| Credit: Andy Brack, Charleston City Paper

This week’s mystery photo shows a grim figure looking down amidst a backdrop of live oak trees. NOTE: This mystery isn’t in Charleston County — and not even in South Carolina, but can be found after a relatively short drive. We’ll forward some City Paper swag to the 4th person who correctly answers the questions and identifies this week’s mystery photo. To enter (one entry per person), send your guess, name and hometown in an email to: mystery@charlestoncitypaper.com.

City Paper photo by Andy Brack. | Credit: Andy Brack, Charleston City Paper photo.

LAST WEEK’S MYSTERY, “Rusted sculpture,” showed a rusted iron sculpture that depicts the logo of Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company, located on upper King Street in the Pacific Box & Crate development. Hats off to former Charleston resident Andrew Mohr, who now lives in Asheville, for being the 8th person of many to identify it.

Longtime mystery sleuth Allan Peel of San Antonio, Texas, tells us a little about the rusted skull: “A visit inside the brewery reveals what the significance of this sculpture is designed to represent. Inside the taproom, each of the brew taps are capped with a tap handle shaped like a skull, which they affectionately call a ‘hop skull’. These are so popular with the local patrons, that the company decided to monetize the ‘hop skull’, naming it ‘Gary’ and offering to sell them to the public. Check out their Facebook post about it here.”

Every Monday, the City Paper offers a mystery photo taken somewhere in the Lowcountry. We encourage you to guess — and make sure to share your name and the town in which you live. We’ll uncover the mystery the following week and, every now and then, give a small prize.

BONUS: If you want to submit a mystery photo taken by you for us to share, send it to our mystery email address. Make sure to put “Submission” in the subject line.

PAST MYSTERIES: While the guessing time on these mysteries is over, you might like seeing some old mystery photos that readers have puzzled over. Enjoy!

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