What is it Wednesday - Week 53

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by Richard, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    Welcome to this week's What is it Wednesday. A reminder of the rules:

    Each member gets one guess. The answer will be revealed on the following Tuesday. The first correct guess has the honour of submitting the image for the next challenge. Sometimes there will be more than one thing in the photo or more than one way to accurately describe what the photo represents. The original poster will be the final judge of who is "most correct".

    I apologise in advance for this one, as it's a detail of something we came across in our travels and not anything you would know from your daily lives (unless you live in that town).

    So. What have we here?

    28582805365_60d4cba34b_c. mystery thing by Richard, on Flickr
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    it appears to be weathered metal (with some sort of design cut out of it) and it is clearly out in the sun. I'll go with a metal sculpture in a garden.
     
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  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I think Luke's on the right path, but given the patterning, I'll go slightly different and say it's a weathervane/weathercock.
     
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  4. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Since it's hard to imagine what the purpose of the slits is, and since the gap cut-out seems too rough to be a professional tool of sorts, I'm inclined to go with Luke's explanation. However, since that's been suggested already, I'll go with something else, being... a DIY project gone wrong and abandoned, after which the parts of the original sheet of metal were re-attached to each other to form a fence.
     
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I'm imagining a few other things now that I think about Richard's clue. The mind reels at the possibilities. :popcorm2:
     
  6. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    It's all perfectly innocent ...

    See if you can figure out what that pattern on the right could be.

    -R
     
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  7. muzee

    muzee SC Veteran

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    Apr 30, 2013
    Some sort of home-made/DIY water sprinkler?
     
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  8. Matero

    Matero SC Veteran

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    Dec 25, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    Some sort of welcoming sign/town symbol on the border of this town. Could the pattern be... beard?
     
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  9. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

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    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    Chair seat and back? (not for summer use)
     
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  10. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    What you've been looking at is part of a metal gate on the entrance to a strawberry-themed shop and restaurant in Germany.

    28100214464_51b89c81d1_c. Travemunde (5) by Richard, on Flickr

    Luke was basically correct with weathered metal in a garden but I think Matero was slightly closer by suggesting a welcome sign (albeit a town sign rather than a business). So it's a close one, but I declare Matero as this week's winner.

    -R
     
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  11. Matero

    Matero SC Veteran

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    Dec 25, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    Well, thanks a lot! I was hoping to win this one, because I've collected some material for future use in these challenges :) Let's hope they aren't too difficult. So, please be tuned to this channel, or actually the next one tomorrow!
     
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