Tag-o-Rama 2017

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Ahlir
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Aw gee, thanks.
In all fairness, the gate structure only went up in the past few weeks.

Ah, and it looks like we’re getting close to the end of the year… who will set the last tag? And will someone pick it up before it’s time to sing “Should old tags be forgot”?


paulheckbert
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African Healing Garden, Meadow St near Ashley St

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paulheckbert
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new tag

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paulheckbert
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hint needed?


zzwergel
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I need a hint!


Ahlir
Participant
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It’s customary to supply a hint.
The level of obfuscation is at your discretion.
But be nice.


paulheckbert
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is blurring nice? this is a photo of the same spot, from November

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zzwergel
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I think I know. I not going there today to find out though because of rain.


TeamDecaf
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2017-12-22_03-06-07

Panther Hollow Lake, a bit frozen-over on this 58 degree day.


zzwergel
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I thought it was the Homestead Grays Bridge by the Duck Hollow Trail.


Eric
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Paul Heckbert

Panther Hollow

P.H.

Coincidence?


Steven
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Coincidence?

If Mr. and Mrs. H. named their boy Paul to serve as a Tag-O-Rama clue many decades later, that’s some impressive planning.


StuInMcCandless
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One of the cool things about this game is learning about things I did not know exist. I’m sure there’s a story behind this — both the serpent itself and what might have inspired its placement. And I don’t know it! Anyone have links to plausible explanations?


TeamDecaf
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Brothers, fellow countrymen, here’s the place to chill while you have a slice of pizza pie, capiche?


Steven
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The lake’s Twitter page mentions it being there as of November 25th, but that’s all I found on the web.

I imagine someone of an artistic bent noticed the lake lacked a serpent and took appropriate action. CMU uses Scottish symbols to honor Andrew Carnegie, so perhaps someone from the campus was inspired to make a Loch Ness tribute in the closest available lake?


Ahlir
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The original tag features a shoreline with a log wall. Panther Hollow (as far as I know) is the only public lake with that feature. Though I hadn’t been there all that recently, it would have been the first place I would check.

It could not have been the Homestead Br: there’s no maintained lake, or still water. And the bridge lattice-work is different: one of those details you learn to pay attention to in this game.

But I would like to know who put that thing on the lake. I can see that some CMU people might have, but I would have expected publicity. They have people who’d see to that. Didn’t see any.

Anyone know what it’s actually about?
[or, another instance of stuff in real life that never makes it to the web…]


Ornoth
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Lesson learned: never pass by a downhill tag, because someone will claim it and change it to an uphill tag.


TeamDecaf
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Indeed, the current tag is downhill from few locations


TeamDecaf
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…and it looked like this before summer 2017


RustyRed
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ARRGH. I rode up there JUST last week, well… walked some of it… I accidentally took a *much* steeper than normal route.


paulheckbert
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Lunchtime Lot, next to 817 E Warrington Ave, Arlington. Climbing Brosville warmed me up.


paulheckbert
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new tag. It’s topographically easy, as it’s a few blocks from a big river.


TeamDecaf
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impressive pick up, PH… and cool new tag.

The building on the right is Paisano’s Restaurant


paulheckbert
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hint


StuInMcCandless
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Oh bother, and I biked downtown today, too.


Ahlir
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Mosaic in front of the former Allegro Cafe, Market House (Bedford) Sq, South Side.
loc: 40.429151, -79.986301


Ahlir
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Riding around
Town looking for
Toad when i came
Upon this sight to behold


Eric
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paulheckbert
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Ahlir
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But keep in mind that it’s still part of the Clue…


Ahlir
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It may be that weather likely dampened that tag-hunting spirit. I myself probably wouldn’t have ventured out, though mostly due to not wanting to be slathered in slush by speeding drivers… But I believe the roads should be reasonably ridable at this point.

It’s time for a hint!

The pic features a canvas that the artist updates periodically; the current piece has only been there since this past fall (I found an instance on the web, but it lacks location info). Bicycles show up in several of his other works. Also, Toad.


TeamDecaf
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2018-01-01_11-35-39

Gist street with paul heckbert

 


paulheckbert
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Maybe @steven could start a tag-o-rama 2018 thread?

Yes, that was Marilyn Monroe straddling a banana at 303 Gist St, on a nice 14F day.

An earlier mural here: http://www.pghmurals.com/Bananas-and-Baby-Kong-250.cfm “James Simon did Baby Kong, a gorilla sculpture peeking over a fence. Kate Bechak added Bananas – a mural of a huge mound of bananas piled outside the gate.”


TeamDecaf
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Well, we didn’t go far to set this new tag. Set with @paulheckbert


Eric
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Did you see what Sir Samalot was wearing for winter?


Steven
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Maybe @steven could start a tag-o-rama 2018 thread?

The new thread is here.

If you view Gist Street on Google Streetview you can see the Marilyn painting half-finished, from back in September 2017.

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