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 #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

Contest #758 – Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos

For 2022, Tripadvisor rated this beautiful stretch of Caribbean coastline as the World’s best beach. It’s not really hard to see how they could put it here, given that sand is soft and the water is crystal clear. Tripadvisor has handed out this award 9 times to this particular beach.

Those who found it before the hint:

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

and after the hint:

  • Andy McConnell