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The girl is obviously a ghost who showed up only on film. Neat. I think you can figure out the location of this bakery, then use the admittedly slight evidence of shadows to determine the time of day. When I think of all the cutlines in modern papers that are clearly wrong, I could be made suspicious, too, of the use of the photo. Perhaps this is really the front for a house of ill repute, but the news service made it into a bakery making apple pies. Who would know?

John F. Ptak

You're right--I should've put this post in the Crypto-spatio-Lensmatic category. THe place may be findable and the image deliverable--this almost never happens though, and perhaps not surprisingly, sometimes the folks receiving the goodie are underwhelmed. But a story is a story is a ___. No shadows--overcast, too dull to be high noon, man.


I think there are faint shadows from the legs of the men in front of the left bakery window, and inside the columns and some trim edges, and in front of the man looking in the store window to the right. So ... it's overcast, but I think the sun in not behind the camera but to the right of it. With this info, and the reflections in the glass, you should be able to identify the location. Please advise.

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