It is a black and white photograph of lightening striking the Eiffel Tower on June 3, 1902. There are two huge forks of lightening that look like a
giant eagle with wings extended.
Some very good responses! I was excited when I read some of them yesterday and wanted to post the answer right away but exercised a bit of restraint.
Didn't want to spoil the fun by accidentally giving out a clue.
It goes to show that our intuition is stronger than we give it credit for. Here is a shortlist of responses, even the joke responses. The Eiffel Tower
was still very new to Parisians in 1902. Responses included optimistic feelings like celebrations - even the nude Bea Arthur response indicated a
sense of carefree-ness. There were also responses that indicated a feeling of leeriness towards the industrial revolution. Responses of towers, trees,
one response about the bird of paradise, another response about a Christmas tree, a sense of uncertainty and "blank"ness about the future. Also,
some of you got a feeling that there was a blank photo and there was a joke about John Lear, maybe you're sensing that I've never really spent very
much time on ATS but I heard about it last year when I was looking for interviews and information about John Lear. Here's a summary of your
a person with a tree behind them
a photo of something industrial, in ruins
a large tree near a cabin
a Christmas tree, well that type of tree anyways, without the Christmas
a bird, reminded me of the bird of paradise ("It's head is to the left, body to the right. head turned towards us as if looking at us. It has black
and blue feathers, long tail feathers.")
a small child hanging the hand of some one
"a Postcard, and the picture of the postcard on the back is one with a lush green meadow with hills, and a bark tree off to the side, plainly
a large stone building with columns, maybe the white house or a library
"I seem to get the image of a large spider in a jar, or bottle of some kind, it has a strong sense of smelling terrible"
a tank of some sort
a lump of coal
female born 1974 perfect working odor + ("positively, right on, yes")
a nice, young girl among something new, perhaps in a field of flowers
two marinated chicken breasts
Bea Arthur nude holding a blender full of margharita mix
a boat with a portable water holder
a dog of some kind
a sea scape with waves and gulls
sammy hagar when he fronted montrose wearing white spandex pants
a picture of John Lear
a picture of myself or a blank photo
a rubiks cube sitting on top of a desk
a "blank", nothing at all, just a blank foto
maybe there is no printed photo...no matter what people come up with...it will always be wrong
"a landscape where you would find crickets frogs and birds( but not necessarily seen in the pic)"
the ATS logo
a conch shell
[edit on 7-1-2008 by Brock Gel]