Philippe Boutry, a gentleman in France, has designed a wonderful Treasure Hunt with riddles in French. He is using my painting, "7 Geese in the Library Garden" for his poster. If you speak french, this will be a fun game for you. Sign up now. He encourages folks to work in teams. After you solve all 60 riddles in order, you will have the clues to find where in France he has buried the white ceramic goose.
7 Geese in the Library Garden
artist, Susan Spohn
oil on wood panel
Riddles have been added to the Treasury Hunt, now is the time to click that link and solve these mysteries!
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Here is the riddle answer to #37:
DE SON BUREAU REGARDEZ TOMBER LA PLUIE means FROM HIS DESK LOOK AT RAIN FALLING
The portrait shows Barack Obama several years before he became president.
In his White House office, near his desk he hung a Childe Hassam's painting : "The Avenue in the rain".
First cryptogram, 2 triangles method , keys BARACKHUSSEINOBAMA & THEAVENUEINTHERAIN => FIND THE ONE HE REPLACED.
So we must find which painting was hung at this place when G.W.Bush was president and which was replaced by Obama.
It was a painting of an impressionist texan painter : "Near San Antonio" by Julian Onderdonk.
(you see the 2 different paintings on the left of the desk on the 2 last photos : Obama with G.W.Bush an Obama with Hillary Clinton)
Second cryptogram, Vigenère method, keys NEARSANANTONIO & JULIANONDERDONK => HE OFFERED HIM HIS PORTRAIT FOR HIS BIRTHDAY.
On his 30th birthday Onderdonk was offered his portrait by his art teacher WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE.