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Times Square Webcam

A cache by Glenn Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/01/2002
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

the World Famous Times Square Webcam Cache


This cache requires a team effort.

What you will need:

  • A GPS
  • A friend at his/her computer with an internet connection.
  • A mobile phone or money/calling card for the pay phones nearby.

Optional Items:

  • Signs, Banners, or Flags
  • Travel Bugs
  • Other unique items

How to find and log this webcam cache:

  • Go to the coordinates of this cache.
  • The coordinates get you in the general area of the cache. They are not exact coordinates telling you where you should stand. You, with the help of your friend, will need to hunt for this cache.
  • Call your friend and have them go to this image, http://images.earthcam.com/ec_metros/ourcams/fridays.jpg. This images does not auto-refresh. They must click REFRESH in thier browser to update the picture.
  • If that page itsn't working go to this page at http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare/ and click on CAM 4, and then Enlarge Image. Only the enlarged image version is able to be right clicked upon and saved to the hard drive.
  • Let your friend guide you as to where to stand for the best picture then...
  • Smile for the camera and wait for an update! (this webcam updates a couple times a minute)
  • When your friend sees a good webcam picture, have them right click on the webcam picture and save the image to their hard drive.
  • Then have them email you a copy of the saved file so that...
  • When you make your Webcam Photo Taken entry you can include the picture in the log entry.
  • Webcam Photo Taken logs without proper pictures will be deleted.

Rulez:

  • 1 - Upload a photo taken by this webcamera. Slightly photoshopped photos are allowed. Photos taken by other nearby webcameras are not allowed.
  • B - Log this cache as Webcam Photo Taken only once for the life of this cache. If you visit this cache again you can upload the additional photos to your original log entry or make a new Write Note entry. But, please do not log multiple finds for this cache.
  • III - Have fun and SMILE BIG!

Disclamerz:

  • We do not own or control this webcam.
  • We do not get any warning when this camera is down for mainenance and/or repair. If the webcam is not working, for any reason, please try again later. Only photos taken by this webcam can be used to make Webcam Photo Taken entries.
  • This webcam may be reposistion at any time. To make sure you are viewable in the photo and for the best picture possible you should use a moble phone so your friend on the other end can help position you in the photo.

The Original Webcam Virtual Cache (now archived): Frankfurt Webcam Virtual Cache by mrudy.

Geocachers!
First to Find! Drive Thru geocaching? I guess so. bmeux The Caching Nuts former sailor kisses wife in Times Square Photo
the Blizzard of 2003 as seen from this webcam
Day time pic Hey! Cabbie! Love on a snowy day in NYC There have been reports of some war protesters holding Geocaching flags in this location. Keep your eyes open. I think the camera your looking for is over here. No wait, thats just more snow.
the Blizzard of 2003 as seen from other nearby webcams
A snowy Times Square from above Can you see me? This web cam is commonly mistaken for the correct one. A snowy day outside the New York Stock Exchange
Visit the Gallery to see all photos uploaded for this geocache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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