Category: Mystery Photo

229. Guess Where Mystery Photo Contest: Horsing Around

 I have a quick contest for you this week.  It’s another mystery photo that I took of one of the Barrington Area United Way’s horses stationed around town for the Roundup II gala horse auction coming up on Saturday, October 13th.  I tried to get an angle on this one so you’d have a few clues as to where I was standing.  Can you guess where I was when I took this picture?

If you can guess the location of this week’s mystery photo, you could win a $25 gift card to spend at the place where I was standing.  That means you’ll have a lot of choices about where to spend it so let’s just call that our clue for the week!
Here’s how the contest works……

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213. Say Hi to Sam at the Bread Basket

 We had a lot of fun watching the guesses come in for our recent mystery photo contest. Exactly two weeks ago, we challenged you to tell us if you know the guy in this picture…

The contest rules were simple: Correctly guess the place where I took the photo and, if you could also share the guy’s name, you’d be entered in our drawing twice.  It was a little bit of an experiment and I was excited to see that dozens of people guessed it right!
I was standing inside The Bread Basket restaurant in downtown Barrington when I snapped the picture. And most guessers also knew that the man in the picture is the restaurant’s owner, Sam Nikolaidis. A few of them went a little further, offering Sam a few words of praise with their answers.
“It is SAM at the Bread Basket. He’s a mind reader. When I walk in, he tells me what I want before I even look at the daily specials board. And he’s usually right!”  – Eric Hochstein
“It’s Sam from the Bread Basket! My earliest memory is sitting in one of those booths as a 3 year old having a Bread Basket breakfast.”  – Nick Sauer
“It’s Sam Nikolaidis from the Bread Basket! He’s my go-to Sunday lunch guy and has been for a long, long time.”  – Karen McBride

The Bread Basket has been a downtown Barrington staple since it opened in the 1920’s. We’re going to be sharing more about the restaurant’s history and its menu in the coming weeks here at 365Barrington.com so stay tuned.
We received dozens of submissions in this contest, Sam is buying lunch for the winner, we just drew a name and it is……

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206. Guess Where Wednesday: Name that Dude!

 We’re adding a little twist this week by making “Guess Where Wednesday” more like “Guess WHO Wednesday”.  Why not?  We love trying new things here at 365Barrington.com.  Plus, when I suggested the idea to our mystery model today, he was all for it!  So, for this week’s contest, all you have to do is guess where I was when I took this guy’s picture. If you’ve ever been to this place before, odds are you’ve seen him standing right here. And, if you know his name, your guess counts twice!

This mystery man is a pretty popular guy in town and he’s buying lunch for the winner.  So if you know the answer, just submit your guess in the comments box below. You have through Tuesday, August 7th to submit your guesses before we draw and reveal the winner in TWO WEEKS, on Wednesday, August 8th.
And now, it’s time to reveal last week’s mystery photo and announce our winner and her name is……

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202. Guess Where Wednesday & Last Week’s Winner

 Who says we can’t play Guess Where Wednesday on Thursday? A special birthday party made me a day late with our contest this week. But we have a cool new mystery photo which might be a little tricky.  I was standing outdoors in a very public location in the heart of Barrington when I took this picture.  But I zoomed in pretty tight to try and keep you guessing and you can enter yours to win anytime through next Tuesday, July 24th.   The top left edge of this photograph might give you a little hint and you’ll find another clue if you read on.

If you know where we took the photo, just enter your guess in the comments box below. The rules are simple and the prize is pretty cool!
But first, it’s time to reveal last week’s mystery photo and announce our winner and his name is……

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197. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

 United Way’s painted horses are back in Barrington and on display at locations throughout the community.  They just started putting the horses up and you’ll soon be spotting them all over town, giving us some great “mystery photo” material for our weekly Guess Where Wednesday photo contest.  Can you guess where in Barrington this United Way painted horse is standing?  Take a close look at the bricks in the background.  If you’re super sleuthy, they just might be the clue that gives it all away ;).

“Roundup II” is the United Way’s second painted horse campaign in Barrington.  The horses will be on display throughout town until they’re auctioned off to support community causes during the United Way’s Roundup II Gala Horse Auction this October 13th.  For more information, visit BAUW.org.  If you know where I was standing when I took the horse photo above, just enter your guess in the comments box below. The rules are simple, the prize is super cool and I even have a clue for this week!  But first, it’s time to reveal last week’s mystery photo and announce our winner and her name is……

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190. Guess Where Wednesday & Last Week’s Winner

 Because we celebrated the 4th of July with guests at our home yesterday, I’m a day late in publishing our weekly mystery photo contest and revealing last week’s winner. But we have a new mystery photo for you today that might be a little tricky. Who can tell where in Barrington this photograph was taken?

If you know where we took the photo, just enter your guess in the comments box below. The rules are simple, the prize is delicious and I even have a clue for this week!
But first, it’s time to reveal last week’s mystery photo and announce our winner and his name is……

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183. Guess Where Wednesday & Last Week’s Winner

 It’s Wednesday and we’re exactly one week away from the Fourth of July.  So I tried my best to pick a patriotic mystery photo for you this week. This one might be a little tricky, but can you guess where in Barrington I was when I took this picture?

If you know where I was, just enter your guess in the comments box below. The rules are simple, the prize is sweet and I even have a clue for this week!
But first, it’s time to reveal last week’s mystery photo and announce our winner and her name is……

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178. Guess Where Wednesday & Last Week’s Winner

 It’s Wednesday and that means it’s game day here at 365Barrington.com. We have a new “Guess Where Wednesday” mystery photo for you today. All you have to do is guess where in Barrington I was when I took this picture to win a prize.

If you know where I was, just enter your guess in the comments box below. The rules are simple, the prize is sweet and I even have a clue for this week!
But first, it’s time to reveal last week’s mystery photo and announce our winner and her name is……

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170. Bring Back “Guess Where Wednesday” Photo Contest

 We gave it a break, but now I’m bringing it back!  Remember “Guess Where Wednesdays”?  It’s a weekly mystery photo contest hosted here at 365Barrington.com where we publish a photo taken somewhere in Barrington.  All you have to do is guess where I was when I took the picture and you could be our weekly winner!  So here it is.  I snapped this one at a very popular spot in town.  Can you guess where I was standing?

If you know where I was, all you have to do is enter your guess in the comments box below.  The game is easy, the prize is sweet and I even have a clue for this week……

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329. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

 With last week’s mystery photo we challenged you to identify the buildings and streets shown in a “Birdseye View of Historic Barrington” and we consulted with a local history expert who chose our winner.  We’ll announce the winner in just a minute, but first, here’s a look at our brand new mystery photo of the week taken by Barrington photographer, Anthony Tortoriello.  Can you guess where in Barrington Anthony was standing when he took this picture?
We have a great new prize for the winner of this new photo contest.  But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner.  Barbara Benson, local historian and author of the book, They Builded Better than They Knew: Historical Perspectives of the Barrington Area, reviewed the submissions for accuracy and chose the guesser whose answer most thoroughly described the Barrington landmarks in last week’s “history mystery photo”.  And the winner is……

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Downtown Barrington, Illinois

322. "Guess Where Wednesday" & Last Week’s Winner

 If you’re fascinated by local history and the photos of yesteryear, I hope you’ll enjoy our new mystery photo this week. There’s some history involved with last week’s mystery photo as well and we’ll reveal that winner in just a minute. But first, I want to share this week’s “history mystery” photo. It’s an image that the Barrington Area Library has in its archives. It’s a birdseye view of Barrington taken in the early 20th century.  And if you can name name any of the streets or historic buildings shown in this photograph, you’ll be eligible for this week’s prize.  Plus, there will be a special bonus prize for anyone who can guess where the photographer was standing when he took this picture!
I’ve asked a local Barrington historian to review today’s mystery photo and we’ll share her analysis when we reveal the winner on Wednesday of next week.  We’ll also get to our new prize in just a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago we drew the winning name and it is……

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Guess Where Wednesday Weekly Mystery Photo Contest at 365Barrington.com

238. Guess Where Wednesday" & Last Week’s Winner

 It’s funny how powerful the senses can be. Beautiful music that brings back memories of my childhood makes me well up the minute I hear it. When I’m feeling nervous on an airplane and my husband holds my hand, I instantly feel (a little) more relaxed. And the smell of my parents’ house on Thanksgiving tells me, unmistakably, that I am home.  So I thought this would be an appropriate mystery photo for Thanksgiving week.

Can you guess where in Barrington I took this picture? You’ve probably driven past this sign a million times and we have a great prize for the winner of this new photo contest. We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago we drew the winning name and it is……

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Guess Where Wednesday

231. Guess Where Wednesday & Last Week’s Winner

 So it’s clear to me now that local history is no mystery in Barrington! We had a record-breaking number of guesses come in last week when we published our “mystery photo” from the Barrington Area Library archives. More on that in a minute. But first, we have an AWESOME prize for the winner of our new mystery photo contest. So let’s get to it! I cropped this picture to make it a little more challenging. Can you guess what this is a picture of?

We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago we drew the winning name and it is……

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Historic Photos of Barrington, Illinois

224. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

 We’re going back in time for this week’s “Mystery Photo” here at 365Barrington.com. This picture comes straight from the Barrington Area Library’s archive of historic photos. You can’t take a picture like this today because this building is no longer standing. But if you’ve been in Barrington a while, this one will probably be obvious. Can you guess what this is a picture of?

We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago we drew the winning name and it is……

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217. "Guess Where Wednesday" & Last Week’s Winner

 Last Wednesday’s Halloween mystery photo here at 365Barrington.com was a tough one. You really needed your thinking cap to figure out where the photo of those two little chocolate ghosts was taken. But we have a winner and a great new prize for this week’s contest. We’ll get to those in a minute. But first, here is our new mystery photo of the week. I found something with a football theme to mark the end of a great Bronco’s Football season. Can you guess where I was when I took this picture?

We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago we drew the winning name and it is……

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