzzles were very challenging and you can get a sense of how to play this game by seeing how we ask for clues....****

    Here's something a little harder I suspect. Where is this lily pond? The surrounding grounds were created by a rich industrialist who loved nature, and wanted people to share that love with him. The family name is very famous, but this guy wasn't in the core family business.


    Photo: Don Casey

    To get this shot I had to get down on my knees, hold my camera (with fisheye lens) out as far as I could to get it as close to the flower as possible... with one thumb and three fingers trying to keep from dropping the Nikon in the soup while hitting the shutter button with the fourth finger.
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 10-12-2009 at 05:16 PM. Reason: explanation for first-timers....

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    Default What an awesome capture!

    Wow, that is really a nice photo. I would be tempted to say Huntington Gardens -- but I don't remember the lily pond. This one might need some clues.

    Is this the Du Pont family home -- at the Nemours Mansion & Gardens in Wilmington, Delaware?

    Mark

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    Default Oh so close

    Right family, wrong property and location.

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    Default Pierre du Pont?

    Let's see drawing from the fact that your most recent photos on another thread were from Philly.... Is this Pierre du Pont's house near Kennett Square, PA?

    Also known as Longwood Gardens? If so, here's a map of the showing the lily pond....

    Do you know what I think of whenever I hear Kennett Square, PA? Mushrooms!

    Mark

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    Default Yes it is: Longwood Gardens!

    Swung through there on the way from Philly to Rockville, MD.

    While most people think "chemicals" when they hear DuPont, Pierre was involved in more things than that.

    Prior to buying DuPont with his brother to take it private, he worked in management at a steel mill. After running DuPont for about four years, he was President and/or CEO of General Motors from 1915 to 1929.

    He remained on DuPont's board until 1940.

    Another shot:

    Photo: Don Casey

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    Default An easy one.....

    Here is an easy one.
    Whose house is this?
    Where is it located?


    Photo by: Jerry Kendrick

    Jayree.

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    Default We appear stuck; probably need a clue.

    Associated with some president, perhaps?

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    Default Clues.....

    OK, I thought this might be easy but here are a couple of clues.

    Clue #1: The house is associated with an elected official, but not a president.

    Clue #2: The house is located near a lake.

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    Default Doesn't seem that easy to me

    How big a lake? What part of the continent?

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