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Sirikit
17th Jul 2011, 17:32
Reg, You know I've always got to say it as it is.:E



finfly1
17th Jul 2011, 17:54
RegDep WINS!! Deedley Dee.

Taken south of Kuwait city on the road to KSA.

RegDep
17th Jul 2011, 18:15
Thanks finfly1, here's something for you

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g472/RegDep/IMG_1214-1.jpg

Sirikit
17th Jul 2011, 18:25
Scandinavia?

RegDep
17th Jul 2011, 18:42
Scandinavia?

Yes………………..

finfly1
17th Jul 2011, 18:43
Never mind.

Sirikit
17th Jul 2011, 18:47
Have I won again?:O

RegDep
17th Jul 2011, 19:13
Have I won again? :O

No :*

Never mind.

Why the towel, this was especially for you.

finfly1
17th Jul 2011, 19:52
No towel. What I had said was that I had seen virtually identical scenes from California (Yosemite) to North Carolina (Smoky Mts) and from Canada to Patagonia, and that I, personally, was going to need a hint.

By the time I transmitted such, the hint had arrived.

sabredog
17th Jul 2011, 20:26
Rapids of Kitkajoki river,Finland.
If correct;
Open House.

Capetonian
17th Jul 2011, 21:19
Scandinavia .... no .... the Finns are rather sensitive about this and they do not consider themselves as Scandinavians.

RegDep
17th Jul 2011, 21:30
Sabredog has got it. It's the Kiutaköngäs rapids in Kitkajoki in northern Finland (hence dedication to finfly1) :ok:,

Not sensitive enough to deny it, but sesitive enough to put about a dozen dots after it, I guess.

Sabredog has requested Open House.

visibility3miles
17th Jul 2011, 21:58
Aviation-related:

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/8496795-md.jpg

11Fan
17th Jul 2011, 22:05
Dallas Ft Worth by chance? Still fishing though. That's SWA's Slam Dunk One there.

visibility3miles
17th Jul 2011, 22:20
Correct country. ;)

con-pilot
17th Jul 2011, 22:30
DIA, just a WAG.

Oh, same country. :p

Cpt_Pugwash
17th Jul 2011, 23:03
Re Sirikits quickie,
Beehives on London rooftop?

11Fan
17th Jul 2011, 23:13
http://airchive.com/html/prefotos.php?foto=14472

Looks like Con got it right. This is another shot of Denver, CO''s Maintenance Hangar.

Here's the original shot from V3M

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/8496795-md.jpg

Sirikit
17th Jul 2011, 23:18
Yes, Cpt Pugwash.

Fortnum and Mason's beehives.

http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Fortnum+Mason+Beehives+Take+Up+Residence+Roof+nOX1hBTNmVhl.jpg

11Fan
18th Jul 2011, 00:02
It appears the V3M has gone off the reservation. I just poked Con with a stick as it's his turn.

visibility3miles
18th Jul 2011, 02:50
Yes, con got it right.

This is a nice sharp photo of the SW NBA (not mine):
Southwest Airlines - NBA Plane | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/attackcat/438235703/)

sirikit -- They sort-of look like dovecots, but the "doors" are too small for pigeons.

11Fan
18th Jul 2011, 02:51
Yes, con got it right.

Con is off-line so I'll post on his behalf.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm107/APC11Fan/Evicted.jpg

AGPwallah
18th Jul 2011, 06:06
The Famine Village, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal.

http://www.jbriankelly.com/DSCF0043_small.JPG

11Fan
18th Jul 2011, 06:45
Indeed AGP. She's yours to fly.

AGPwallah
18th Jul 2011, 06:54
As 11Fan is in the Land of Nod, I assume I've identified his challenge correctly, here is the next one.

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcShRyCIJXozn70hQpUnHmAaefDJCbbiip7WyvDoghnDwysbFm8S&t=1

Oh no he isn't!! Thanks 11Fan.

Sirikit
18th Jul 2011, 07:27
Manchester Chinatown.

Open House.

AGPwallah
18th Jul 2011, 07:34
Correct Sirikit, hope this one proves more difficult.

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTHiRN-G_9nlPiYPH_BUdycpcbPrRDZwoLF4NIckMyGavSTOrhS3g

RegDep
18th Jul 2011, 07:39
Las Vegas Airport

AGPwallah
18th Jul 2011, 07:50
That was quick Reg! Well done.

YHC

RegDep
18th Jul 2011, 08:05
Thanks AGP!

A building

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g472/RegDep/Bildschirmfoto2011-05-31um090943.png

RegDep
18th Jul 2011, 09:53
A clue to get the things moving: A UNESCO World Heritage complex.

sabredog
18th Jul 2011, 10:31
Verla Groundwood and Board Mill,Finland.
"Open House",if correct.

AGPwallah
18th Jul 2011, 11:05
Another old industrial building....................................

http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/26/02/260287_99f0961d.jpg

RegDep
18th Jul 2011, 12:21
sabredog

Verla Groundwood and Board Mill,Finland.

Is correct.

Open House declared and taken.

Ancient Observer
18th Jul 2011, 17:35
A mill in the North west of England. Cheshire?

RegDep
18th Jul 2011, 17:39
Coalport Pottery, Coalport, Telford And Wrekin, Great Britain

Capetonian
18th Jul 2011, 17:43
Ironbridge?

AGPwallah
18th Jul 2011, 19:14
Sorry Reg, I have been otherwise engaged for the last couple of hours. You are, of course, correct. :D YHC

Capetonian, this site is part of the Ironbridge UNESCO site, but Reg had it precisely.

RegDep
18th Jul 2011, 19:22
Thanks AGP, heres my next

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g472/RegDep/11-07-18um203132.png

sabredog
18th Jul 2011, 19:26
Bas-reliefs at the foot of Nelson's Column.
Death of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson

RegDep
18th Jul 2011, 19:29
Correct sabredog. And four minutes is not bad either……

Over to you.

sabredog
18th Jul 2011, 19:32
Thank you,Regdep.
Next Challenge;
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i352/mosquito633/Quiz15.jpg

RegDep
18th Jul 2011, 19:32
Ball Bearing Sculpture, Cockenzie, and Port Seton, East Lothian, Great Britain

sabredog
18th Jul 2011, 19:36
Even better timing,Regdep. Well done.
YHC.

RegDep
18th Jul 2011, 19:40
Thanks. Just trying to learn how you do it.

Open House

11Fan
18th Jul 2011, 19:45
Open House you say? General area is good enough.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm107/APC11Fan/Scan.jpg

AGPwallah
18th Jul 2011, 20:19
Valley of Fire, Nevada?

11Fan
18th Jul 2011, 20:24
Negative, but correct region.

AGPwallah
18th Jul 2011, 20:40
Snow Canyon State Park, Utah?

OR, more likely-

Red Rock State Park, Arizona?

11Fan
18th Jul 2011, 20:58
Close enough with the second guess there AGP. :ok:

Here's someone else's pictures.

More from Sedona - Northern Word (http://www.northernword.com/northernword/archive/2009/01/more-from-sedona.html)

Just North of Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon as I recall. Been 21 years since I took that. Great trip that was. Grand Canyon, Sedona, The Crater, Petrified Forest.

You have control.

AGPwallah
18th Jul 2011, 21:02
Thanks 11Fan. I have done both Sedona area and Valley of Fire on different trips Actually saw two simultaneous weddings being held in the latter, came as a great surprise at the time, but believe it's fairly common.

Open House is hereby declared.

Capetonian
18th Jul 2011, 21:14
Easy I think. A little bit of fun.
http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee406/Helios340/WITW18JUL.jpg

11Fan
18th Jul 2011, 21:21
St John’s Cathedral, Dutch city of 's-Hertogenbosch.

RegDep
18th Jul 2011, 21:39
Ieronimus Cathedral in Spain

11Fan
18th Jul 2011, 21:43
RegDep has it. I went with the first name I saw on the search engine. :ugh:

http://www.pollsb.com/photos/o/9720-prophetic_call_past.jpg

Sirikit
18th Jul 2011, 21:51
New Cathedral, Salamanca, eh Reg?

RegDep
18th Jul 2011, 21:54
If called correct by Capetonian, Open House, as I'll hit the hay now.

visibility3miles
18th Jul 2011, 22:21
Another carving:

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/4890324-lg.jpg

Capetonian
18th Jul 2011, 22:41
Yes, the New Cathedral in Salamanca. Well done! The spaceman was added during renovations in the 1970's.

11Fan
18th Jul 2011, 22:49
V3M: Praha, Cathedral St. Vitus, gargoyle

Well, can't get the dang picture to post, but here it is none the less.

Praha, cathedral St. Vitus, gargoyle | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ana_sudani/2206156960/)

visibility3miles
18th Jul 2011, 22:53
11Fan -- correct!

Why or how do some places get identified so fast?

11Fan
18th Jul 2011, 22:54
I see you've made the adjustment.

I try to figure out what would be an appropriate key word, Google it, then go to pictures. From there, you may get clues to other key words to use. Gargoyle was it for this one.

sabredog
18th Jul 2011, 22:55
I think that 11 Fan posted the correct answer before me,Vis3M.
11Fan's call I believe.

11Fan
18th Jul 2011, 22:59
Let me see what I can dig up here. Give me a moment.

OK, what was I doing here? This is from 1972.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm107/APC11Fan/1972.jpg

visibility3miles
18th Jul 2011, 23:21
Kissing the Blarney Stone.

You know, if someone held me upside down ninety feet (30 meters) above the ground, I would talk too. I'd answer any question as fast as possible.

Open House

11Fan
18th Jul 2011, 23:45
Indeed. Explains quite a bit actually.

Next up.... Just inside the entrance.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm107/APC11Fan/Mural.jpg

Heliport
19th Jul 2011, 00:04
Harry S. Truman Museum and Library in Independence, Missouri

11Fan
19th Jul 2011, 00:06
Outstanding Heliport. You have the ball. I've got one on the ready if you elect to go open house.

Heliport
19th Jul 2011, 00:08
Open House.

11Fan
19th Jul 2011, 00:12
I'll pause for a moment in case anyone wants to post. I've been hogging the line here.

Edit: No takers, and some time has passed.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm107/APC11Fan/Tonight.jpg

AGPwallah
19th Jul 2011, 00:28
Griffith Observatory Obelisk, Los Angeles.

http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/small/9b52a514-9e3e-4f2b-ae0e-6c3a741e0ccb.jpg

Open House when declared correct.

11Fan
19th Jul 2011, 00:33
Correct indeed AGP. Open House it is. I had another one up but I'll save it for another time.

Exascot
19th Jul 2011, 07:07
Open for some time so here is an easy one.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32684975/d123.jpg

AGPwallah
19th Jul 2011, 07:30
McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II, 68-506
Gate Guard at Larissa AB, Greece

Exascot
19th Jul 2011, 07:35
Yes indeed AGP all yours.

AGPwallah
19th Jul 2011, 07:52
OK, here goes. Spot the airport....................................

http://www.forconstructionpros.com/article/photos/1136410385562_hot_1_pg82.jpg

RegDep
19th Jul 2011, 07:57
Flagstaff Airport, but I think we should leave these to the AH&N Which Aerodrome thread…...

Heliport
19th Jul 2011, 07:59
Flagstaff Airport

AGPwallah
19th Jul 2011, 08:22
Correct Reg, comments noted. YHC.

RegDep
19th Jul 2011, 08:35
Thanks AGP.

My next

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g472/RegDep/11-07-19um094448.png

Sirikit
19th Jul 2011, 08:45
Seen something similar in Tula, Russia. Wild guess.

Sirikit
19th Jul 2011, 08:57
A triceratrop?

RegDep
19th Jul 2011, 09:04
Seen something similar in Tula, Russia. Wild guess.

Wildly guessing if you saw, or Tula?

Tula is not correct.

Not a triceratrop, either :p

And not an iguan, but…….

sabredog
19th Jul 2011, 09:32
Iguanodon statue outside the aquarium in Berlin Zoo.
If correct;
Open House.

RegDep
19th Jul 2011, 09:40
sabredog has got it.

Open House as requested.

Sirikit
19th Jul 2011, 09:40
Triceratops is inscribed on the facade.:p

It just looks like a dragon to me. Pipped at the post by sabredog.:ooh:

RegDep
19th Jul 2011, 09:42
Yes they are, aren't they?

Should have banked on AQU and IUM and would have giggled it in no time. :E

Exascot
19th Jul 2011, 09:42
Definitively right so here's the next.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32684975/DSC1111.jpg

sabredog
19th Jul 2011, 09:57
The Quire stalls, Manchester Cathedral.

Exascot
19th Jul 2011, 10:01
The 'Quire' stalls

My dear chap we were not way inclined in my days in the Manchester Cathedral 'Choir'. My seat for three years to the left. YHC

sabredog
19th Jul 2011, 10:08
Thank you Exascot,but I was using " Quire" in it's crorect sense and definition.
Good to see the old "Ascot" c/s is still being used!
Open House

Exascot
19th Jul 2011, 10:13
Thank you SD at least you knew what type of reprobates you were talking to. Perfered 'Kitty' myself :ok: Those were the days.

Exascot
19th Jul 2011, 10:19
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32684975/f111.jpg

sabredog
19th Jul 2011, 10:23
Happy days indeed,Exascot. "Kitty" identifies your provenance still further.

AGPwallah
19th Jul 2011, 10:28
Wiesen Railway Bridge, Wiesen - near Davos

Exascot
19th Jul 2011, 10:36
That is it I am going to give up with this silly game and go for 'another' beer. YHC

AGPwallah
19th Jul 2011, 10:40
Thanks Exascot, have one for me! Here's the next one.....................

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2003/1741311983_ef73e7ca2f.jpg

Exascot
19th Jul 2011, 10:53
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32684975/beer.jpg

Not part of the challenge, Aegiali Beach Amorgos :) :zzz:

AGPwallah
19th Jul 2011, 10:55
Would've been on the next flight but have to be in Guinessland on Thursday a.m.

Just Goggled images of said beach - looks idyllic.

Exascot
19th Jul 2011, 10:58
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32684975/guinnessbeer.jpg

Sailor Vee
19th Jul 2011, 14:13
Panjim, Goa.

AGPwallah
19th Jul 2011, 14:19
That's correct SV. :D

This striking silver Christ figure welcomes visitors to the Bishop’s Residence, in the hills above Panjim.

YHC

Sailor Vee
19th Jul 2011, 14:27
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v616/SailorVee/basil.jpg

AGPwallah
19th Jul 2011, 14:36
Franco's Tomb, El Escorial

Sailor Vee
19th Jul 2011, 14:46
Spot on, back to you, sir.

AGPwallah
19th Jul 2011, 14:48
Thanks SV, here goes with the next challenge....................................

http://www.appunto.ch/aktuell_e/images/IMG0015_000.jpg

Sailor Vee
19th Jul 2011, 14:59
Mogno, Maggia Valley, Canton of Tessin, Switzerland


http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/1848/PreviewComp/SuperStock_1848-80647.jpg

AGPwallah
19th Jul 2011, 15:21
That's it SV. :D Very distinctive.

YHC

Sailor Vee
19th Jul 2011, 15:44
Time for a shift!

http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/~net/images/cappadocia/cappadocia/dscn2702.jpg

I should add no right clicks, but a search on googoo should be easy!

sabredog
19th Jul 2011, 15:50
Göreme, Cappadocia. Turkey.
Open House,if correct.

Sirikit
19th Jul 2011, 16:21
Just to say....I haven't been playing....been busy....so my expertise will now be forthcoming.:p

You guys are very religious. Bless yas!;):E Can't think why.:ooh:

Hope God saves The Murdochs!:E

cavortingcheetah
19th Jul 2011, 16:37
As a matter of some interest rather than to be contradictory but I thought that Franco was buried in the basilica underneath this cross, not at El Escorial.
The Valle de los Caidos is closed for political repairs, except that you can still drive all the way up there, as I did in February in a snow storm.

http://www.madrid-guide-spain.com/images/ValleCaidoswebgood.jpg

Sirikit
19th Jul 2011, 16:40
Hope you experienced a religious awakening.:ok:

I got some holy water from Lourdes and smeared it on my eye wrinkles.:ok:

Not into boob jobs, botox and Bentleys.:O

Sailor Vee
19th Jul 2011, 17:22
It is the Basillica at Franco's tomb, which I was looking for. Gather he may be in for a change of scenery! :uhoh:

So it is open house.

AGPwallah
19th Jul 2011, 17:40
Here's one for Sirikit, not a church or religious artefacts.............................................

http://www.appunto.ch/aktuell%5Fe/images/212.jpg

sabredog
19th Jul 2011, 18:36
Rechtswissenschaftlichen Institut der Uni Zürich

AGPwallah
19th Jul 2011, 18:43
That's the one Sabredog. :D The Law Library at Zurich University.

YHC

sabredog
19th Jul 2011, 18:51
Thank you,AGP;
And the next;
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i352/mosquito633/QUIZ16-1.jpg

11Fan
19th Jul 2011, 18:57
I'm not sure, but it looks like the outline of a Blackhawk Helicopter on the far side of the wall in the upper portion of the picture, and I can clearly see US Navy Seals moving between the buildings.

AGPwallah
19th Jul 2011, 18:59
The Roman fort at Richborough.

sabredog
19th Jul 2011, 19:00
Excellent,11Fan. Very droll indeed, but my challenge is quite some distance from that benighted country.

sabredog
19th Jul 2011, 19:02
Well done,AGP. Absolutely correct, Richborough it is.
YHC

Flying Lawyer
19th Jul 2011, 19:05
Sabredog is off line so can I offer one to keep the ball rolling -

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v140/Rotorheads/Q5.jpg

AGPwallah
19th Jul 2011, 19:11
FL, it was actually my go, but yours is the Underground House at Druidston.

sabredog
19th Jul 2011, 19:11
Malator,Wales

Flying Lawyer
19th Jul 2011, 19:14
Oops! Sorry.

You are right.

'Malator', Druidston, Pembrokeshire, Wales.


Here's another view

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v140/Rotorheads/q2.jpg


YHC

AGPwallah
19th Jul 2011, 19:21
Open House

finfly1
19th Jul 2011, 21:14
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/bucktaf/McD--where.jpg

11Fan
19th Jul 2011, 21:39
I'm going with Shanghai China on the Pizza Hut.

http://immortaltrout.com/images/shanghai/PizzaHut.jpg

finfly1
19th Jul 2011, 21:58
Right country. To keep things going, it is around the corner from the Marriot Courtyard in Beijing.

Open House.

11Fan
19th Jul 2011, 22:05
In the spirit of Open House.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm107/APC11Fan/Lunchtime.jpg

RegDep
19th Jul 2011, 22:10
A Manatee somewhere in Florida

finfly1
19th Jul 2011, 22:11
Silver Springs, Florida?

Which may or not be same as Crystal River.

finfly1
19th Jul 2011, 22:12
Homassassa Springs, Fla?

11Fan
19th Jul 2011, 22:13
Indeed finfly1

Welcome to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park Web Gateway (http://www.homosassasprings.org/Homosassa.cfm)

YHC

Flying Lawyer
19th Jul 2011, 23:04
To keep things going ......


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v140/Rotorheads/castle1.jpg

finfly1
19th Jul 2011, 23:33
Key West, Fla?

finfly1
19th Jul 2011, 23:35
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/bucktaf/mysterymcd2.jpg

Flying Lawyer
19th Jul 2011, 23:40
Key West, Fla?

No, not Key West.


===========


Your pic - Rio de Janeiro.

finfly1
20th Jul 2011, 00:00
Correct, so it is now [truly] your turn.

Flying Lawyer
20th Jul 2011, 00:07
Thanks ff1.

BTW, I can see why you thought Key West.
There's similar architecture around Duval Street.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v140/Rotorheads/castle1.jpg

Bealzebub
20th Jul 2011, 00:19
Finfly,

Tall and tanned and young and lovely.....

Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro.


ooops! too late! :)

visibility3miles
20th Jul 2011, 02:26
Louisiana? New Orleans? Garden district?

OH if correct.

lomapaseo
20th Jul 2011, 04:50
What no cars parked anywhere in sight? Must be in a private preserve or a country with only a few cars

Sultan Ismail
20th Jul 2011, 06:24
Matjiesfontein,
Cape Province,
South Africa

Home of the Laird

I have closed the pub on many a night stopover

Open House

Exascot
20th Jul 2011, 07:01
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32684975/waterfall.jpg

RegDep
20th Jul 2011, 07:27
Wallpaper Waterfall :E

I think Skógafoss Waterfall in South Iceland

Exascot
20th Jul 2011, 07:32
Sorry miles off. It looks so similar though I am going to double check my info.

RegDep
20th Jul 2011, 07:36
How many miles? Not Karnataka?

I stand by my Skógafoss

/ Skógafoss Waterfall (http://www.adventures.is/Iceland/Trekking/SkogafossWaterfall/)

Exascot
20th Jul 2011, 07:44
Karnataka is the info I have RD but I now doubt it I think that you were right with Skógafoss :confused: Over to you.

Capetonian
20th Jul 2011, 07:44
#4140

Matjiesfontein, near Laingsburg, Karoo, South Africa. The Lord Milner hotel.

Flying Lawyer
20th Jul 2011, 07:45
Well done Sultan Ismail. :ok:
(And Capetonian.)

The Lord Milner Hotel is a piece of Victoriana in a tiny village in the Karoo where they still serve traditional English 'Afternoon Tea'. Matjiesfontein was a British stronghold during the Anglo-Boer War and the hotel was turned into a military hospital.
They fly the Union Jack as well as the RSA flag. I removed one and blurred the other so that the challenge wouldn't be too easy. ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v140/Rotorheads/Matjiesfontein_508.jpg
View across the railway line to the Karoo

Interesting place - it was an enjoyable (and unusual) pit-stop on a drive through the magnificent Karoo.
Lord Milner Hotel (http://www.matjiesfontein.com/LordMilner/)

lomopaseo
No parking allowed immediately in front of the hotel.


FL

Capetonian
20th Jul 2011, 07:56
Oops, I see the Sultan beat me to it!

M/fontein was orginally started as a victualling station for the railway (which was going to be Cecil John Rhodes Cape to Cairo) by an emigrant from Scotland, Jimmy Logan if my memory is correct.

It used to be a favourite dirty weekend haunt and can tell many a story, such as the time when two couples who were d/w-ing with each other's partners bumped into each other at breakfast!

Exascot
20th Jul 2011, 07:58
Waterfalls in Karnataka and watersfalls near bangalore (http://www.travelvisainformation.com/waterfalls-in-karnataka-and-watersfalls-near-bangalore/)

I think that they have put the wrong waterfall picture in here. That was my problem :cool:

RegDep
20th Jul 2011, 08:05
Thanks Exascot! Because of my genes, I am inclined to believe that the Vikings did not rob the wallpaper for their website :E

My next (I think Vikings were here, too)

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g472/RegDep/IMG_0878-1.jpg

PS: Do you offer trekking tours in Iceland, too?

bkm
20th Jul 2011, 11:22
Ciragan Palace Hotel, Istanbul.

OH if correct.

AGPwallah
20th Jul 2011, 12:39
Looks right to me bkm. As it's OH, here goes.............................

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTpoFg3eG9hRPg2SCE7LU2YxefGsEPj0WSPHNnmPL92RKJw_icTtg

RegDep
20th Jul 2011, 12:39
Ciragan Palace Hotel, Istanbul

Correct bkm :ok:

Open House declared.

RegDep
20th Jul 2011, 12:42
A HUUUUGE locomotive in National Museum, Kuala Lumpur.

Edit: A not so huge locomotive in …..

AGPwallah
20th Jul 2011, 12:46
Blimey Reg, you didn't waste any time there!! Well done, and no it's not that huge.

YHC

RegDep
20th Jul 2011, 12:50
Thanks AGP (for a while it was huge :})

Maybe I'd post this one here, too…..

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g472/RegDep/290843096_PQD47-L-2.jpg

sabredog
20th Jul 2011, 14:13
R.A.F. Memorial, Vis Island, Croatia.

Exascot
20th Jul 2011, 14:20
Agreed:

Second World War veterans gather for memorial service on the Croatian island of Vis - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/uknews/8526425/Second-World-War-veterans-gather-for-memorial-service-on-the-Croatian-island-of-Vis.html?image=3)

RegDep
20th Jul 2011, 14:26
Correct Sabredog

Vis Island – abandoned sites - ADVrider (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=338963)

You just wonder what was written there before…. :E

Over to you.

sabredog
20th Jul 2011, 14:26
Open House,subject to Regdep's approval.

Exascot
20th Jul 2011, 15:58
I think it is your call for OH anyway SD. So I will throw this in:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32684975/f123.jpg

Have to leave the office now but there are a number of similar photographs on line so any obvious match, winner has control.

sabredog
20th Jul 2011, 16:25
Triumphal arch, Arch of Septimius Severus, Leptis Magna, Libya.
Open House.

Wodrick
20th Jul 2011, 16:29
http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m599/wodrick/IMG_0105resized.jpg

RegDep
20th Jul 2011, 16:34
Wikipedia: Stair Hole is a cove that is forming just to the west of Lulworth Cove in Dorset, southern England. In a few hundred thousand years it may be as large as nearby Lulworth Cove. The folded limestone strata known as the Lulworth crumple are particularly visible at Stair Hole. Stair hole featured in the Play for Today, Nuts in May.

Stair Hole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stair_Hole)

Wodrick
20th Jul 2011, 16:37
That was quick Reg for a personal photo

YHC

RegDep
20th Jul 2011, 16:49
Personal photo

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g472/RegDep/IMG_0597-1.jpg

Clue: No surprises.

Sirikit
20th Jul 2011, 16:53
Nishikigoi - Japan?

Sirikit
20th Jul 2011, 17:20
A little beauty tip divulged:

I am going to get shedloads of the holy water from Lourdes.:p

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQt6kwY-F9LQVM6YMMq4gs9Y5a-ktOgMLM4NX483gDBqMSn0Wh_&t=1

RegDep
20th Jul 2011, 17:22
Not Japan, Sirikit. Not Lourdes, either.

Sirikit
20th Jul 2011, 17:31
Have you got a pond, Reg?

Don't tell me they're Arbroath smokies or Craister kippers!

RegDep
20th Jul 2011, 17:40
No, I have not got a pond. But this is an indoors pond.

And they are not Kieler Sprotten, either.

And not ichthyosaurs.

A koi-Nishikigoi petting basin…...

Sirikit
20th Jul 2011, 20:10
Hmm....that triceratops aquarium again!:p

Aquarium - Day Care & School - kids - Petting basin (http://www.zoo-berlin.de/aquarium/kita-schule-uni/kids/petting-basin.html?L=1)

Open House.

finfly1
20th Jul 2011, 20:14
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/bucktaf/mysterymcd4.jpg

RegDep
20th Jul 2011, 21:05
Exactly Sirikit, the Berlin Aquarium again :ok:

Open House declared and taken.

Sirikit
20th Jul 2011, 21:10
Costa del Sol?

wings folded
20th Jul 2011, 21:17
It's another MacPoison outlet.

I hope that the thread does not develop into "where on earth is this particular vendor of the inedible", because the answer will always be that it could be anywhere, since they are everywhere.

Round any corner in the world and you will find a MacPoison and a Dutch camping car with bicycles fastened on the back of it.

visibility3miles
20th Jul 2011, 21:18
Tenerife, Canary Islands.
Open House

RegDep
20th Jul 2011, 21:21
Banca March and McDonald's, Playa Las Américas - Tenerife

McDonald's Las Américas - Tenerife (Spain) | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/meteorry/3099135247/)

Sirikit
20th Jul 2011, 21:36
wingsfolded - Can't I tempt you to a Royale with cheese?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7f/Royale_with_Cheese.jpg

I am lovin' it.:E

Guess where this comes from?:p

Flying Lawyer
20th Jul 2011, 21:54
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v140/Rotorheads/Q137.jpg

visibility3miles
20th Jul 2011, 21:56
Jules: ...You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France?
Brett: No.
Jules: Tell 'em, Vincent.
Vincent: A Royale with cheese.
Jules: A Royale with cheese! You know why they call it that?
Brett: Because of the metric system?
Jules: Check out the big brain on Brett!...
=====================
Jules: Whether or not what we experienced was an According to Hoyle miracle is insignificant. What is significant is that I felt the touch of God. God got involved.

wings folded
20th Jul 2011, 22:00
Sirikit

No, sorry you can not.

If I make a meal of "burgers" I use minced beef from my local butcher who gets his meat from farms I know.

I do not wedge my burger between two layers of cellulose passed off as bread or buns or whatever.

I do not relish pasteurised chemical cheese.

On the other hand, a chunk of decent minced beef formed into a convenient shape and grilled lightly is exquisite.

An experience of MacPoison stuff left me me with, shall we say politely, gastric difficulties for a few days. And my digestive system can cope with camel grease Swiss Rolls (best way I can describe what I ate once in northern Africa.)


And in the meantime we have a lovely photo to identify, so back to the real point of the thread

RegDep
20th Jul 2011, 22:05
I thin it is a castle in the winter. :*

Had some burritos today…. Ooops, need to rush…...

Sirikit
20th Jul 2011, 22:49
Guildford, Abbot's Hospital, Almshouse, 1944898, Guildford, Surrey, England, UK, Europe - Stock Photography, Pictures, Images (http://www.picturescolourlibrary.co.uk/hybrid/data.svt?viewpage=picture_details_np.jsp&pclref=1944898)

Maybe?

Flying Lawyer
20th Jul 2011, 22:59
Not Guildford.
Nor near Guildford.

Flying Lawyer
21st Jul 2011, 08:05
10 hours gone.

Time for some clues:

It's in the UK.
The foundation stone was laid in 1841.
The original purpose of the building ended in 1971 and it was then adapted for different use.
I took this picture but there are similar on the net - without snow.


FL

RegDep
21st Jul 2011, 08:14
Snaresbrook Crown Court, Your Honour

Originally Infant Orphan Asylum

Now in Her Majesty's Court Service and today is Europe's busiest court, handling in excess of 7,000 cases a year.

Flying Lawyer
21st Jul 2011, 08:19
Well done Reg. :ok:


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/07/12/article-2013934-0CFBC68B00000578-483_468x286.jpg

Europe's busiest court
There are times when it feels like the world's busiest court. ;)


YHC.

RegDep
21st Jul 2011, 08:41
Thank you Your Honour!

Next building

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g472/RegDep/IMG_6275-1.jpg

Heliport
21st Jul 2011, 08:43
Hong Kong?

Open house if correct.

RegDep
21st Jul 2011, 08:50
Not Hong Kong, heliport

Sirikit
21st Jul 2011, 10:38
Japan?????????? Do they write 'In' and 'Out' on their road surfaces?:O

RegDep
21st Jul 2011, 10:41
Yes, and ??????????????

Sirikit
21st Jul 2011, 10:47
Take your pick!:O

http://photos.igougo.com/images/p55243-Tokyo-Tokyo_City_Hall.jpg

Wait a minute, the last time you were in Osaka.:p

RegDep
21st Jul 2011, 11:08
Cannot pick it from your pic.

And last time I was in Japan, this building did not exist.

sabredog
21st Jul 2011, 11:36
The Breeze Building,Osaka.

RegDep
21st Jul 2011, 11:39
OK, I quit.

Of course it is the Breeze Building (I believe from the Breeze Tower) in Osaka. And of course it was sabredog.

Over to you Sir.

sabredog
21st Jul 2011, 11:50
Thank you,Regdep.
Still "Open House" I am sorry to say.

Capetonian
21st Jul 2011, 12:07
Just a bit of nostalgic fun, it's easy. No prize of course for the country!

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee406/Helios340/WITW21JUL11.jpg

sabredog
21st Jul 2011, 12:14
Old Railway station,Capetown.

sabredog
21st Jul 2011, 12:35
I am sure that Capetonian will not object to our keeping the thread rolling, so here is the next challenge. Very easy.
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i352/mosquito633/Quiz16-2-1.jpg

Sailor Vee
21st Jul 2011, 13:05
Andersonville, Georgia?

Capetonian
21st Jul 2011, 13:06
Yes sabredog, correct. In the 1960s. Good old days! This was the 'NET BLANKES' end of the station.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/186/414546608_5107964dd4.jpg

sabredog
21st Jul 2011, 13:13
Thank you,Capetonian,

Sailor Vee.
Correct. The Andersonville Prison Camp Memorial.
YHC

Sailor Vee
21st Jul 2011, 13:29
This shouldn't take too long

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3157/2850538143_d2d698bdcc.jpg

Capetonian
21st Jul 2011, 13:36
Warsaw war memorial in the ghetto.

RegDep
21st Jul 2011, 13:36
Warsaw Insurgents Cemetery

Double wrong: Too late and not the cemetery but monument down-town.

Sailor Vee
21st Jul 2011, 13:38
It's the Warsaw Uprising Monument, Capetonian YHC.

Capetonian
21st Jul 2011, 13:45
Thanks. I'll let someone else have control now rather than hold things up. I'll be back later!

Exascot
21st Jul 2011, 13:48
Back to houses then.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32684975/g123.jpg

sabredog
21st Jul 2011, 13:53
Blair Mansion, Buckinghamshire.

Exascot
21st Jul 2011, 14:01
I'll give you that. Grade 1 listed historic South Pavilion in the grounds of Wotton House Buckinghamshire.

Been there for tea then have we SD :eek:

sabredog
21st Jul 2011, 14:05
Not in a million years,Exascot.
Open House.

Exascot
21st Jul 2011, 14:11
Change of theme.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32684975/h123.jpg

RegDep
21st Jul 2011, 14:30
Cyprus, Turkish side?

No, Take it back. India. Kashmir?

lomapaseo
21st Jul 2011, 14:32
Airport runway, where all takeoffs are downhill.

Open Bar if correct

Exascot
21st Jul 2011, 14:42
Airport runway, where all takeoffs are downhill.

Yep. Bar open here.

India. Kashmir?

Jolly close.

RegDep
21st Jul 2011, 14:50
Must be Nepal, then.

No idea where there. Closest place I've been is Accra :hmm:

Exascot
21st Jul 2011, 14:56
Must be Nepal

Correct. Airfield name please. Give you a huge clue. I thought of this because of them trying to recalculate the height of Everest.

Sirikit
21st Jul 2011, 15:12
Lukla?

http://theplanetd.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/lukla-nepal-airstrip-runway-everest.jpg

Exascot
21st Jul 2011, 15:17
Correct.

Tenzing-Hillary Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenzing-Hillary_Airport)

'9,100 ft ASL. You need to know 'wot' is WAT P/O Prune'

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32684975/Prune.jpg

YHC

'9,100 ft ASL. You need to know 'wot' is WAT P/O Prune'

For those who did not understand 'wot' I was on about:

http://www.engbrasil.eng.br/index_arquivos/ap31.pdf

Sirikit
21st Jul 2011, 15:20
http://www.millan.net/anims/giffar/danskatt.gif

I win. Open House.:p

Ancient Observer
21st Jul 2011, 16:39
Interesting.....

http://s777.photobucket.com/albums/yy57/employee1_2010/th_IMG_2315.jpg?t=1311262646

http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy57/employee1_2010/IMG_2315.jpg?t=1311262646

RegDep
21st Jul 2011, 16:42
Banqueting House, Whitehall

Ancient Observer
21st Jul 2011, 16:45
Correct first time. YHC.

For info for the others, Charles 1st asked Rubens to paint lots of piccies that Charles had put up on the ceiling of what is known as the Banqueting House on Whitehall, London, England.

Banqueting House | Official Site (http://www.hrp.org.uk/banquetinghouse/)

Not that Parliament didn't like him, or anything like that, but when they chopped his head off, he walked out of the Banqueting House to a scaffold on Whitehall.
Yup, I've been doing the tourist thing in London.

RegDep
21st Jul 2011, 16:53
Thanks AO!

Where on Earth

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g472/RegDep/DSC06189.jpg

Sirikit
21st Jul 2011, 17:17
Reg, you know how I hate rock things.:{

Ancient Observer
21st Jul 2011, 17:20
It's not a "rock thing". It is a work of art entitled "Stony Ground" and is currently being exhibited at MOMA and Tate Modern. It's worth $24 million.

Capetonian
21st Jul 2011, 17:20
Northern part of Lanzarote looking across towards La Graciosa?

Sirikit
21st Jul 2011, 17:22
Not talking about yours, Ancient Observer. Strange you couldn't tell.:E

One word....I_i_t!;)

Ancient Observer
21st Jul 2011, 17:24
Sirikit.
I know that you were not talking about mine.

.
I was talking about RegDep's piccy.

Sirikit
21st Jul 2011, 17:26
Reg and I have a thing about boulders.:p

Ancient Observer
21st Jul 2011, 17:29
He provides the Rock, and you provide the Roll ??

RegDep
21st Jul 2011, 17:29
MOMA - Naw
Lanzarote - Naw
Boulders - Naw
Thing - YES Sirikit!

Edit: AO, we play together.

Sirikit
21st Jul 2011, 17:29
I love Reg. He's great.:ok:

RegDep
21st Jul 2011, 17:30
And so volcanic!

And, the business at hand: Where on Earth?

RegDep
21st Jul 2011, 19:22
Clue: It is a rather small island.

con-pilot
21st Jul 2011, 19:38
A volcanic island off the coast of Iceland, starts with an 'E' and there is no way I can pronounce it.

As for the spelling, I guess I need to go look it up, but first, as I am a lazy sot, am I correct or not before I go to all the trouble. :p

sabredog
21st Jul 2011, 19:46
Eldfell Volcano,Heimaey Island, is the one you refer to,Conpilot.

RegDep
21st Jul 2011, 20:06
Teamed-up con-pilot and sabredog have put the correct answer together.

Over to you :ok:

con-pilot
21st Jul 2011, 20:30
Thank you very much Sabre and it's all yours. :ok:

sabredog
21st Jul 2011, 20:31
Conpilot's call I think,Regdep.
Apologies,did not see Con's last post.
Will have a challenge shortly.

con-pilot
21st Jul 2011, 20:32
Nope, all yours as I have nothing at the moment.

sabredog
21st Jul 2011, 20:36
Many thanks,Conpilot;
Here is the next challenge, just identifying the city will suffice.
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i352/mosquito633/quiz18-1.jpg

RegDep
21st Jul 2011, 20:55
Street art in Napoli

If correct, OH. I'll hit the hay.