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uncle ken
07-13-2008, 05:18 AM
#1 Where is this and how do you get there?

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l453/rentiers/e_rock.jpg

Dave 330i
07-13-2008, 06:05 AM
2722 going towards Canyon Lake from New Braunfels :rolleyes:

uncle ken
07-13-2008, 06:16 AM
2722 going towards Canyon Lake from New Braunfels :rolleyes:

Nope! The answer lies right before your eyes. Look at the picture again...

uncle ken
07-13-2008, 06:35 AM
Texas Quiz #2: In what town will you find this world famous gourmet restaurant?

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l453/rentiers/IMG_1923.jpg

650 Ryder
07-13-2008, 07:30 AM
I don't know where the original Chuy's is, but the one here in Houston has good food. Oh, you want an answer......let's say Austin.........Phil
Oh yeah, the first picture may also be in north Austin

uncle ken
07-13-2008, 08:01 AM
I don't know where the original Chuy's is, but the one here in Houston has good food. Oh, you want an answer......let's say Austin.........Phil
Oh yeah, the first picture may also be in north Austin

No and no. I'm not sure that is the Original Chuy's, but it is certainly not part of the excellent Chuy's chain found in Austin, Houston etc. I will give it 24 hours and post all the answers unless someone gets one right first.

Texas Quiz #3: Where is this?

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l453/rentiers/Cad_Ranch.jpg

maxkpp
07-13-2008, 08:11 AM
cadillac ranch ?

uncle ken
07-13-2008, 08:20 AM
One cigar coming up for maxkpp!!!

Answer to Texas Quiz#3 is The Cadillac Ranch just west of Amarillo on I-40.

Texas Quiz #4: This photo was taken from a BMW rolling down I-10. What town do we see here?

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l453/rentiers/smoky.jpg

650 Ryder
07-13-2008, 08:22 AM
Texas Quiz #2: In what town will you find this world famous gourmet restaurant?

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l453/rentiers/IMG_1923.jpg

How about Austin, Minnesota for a 650 Ken. I know you said Texas but the John Madden thing may be the key........Phil

650 Ryder
07-13-2008, 08:25 AM
One cigar coming up for maxkpp!!!

Answer to Texas Quiz#3 is The Cadillac Ranch just west of Amarillo on I-40.

Texas Quiz #4: This photo was taken from a BMW rolling down I-10. What town do we see here?

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l453/rentiers/smoky.jpg

Maybe El Paso....looking into Mexico..........Phil

uncle ken
07-13-2008, 08:26 AM
How about Austin, Minnesota for a 650 Ken. I know you said Texas but the John Madden thing may be the key........Phil

John Madden is the key. All the photos are taken within the great state of Texas, and all are easily accessible with a BMW. Austin MN is not correct - send me the keys to your excellent car.

uncle ken
07-13-2008, 08:28 AM
Maybe El Paso....looking into Mexico..........Phil

Phil wins one! Answer to #4 is Juarez, Mexico.

uncle ken
07-13-2008, 08:44 AM
Texas Quiz #5: Where is this?

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l453/rentiers/sea.jpg

650 Ryder
07-13-2008, 08:46 AM
Texas Quiz #5: Where is this?

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l453/rentiers/sea.jpg

Galveston

uncle ken
07-13-2008, 09:02 AM
Galveston

OK, something more difficult: here's an old battlefield. Where is it and who won?
Hint - Rita knocked down that tree.

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l453/rentiers/rita_1.jpg

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l453/rentiers/rita_2.jpg

650 Ryder
07-13-2008, 09:27 AM
Keep em' coming.....I'll check back in few hours. Gotta run to the office for few tics.....Phil

Dave 330i
07-13-2008, 09:50 AM
Nope! The answer lies right before your eyes. Look at the picture again...
Can't be TX. No one drives a PT here. Am I suppose to recognize the building? :eek:

Dave 330i
07-13-2008, 09:56 AM
[QUOTE=uncle ken;3393525]OK, something more difficult: here's an old battlefield. Where is it and who won?
Hint - Rita knocked down that tree.

Palo Alto Battlefield in Brownsville?

uncle ken
07-13-2008, 10:19 AM
Answer to #1: Enchanted Rock (State Park) - which is that large pinkish rocky prominence in the background. About 15 miles north of Fredericksburg, TX on FM-965. Worth a trip if you like to hike or camp, better in the cooler months!

Answer #2: Chuy's in Van Horn, TX where John Madden always stops to eat as he makes his way across the country by bus to announce Monday Night Football.

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l453/rentiers/chuys_2.jpg

Answer #6: That is old Fort Green on the Sabine River. At the extreme southeast tip of Texas. During the War Between the States (NOT a civil war) Confederate Forces stationed there prevented a Union invasion. Knowing that gunboats were coming, they stuck sticks in the (narrow) river channel and sighted in their cannons. When the Yankee gunboats appeared they waited until the ships were next to the sticks and KABLAMMO!!! A victory for Texas!

Texas Quiz#7: These two vessels are both headed for the same place. Where are they now and where are they going?

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l453/rentiers/ferry.jpg

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l453/rentiers/intracoastal.jpg

Dave 330i
07-13-2008, 11:04 AM
suggestion: post the pics as thumbnails so we don't have to scroll so much get lost.
Damn southern boys were pretty smart. :rofl:
#7 junk yard?

uncle ken
07-13-2008, 11:10 AM
I have just been practicing how to avoid thumbnails by placing the pix on a different remote server (Photobucket). Just for clarity I used big shots and when someone hits 'reply' they repeat unless the responder removes them from the "Reply To Thead" box.

Anyway - probably thumbnails are a good plan, I'm about done for now in any case. If there is any interest I can post more later.

#7 - junk yard?

Not hardly - of course I know you know the Bolivar Ferry which is crossing the Houston Ship Channel. The barge is seen from the High Island Bridge south of Winnie TX, it is going west on the Intracoastal Waterway. Both ships are headed for the Bolivar Peninsula.

I was prompted by another poster who said yesterday that he would probably skip Hot Summer Nights @ BMW North because he lived on the south side. I once had an employee who was 25 years old, had two kids and had never been out of Harris County. The only point to all this goofiness was to encourage folks to get out and drive those BMWs.

ken

mwagner1
07-26-2008, 04:45 PM
One cigar coming up for maxkpp!!!

Answer to Texas Quiz#3 is The Cadillac Ranch just west of Amarillo on I-40.

Texas Quiz #4: This photo was taken from a BMW rolling down I-10. What town do we see here?

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l453/rentiers/smoky.jpg

El Paso??? or Cuidad Juarez????

Cheers,

Dave 330i
07-26-2008, 05:50 PM
El Paso??? or Cuidad Juarez????

Cheers,
It's already answered post #12. Now if Uncle Ken would only post thumbnails so we don't have to scroll through those large size pics. :eek:

uncle ken
07-26-2008, 06:21 PM
Where is this gourmet establishment? (taken today) Where is the hotel in the second picture?

Dave 330i
07-26-2008, 06:45 PM
Where is this gourmet establishment? (taken today) Where is the hotel in the second picture?
Lockhart, TX :D

uncle ken
07-26-2008, 06:48 PM
Correct-what about #2?

Dave 330i
07-26-2008, 06:52 PM
we have one of those in Thousand Oaks. :rofl:

Chuy's Mesquite Broiler
(805) 374-9737 www.bajachuys.com
650 N Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Dave 330i
07-26-2008, 06:53 PM
Hotel Country Place, B&B, Fayetteville, TX :D

uncle ken
07-26-2008, 07:29 PM
Name this shop in Austin TX

Dave 330i
07-26-2008, 07:39 PM
Name this shop in Austin TX
I'm going to have to bring hockeynut into this one.

hockeynut
07-26-2008, 09:06 PM
I'm going to have to bring hockeynut into this one.

Let me head downtown and look around...then I'll answer :D

My guess is Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds.

uncle ken
07-26-2008, 09:20 PM
YOu guys are too good! Name this Austin hot spot.

Dave 330i
07-26-2008, 11:11 PM
YOu guys are too good! Name this Austin hot spot.
Taco Xpress

hmr
07-26-2008, 11:34 PM
...If there is any interest I can post more later...

Nice TX pics. Keep 'em coming.

uncle ken
07-27-2008, 04:18 AM
1. Where is the goat? This picture is from another state, but it's only 10 hours from Houston in a BMW on Highway 36.
2. Another great place to reach by BMW, this was the town that became Galt's Gulch in Ayn Rand's novel The Fountainhead. Name it.
3. Back in Texas - name the town where these girls are singing. Not the event.

uncle ken
07-27-2008, 04:50 AM
What town has the lake of the same name where all these Panteras gathered for their annual mating ritual?

uncle ken
07-27-2008, 05:04 AM
A Texas question for the Pros: where is Paradise?

Dave 330i
07-27-2008, 05:29 AM
1. Where is the goat? This picture is from another state, but it's only 10 hours from Houston in a BMW on Highway 36.
2. Another great place to reach by BMW, this was the town that became Galt's Gulch in Ayn Rand's novel The Fountainhead. Name it.
3. Back in Texas - name the town where these girls are singing. Not the event.

1. Santa Fe, NM
2. Ouray, CO
3. Plantersville, TX
:angel:

BerfsBimmer
07-27-2008, 05:41 AM
1. Highway 36 runs from Freeport to Abilene, but the pic is in NM (Santa Fe?) judging by the goat's plate.
2. Galt's Gulch Ouray, Colorado
3. Scarborough Fair, Waxahachie
Last one: Panteras, Grapevine

Dave 330i
07-27-2008, 05:56 AM
A Texas question for the Pros: where is Paradise?
Caldwell, TX

Dave 330i
07-27-2008, 05:58 AM
What town has the lake of the same name where all these Panteras gathered for their annual mating ritual?

Lake Mary, FL

Dave 330i
07-27-2008, 06:01 AM
1. Highway 36 runs from Freeport to Abilene, but the pic is in NM (Santa Fe?) judging by the goat's plate.
2. Galt's Gulch Ouray, Colorado
3. Scarborough Fair, Waxahachie
Last one: Panteras, Grapevine

Either that or the Renaissance Fair in Plantersville.

uncle ken
07-27-2008, 07:21 AM
#38 has all 3 answers correct. The girls are in Plantersville not Waxahachie. So far no one has found paradise - but it's on the main street of a popular pit stop on one of our major TX InterStates.

Here are three more: only one from TX but all three from BMW road trips.

1. Where are the flowers?
2. What river is this bridge crossing, and where?
3. Where is the lighthouse?

Dave 330i
07-27-2008, 07:42 AM
#38 has all 3 answers correct. The girls are in Plantersville not Waxahachie. So far no one has found paradise - but it's on the main street of a popular pit stop on one of our major TX InterStates.

Here are three more: only one from TX but all three from BMW road trips.

1. Where are the flowers?
2. What river is this bridge crossing, and where?
3. Where is the lighthouse?

1. Hill Country
2. Colorado River
3. Bolivar Point Lighthouse, TX

I quit. :D

uncle ken
07-27-2008, 08:12 AM
1 out of 3 Dave.

Dave 330i
07-27-2008, 08:40 AM
1 out of 3 Dave.

2. Jordon River

uncle ken
07-27-2008, 09:13 AM
2. Jordon River

Nope.The bridge has appeared in several films, including Natural Born Killers, Twins, She's Having a Baby and Wild Hogs.

Dave 330i
07-27-2008, 09:45 AM
:mad: I'm going to mow the grass in the hot sun to get steam off.

nate
07-27-2008, 09:57 AM
Name this lake

#1

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1345/751384542_b5ef01bbd0_b.jpg

Where are these statues of Sam Houston?

#2

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3015/2700138649_6c24e42a15_b.jpg

#3

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1228/1108434284_e21fd98a76_o.jpg

Where are these light installations?

#4

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1015/529290833_19f8649954_o.jpg

#5

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/143/345236643_15758168ca_b.jpg

uncle ken
07-27-2008, 09:58 AM
:mad: I'm going to mow the grass in the hot sun to get steam off.
Ha! I already washed my car. I'll post answers in 24 hours. The river is well-known - not a trick question.

uncle ken
07-27-2008, 10:06 AM
[QUOTE=nate;3425458]Where are these statues of Sam Houston?

#2 Huntsville along I-45

#3 Hermann Park behind Warwick Towers

That lake is shallow, near a Metro area - if you made me guess I would say Lake Houston.

The lights look like something CAM would do. I can't say.

nate
07-27-2008, 10:13 AM
#2 Huntsville along I-45

#3 Hermann Park behind Warwick Towers

That lake is shallow, near a Metro area - if you made me guess I would say Lake Houston.

The lights look like something CAM would do. I can't say.

2 & 3 - Correct. Those were easy.

#1 - not Lake Houston

The lights are hard, I'll give a hint. One of them is underground.

uncle ken
07-27-2008, 10:16 AM
[QUOTE=BerfsBimmer;3425179]1. Highway 36 runs from Freeport to Abilene, but the pic is in NM (Santa Fe?) judging by the goat's plate.

Ten hours to Taos. Leave at sunup, avoid holidays and weekends. Take 36 from Brenham to Abilene. Best in spring and fall. Las Vegas NM to Taos is pure heaven - hit it while it's still daylight.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=154984&stc=1&d=1217175101

Dave 330i
07-27-2008, 11:17 AM
Ha! I already washed my car. I'll post answers in 24 hours. The river is well-known - not a trick question.
Well known to whom? There is nothing in the picture that gave a hint.
Bad selection.

uncle ken
07-27-2008, 11:42 AM
You just want all easy ones. Otoh I can see your point, I keep looking at that lake Nate posted. It's obviously a shallow lake, man-made or there would not be submerged trees in it. Near some highrises on the western (sunset) shore. If it's not Lake Houston it must be down by Clear Lake. I'm surprised you didn't chime in on that one!

The river is the Rio Grande. The bridge is on Highway 64 just west of Taos NM. The drop is over 1,000 feet - it's spectacular; if you have seen it you don't forget it.

The flowers are the lobby ceiling in the Bellagio in LV NV. I thought that would be falling-down easy.

The Panteras are lined up at Lake Grapevine in the park near the Gaylord Hotel. Grapevine , TX. Someone got that right.

The Paradise Beauty Salon sits on the main street in Van Horn Texas. Hell I think it's the ONLY street in Van Horn Texas. On the I-10 autobahn between San Antonio and El Paso.

There endeth the mysteries for today...

Dave 330i
07-27-2008, 12:11 PM
You just want all easy ones. Otoh I can see your point, I keep looking at that lake Nate posted. It's obviously a shallow lake, man-made or there would not be submerged trees in it. Near some highrises on the western (sunset) shore. If it's not Lake Houston it must be down by Clear Lake. I'm surprised you didn't chime in on that one!

The river is the Rio Grande. The bridge is on Highway 64 just west of Taos NM. The drop is over 1,000 feet - it's spectacular; if you have seen it you don't forget it.

The flowers are the lobby ceiling in the Bellagio in LV NV. I thought that would be falling-down easy.

The Panteras are lined up at Lake Grapevine in the park near the Gaylord Hotel. Grapevine , TX. Someone got that right.

The Paradise Beauty Salon sits on the main street in Van Horn Texas. Hell I think it's the ONLY street in Van Horn Texas. On the I-10 autobahn between San Antonio and El Paso.

There endeth the mysteries for today...
Van Horn. What a drive between El Paso and San Antonio. I was passing through Van Horn on Christmas day, 2005. It was snowing. :yikes:

nate
07-27-2008, 12:31 PM
I keep looking at that lake Nate posted. It's obviously a shallow lake, man-made or there would not be submerged trees in it. Near some highrises on the western (sunset) shore. If it's not Lake Houston it must be down by Clear Lake. I'm surprised you didn't chime in on that one!


Man made lake? Yes.
High rises to the west? Yes.

Clear Lake? No.

Need more help on the lights?

uncle ken
07-27-2008, 01:38 PM
Well it's in the south. Those are southern clouds. The air is moist, not the dry, stingy cirrus clouds of the north. Flat like that, if it's not Houston the next thought would be somewhere in Florida. Too many trees for DFW or San Antonio. I guess it could be in Louisiana, but all those high rises. And a crane! Buildings are too far apart for a city center, that is a ring area like Greenspoint or Highway 6. For sure not the Beaumont - Port Arthur area. Too flat for Austin. Ha! Watch me be completely wrong!

The lights are some kind of art. "Underground" might be the tunnel system of some subway elsewhere. Any subway here would be underwater.

nate
07-27-2008, 03:04 PM
Well it's in the south. Those are southern clouds. The air is moist, not the dry, stingy cirrus clouds of the north. Flat like that, if it's not Houston the next thought would be somewhere in Florida. Too many trees for DFW or San Antonio. I guess it could be in Louisiana, but all those high rises. And a crane! Buildings are too far apart for a city center, that is a ring area like Greenspoint or Highway 6. For sure not the Beaumont - Port Arthur area. Too flat for Austin. Ha! Watch me be completely wrong!

The lights are some kind of art. "Underground" might be the tunnel system of some subway elsewhere. Any subway here would be underwater.

The lake is definitely in Texas, but not the Houston area.

As for the lights, they are definitely art installations. Hint: one is in Harris County, the other is West of San Antonio.

nate
07-28-2008, 08:54 AM
Ok...it looks like you are not going to get it. I'll reveal the answers.

#1 - White Rock Lake, Dallas. The high rises are near Northwest Highway at Central Expressway (75)

#4 - Dan Flavin installation at the Chianti Foundation in Marfa.

#5 - Tunnel below Main Street, Houston. Between the Beck and Law buildings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (http://www.mfah.org/exhibition.asp?par1=4&par2=1&par3=26&par6=3&par4=282&lgc=4&currentPage=1)

nate
07-28-2008, 08:56 AM
Some new challenges

#1

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/40/77708176_89f788066a_b.jpg

#2

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1230/1103327169_becd030adf_b.jpg

#3

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/233/454940006_97042c689e_b.jpg

#4

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2215/1844740699_66c29e5521_o.jpg

#5

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/32/61403610_e6242cdee0_b.jpg

#6

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/211/505148323_af7602eeec_b.jpg

uncle ken
07-28-2008, 09:00 AM
Ok...it looks like you are not going to get it. I'll reveal the answers.

#1 - White Rock Lake, Dallas. The high rises are near Northwest Highway at Central Expressway (75)

#4 - Dan Flavin installation at the Chianti Foundation in Marfa.

#5 - Tunnel below Main Street, Houston. Between the Beck and Law buildings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (http://www.mfah.org/exhibition.asp?par1=4&par2=1&par3=26&par6=3&par4=282&lgc=4&currentPage=1)

Nate did you have to arrange to tour the Chianti Foundation? I'm planning to head out that way in the fall.

#1 Bishop's Palace Galveston
#2 Lyric Center near the Aquarium restaurant complex.
#4 could be Hermann park - is the photoshop or a filter? The clouds look great!
#6 Has to be Buffalo Bayou since there are no dragon boats in the Thames and there are not many Asians in that crowd.

nate
07-28-2008, 09:12 AM
Nate did you have to arrange to tour the Chianti Foundation? I'm planning to head out that way in the fall.

#1 Bishop's Palace Galveston
#2 Lyric Center near the Aquarium restaurant complex.
#4 could be Hermann park - is the photoshop or a filter? The clouds look great!
#6 Has to be Buffalo Bayou since there are no dragon boats in the Thames and there are not many Asians in that crowd.

1, 2, & 6 are correct.

#4 is not Hermann Park. I think it is an HDR.

I did not take these photos and have never been to Marfa, though I really do want to go. Big Bend too.

nate
07-28-2008, 12:34 PM
I'll give a few hints

#3 - In Ft. Bend County

#4 - On a university campus

#5 - Yellow

Dave 330i
07-28-2008, 12:49 PM
Nice pictures.

uncle ken
07-28-2008, 12:56 PM
#3 looks like a Bhuddist temple of which there is one in Ft. Bend County. More than that I cannot say.

nate
07-28-2008, 01:16 PM
#3 looks like a Bhuddist temple of which there is one in Ft. Bend County. More than that I cannot say.

It is a Hindu temple.

#4 - I have already said that this is a university campus. It is a private university.

#5 - yellow....in Spanish.

uncle ken
07-28-2008, 02:10 PM
#4 has to be Rice

nate
07-28-2008, 02:38 PM
#4 has to be Rice

It is a tier 1 university, but not Rice.

#3 is the BAPS Mandir in Stafford.

#6 - I've given it away. Spanish for Yellow = Amarillo.

nate
07-28-2008, 02:51 PM
The interior of two chapels

#1

http://www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org/default/images/Rothko%2002.tif%20for%20emailing.jpg

#2

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/44/129247008_7b4437b1ec.jpg?v=0

uncle ken
07-28-2008, 04:26 PM
Rothko on Montrose is the first one.

tturedraider
08-12-2008, 05:09 AM
moving left to right, top to bottom:

1) statue of whom, where, interesting fact?

2 & 3) what and where?

4) statue of whom and what's right behind him?

5) Lit for what event?

6 & 7) what buildings, where?

TLudwig
08-12-2008, 09:13 AM
It is a tier 1 university, but not Rice.

#3 is the BAPS Mandir in Stafford.

#6 - I've given it away. Spanish for Yellow = Amarillo.

Pretty sure it's SMU, but I don't know if I'd call it a tier 1 university though. I went to both Rice and SMU. They aren't in the same league.

TLudwig
08-12-2008, 09:53 AM
moving left to right, top to bottom:

1) statue of whom, where, interesting fact?

Will Rogers on his horse Soapsuds ("Into the Sunset"). The original is at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, but the picture you took is of the casting at Texas Tech. Legend has it that the statue was originally made to face due west in keeping with the theme, but that would have put Soapsuds' posterior pointing toward downtown Fort Worth. So, they turned the statue slightly so that instead, the horse's rear pointed toward A&M. Well played, IMO.

2 & 3) what and where?

English/Philosophy building at Tech.

4) statue of whom and what's right behind him?

No idea.

5) Lit for what event?

Carol of Lights.

6 & 7) what buildings, where?

No idea.

tturedraider
08-12-2008, 06:51 PM
1) Will Rogers on his horse Soapsuds ("Into the Sunset"). The original is at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, but the picture you took is of the casting at Texas Tech. Legend has it that the statue was originally made to face due west in keeping with the theme, but that would have put Soapsuds' posterior pointing toward downtown Fort Worth. So, they turned the statue slightly so that instead, the horse's rear pointed toward A&M. Well played, IMO.

Excellent. (Here I live in Fort Worth now and I didn't know the original was at the Will Rogers.)



2 & 3) English/Philosophy building at Tech.

Nope.



4) No idea.



5) Carol of Lights.

Yeppers.



6 & 7) No idea.

Who knows the rest?

ianthegreat
08-16-2008, 08:31 PM
The purple hall of lights on page 2... I'm pretty sure a very similar hall connects two Casino's in Vegas. I can't remember which ones, I went to so many and was probably hammered. I guess they got the idea from the Museum in Houston?

uncle ken
08-17-2008, 01:32 AM
Pretty good Ian - Nate answers that in Post #60

"#5 - Tunnel below Main Street, Houston. Between the Beck and Law buildings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston"