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 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 Google Maps.
MONDAY. We’ll start out with what we think is an easy location to guess.
TUESDAY. Today’s image is less obvious than yesterday’s, but clues are visible.
WEDNESDAY. Zero in on this circle. Where in the state of Washington is it?
THURSDAY. Yes, that’s water, but what’s the structure among the trees?
FRIDAY. We’ll finish the week with another (possibly easy) location to guess. Answers to all 5 images tomorrow.
SATURDAY. Answers! Thanks for playing this week. We’ll have to do this again.
- Monday: Mt St Helens. Spirit Lake is the dark fox-shape near the center.
- Tuesday: The US-Canada border crossing at Blaine. The Peace Arch is center-left, with US-bound traffic lined up on Interstate 5.
- Wednesday: The campground/parking lot adjacent to the Gorge Amphitheater near Quincy. Those are cars and tents within the concentric circles. The amphitheater itself is not visible in this image.
- Thursday: Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ Lake Washington home in Medina.
- Friday: Downtown Olympia. Capital Lake is the large oval water feature with the Capitol campus (Capitol, Legislative offices, Supreme Court, and Governor’s Mansion) on its shore below. (Look for the capitol dome’s shadow.) An earlier state capitol building is visible next to a green square halfway between the lake and the image’s right edge.