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Washington from Space: A Quiz (2013)

Published by Steve Campion. Category: Geography & Geology, Quiz

Welcome to our second annual satellite image quiz!  There’s no place like home.  There’s no place like any place, really.  Shorelines, roads, forested land, and human development make each place unique.  This week we’re offering a list of satellite images* of specific places in Washington State.  Can you guess the location of each one?  We’ll add one image to our list each day this week.

  • Leave your guesses in the comments below — and in the spirit of the game, please post your guesses without verifying them first!
  • Be sure to include the number (or the day of the week) given for each image.
  • Come back each day for the next image.
  • Be sure to return Saturday for all the answers!

*All images shown are from either Google Maps or Google Earth.

#1 (MONDAY).  We’ll start out with what may be an easy location to guess.

#2 (TUESDAY). Today’s image might be more of a challenge.

#3 (WEDNESDAY). Deeper greens and blues than yesterday’s image.  Is the location easier to guess?

#4 (THURSDAY). Hmm. That’s a curious mix of building shapes. Where do you suppose it is?

#5 (FRIDAY). There are a few roads in this last image of the week. Where are they?

SATURDAY. Answers!  Thanks for playing this week.

  • Monday: Gas Works Park, Seattle. The water from Lake Union is just below the scene shown..
  • Tuesday: The Vancouver Land Bridge, a pedestrian overpass designed by Vietnam Veteran Memorial artist Maya Lin as part of the Confluence Project. It’s the first bridge over Highway 14 east of 1-5. You can walk it if you approach from the waterfront or Ft Vancouver National Park.
  • Wednesday: Cape Flattery, the extreme northwest tip of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Neah Bay is barely visible on the right.
  • Thursday: Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla.
  • Friday: Interstate 705, freshly sprung from I-5 in Tacoma — thus the multitude of  lanes — passing by the long, silvery Lemay Car Museum. The Tacoma Dome is outside of the frame to the right.

See also: The 2012 Quiz.


2 Responses to “Washington from Space: A Quiz (2013)”

  1. Carol Andrus Says:

    #1 Monday – Gas Works Park, Seattle

  2. Kari Says:

    #2 Tuesday – Park-like pedestrian overpass in Vancouver?