Thursday, December 13, 2007

WHERE WAS I? As usual, it's in New York City. Anyone can play—just leave your guesses in the comments section using a distinct moniker (not Anonymous). Enjoy! Please!
























Blurry photo: David Marc Fischer

31 comments:

Debbie said...

Queens?

David Marc Fischer said...

Hey there! No!!

Scott said...

In a restaurant?

David Marc Fischer said...

Not even a gluten-free restaurant, Scott!

Myra said...

a museum?

Scott said...

The YMCA on 63rd and CPW?

David Marc Fischer said...

Not a museum, Myra. But you're getting warm, Scott!

Scott said...

New York Society for Ethical Culture on 64th and CPW?

David Marc Fischer said...

You're about as warm, Scott.

gary said...

Saint John the Divine?

David Marc Fischer said...

Not a prayer, Gary.

Debbie said...

Is it the Sony/Loews/AMC movie theater on 68th and Broadway?

David Marc Fischer said...

No, Debbie...but you're warmer!

Dolph said...

Were you in the soon to be shuttered New York State Theater at Lincoln Center?

David Marc Fischer said...

You're a little cooler, Dolph.

Debbie said...

How about the Metro theater at 99th and Broadway?

David Marc Fischer said...

Debbie, you've gotten cooler too.

Dolph said...

The lobby of the Beacon Theatre?

David Marc Fischer said...

Very very warm, Dolph!

Scott said...

The lounge area of the Beacon Theatre?

David Marc Fischer said...

Scott, that's about as very very warm!

Dolph said...

Lobby of the Hotel Beacon New York?

David Marc Fischer said...

Brrrr, Dolph!

Myra said...

Were you on the balcony level of the Beacon Theatre?

David Marc Fischer said...

Yes, I was, Myra. Well done!

Once again, specificity counts (though I would've been satisfied with a simple "Beacon Theatre")...and Dolph gets burned--ouch!!

What do y'all think of these awkward situations? Can you live with them as being just part of the game? Or should winners get 2 points for a bull's eye but 1 for being very very close? Other suggestions??


I was at the Beacon for a concert that included numerous musicians including Feist. I think it might've been a fundraiser....

Dolph said...

One might argue that if you were outside the auditorium at the Beacon Theatre, even on the balcony level, you were in the lobby.

Not that I'm argumentative. But c'mon, I haven't even sniffed a point since the Pleistocene epoch.

From Dictionary.com:
lobby: an entrance hall, corridor, or vestibule, as in a public building, often serving as an anteroom; foyer.

Debbie said...

Maybe it's just me, but I would've given it to Dolph.

Myra said...

Dolph did get the building first, and you could argue how much area "lobby" covers.

David, where exactly in the building were you? Is the statue just an ornament or is it a drinking fountain or something?

I found these other pictures of the Beacon online: http://s18.photobucket.com/albums/b110/GuanoReturns/Manhattan%20Movie%20Theaters/Beacon%20Theater/
It includes a picture of one of the statues and the caption says it is on orchestra level.

David Marc Fischer said...

Well, I went back into my files for the Bookeaters Benefit at the Beacon and saw that I had loge tickets (front row!), which means I was sitting in the first balcony, in an architectural sense. Above the Loge, there are also Lower Balcony and Upper Balcony sections.

Food for thought.

Dolph said...

Coyly, DMF avoids the most pertinent issue. Was the picture taken inside or outside the auditorium at the Beacon Theatre? Were you in your front row seats snapping pics or did you snap it in the loge foyer which would be a lobby?

David Marc Fischer said...

After the concert, I was inside the auditorium, all the way over on loge right, taking the picture of the statue, which is mounted on the auditorium wall.

I also took a picture of a water fountain in the foyer of the loge section--but the picture was so horrible I didn't run it. And I didn't even take a picture in the ground floor lobby....