Contest #761 – Jeff Koons “Puppy”, Museo Guggenheim de Bilbao, Spain

Puppy de Jeff Koons (2) -- 2021 -- Bilbao, España

This 13 meter high floral sculpture of Koons’ West Highland Terrier was designed and built in 1992 for display in Germany. After touring Germany, The US, and Australia, it ended up at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao as part of its permanent collection.

In 1997, just before the museum opened, three members of the Basque terror group ETA disguised as gardeners planted flower pots filled with grenades which they planned to throw at King Juan Carlos as he attended the inauguration ceremony.

The attack was foiled by Jose María Aguirre, a local policeman, who was shot dead as the three made their escape. The square where Puppy sits was later named in Aguirre’s memory.

US Industrialist Peter Brant comissioned Koons to recreate the Puppy for his estate in Connecticut.

Those who found this good boy before the hint:

  • Graham Hedley
  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse
  • Martin de Bock
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • Eloy Cano
  • Phil Ower
  • Andreas Meister
  • Bas van Limpt
  • Heidi Ibrahim
  • Tamas Ny

And after the hint:

  • David Kozina

Contest #760 – Ransvik beach, Mölle, Sweden

“The Sin in Mölle” — that’s what they called it in the early 1900’s. Men and women were allowed to swim here together! Shocking and disgraceful. So disgraceful, in fact, that the place became thick with wealthy and influential from all over northern Europe. So great was the draw that a weekly train from Berlin to Mölle ran until the beginning of WWI.

Those who found the spot before the hint:

  • Garfield
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Martin de Bock
  • Bas van Limpt
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower

and after the hint:

  • hhgygy
  • Graham Hedley

And alas, our beach adventures are complete. We had 6 perfect scores for this series: Garfield, Paul Voestermans, Martin de Bock, Bas van Limpt, Lighthouse, and Phil Ower. Congratulations to those and the several others with nearly perfect scores.

Contest #759 – Positano Spiaggia, Positano, Italy

On the Amalfi Coast in Italy, this gem of tourist town is home to handmade sandals, limoncello, and this black sand beach on the Mediterranian. It is often referred to as the “Vertical City” because everything leads down to the beach. It’s also one of the most expensive locations to stay in all of Europe.

Those who found it before the hint:

  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • Graham Hedley
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Garfield
  • Martin de Bock
  • Glenmorren
  • Andy McConnell
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Eloy Cano
  • Tamas Ny
  • Bas van Limpt
  • Lisa G

None after the hint