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updated: May 26, 2010, 11:00 PM
By Dedicated Staff
You must be something of an old-timer to identify the location of yesterday's Wednesday Where Is It (WWII). Of course you must be a bit of an old-timer to remember WWII on Edhat, too. The picture shown yesterday was taken a couple of years ago. And, it was taken at a location that has not been accessible to the general public since 2006.
The picture was taken of the Lily Pond at the El Encanto Hotel on the Riviera. The place was featured on Edhat last year as one of the "Hotels in Hiatus". As far as we know, the status of El Encanto has not changed since we filed this report.
The reason we chose this picture for the WWII this week has nothing to do with room service or honeymoon suites. It has to do with the I Madonnari Festival this weekend. Edhat has sponsored Dan Seibert, a true Friend Of Ed (FOE), to chalk paint a square on the Mission blacktop. Not only is Dan a citizen photographer extraordinaire, he is also an accomplished artist, i Madonnari veteran, and a former employee of the El Encanto.
Dan has done a beautiful drawing of the photo and that is what he will be drawing this weekend. (SEE BELOW)
"I worked there for ten years," Dan said, "and want this drawing to be a tribute of sorts."
Of course, most of you Edhat subscribers will visit the Mission this weekend to see the art on the pavement. When you do, check out Dan's progress. And, if you have the time, take a picture of his drawing as it takes shape, and send the pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are hoping to put together a time-lapsed gallery of Dan's, El Encanto Lily Pond.
Ten Edhat subscribers identified the forgotten pond. And the dedicated staff of edhat.com found out that the Edhat Dog had not forgotten how to break a contest tie. Ten irregular pieces of broken dog biscuits were lined up on the Edhat office floor while the Dog waited patiently at the door. On command, the Dog ran into the room and ate all of the pieces. The piece assigned to Catnet4 was the first eaten. Catnet4 wins an Edhat t-shirt, pickupable at Santa Barbara Arts.
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