Here’s the answer key for the Photo Teasers. Click the thumbnails to see the full-size images.
To see all of my Photo Teasers so far, click here.
PHOTO TEASER #1
It’s the Castro neighborhood in San Francisco. That sign has become an iconic symbol of the neighborhood.
PHOTO TEASER #2
The colors give this one away. It’s NBC Studios in Burbank, California.
PHOTO TEASER #3
This is the Cloud Gate sculpture in Grant Park in downtown Chicago, otherwise known as “The Bean.”
PHOTO TEASER #4
It’s the famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign.
PHOTO TEASER #5
The sign is located in San Francisco. Not surprisingly, it appears on a list of America’s 10 Most Confusing Traffic Signs.
PHOTO TEASER #6
This is a pic from inside Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. The view is looking out through the top of the cavern.
PHOTO TEASER #7
The building in the middle of the photo is clearly a state capitol building, which narrows down the possibilities. This is Austin, Texas.
PHOTO TEASER #8
If you’ve been there before, you probably spotted it right away. Or maybe the chin of Abe Lincoln gave it away. It’s Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.
PHOTO TEASER #9
This is the walkway from the Williamsburg Bridge, which connects the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn with lower Manhattan. Only the walkway is actually red.
PHOTO TEASER #10
In the near side of the photo is New Hampshire, and on the opposite side of the bridge is Vermont. Keep driving for a few more miles, and you’ll reach the Green Mountains.
PHOTO TEASER #11
This photo depicts the college town of Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the University of Virginia.
PHOTO TEASER #12
This would be the forest/mountain town of Wallace, Idaho.
PHOTO TEASER #13
Perhaps you recognize the Nittany Lion from the official logo of Penn State University. This statue is from State College, Pennsylvania.
PHOTO TEASER #14
The town square seen here comes from Charlotte, North Carolina.
PHOTO TEASER #15
You may have recognized the couple in the cartoon at the top. That’s President Clinton with Hillary and Chelsea. And that’s his collection of saxophones at the bottom. The display case rests in the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.
PHOTO TEASER #16
This crazy giant cypress tree is actually found in eastern Oklahoma!
PHOTO TEASER #17
This cat is a panther, and as you might be able to tell from the foliage, it was taken at Everglades National Park in Florida.
PHOTO TEASER #18
These two photos depict Saint Louis Cemetery #1 and Cafe du Monde, both in New Orleans, Louisiana.
PHOTO TEASER #19
A) The Art Institute downtown, as seen from a parking garage across the street. B) The Kaleidoscope Cafe on 43rd St, Lawrenceville. C) Arlington Field in the Arlington Heights neighborhood. D) The Arnold Palmer display at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum in the Heinz History Center, Strip District. E) Taken from underneath the Fort Duquesne Bridge on the North Shore.
PHOTO TEASER #20
These colorful windows come from the terminal of Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida.
PHOTO TEASER #21
A) Bob Feller, Cleveland. B) Willie Stargell, Pittsburgh. C) Magic Johnson, Los Angeles. D) Brett Hull, St. Louis. E) Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh. F) Wayne Gretzky, Los Angeles. G) Ernie Banks, Chicago.
PHOTO TEASER #22
It looks like New York, but these mystery buildings are part of a fake skyline constructed outside a casino in Las Vegas.
PHOTO TEASER #23
This is a display of classic gas tanks at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
PHOTO TEASER #24
This crazy genie man sits atop a tower at the Lollapalooza music festival in downtown Chicago.
PHOTO TEASER #25
This picture was taken at Sunset Cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, California.
PHOTO TEASER #26
The 9th & 9th intersection/neighborhood is in Salt Lake City, Utah.
PHOTO TEASER #27
Dinkytown is a college neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
PHOTO TEASER #28
This blue dog was found in Athens, Georgia, home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs. A number of colorful bulldogs existed all over Athens until a couple of years ago, when they were auctioned off.
PHOTO TEASER #29
This image is actually the Space Needle in Seattle. You may have spotted the antenna on top, the windows on top or the holes at the bottom of the structure.
PHOTO TEASER #30
This is the giant statue of a fist in Detroit. It’s the arm of renowned boxer Joe Louis.
PHOTO TEASER #31
Clockwise, from top right: Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Johnny Cash, Charley Pride, Hank Williams Jr, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams Sr, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard.
PHOTO TEASER #32
Howdy, stranger! Yonder is the town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, not far from Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
PHOTO TEASER #33
This is a close-up of the grave of Elvis Aaron Presley at Graceland in Memphis.
PHOTO TEASER #34
This is the southernmost point in the continental United States in Key West, Florida. Through the distortion of the glass tile effect, you might have recognized the giant red, yellow and black buoy.
PHOTO TEASER #35
These flashing neon lights come from one of the terminals inside O’Hare Airport in Chicago. If you’ve ever passed through there, you probably wouldn’t forget!
PHOTO TEASER #36
This is a set of abandoned railroad tracks at the High Line in New York City. It’s an old elevated rail line that gas been turned into an urban park.
PHOTO TEASER #37
This is the welcome sign for the state of Kentucky.
PHOTO TEASER #38
These artsy guitars are located inside a shopping mall in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
PHOTO TEASER #39
The Museum of the Fur Trade is located on U.S. Route 20 in Chadron, Nebraska.
PHOTO TEASER #40
The arrogant state in question, believe it or not, is Maine. I did not expect this little northeastern state to have such an attitude!
PHOTO TEASER #41
This pic was taken in the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada, which I previously wrote about. It’s not entirely abandoned, because local artists bring in pieces like the ceramic couch I was sitting on.
PHOTO TEASER #42
This bridge scene appears in the city of Denver, Colorado.
PHOTO TEASER #43
Based on the large building and the sign that says “campus mall,” you can surmise that this is obviously a state capital and a university town. The answer is Madison, Wisconsin.
PHOTO TEASER #44
The city depicted in these photos is San Francisco.
PHOTO TEASER #45
This is a shot of Miami from the air.
PHOTO TEASER #46
a) Grand Teton. b) Everglades. c) Wrangell-St. Elias. d) Rocky Mountain. e) Redwoods. f) Grand Canyon g) Denali. h) Badlands. i) Death Valley. j) Yellowstone.
PHOTO TEASER #47
These images all come from the state of North Carolina.
PHOTO TEASER #48
This is Mr. Popcorn himself, Orville Redenbacher! His likeness was created by sculptor Lou Cella and dedicated in 2012 in the town of Valparaiso, Indiana.
PHOTO TEASER #49
A) Kirby Puckett, Minneapolis. B) Bill Mazeroski, Pittsburgh. C) Michael Jordan, Chicago. D) Tony Gwynn, San Diego. E) Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh. F) Stan Mikita, Chicago. G) Mickey Mantle, Oklahoma City. H) Al MacInnis, St. Louis.
PHOTO TEASER #50
This Mormon battalion historic site is found in the Old Town neighborhood of San Diego, California.
PHOTO TEASER #51
This distinctive skyline belongs to the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
PHOTO TEASER #52
This mural comes from the city of Miami, Florida. It’s a well-known sight on Calle Ocho in the heavily-Cuban neighborhood of Little Havana.
PHOTO TEASER #53
This is the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
PHOTO TEASER #54
This mystery state with beaches, food trucks and music venues is New Jersey.
PHOTO TEASER #55
You may have spotted the words “Coca Cola” and “Atlanta” on this old document. This is actually a handwritten sales document from 1887 showing how much Coke syrup had been sold in the previous five months. It’s on display at the World of Coca Cola in Atlanta.
PHOTO TEASER #56
This is the city of Detroit, Michigan.
PHOTO TEASER #57
The unedited photo is below. It’s Niagara Falls!
PHOTO TEASER #58
Astute readers may have spotted the state flag in the back of the bar, or recognized the Little Rock park or saxophones from the Bill Clinton Presidential Library. These are scenes from the state of Arkansas.
PHOTO TEASER #59
You can probably tell this is a southwestern state. If you were able to guess that the bottom middle image was taken at the Alamo, then you correctly identified this as the state of Texas.
PHOTO TEASER #60
If you guessed that I’m standing on a walkway above a swamp in Everglades National Park, you are correct!
PHOTO TEASER #61
Based on the 1638 date, you probably figured out this is a New England state. But which one? The correct guess is the state of New Hampshire.
PHOTO TEASER #62
This big bear can be found at Redwood National Park in northern California.
PHOTO TEASER #63
The ceramic bison, the Banjo Museum, the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial… these are all scenes from the state of Oklahoma.
PHOTO TEASER #64
This blue horse head, and numerous other horse statues, can be found in Louisville, Kentucky, the home of the Kentucky Derby.
PHOTO TEASER #65
This mural is located in the awesome city of Columbus, Ohio.
PHOTO TEASER #66
A) Celine Dion is located on the Canada Walk of Fame in Toronto. B) Dolly Parton is on the Nashville Walk of Fame. C) Chuck Berry is on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. D) Johnny Cash is on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
PHOTO TEASER #67
This shot was taken in Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado.
PHOTO TEASER #68
This skyline is New Orleans, Louisiana as seen from the World War II Museum.
PHOTO TEASER #69
This blurred object is the Alamo in San Antonio.
PHOTO TEASER #70
The city shown here is Miami, Florida.
PHOTO TEASER #71
This plaque can be found in Greensboro, North Carolina. The full text reads, “Four students at North Carolina AT&T University conducted the first lunch counter sit-in on February 1, 1960 at the Woolworth store.”
PHOTO TEASER #73
There are four bighorn sheep hanging out on these rocks. Three have horns that are clearly visible. The fourth (the one towards the lower left) is lying down with horns not as obvious. Click the thumbnail to the left for a larger, detailed image.
PHOTO TEASER #74
This blurred object is the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC.
PHOTO TEASER #75
This statue sits in front of the Oklahoma state capitol building in Oklahoma City.
PHOTO TEASER #76
This photo was taken in Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico.
PHOTO TEASER #77
The only green in this pic comes from the joshua trees in the distance. This trail is found in Joshua Tree National Park in California.
PHOTO TEASER #78
If you were able to tell that the rocks in this photo are actually hardened lava, then you probably guessed that this is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
PHOTO TEASER #79
This photo was taken in the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada.
PHOTO TEASER #80
These animals were spotted in the city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
PHOTO TEASER #81
This skyline is the city of Houston, Texas.
PHOTO TEASER #82
This photo is from Denali National Park in Alaska.
PHOTO TEASER #83
This image is the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
PHOTO TEASER #84
If you noticed that the name of this castle is “Mars Cheese Castle,” you might have correctly guessed that it’s located in the cheese-crazy state of Wisconsin.
PHOTO TEASER 85
This is the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
PHOTO TEASER #86
This is the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba seen from atop the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
PHOTO TEASER #87
This welcome sign belongs to the province of British Columbia. The best place on earth? Perhaps.