MM128 - Faded Photos

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Faded Photos
Puzzle Number 128
Puzzle Name Faded Photos
Picarats Given 40 Picarats
Type Select
Location Henry's Office
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This is the one hundred and twenty-eighth puzzle you'll encounter in Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask. To access this puzzle, you must interact with the books on the table. In order to solve this puzzle, you must use the photos to determine which way the carriage was headed.


[edit] Hints

Hint One
    First, take a close look at the carriage. The horse is facing left, so it must be traveling from right to left through the picture.

    That's not enough information to work out the cardinal direction in which it's traveling, though. Is there anything else in the photo that could help you with that? Something people would have used in olden times to work out their directions?

Hint Two
    The sun is a useful guide when trying to determine compass points. It rises in the east and sets in the west without fail.

    The sun is just above the horizon in these photos... But wait! Don't answer yet. Is it rising or setting? Compare the photos to see if you can work it out.

Hint Three
    There is something else in the photos that will allow you to work out the passage of time between them. The number of leaves on the tree on the left should tell you something.

    If you use this information combined with the position of the sun, you'll be able to work out which direction lies roughly straight ahead as you look at the photo.

Super Hint
    Compare photos A and D, where the sun is higher, with photo B, where it's lower. One of the leaves is missing from the tree in photo B. Therefore, B must have been taken later than A and D, and the sun must be getting lower in the sky because it's setting.

    Picture yourself at the scene. If the sun is setting behind the hills in the west, which direction is the carriage traveling?

[edit] Messages

[edit] When Failed

Too bad.

What are you basing your answer on?

[edit] When Completed


It was heading south.

A leaf has fallen from the left-hand tree between the times photo A and photo B were taken, so we can assume that the sun was setting. Since the sun sets in the west, the viewer must be east of the carriage, and the carriage is therefore traveling south.

[edit] Solution

The carriage was traveling south.

[edit] Progress

4680 Picarats and 226 Hint Coins.

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