What Is This? Enter to Win!

A few weeks ago, our friend and colleague Nataly Kelly, co-author (with our also friend and colleague Jost Zetzsche) of the marvelous book Found in Translation, donated several copies of the book to us. We will be raffling them off here on the blog, and tried to come up with a clever way to select a winner. 

In the past, we have done this by having readers identify who is who (we are, after all, twins) in a picture, having readers guess where a particular picture was taken, and a variety of other things. We haven't yet run out of ideas, so here's our latest one: Have a look at the picture below and tell us what it is that you are looking at. We realize it's a bit challenging, so here are two hints:


  1. It does have to do with either translation or interpretation.
  2. Judy tried to work here.


The book (standard shipping included to wherever you happen to live) will belong to the first person (timestamp) to guess correctly. Simply submit your entry (one per person, please) leaving a comment.

Good luck! We love raffles! And yes, we willl raffle off more copies of Found in Translation very soon.


7 comments:

Leah Hallissey on May 27, 2014 at 8:57 AM said...

The Mirage hotel, Las Vegas?

Leah Hallissey on May 27, 2014 at 8:58 AM said...

The Mirage hotel, Las Vegas?

Marina Meier on May 27, 2014 at 9:29 AM said...

Interpreting booths

Judy Jenner and Dagmar Jenner on May 27, 2014 at 9:31 AM said...

@Leah: Hehe, you probably looked at the image filename -- that won't work (and it's not the correct answer) :) We are not asking where the picture was taken, but *what* it is that you are looking at. That's the question you must answer: What is depicted here? Thanks! Unfortunately, it's one entry per person... :)

Judy Jenner and Dagmar Jenner on May 27, 2014 at 9:35 AM said...

@Marina: You got it! Very impressive indeed. Yes, these are covered-up interpreting booths that the client, for some reason, decided to "veil." This meant that the interpreters couldn't see the stage, the speaker, the videos, or anything else. Quite challenging indeed. Please e-mail your address to judy(dot)jenner(at)twintranslations(dot)com and we will get the book sent out to you. Congrats on winning!

Marina Meier on May 27, 2014 at 11:08 AM said...

Can't believe that I won! Thank you so much! I'll e-mail you shortly, and I look forward to reading the book

Judy Jenner and Dagmar Jenner on May 28, 2014 at 8:07 AM said...

@Marina: Many congratulations to you! A well-deserved win. The book will be shipped from Vegas this week. Enjoy the book; it is fantastic!

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