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A hole in the wall of the Paw Paw Tunnel -- Paw Paw, West Virginia  (September 2015)<br />Sony RX100 IV 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

A hole in the wall of the Paw Paw Tunnel — Paw Paw, West Virginia (September 2015)
Sony RX100 IV 1.8-2.8/24-70mm

Sooooooo, who’s up for a friendly game of What & Where?  🙂  It’s the online quiz where nothing is made up and the points don’t matter!  Next up is this little gem… and here are your clues (though take the clues with a HUGE grain of salt, as I’ve been known to throw in more than a few red herrings and obfuscations from time-to-time):

  • This is in the Smithsonian (Heck, NO!).
  • This should be in the Smithsonian (Emmmm, maybe…).
  • This is Point Lookout (Ha, Tillerman — I beat you to the punch!  And NO, it’s not at Point Lookout).
  • This looks like a buncha bricks (You’re so bright, I bet your father calls you son… yuk, yuk!).  😀

That’s it!  And the rules?  There are no rules.  You can use Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, reverse image searches, shotgun questions, etc.  ANYTHING to beat Tillerman, because — well, he’s Tillerman — he has a 90+% success rate on these quizzes, chews up competitors like they’re Chiclets, and takes no prisoners.  So if you want to beat him, you gotta bring out your “A” game and go large — or go home.

Have fun!

UPDATE: As usual, Tillerman came in and mopped up.  With his SECOND guess, he correctly identified this as the Paw Paw Tunnel on the C&O Canal.

144 thoughts on “What & Where?

    1. Elisa

      ok ty it had me thinking of the indian ‘ruins’ in that area, i actually think you had a full sized image of it at one time i sooooooooooo want to go there and to lie down on the place to feel it

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    1. Elisa

      Yeah we have a lot of those from where i grew up just sitting out in the woods or between highways, people nearly always wonder if it was some sort of bridge buttment or whatever that word is

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Well, we are in America — where the oldest “modern” structures date back to the mid-1600’s (native structures go back much further, but this isn’t one of them). Nothing at all like the ancient structures of Europe.

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    1. Elisa

      very nicely ty, awaiting photos still, and uhm i might be grandma OR she is pretty ill. she won’t go to the doctor my son in law did not know about her fear of doctors he DOES NOW

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Nice try.

      NO! It’s not an oven, or a kiln, or a furnace, or anything related to any of those. No fire related to the structure in the image, other than the creation of the bricks themselves.

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Tillerman! Where have you BEEN? I even tried to stall and ask Elisa questions about her daughter’s weeding, but she wasn’t to be diverted… 😀

      Not part of a lock, no. Sorry!

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    1. Elisa

      yeah but it’s 69 in the house and i have a turtle neck on with a shirt over it and long pants and socks on sheesh, i hope the thyroid stuff works quickly(and appropriately)

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  1. Elisa

    ok i have been forgetting calcium channel blockers that also help wiht the raynauds and my body temp is waaaaaay too low from not having had thyroid meds….i am taking them now and going to burrow under the covers i cannot stop shivering and chattering

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Geesh, you come up with a cool quiz and the star players hold out for soooooo long that you end up falling asleep. What kind of friends are they, anyway? 😀

      Thanks for stopping by, Oh Docker. Even though I was asleep by the time you made your appearance, you still made me chuckle when I awoke.

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    2. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Huh. Boy, I sure can’t fool you. Besides, how many canals have a 3,118-foot long tunnel that’s dug through a mountain and lined with some 6-million bricks?

      Oh, and Elisa? Please don’t get upset, but a culvert is “a structure that allows water to flow under a road, railroad, trail, or similar obstruction from one side to the other side.” from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culvert

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Correct. I put the image as being in Paw Paw, West Virginia, because that’s the accepted norm.

      I don’t even know where the closest Maryland town is. When you drive through that area (it’s a “you can’t get there from here” kind of place), each cluster of three homes is called a “town”, but they don’t have a post office, a gas station, a school, a stop sign, or anything else to distinguish them from any other cluster of three houses for many miles around there.

      And Paw Paw itself (population 508) is about as small as they come and can still be called a legitimate town. 🙂

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    2. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      I think you’re reaching. 🙂

      Oldtown is still over 11 miles away from tunnel, while the town of Paw Paw is within a fairly short waking distance of the tunnel (they even have a brand new beautiful concrete walking path to it that hasn’t been posted to the Google satellite view yet).

      Oldtown doesn’t have a stop light or stop sign (at least not visible) and the main route bypasses the core of the community (which some communities like, but it usually kills the businesses that keep the town alive); however, it does have two churches — pretty fancy for such a small population!

      I know it looks very flat, but that area is quite hilly and remote (Easterners actually have the nerve to call them mountains! 😀 ) — which is why you don’t see more cultivated fields in the satellite view.

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  2. Oh Docker

    “…When you drive through that area (it’s a “you can’t get there from here” kind of place), each cluster of three homes is called a “town”…”

    Thanks so much for posting this. It’s amazing what you can learn from reading blogs. Before I read this, I never knew the derivation of the phrase “hole in the wall town”.

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    1. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Haha! Truly, that area is like that; very isolated and few direct routes anywhere.

      No cell coverage, either; we drove several miles in the wrong direction until we got reconnected to cell coverage and Waze pointed us in the right direction (I’ve since loaded a mapping app that doesn’t require cell coverage to be accurate).

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    2. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      I think a lot of places want to lay claim to “Hole in the Wall”.

      I know that out in the American West, both Colorado and Wyoming claim that Butch Cassidy and his “Hole in the Wall” gang were based out of remote sections of their respective states. You can read more here: http://www.wyomingtalesandtrails.com/butch.html

      We haven’t seen the one claimed in Wyoming, but we have visited the place claimed in Colorado, and it’s suitably remote and very difficult to get to.

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  3. Elisa

    Yes tis very important where I am from to understand exactly what a culvert is and is not, not the same as a tunnel. Forgot to come back to look, I got to pay bills and do a budget all day yesterday. Oh, I also got my thyroid meds back, today I have no inner need to stab things with a fork nor to go entirely thru the roof! go figure!

    OH, and Tillerman is soooooooooooooo NOT afraid of me.

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    1. Tillerman (@ProperCourse)

      Yeah – what about the threat to stab me with a fork?

      I didn’t dare come in here for hours. Elisa might have supernatural powers and be able to jump out of my computer screen and stab me in the eye with her fork. She looks like a very passionate woman. Who knows what she might be capable of doing?

      And, in case, why is she so angry at me?

      What did I ever do to her except tell her the right answers to a few puzzles she couldn’t solve by herself?

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    2. Mitch Zeissler Post author

      Hours? Nay, more like half a day or more! And I’m thinking along the same lines, like the infamous Fist-of-Death: http://dilbert.com/search_results?terms=Fist-of-death

      Yep, lots of pent up anger there. Like Seinfeld and Newman (https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&es_th=1&ie=UTF-8&safe=active&ssui=on#es_th=1&q=Seinfeld+and+Newman&safe=active&ssui=on).

      I like getting the popcorn ready and sitting back to watch the fireworks! 😀

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    3. Elisa

      bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahaha fist of death i dind’t know such a strip existed lol, oh shoot now i might burst out laughing and be unable to think of the fork!

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