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7th Aug 2011, 16:53
Must be Chicago, then. Weather vanes cannot be bigger in the Windy City….

7th Aug 2011, 16:57
how do you call in English these pointers with directions?*

wind vane less common, weathervane more common.

Supposedly the word "NEWS" came from the four points of the weathervane compass seen from the correct angle, but this isn't true.

Where is this weathervane?

*how do you call in English these pointers with directions?
Do you mean "windsock", which blows in the wind?

Do you mean a "compass rose", which is seen on maps or compasses, or painted on the ground and used to check the compass in the plane...
NJ 99's Web Site (

Compass Rose:
Compass rose - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (
Compass Rose – Aircraft Compass Swing (

:8 :8

old fart
7th Aug 2011, 16:59
A LONG way away from Chicago

This might help, the same place from a distance

7th Aug 2011, 17:02
The Carolinas?

Hold that.

Red Lion, previously the mountain barracks, Green Mountain, Ascension Island.

old fart
7th Aug 2011, 17:03
wrong half of the world

7th Aug 2011, 17:08
Austrian Village, Green Mountains, Ascension. Anyone understand my un-explicable feeling, eh?

old fart
7th Aug 2011, 17:11
Well done!
The reason for the American language clue is

All yours
Off to the pub

7th Aug 2011, 17:19
Thanks OF,


v3m, your weathervane is in Yukon Transportation Museum next to Whitehorse International Airport, and is the Guinness Book of Records runner-up for the biggest in the wold. Requires 5 knot wind to turn.

7th Aug 2011, 17:43
Sequoyah, Cherokee Indian Museum, Cherokee Reservation, NC, USA

7th Aug 2011, 17:55
Sequoyah, Cherokee Indian Museum, NC, USA

Mountains in the Carolinas.

Over to you Jetsy :ok:

7th Aug 2011, 18:01
Thank you, RegDep. The statue is of the Cherokee Indian who invented their alphabet.

7th Aug 2011, 19:18
OT & not part of the sequence. This is similar to one from a website used before. I like their photos.

7th Aug 2011, 21:24
Visibility, is the CP DC3 at Whitehores, Yukon?

Or should I say Whitehorse?

7th Aug 2011, 22:45
Whitehores, Yukon?

Is that a real place?

7th Aug 2011, 23:48
No, it's Whitehorse!

8th Aug 2011, 07:07
Hartington, see #4808 :p.

Jetsy's piece of light pole art is a bit hard to crack. I'd put it in New Jersey, although for no particular reason…...

8th Aug 2011, 11:10
Reference Jetnoseover's challenge.
A very long shot but possibly;
Maclean/Lilydale/Magnetic Island, all in Australia.

8th Aug 2011, 12:01
The answer to Finfly1's challenge of the 14th,June,2011 #3063 is;
"The Carpenter's Arms",102,Black Griffin Lane,Canterbury,Kent.
Quite a few changes to the area! A new road has been built next to it , but the Public House is still recognisable from the original photograph of 1966.
Back to Jetnoseover's challenge.

Ancient Observer
8th Aug 2011, 12:04
Does that mean we can now post challenges based on individual lamp posts?

8th Aug 2011, 12:13
Must be Chicago, then. Weather vanes cannot be bigger in the Windy City….

I think they named it after the blowhard politicians it breeds.

8th Aug 2011, 12:47
I think they named it after the blowhard politicians it breeds.

No idea. I have only read it in connection to Americans using quizzes like that to sort out the Germans who had American uniforms as a deception effort in the Ardennes…. In my youth, the main source of information about USA came from reading the Reader's Digest in local language… Those were THE days.

8th Aug 2011, 12:55
Does that mean we can now post challenges based on individual lamp posts?

Only the streets where Karen Casey has visited count, me thinks :uhoh:

8th Aug 2011, 15:18
It is in Australia but not the Island. Very impressed with your guess nevertheless. The town has power poles "decorated" along the streets. Here are few more poles..:)

Clue..the town just south of Brisbane..

8th Aug 2011, 15:51
Sabredog, as has been said here before (in a nice way) my gaster is well and truly flabbered.

Many sincere thanks!!

8th Aug 2011, 18:29
Logan City, Qld.

8th Aug 2011, 18:35
Crestmead, Logan City.

AGPwallah, What a nice job! :ok:

Brisbane would have been sufficient as well. Your turn.

8th Aug 2011, 18:41
Thanks jetsy.

Open House declared.

8th Aug 2011, 19:03
Easy one this time. Taken last month.

8th Aug 2011, 19:09
Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, or The Wedding Cake, as the locals, of Rome, call it.

So positive am I that I am correct :O, here is the next:

8th Aug 2011, 20:17
Le Jardin Majorelle, Marrakesh,Morroco.

8th Aug 2011, 20:20
Thank you finfly1.
Very happy to have found your mystery Public House after an interval of fortyfive years.
Please check your P.M.s

8th Aug 2011, 21:10

D'accord, sabredog!

Are you not supposed to slow down with advancing years?:ok:

8th Aug 2011, 21:38
Mr ThreadBaron: He HAS slowed down. Else had he gotten that much faster. And, to make my point clear, this is a one way road. No going back. I tailgating Mr. Sabredog right behind him, Mr ThredBaron. Where are you :=.

8th Aug 2011, 21:44
Thank you,ThreadBaron. Yes, there is certaintly more runway behind me than in front!
Open House

8th Aug 2011, 23:41
Another easy one..

8th Aug 2011, 23:52
Charlemagne Statue at Notre Dame de Paris.

OH if correct.



8th Aug 2011, 23:56
Haha, Open House declared!

That was quick, RegDep.. :cool::ok:

9th Aug 2011, 01:45
Well, it's almost too easy, but I had it scanned.

9th Aug 2011, 03:35
San Diego, Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum?

looks familiar..

9th Aug 2011, 03:39
Indeed Jetsy. In the distance are the USS John Stennis and the USS Ronald Reagan Aircraft Carriers.

You have control.

9th Aug 2011, 04:03
Great shot, 11Fan!:ok:

Went there recently?


9th Aug 2011, 04:09
Two schools of thought Jetsy. I have an office down there near Miramar NAS so I'm in San Diego once or twice a week. The picture is from a while back, about 5 years ago actually but I was down there across the harbor just recently for the 100 years of Naval Aviation Celebration. I spent part of the day on the USS John Stennis.

Open house you say?

Business Trip. That's me in the middle.

9th Aug 2011, 05:57
2200 here on the West Coast. Back on-line around 1330 GMT. Press on if you like.

9th Aug 2011, 14:10
Emperor's Tomb in Shenyang, China

9th Aug 2011, 14:59
Good morning (for me). That is correct RegDep. My first business trip for the company, and we went China.

She's yours to fly.

9th Aug 2011, 15:09
Thank you Sirikit. Been gone for years though. That picture is 16 years old.

9th Aug 2011, 15:23
Thanks 11Fan

Here is to your Magnum tash :ok:

9th Aug 2011, 17:32
May Day Stadium, Pyongyang.

9th Aug 2011, 17:36
May Day Stadium, Pyongyang

Correct AGP!

Your turn :ok:

9th Aug 2011, 17:43
Thanks Reg.

Here goes..................................................

9th Aug 2011, 18:09
Lyndesnes Fyr Lighthouse,Norway.

9th Aug 2011, 18:16
Lindesnes Lighthouse, the southernmost point of Norway.

Well spotted sabredog:D, YHC.

9th Aug 2011, 18:44
Thank you,AGP.
Open House.

9th Aug 2011, 19:49
Next challenge guys...........................................

The new building in the foreground please.

9th Aug 2011, 20:32
Museum of Liverpool building.

9th Aug 2011, 20:38
Another bullseye sabredog. :D It opened only three weeks ago.

9th Aug 2011, 20:43
Thank you AGP. I trust that it will not become a victim of the present social travails.
The next challenge should not last very long;

9th Aug 2011, 21:15
Tokorozawa Aviation Museum, Japan.

9th Aug 2011, 21:43
Not the Tokorozawa Aviation Museum,Regdep. Unless they have a replica ? I don't recall seeing one when I was there four years ago.This is not too far away from the museum,and the area was home to a number of Japanese aviation companies during WW2 and the 1930s.

9th Aug 2011, 21:54
Tachikawa Station statue

9th Aug 2011, 22:13
Beaten :{ :{

9th Aug 2011, 22:29
Open House

9th Aug 2011, 23:10
Correct, AGP.

9th Aug 2011, 23:16
I'll toss a quick one out...

10th Aug 2011, 00:46
Stepping away for a bit, although logged on. I'll check in from time to time.

Hint: Walking distance to a McDonalds.

10th Aug 2011, 01:17
Hmm, that "McDonalds" walking distance threw me off. (Do not tell me it is in that pagoda:) ). Considering Micky Dees are in just about every country,,I am at loss. US/Canada border or waay away? :hmm:

10th Aug 2011, 01:26
waay away... about a 15 hour flight from Los Angeles to there, at least on an MD-11. :p

From there I took a bus back down the hill though.

Gotta go feed my rescue kitties. Back in a hour.

10th Aug 2011, 01:59
That's what I thought.. Back to the drawing board and to feed my rescue dashies/weeners..:ok:

Down the hill?? Looks the goods are up the hill???

10th Aug 2011, 02:36
Another hint. The place is under new management since I took the picture.

10th Aug 2011, 03:27
Victoria Peak, HK.

10th Aug 2011, 03:33
Well done V2-OMG. You have the ball.


10th Aug 2011, 04:17
11 Fan, thanks, and jeeze....I haven't even been there, but your "under new management" tip made me think of the HK, and I know Victoria Peak is there.

On the hunt for a photograph now.....

10th Aug 2011, 04:48
Straights of Georgia, near Vancouver?
(hey where did the photo go??)

10th Aug 2011, 04:55
Here goes.......

The biggest location tip isn't the ice and snow - it's the airplane. :confused:

10th Aug 2011, 04:56
Matari, oh sorry. I thought that was too hard so changed the photo.

BTW, your answer is wrong.

Try the next one.

10th Aug 2011, 05:09
Wild Guess, Everts Air DC-3 (C-46), Fairbanks Alaska.

10th Aug 2011, 05:17
11 Fan, right aircraft (DC-3) but wrong location.

10th Aug 2011, 05:18
Well, the aircraft was the easy part for me, as you would know. Still narrowing it down.

10th Aug 2011, 05:20
11Fan, also wrong airline. This should be easy now.

Well, the aircraft was the easy part for me, as you would know. Still narrowing it down.
Yes. I know you are often at the place where the "airplane that taught the world to fly" was built.

10th Aug 2011, 05:25
Buffalo Airways, Ice Pilots, NWT, Canada?

10th Aug 2011, 05:26
I don't think Everts has DC-3's anymore anyway.

Another stab. Deadhorse Airport, Prudhoe Bay Alaska.

10th Aug 2011, 05:39
Nice try, 11Fan, but CityofFlight is correct!

The actual location is Hay River, NWT, but that's good enough. To the best of my knowledge, Buffalo Airways is the only scheduled airline that still flies the DC-3 in North America, and is the "star" of the television show, Ice Pilots.

CityofFlight, tag, you're it!

10th Aug 2011, 05:45
The only other one I knew of was Bush Air Cargo who still fly DC-3's but I don't know that they are scheduled.

Bush Air Cargo - No Runway? No Problem! (

See ya V2. Catch ya on the other comm link later.

I'm punching out.

10th Aug 2011, 05:53
Calling open house. I'm calling it a night.

10th Aug 2011, 05:55
G'nite ladies.

10th Aug 2011, 06:46
To start a day...

clue: the biggest river in that country,and very characteristic environment.

p.s. sorry sikirit,again non inspired water:E:ok:

Name of the river, or Caffe from which shoot was taken:E

10th Aug 2011, 07:53
River Po?

Dunno why, just looks Po'ish!

Now thinking a little more deeply, perhaps 'Caffe' was a clue as to the country. :rolleyes:

10th Aug 2011, 09:12
Neither Po nor British river...

10th Aug 2011, 09:46
The road from Rudraprayag to Gaurikund

10th Aug 2011, 16:07
Czech Rep., Vltava/Labe, North of Prague. Vineyard region. ??

10th Aug 2011, 16:34
Vineyard region. ??
Excellent clue,but not Czech republic.
a few miles after previous pictures.
Soryy for picture quality,my wife checked maximum speed..:}
River remains challenge,this picture is additional "explanation"

10th Aug 2011, 16:48
Sava, Slovenia?

10th Aug 2011, 16:49
So mall a river to be biggest in a country calls for a small country :8. How about Sava in Slovenia?

O' jetsy, jetsy……..

10th Aug 2011, 16:53
if i died yesterday, i wouldn't have known that Slovenia producing vine???:E

I grew up at the Sava river bank ,but this river is not Sava.
keep walking....

10th Aug 2011, 17:13
"The loveliest areas of the three Slovenian wine-growing regions are given over to a plant that requires a lot of attention, love and sunshine. Grapevines were brought to the area of Slovenia several thousand years ago by the Illyrians and Celts, they were cultivated by the Romans and since then tended by the Slavs and Slovenians. Maribor even boasts the oldest grapevine in the world, which still bears fruit every year. And this is all very apparent in the Slovenian wines of today, which rank among the best in the world."

Wine roads - Slovenia - Official Travel Guide - (

So there...:)

and now my guess be Greece, Aliakmonas river?

10th Aug 2011, 17:17
I wonder….

Slovenian wine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (

I grew up several a few thousand kilometers from Slovenia, but we had Slovenian white wine (good). Called them Yugoslavian, though.

O' Jetsy, Jetsy…...

10th Aug 2011, 17:23
just for your information,they (slovenians) buy grapes from exactly those vineyareds, and than sell it as their wine. that is the point. :}:ok::E

I will be absent a few days, but I wll send answer to Regdep,
just in case of right answer.

no it is not Greece. and it will never be( as my southern colleagues would like to say :ok::ok:)

10th Aug 2011, 17:31
Must be Macedonia, then…..

The Republic of Macedonia…..

Vardar river.

Edit: SINGAPURNAC has logged off, and I opened his mail and saw that my response had been correct (no cheating there, Sirikit, scout's honour).

So it will be Open House.

10th Aug 2011, 17:58
Here's the next one..........................................

10th Aug 2011, 19:12
You're absolutely spot on Sirikit. It's 'The Drummer' by Brian Flanagan.


10th Aug 2011, 19:33
Hints to follow if not picked off straight away.

And if you know me personally, no fair guessing because you know I have been there.

10th Aug 2011, 20:05
Piarco International Airport, Trinidad & Tobago.

10th Aug 2011, 20:07
No sir. Hint One: There are several key clues in the picture, but it is an airport.

And I just checked. There is an almost identical picture on the web, except there are now stores where the walls are.

10th Aug 2011, 20:17
I understand that. There is probably some kind of map on the floor. And piano keys. The posters talk about CNBC but it is not the TV network. Is the C for Canada?

10th Aug 2011, 20:18
That floor looks very, very familar.

Pretty sure I'm wrong, but the Marine Air Terminal at LGA?

A pure EWAG.

10th Aug 2011, 20:21
Consumer News Broadcast Channel, and unrelated.

Piano Keys correct.

Sorry Con, no. Not LGA

Next hint: In a manner of speaking, most arrive here at night.

10th Aug 2011, 20:23
This is from some airport in Canada, but I don't know where :sad:

10th Aug 2011, 20:24
Not Canada. Sorry, but there is an obscure Alaska connection, but you really have to reach for that.

Another obscure hint on the ready.....

OK, there was this guy named Chuck that was near here, he left, and didn't come back for almost three years.

10th Aug 2011, 20:33
Chuck Berry, St. Louis….

10th Aug 2011, 20:35
Well, it's closer to Saint Louis than it is to Canada, but no sir.

Chuck is fictional by the way.

10th Aug 2011, 20:38
So its not Boston for Chuck Turner…..

10th Aug 2011, 20:39
Getting colder. It's usually warmer than Boston for most of the year anyway.

Another hint: A number of the guys here have been there.

10th Aug 2011, 20:42
"The lyrics deal with a fictional story of an escape from a US prison. "

10th Aug 2011, 20:43
Well, this one will probably give it away.

"I should have never gotten on that airplane."

10th Aug 2011, 20:45
Another hint: A number of the guys here have been there.

I know I've been there, that's what is driving me crazy.

May have to have a Scotch to wake up my brain. :p

10th Aug 2011, 20:46
You're gonna shit when you figure it out con. Unless RegDep beats ya to it.

I absolutely positively thought you guys would have figured this out already.

10th Aug 2011, 20:51
Giggled you clue, and guess what I got back:

Where on Earth? - Page 247 - PPRuNe Forums
PPRuNe Forums - Professional Pilots Rumour Network ( › Supplementary Forums › Jet Blast2 minutes ago – "I should have never gotten on that airplane." ... "I should have never gotten on that airplane." 11Fan is online now ...

Big Giggle is watching you.

10th Aug 2011, 20:52
I checked Google before I posted that. It's there, but it's still a bit ambiguous. You still have to connect the dots.

10th Aug 2011, 20:54
Boise Airport,Idaho.

10th Aug 2011, 20:57
Sabre, no sir. I can't believe it. This may wind up an overnight thing.

10th Aug 2011, 20:57
are those cyrillic letters in the top left of that photo ? anything in the "Far East" of Russia ?

or rather Greenland-ish ?

10th Aug 2011, 20:58
Let me expose myself to an embarrassment, but I don't think so…..

Edit: That was to sabredog.

10th Aug 2011, 20:59
All the signs are in English.

There are gonna be some foreheads slapped once you get it. All the clues point to this place.

10th Aug 2011, 21:00
Where did Chuck go, pray tell us!

Was he cast away? Chuck was talking to Wilson.

10th Aug 2011, 21:01
From what I understand, the only one who can vouch for his absence is someone named Wilson.

Edit: almost home Reg.

10th Aug 2011, 21:06
Memphis, Tennessee.

10th Aug 2011, 21:07
Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner.

Most all the clues point to FedEx.

Chuck: Character in Cast Away - FedEx guy
Wilson, the ball in the movie
Overnight, self explanatory
Absolutely positively, FedEx slogan
Most arrive by night. Memphis is the FedEx hub
Alaska: FedEx Domicile
Some of the guys here have been there: Purple Drivers.
Keys on floor: Piano, Memphis, home of the blues.

How it looks today.

10th Aug 2011, 21:09
Oh for God's sake.

Excuse me, I'm going to beat my head against the wall for a while now. :ugh:


In the heat.

Against a brick wall.

10th Aug 2011, 21:10
…and Wilson the volleyball…

Thanks 11Fan. I never felt this good after a challenge in WoE :ok:. Great challenge and super conduct with clues.

10th Aug 2011, 21:11
Scroll up. I added a new picture and all of the clues.

I told ya con ;)

10th Aug 2011, 21:16
Just opened a bottle. Open House. I won't be able to follow up another…

Clue: All who know where I live, welcome to have a drink.

10th Aug 2011, 22:03

I've no idea where you live, but what the hell, I'll have a drink anyway! :p

11th Aug 2011, 00:37
Did RegDep say OH? :)

11th Aug 2011, 00:39
Yes, it is Open House Jetsy. You missed the fun earlier. :p

11th Aug 2011, 00:49
No I didn't. I was trying to locate the damn airport with piano keys on its floor..:}

By the time I made the connection via your clues, RegDep posted the answer. I giggled the fed ex hub and there it was. Just a bit late though.

You want to take a stab at mine?

Anyone told ya you're a hoot? :ok:;)

11th Aug 2011, 00:59
About to have supper but I might take a quick stab. Hoot, no. Many other things though. ;)

11th Aug 2011, 01:01
Are you on the West coast? (If I may ask):oh:

11th Aug 2011, 01:03
Not a problem. East of LGB which is Long Beach Airport (California). I'm in Orange County, not too far from Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland, which may explain several things now that I think about it.

By the way. I think I know your picture but I have to find the name of it.

11th Aug 2011, 01:05
Ahhh, OK:ok:

ORD area here which might explain several things as well...;)

Good luck with the pix! Name the structure and its location, as well..(sarcastic mode on) since you've seen it. (sarcastic mode off):)

11th Aug 2011, 01:06
Indeed, we're bi-coastal. ;)

Maybe I don't have it. I was thinking Tepoztlan, Mexico but that's not it. Was going with portal to another dimension.

11th Aug 2011, 01:19
Correct hemisphere though...

11th Aug 2011, 02:03
Bowing out jetsy. Took a phone call and now dinner. Take care.

11th Aug 2011, 02:12
OK, 11Fan. Enjoy. I am going to be checking here nevertheless in case someone else has a crack at the goods.

11th Aug 2011, 11:55
I'll try to take crack at your goods, Jetsy:

Thinking that the correct hemisphere is not the Northern one but the Western, I'd say

A pre-columbian tomb (Chullpa) in Ouro region, Bolivia

11th Aug 2011, 15:12
I believe you meant Oruro, Bolivia?
(and not Ouro Brazil which is another UNESCO heritage site)

Anyway, it is Chulpan (chullpa, chulpar, etc) in Oruro, Bolivia. Have a cigar, RegDep!!!!

(I'm impressed!!!):ok::ok:

11th Aug 2011, 16:00
Thanks Jetsy!

I meant Oruro :O

Here's your next

11th Aug 2011, 17:10
Woolpack Battery, the Garrison, St Mary’s.

11th Aug 2011, 17:14
So it is sabredog.

My esteemed colleague said a short while ago, "Why am I not surprised" This time I know why I am not :E.

Over to you!

11th Aug 2011, 17:32
Thank you,Regdep.
Here is the next easy challenge;

11th Aug 2011, 18:22

11th Aug 2011, 20:16
Here ya go ...

12th Aug 2011, 07:33
Good Morning

Sorry, Ma'am, but not.

12th Aug 2011, 07:58
Qumran, Sinai or Afghanistan…..

12th Aug 2011, 08:56
Sorry, Sir, but not.

12th Aug 2011, 12:17
A long shot. Göreme,Cappadocia,Turkey?

12th Aug 2011, 12:49
A long shot, falling well off target, Sir. :eek:

Sirikit - Over - drop sights.

Reg - Over - drop sights.

sabredog - Over - drop sights.

12th Aug 2011, 13:15
Church of Saint Jean , Aubeterre-sur-Dronne ,France.

12th Aug 2011, 15:14
It look similar to The Cathedral of Ekatontapyliani Paros Greece but the walls are not smooth enough.

12th Aug 2011, 17:44
Sabredog, you got it! :ok:

I found almost identical picture...

You want to post next challenge since TB seems to be logged off?

12th Aug 2011, 17:51
Thank you, Jet noseover. That is pretty conclusive evidence and I don't believe ThreadBaron will object to our proceeding;
The next challenge;

12th Aug 2011, 19:17
Not St.Petersburg,Sirikit, but warmish. Part of a much larger edifice.

12th Aug 2011, 21:19
Military Glory memorial, Kutaisi, Georgia. (before demolition)

12th Aug 2011, 21:25
Correct,AGP. Well done.

12th Aug 2011, 22:07
Here's the next one guys.......................................................

12th Aug 2011, 22:20
Laughlin, NV, USA. Colorado River walkway/promenade? By River Palms Resort and Casino?

12th Aug 2011, 22:43
Thought that wouldn't last long jetsy. :D


12th Aug 2011, 22:46
thanks AGP. Open House, guys.

13th Aug 2011, 06:22

13th Aug 2011, 06:40
Some Italian museum?

13th Aug 2011, 06:46
Not an Italian museum.

13th Aug 2011, 07:17
Uniforms look Turkish ?

13th Aug 2011, 07:24
The wall sockets are giving me pause for thought ... but there is nothing forthcoming. :rolleyes:

13th Aug 2011, 07:26
I had to get my historian wife in on that one. Sorry not Turkish uniforms.

13th Aug 2011, 07:49
In the same building.

13th Aug 2011, 08:07
National Army Museum, London???

13th Aug 2011, 08:12
No, sorry not London. These uniforms were worn where they are located.

Just going off line for an hour.

13th Aug 2011, 08:21
Valletta, Malta

The coat of arms looks like that in the Palace Armory....

Wall sockets are European standard :E

13th Aug 2011, 08:47
RegDep.. I just found this as well..

Uniforms of the Knights on display in the Grand Master's Palace, Rhodes

pprune will not let me post the site but I have been trying to bypass it. no go. So, there it is with the "******** as": b.l.o.g.s.p.o.t. (minus the periods, of course)

tried to trick it and it worked.., heh

13th Aug 2011, 09:22
Correct Jet_noseover 'over to noseover'.

The Maltese Cross came from these chaps interesting history:

Knights Hospitaller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (

Thus the use of this cross for the St John's Ambulance brigade.

13th Aug 2011, 09:31
Jetsy, well done :D:D:D

Looked at the Rhodes Place, but for some reason couldn't find pictures. Was a bit uneasy, as I didn't find similar pictures from inside the Palace Armory in Valletta, but many many otherwise.

Valletta would have been too obvious anyhow :*.

13th Aug 2011, 09:41
Valletta would have been too obvious anyhow

Yes, I wasn't going to make it that easy but still a strong clue :hmm:

13th Aug 2011, 09:47
I'll assume it's open house and use an old photo:

13th Aug 2011, 09:48
Thanks Gents,

RegDep, I actually acted on your clue,,well.. just about at the same time the coat of arms came to the picture. You really should have a credit for this one, but because I have a piccy for the next challenge...I'll do the honours..if I may..;)

13th Aug 2011, 09:55
Vis3, I think we can tackle 2 challenges at the probs..Betwix sabredog, Sirikit, RegDep, APGwhalla, TB at al,,, give it a few min. I am not kidding you...:)

13th Aug 2011, 10:01
Wrocław, Most Grunwaldzki?


P.S., My photo was pre-GPS. Made navigation more challenging. :cool:

13th Aug 2011, 10:03
v3m: The French can do it better

Sorry, have to post a link, cannot post a picture from here.

BTW, this is a challenge only to drivers in France, not at present to PPRuNers......

13th Aug 2011, 10:10
Vis3, yeap. Too easy, I know, but it is 4 am here and I am off till sometime tom. Good night.

BTW, I love Wroclaw!!!!

13th Aug 2011, 10:21
Yours is Grunwldzki Bridge, Poland

Mityczny Wroc (


P.P.S., Farther north than my previous photo, I passed a sign stating, "LARGE PLANT CROSSING". I wish I'd taken a photo of it with a tree in the foreground/background.

In the US, a sign like that would state, "TRUCK CROSSING" or "WARNING: TRUCK TRAFFIC".

13th Aug 2011, 10:59
Again non ispired blue water. I promise I will put non inspired brown water soon.
The question is : Country?
Clue: Characteristic cliffs

P.S 5000th reply ,wow

13th Aug 2011, 11:21
Maybe the LARGE PLANT [of #5000] is Kudzu, which can grow two metres per week.

Rumour has it that some of the roads in the more rural areas don't get enough traffic and will be covered by kudzu after a long holiday weekend.

Kudzu (

13th Aug 2011, 18:48
#5001, Dover, UK?

14th Aug 2011, 01:59
Dover is the first place that comes to mind, but is your photo location sufficiently white and chalky? It looks more like tannish sandstone and less smooth than Dover.

"Classic" Dover photos show lawn-like grass on top and a lighthouse rather than scrubby shrubs and a large building with a flat roof.

There a hang gliding video (camera mounted on glider) that shows someone running furiously across a lawn then, whoosh, all of a sudden they run off a cliff and float by the cliffs of Dover.

The "beaches" below look too rocky for soft landings.

14th Aug 2011, 02:24
True, Vis3m,
My other guess be Corsica (Bonifacio area). Looks familiar?

14th Aug 2011, 06:16
Neither Dover nor Corsica.

14th Aug 2011, 06:54
South coast of Cyprus.

14th Aug 2011, 07:24
No. I didn't expect that challenge would last so long.

14th Aug 2011, 08:00
I didn't expect that challenge would last so long

It could be anywhere. OK Portugal?

14th Aug 2011, 08:17
your turn,:ok::D:ok::D

14th Aug 2011, 08:21
Oh :confused:

Just going to the pub and do not want to hold things up so; open house.

14th Aug 2011, 09:17
Let's try this one...

14th Aug 2011, 19:46
It would help if I could recognize the flowering bushes in the foreground. There's a paved road, and a harbor in a quiet back area. I think it's a lake rather than an isolated salt water bay.

Could be Alaska (not likely), Maine, New England, Norway, Scotland, Lake District...

I'm thinking Northern latitudes.

Perhaps Coniston Waters in the Lake District?

Think Arthur Ransome's "Swallows and Amazons" territory.

15th Aug 2011, 09:54

It's one of those on your list... but not a lake.

A local village here has an element of the periodic table named after it.

15th Aug 2011, 10:17
It's a Scottish Loch then?

15th Aug 2011, 12:00
Loch Sunart, near the village of Strontian, after which strontium is named. I used to live in Onich, just down Loch Linnie from Fort William, not far from there. Sunart is beautiful

15th Aug 2011, 12:14
In the certainty of being right that comes with advancing years I'll post the next one. Where is it and what's the (annual) event?

15th Aug 2011, 13:46
I will have a shot at Isle of White Cowes Week but the hills in the back ground look a little too high.

15th Aug 2011, 13:47
Also too calm. A Lake Italy or France.

15th Aug 2011, 13:50
Not Cowes: you're closer with France and italy.

15th Aug 2011, 13:54
Is it the Bol d'Or Mirabaud regatta on Lake Geneva?

15th Aug 2011, 13:59
'Tis indeed. The village on the lake shore in the distance is St Saphorin and the vineyards are on les Côtes de Lavaux, recently named a World Heritage site. This race is often an exercise in how to sail 200km when there's no wind and is usually won by Alinghi.

15th Aug 2011, 14:03
Should have guessed & should have known :ugh:

15th Aug 2011, 14:07

Being an ex resident of Onich you'd be correct with Strontian.

Thank you for your regatta challenge.

Open House

15th Aug 2011, 14:13
Thanks CF. I've some lovely pictures of Sunart in the summer, but they're all slides (old tech!) and I don't know how to digitise those. As you've declared OH and I happen to have an easy one to hand, I'll have another go.

15th Aug 2011, 15:25
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Atlanta, Georgia.

15th Aug 2011, 15:33
I was struggling with the flags. I am sure that you are correct.

15th Aug 2011, 15:41
Spot on sabredog.

15th Aug 2011, 15:49
Thank you,Marsie.
The next challenge is;

15th Aug 2011, 16:38
Meteor Plaza complex in Shichirui. The unusual building, designed by Shimane architect Shin Takamatsu, houses an indoor seawater swimming pool, a 500 seat auditorium, and the terminal for ferries to the Oki Islands as well as the museum.

15th Aug 2011, 17:12
Correct AGP. Very distinctive architecture.

15th Aug 2011, 17:21
Ok, here's the next one...................................................

15th Aug 2011, 17:43
The Chanel Pavilion,Central Park,New York.

15th Aug 2011, 17:46
That's correct sabredog. :D


15th Aug 2011, 18:04
Thank you,AGP. Here is the next challenge , with apologies for the quality of the photograph;

15th Aug 2011, 19:41
Very much on the tour bus trail from Ise Jingu ( are the twin rocks of Meoto-iwa, off the coast of Ise Shima in Futami, Mie Prefecture.

15th Aug 2011, 19:56
Correct,AGP. Well done.

15th Aug 2011, 20:28

15th Aug 2011, 20:43
Highgate Cemetery. Memorial to William Henry "Harry" Thornton.

15th Aug 2011, 20:43
Highgate Cemetery, London.

15th Aug 2011, 20:48
Another good spot, sabredog. :D

Just beaten to it, jetsy!


15th Aug 2011, 20:53
Thank you,AGP.
As I appear to have to beaten Jet noseover by a millisecond, I am more than happy to let Jet have the next challenge.
YHC Jet noseover.

15th Aug 2011, 20:58
Thank you, sabredog!

here it comes. It should not last too long either

15th Aug 2011, 21:02
Central Station, Amsterdam

15th Aug 2011, 21:04
It sure is..:ok:

15th Aug 2011, 21:17
That you,Jet noseover. That is my quota for this evening.
Open House and Adieu.

15th Aug 2011, 21:49

15th Aug 2011, 21:59
Wild Guess.

White Mountain Road, about 11,000 foot elevation, Inyo National Forest.

One of several places with Bristlecone Pines.

15th Aug 2011, 21:59
Bristlecone Pines, White Mountains, California
File:Bristlecone Pines, California.jpg - Wikimedia Commons (,_California.jpg)
Langlebige Kiefer (
(The English version uses a different picture.)


15th Aug 2011, 22:05
Further, not the same trees, but within a couple of hundred yards...

15th Aug 2011, 22:10
v3m, Am I on your ignore list and you just didn't see my post before you? :)

Of course, if I am, you won't see this either.

15th Aug 2011, 22:17
Methuselah tree, 4,842 years old. (Oldest living tree)

11Fan, you got it.

Vis3m, you might want to consider and remove 11Fan from your ignore list. This way you can see his replies on here. Just a suggestion..;)

15th Aug 2011, 22:30
Nobody else around. I'll save it for another time since I won't be watching the store.


16th Aug 2011, 02:34

This is another one where I am going to have to rely on the combined expertise here to figure out where this was taken. It is one of a distressing number of photos from my forbears which I copied without copying their code for same.

16th Aug 2011, 03:02
11Fan -- You aren't on my ignore list. I probably went back to add some links to mine and missed your post. :( :ouch:

We both posted at 16:59, so I didn't ignore you long... ;)

16th Aug 2011, 03:27
Misida Church, next to the harbor, Malta?

16th Aug 2011, 03:31
Edit: Curses! Foiled again! Must. Post. Faster. :{

Msida Parish Church, Malta
There is a John Gregory, Ltd. there. I think your photo must have been taken from the sidewalk to the right of the following photo, from an angle that blocks a view of the intervening street.

It looked like Italy, but the signs were in English...
Panoramio - Photo of Msida Parish Church Malta (

16th Aug 2011, 03:39
Thank you all very much. You got it!

Photo now labeled.

Whoever was first---Matari---yer up!

16th Aug 2011, 03:55
Sorry vis3, beat you by a second or two. Here is my challenge:

16th Aug 2011, 05:18
Colonia Tovar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (

Colonia Tovar central town, Venezuela.

16th Aug 2011, 05:25
hehe, you got it Vis, your turn for sure!

Thought it would trick some into thinking it was a typical Bavarian village, but the heavy tropical foliage and rain-streaked roofs would give it away.

16th Aug 2011, 05:30
Yeah! :ok:
The red roofs made me think Spanish. Brazilian came to mind and some photos of Cyprus look similar, but then...
I think the following sign said "road closed" once upon a time: