MYSTERY: Iconic silos

Longtime reader Cynthia Bledsoe of Charleston sent along these iconic silos as a Mystery Photo.  So where are there and why are they iconic?  Send your best guess to: — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

Three eagle eyes guessed correctly that last week’s Mystery Photo was of a wall at The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.  The photo was taken by contributing photographer Michael Kaynard.

Hats off to Naomi Blumenthal of Greenwood Lake, N.Y., Chuck Boyd of Hanahan and George Graf of Palmyra, Va., who writes:

“Hope Michael Kaynard is having a good time on vacation.  I do enjoy his photography, especially the mystery photo kind. He has an exceptional talent.

“According to, more than 1.6 million tourists stroll through the Alamo each year, but they also trek through the gardens behind that building, a lush and scenic area with cactus, shade trees and a variety of budding and fruit-bearing plants.  And whenever tourists step into a flower bed to take a picture or pick a piece of fruit, the groundskeepers notice, and have to repair any damage.  The next time you’re perusing the grounds at the Alamo, consider the following:  It takes three full-time gardeners to maintain the grounds. Workers start cleaning the beds at 6:30 a.m. every day before splitting up to work their own sections, where they have to prune, weed and replace any damaged plants.”


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