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lomapaseo
4th Jan 2012, 15:58
Sierras,

LGB ?

11fan where are you?



finfly1
4th Jan 2012, 16:27
Svhar you certainly got the country right, quickly and accurately.

If the locale you suggest is a subdivision of the area adjacent to the smaller airport {Keflavik, Iceland BIKF KEF} then you once more know more than I do about some of my photos.

So, your turn.

svhar
4th Jan 2012, 16:52
Actually Keflavik, BIKF, is the larger airport (international), Reykjavik, BIRK, is the smaller one (mostly domestic). This is a town just south of Reykjavik. Third or fourth largest town in Iceland.

Here comes the next one. Slightly warmer place:

http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i457/svhar/015.jpg

im from uranus
4th Jan 2012, 17:03
Montserrat, near Barcelona?

OH if correct.

svhar
4th Jan 2012, 17:19
Montserrat it is, im from uranus.

11Fan
4th Jan 2012, 17:25
Loma,

Sierras,

LGB ?

11fan where are you?

Remodeling my bathroom. The Sierra's are not within view of LGB anyway, unless you're at sixty thousand feet.

finfly1
4th Jan 2012, 19:27
Thanks Sv. Flew from KJFK into one and rented a 172 at the other, a long time ago. If I had access to my logbooks where I am now, I'd have got it right. Appreciate the gentle correction (like the one for Airfrance 800).

svhar
4th Jan 2012, 21:33
Anytime, finfly1. Your challenges are always interesting, especially those from the albums of your parents. They are really a challenge to work on, as places change and buildings may not exist any more.

And in this photo you were probably on a 7 mile final for runway 01 at BIRK.

finfly1
4th Jan 2012, 22:32
Here's one I was too slow to get posted during the castle spree....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/bucktaf/Palace-1.jpg

Hartington
5th Jan 2012, 02:47
Colditz maybe?

finfly1
5th Jan 2012, 02:50
Hint. It is in one of five capitol cities in Europe beginning with the same first letter.

seacue
5th Jan 2012, 04:11
Castle where royal family of Lichtenstein / Liechtenstein lives. Maybe also said to be in Vaduz.

finfly1
5th Jan 2012, 04:38
Correct, {with the other cities being Valetta, Vilnius, Vatican and of course Vienna.}

seacue
5th Jan 2012, 04:43
Thank you finfly.

Here is the next mystery building. Where is it and what organization uses it?

OK, more than one building, but used by the same organization.

http://members.toast.net/rcarpen/building1.jpg

seacue
5th Jan 2012, 12:13
First hint:

I understand that this organization has burnt through roughly two billion dollars in funding and doesn't yet have a lot of income.

Rossian
5th Jan 2012, 14:35
....it's the ginormous UN centre in Vienna.

The Ancient Mariner

Rollingthunder
5th Jan 2012, 14:42
Small reminder - This is My Thread - Please Behave - I can disappear this in a breath.

finfly1
5th Jan 2012, 15:23
Wow. Should you do so, a few minutes (or even more) warning would be appreciated by at least one participant.

Hope ya don't gotta.

Ancient Observer
5th Jan 2012, 15:27
er, Mr Thunder, where did that come from?

seacue
5th Jan 2012, 15:44
Rossian:

You have the wrong continent.

You should consider a saying which is attributed to Horace Greeley.

Rossian
5th Jan 2012, 16:40
......Horace Greely? And what is his relevance to my error?

The Ancient Mariner

seacue
5th Jan 2012, 16:52
Mr Greeley wrote for a newspaper..Though not germane to this "Where is", a city in Colorado is named for him. Mr Greeley was misquoted as saying "Go west, young man."

You had the wrong continent. I suggested that you ought to head west.

Rollingthunder
5th Jan 2012, 19:54
http://tofinophotography.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/20111117-img_6029.jpg?w=640&h=304

Somewhat obscure but somewhere Mr.Fyne might consider rather than Nanaimo.

seacue
5th Jan 2012, 21:01
I feared that "go west" might be misunderstood. I meant west from Europe, but NOT the western part of North America. Go back toward the east coast.

To recapitulate:

These buildings are in North America, but not the western part. They are used by an organization which has spent something like two billion dollars in funding, and doesn't yet have a lot of income.

Name the location and organization.

( I'm going to dinner at about 22:05 Z )

Cpt_Pugwash
5th Jan 2012, 23:10
The Tokamak building at MIT, Cambridge , MA, perhaps?

seacue
5th Jan 2012, 23:23
Cpt_Pugwash:
Not at MIT. In fact about 400 miles from there.

seacue
6th Jan 2012, 11:07
Time for another very strong clue:

The buildings are within 20 miles of the Location (geo coordinates) given under my name.

lasernigel
6th Jan 2012, 11:13
FBI facility at Langley??

seacue
6th Jan 2012, 11:24
Nigel:

Wrong on three counts.

Not in Virginia.

As far as I know, the FBI is not at Langley, VA,, the CIA is there.

The user is not a government organization.

Hartington
6th Jan 2012, 12:01
Fort Meade?

AGPwallah
6th Jan 2012, 12:13
Based on your last clue is it:-

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA
(part of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum)

lasernigel
6th Jan 2012, 13:36
Nigel:

Wrong on three counts.

Not in Virginia.

As far as I know, the FBI is not at Langley, VA,, the CIA is there.

The user is not a government organization.

Long shot saw the map reference and guessed vey wrongly!!

seacue
6th Jan 2012, 13:44
I repeat, not a governmental organization's building.

That rules out Ft Meade and the Smithsonian / Udvar Hazy.

You are correct about Maryland.

visibility3miles
6th Jan 2012, 14:34
Human Genome Sciences
Rockville, Maryland
This was the best clue:
this organization has burnt through roughly two billion dollars in funding and doesn't yet have a lot of income.

visibility3miles
6th Jan 2012, 14:56
This may be easier for sea cue than others:

http://www.cambridge2000.com/gallery/images/P31919248e.jpg

Flying Lawyer
6th Jan 2012, 15:08
vis3

Kenneth Snelson B-tree at

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland?

It may be the National Library of Medicine. Same location.

seacue
6th Jan 2012, 15:08
Yes, Mr Miles. They are the HGS buildings in Rockville, Maryland.

I see that you have anticipated winning and posted a new challenge.

visibility3miles
6th Jan 2012, 15:41
the National Library of Medicine. Same location.

Yes. (That was quick.)

Flying Lawyer
6th Jan 2012, 15:54
The distinctive Kenneth Snelson sculpture was a help. ;)



http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/64510109.jpg

visibility3miles
6th Jan 2012, 17:41
Flying Lawyer Yes, distinctive. I've spent a fair amount of time looking at it, thinking, "How did he do that?"

[Answer: Very well.]

Flying Lawyer
6th Jan 2012, 17:51
I agree.

I haven't seen that one but have seen an identical (or very similar) Snelson sculpture in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

visibility3miles
6th Jan 2012, 18:25
Fugitum Lawyer
Random guesses:
Australia
Arizona [Correction, looks far too hazy and green for Arizona.]
Africa

P.S., It's Ms or Mrs. or PhD Vis3, not Mr.

Flying Lawyer
6th Jan 2012, 18:33
All the above are very big places. ;)


PS It was seacue who called you Mr. :)

seacue
6th Jan 2012, 19:07
I make humble apologies to Ms/Dr Miles. Please accept.

seacue

11Fan
6th Jan 2012, 19:49
She's quite forgiving actually.

svhar
6th Jan 2012, 20:30
Is it Gaborone, Botswana?

visibility3miles
6th Jan 2012, 20:36
seacue/seek you All is forgiven.

Flying Lawyer
6th Jan 2012, 23:29
Is it Gaborone, Botswana?

It is. :ok:

You have control.

Rollingthunder
7th Jan 2012, 03:37
http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m3/mar2008/0/9/74E8DDEA-D4D0-6E94-AFE22F261741C6E0.jpg

I do. Mind your hat.

svhar
7th Jan 2012, 07:04
Thank you, Flying Lawyer.

Is this a challenge, Rollingthunder? If it is, it is Bronte Beach, Nelson Bay, Sydney, Australia.

Here comes another beach then:

http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i457/svhar/ppr%205/DSC00821_2.jpg

im from uranus
7th Jan 2012, 07:39
Barcelona?

Open House if correct, off to bed!

svhar
7th Jan 2012, 07:58
Barcelona is correct. Barceloneta Beach.

Rollingthunder
7th Jan 2012, 08:01
Bronte is correct.

visibility3miles
7th Jan 2012, 08:08
Yes, Barceloneta Beach Barcelona. Is that a Louise Nevelson sculpture? (Or, far less likely, a Calder?)

visibility3miles
7th Jan 2012, 08:10
Since OH...

http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/bigsail/view3.jpg

svhar
7th Jan 2012, 08:58
I am sorry, visibility3miles, I have no idea who is the sculptor. There are lots of sculpture on this beach.

Yours is Alexander Calder´s stabile sculpture, in front of the Green Building, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Rollingthunder
7th Jan 2012, 10:56
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZqMJTVJs-dpsj1wG002N_pe0yC-9KbvF4ewXJDzwLDLGR7yGg

Green Building.MIT

Still don't like it.

visibility3miles
7th Jan 2012, 14:22
It helps block the wind. I like it.

11Fan
7th Jan 2012, 17:33
Since it appears to be Open House (or until svhar's return) another sculpture, albeit a somber one.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm107/APC11Fan/Challange12.jpg

Tacklebury
7th Jan 2012, 17:49
Cerritos Air Disaster Memorial,CA

11Fan
7th Jan 2012, 18:13
Indeed Tacklebury. The DC-9 went in a few blocks from my home, about a half mile from where I am sitting right now. The memorial points almost directly up to the point in the sky where they collided.

Aeroméxico Flight 498 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerom%C3%A9xico_Flight_498)

We gathered the wreckage and kept it in one of our hangers at Douglas.

As a matter of clarification, when I said "we", I started there nine months after this event, in that very hanger though.

Your turn.

Rollingthunder
7th Jan 2012, 18:32
On 11 February 1978, Pacific Western Airlines Flight 314, a Boeing 737-200, crashed near Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada, killing 42 of the 49 people on board.

Kept duty on two engines, rather messed up, in bond, not a best remembered thing.

Tacklebury
7th Jan 2012, 19:32
Thank You,11 Fan.
"Open House" or svhar's turn?

11Fan
7th Jan 2012, 19:42
As svhar remains absent, post away if you wish.

TBirdFrank
7th Jan 2012, 23:45
OK - here goes :-

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk231/45596/Q3.jpg

And there's a Grand clue dead centre

im from uranus
8th Jan 2012, 00:28
Scarborough?

TBirdFrank
8th Jan 2012, 00:30
Well done - record time!

From the QE2 in September 2007 when Regal Lady and Coronia came out to meet us.

Over to you.

im from uranus
8th Jan 2012, 00:32
Thought so, stayed in the Grand about ten years ago. It was a dump! I hope they've done it up! No pics at the mo so Open House...

Hartington
8th Jan 2012, 01:11
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff378/qqharg1/IMG_1284.jpg

11Fan
8th Jan 2012, 02:40
Sorry, it doesn't add up.

finfly1
8th Jan 2012, 04:01
Some clues point to Idaho, USofA.

im from uranus
8th Jan 2012, 05:00
Number Hill, Arco, Idaho. Thanks finfly1 for the tip! You can take control if it's correct ;)

Gordy
8th Jan 2012, 08:12
Arco, Idaho... Fought fire there for the last five years....

It is just outside of Atomic City...home of the worlds first nuclear power plant.

im from uranus
8th Jan 2012, 09:53
Try this one.. I spent Xmas in the cottage painted yellow.

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n630/imnotfromuranus/P1020063.jpg

seacue
8th Jan 2012, 10:37
Cornwall, but where?

im from uranus
8th Jan 2012, 10:50
Not Cornwall... far from it... In England though..

Offline for a few hours.... going sleep...

svhar
8th Jan 2012, 11:21
Looks like a lively place.

Staithes, England.

visibility3miles
8th Jan 2012, 12:43
Do risng tides float all boats, or do they park them there for grins? :confused:

lomapaseo
8th Jan 2012, 14:38
must be a hell of a tide.

If one were to draw a line from the Bay of Fundy to its opposite in SA might this location might be closest to being directly facing Nova Scotia?

Sirikit
8th Jan 2012, 15:47
Back from my retreat....did yas miss me?

Where are we now?:E

toolowtoofast
8th Jan 2012, 19:29
Looks like a lively place.

Staithes, England.

OMG how did you get that? The street view shot from Cowbar Lane has the same boat, and yellow trimmed house in shot!

toolowtoofast
8th Jan 2012, 19:32
Back from my retreat....did yas miss me?

Where are we now?:E

Somewhere near Middlesborough :)

im from uranus
8th Jan 2012, 20:28
Staithes indeed, over to you svhar....

svhar
8th Jan 2012, 20:38
Thanks, im from uranus.

The man crossing the bridge looked familiar.

Sirikit, the thread has not been the same without you.

The next one:

http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i457/svhar/ppr%202/014.jpg

con-pilot
8th Jan 2012, 21:46
Bogotá, Colombia? Forgot the name of the church and square.

svhar
8th Jan 2012, 21:58
Bogotá it is. The Cathedral of Bogotá at Bolivar Square.

You have control, con-pilot.

visibility3miles
9th Jan 2012, 00:43
Re: Straithes That's quite a tide! :ooh:

http://www.surf-forecast.com/tides/Whitby-England.png

Staithes Tide Times (http://www.surf-forecast.com/breaks/Staithes/tides/latest)

finfly1
9th Jan 2012, 02:51
Not too sure if it is open house etc, but here is one that I just want to see how it looks. A friend stitched a few pix together, taken in the very early morning at Katmai National Park, Alaska.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/bucktaf/panorama.jpg

finfly1
9th Jan 2012, 02:54
If it IS time for a challenge, try this one.....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/bucktaf/Capturewhereis.jpg

im from uranus
9th Jan 2012, 05:28
Hmm, tough one! (For me!) Germany?

svhar
9th Jan 2012, 05:28
Ushuaia, Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

finfly1
9th Jan 2012, 15:12
Germany is an excellent guess.

Ushuaia is correct. Quite a stunning place, actually.

svhar
9th Jan 2012, 16:31
Looks stunning.

Here is the next one:

http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i457/svhar/ppr%202/024.jpg

Tacklebury
9th Jan 2012, 20:54
Dormition of Theotokos Cathedral in Varna in Bulgaria.
Open House,if correct.

svhar
9th Jan 2012, 21:04
Varna is correct. Open House then, as Tacklebury has declared.

TBirdFrank
10th Jan 2012, 01:12
OK - you guys - Here goes

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk231/45596/Q4.jpg

11Fan
10th Jan 2012, 02:49
Nothing to do with the competition, just a little eye candy for TBirdFrank. Mom was the original owner. She bought it literally right off the showroom floor. Had to open the doors to get it out of the showroom. I just parted with it recently. A 1969 and she drove like a dream.

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

I figured out your picture but through surreptitious means so I'll pass. I would never have guessed it's location though.

TBirdFrank
10th Jan 2012, 18:51
Nice car - ten years younger than you find most where my shot was taken

11Fan
10th Jan 2012, 18:54
ten years younger than you find most where my shot was taken

That's actually what prompted me to post the picture. :ok:

finfly1
10th Jan 2012, 20:13
Once upon a time in the mid seventies, I happened upon an old gent with a large barn in which he showed me a 1955 or 1956 Tbird. Robins egg blue she were, and except for mucho dust, in primo mint condition. Old guy was canny enough to state emphatically it was NOT for sale, at any price I could afford.

Prolly still there.

11Fan
10th Jan 2012, 22:14
finfly1,

Like this I suppose?

http://www.dannywhitfield.com/images/ITEM_7-A9_1956_T_BIRD_Blue_convertibile_Standard2.jpg

I'd love to get the little missus one of those except she'd prolly want it in red.

Link for red one; to save bandwidth.

http://www.dannywhitfield.com/images/ITEM_7-A3-1956_T_BIRD_Red_convertibile_Standard2.jpg

im from uranus
11th Jan 2012, 00:46
General Antonio Maceo monument in Santiago de Cuba

Open House if correct.

TBirdFrank
11th Jan 2012, 01:16
Well done - open house indeed!

finfly1
11th Jan 2012, 04:03
OK. Then:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/bucktaf/P2270601EvitaBalconey.jpg

im from uranus
11th Jan 2012, 05:10
finfly1, I cheated, I know where it is......

hailstone
11th Jan 2012, 06:28
also cheated .....

innuendo
11th Jan 2012, 06:30
Finfly, balcony of the Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, believe Evita made a couple of her speeches from there.
Sorry I don't have a challenge, have to go OH if I am correct.

Edit: Is this the place? I was there on vacation early last year. Looks similar.
http://jetset.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v17/p276913177-4.jpg

Capetonian
11th Jan 2012, 06:40
The official name of the building is the Casa Rosada (Pink House). Not very politically correct but I suppose it had no other meaning when it acquired that name!

im from uranus
11th Jan 2012, 06:43
Let's all agree and go Open House... :ok:

lomapaseo
11th Jan 2012, 14:53
here's break from today

What city airport was this posted in

http://fromtheflightdeck.com/MEL/PPRune/Airlines-1.jpg

finfly1
11th Jan 2012, 15:11
FWIW, the Evita Balconey in Argentina IS correct. Well done as usual.

sisemen
11th Jan 2012, 15:23
What city airport was this posted in


Houston?...............

lomapaseo
11th Jan 2012, 17:58
Not Houston but you've got the right continent :E

finfly1
11th Jan 2012, 18:52
Somewhere in the east.


Cuz there's no eastbound flights showing.

TWA?????

lomapaseo
11th Jan 2012, 19:19
Those are incoming from (flights) or am I also confused

I estimate this as about 55-60 years ago when we were mostly wee lads

im from uranus
11th Jan 2012, 22:38
I'll take a complete guess as I don't have a clue! I think somewhere on the West Coast, maybe LAX or SEA?

lomapaseo
12th Jan 2012, 01:51
I'll take a complete guess as I don't have a clue! I think somewhere on the West Coast, maybe LAX or SEA?


You Have control sir :ok:

http://fromtheflightdeck.com/MEL/PPRune/Airlines-2.jpg

im from uranus
12th Jan 2012, 02:05
Thank you! No pics at present so... Open House!

im from uranus
12th Jan 2012, 02:17
Found one!

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n630/imnotfromuranus/IMG_0254.jpg

finfly1
12th Jan 2012, 02:37
Cannon Mountain, New England (US)???

im from uranus
12th Jan 2012, 02:40
Sorry, no. Wrong continent.

lomapaseo
12th Jan 2012, 02:50
Warm, moist climate (no snow) high mountain, large city with little sprawl

Not US, Not Northen Europe.

Might be along Medeterainin coast line

im from uranus
12th Jan 2012, 02:58
You're on the right tracks lomapaseo :cool::ok:

lomapaseo
12th Jan 2012, 04:26
You're on the right tracks lomapaseo

That was an opener

I'll let somebody else close it and take the bacon

visibility3miles
12th Jan 2012, 05:38
Looks somewhat, but not exactly, like Lake Lugano in Switzerland.

I'm assuming that's a lake, and you have a gondola and a pretty big city, but what's the smog/haze from??

im from uranus
12th Jan 2012, 05:51
Not Switzerland. The pic was taken from inside, so reflections occur, I was sat in a nice restaurant. In the distance is the sea....

visibility3miles
12th Jan 2012, 06:11
So, are you saying the thing that looks like a lake is merely a reflection? Or that the waiters use a gondola to deliver your meal, and that's what is reflected in the window?!?

I like the latter explanation... :E

Heck, it could be Italy. Doesn't look like Spain, but I've never been there.

im from uranus
12th Jan 2012, 06:33
The 'Smog' may be due to the 'unclean' glass! I'll say that the service we received was superb and well worth the £34 we paid for a 3 course meal, between 4!

svhar
12th Jan 2012, 06:47
Tirana, Albania.

im from uranus
12th Jan 2012, 06:55
Well done svhar, pic taken from the restaurant at the top of Mount Dajti, Albania :)

svhar
12th Jan 2012, 07:00
Thanks. Here comes another:

http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i457/svhar/012.jpg

Gordy
12th Jan 2012, 08:30
Cap de Formentor, Majorca...

OH if correct

svhar
12th Jan 2012, 08:38
Correct, Gordy. Open House then.

finfly1
13th Jan 2012, 05:13
OK, on this one, same city as my last contribution, so looking for the name or function of the place. I was tired and sloppy with my record keeping, so I don't know the answer, but hope someone else does.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/bucktaf/whatbd.jpg

svhar
13th Jan 2012, 06:30
Congreso Nacional (National Congress Building), Buenos Aires.

finfly1
13th Jan 2012, 17:21
Thanks yet again. So labeled. Your turn, or open house etc.

svhar
13th Jan 2012, 17:54
My pleasure. Open House.

seacue
13th Jan 2012, 18:05
Responding to the Open House ... what and where is this building? It should be very easy.

http://members.toast.net/rcarpen/bldg78.jpg

Canardly
13th Jan 2012, 18:21
It's the solar furnace at Odeillo in Pyrenees-Oriental, France.

11Fan
13th Jan 2012, 20:22
Isn't that Tony Draper's Shed?

Or are you talking about the building behind it?

seacue
13th Jan 2012, 21:05
Canardly is CORRECT. I yield control.

The little red dot by the building is a car.

http://members.toast.net/rcarpen/bldg79.jpg

seacue
14th Jan 2012, 13:40
CANARDLY HAS CONTROL (for quite a few hours now)

Canardly
14th Jan 2012, 16:29
Apologies - been off air all day as Fwance Telecom (Orange) are doing upgrades to the wet string....:uhoh:

However, having nothing immediately available, please go ahead with Open House.

Capetonian
14th Jan 2012, 17:02
As it's OH :

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee406/Helios340/WITW14JAN120001.jpg

Economics101
14th Jan 2012, 18:08
Tomb of Antonin Dvorak, Prague. OH if correct.

Wodrick
14th Jan 2012, 18:13
and 7896 ?

11Fan
14th Jan 2012, 18:35
Wodrick,

and 7896 ?

Is the same as 7893, just a different perspective.

solar furnace at Odeillo in Pyrenees-Oriental, France. - Google Search (http://www.google.com/search?q=solar+furnace+at+Odeillo+in+Pyrenees-Oriental,+France.&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=VcoRT4O6DaSqiQLCwJiqDQ&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1199&bih=654)

If Economics101 guessed Cape's submission at 7899 correctly, then it would appear to be Open House.

Wodrick
14th Jan 2012, 18:46
shows how good I am at this !:8

11Fan
14th Jan 2012, 19:15
hehehehehehe :ok:

Capetonian
14th Jan 2012, 20:36
OH, it is Antonin Dvorak's grave in Prague. Thank you.

svhar
15th Jan 2012, 15:28
The house has been open for a long time, so here comes one:

http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i457/svhar/ppr%205/DSC01504.jpg

PSV
15th Jan 2012, 20:31
Royal Castle, Warsaw, Poland.

svhar
15th Jan 2012, 20:40
Correct, PSV. You have control.

PSV
15th Jan 2012, 21:18
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2060/2280684930_313443ee98_m.jpg

Hartington
15th Jan 2012, 21:36
Alcatraz I reckon.

lomapaseo
16th Jan 2012, 01:40
We already had that same view months earlier.

How about a gallow view :)

TingTing
16th Jan 2012, 15:47
Is there a new challenge?

PSV
16th Jan 2012, 16:06
Correct sir. Sorry for answering so late. Your controls.

Hartington
16th Jan 2012, 17:41
ok back very soon with a challenge.

Hartington
16th Jan 2012, 17:53
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff378/qqharg1/P4197361.jpg

Capetonian
16th Jan 2012, 18:07
Fairly obviously Japan, he says, probably putting foot in mouth. (They drive on the left in Thailand too but that is not Thai script) I don't think there's anything to narrow it down to a city, but for some reason I thought Osaka, don't know why.

Hartington it's good to see you back, you went AWOL for a while.

Hartington
16th Jan 2012, 18:27
Not Osaka. I think there is a hint about the city but it may be too subtle. We'll leave it a couple of hours and then I'll drop a hint if necessary.

I've not been away, just watching and waiting for somewhere I recognise and when I can get in quick enough.

svhar
16th Jan 2012, 18:34
Otemae Street, Himeji, Japan.

Hartington
16th Jan 2012, 21:51
Svhar has it.

svhar
17th Jan 2012, 08:52
Next one then:

http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i457/svhar/004.jpg

lomapaseo
17th Jan 2012, 11:55
....Turkey ?

svhar
17th Jan 2012, 11:57
No, not Turkey.

hailstone
17th Jan 2012, 12:04
the Danube, by any chance ?

svhar
17th Jan 2012, 12:22
Yes, it is.

hailstone
17th Jan 2012, 12:33
Budapest...

Buda Castle

svhar
17th Jan 2012, 12:42
That's the one. Over to you, hailstone.

hailstone
17th Jan 2012, 12:46
ours was slightly weary................

http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj500/Hail_stone/DSCI0097.jpg

hailstone
17th Jan 2012, 16:04
........ does a different angle help ?

http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj500/Hail_stone/dog.jpg

hailstone
17th Jan 2012, 18:56
it is located in the park seen on the left of this.

The castle however is no more; it was damaged in 1870 and torn down about 20 years later.....

http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj500/Hail_stone/dogs_place_old.jpg

Canardly
17th Jan 2012, 20:45
Was the Chateau de St. Cloud near Paris?

hailstone
17th Jan 2012, 21:48
mais bien sur, Canardly !

and you have control if you tell me either
-who damaged the chateau de st cloud (and at what occasion) or
-what the location is called where the dog's (dogs') sculpture are located

you of course have control without answering the above

first question still open to history-affecionados,

and on number 2)

"Le Bassin des Chiens" - self-explanatory for the non-francophones

Canardly
18th Jan 2012, 07:31
Thank you, Hailstone.

The Chateau itself was destroyed in the Franco-Prussian war, I believe.

Here's a simple challenge:

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/Chrisduck/memorial.jpg

svhar
18th Jan 2012, 07:39
ANZAC Light Horse Memorial, Albany, Summit of Mount Clarence, Western Australia.

Canardly
18th Jan 2012, 07:57
Correct, svhar.

Your control, sir.

hailstone
18th Jan 2012, 08:08
The Prussians (and Bavarians!) had set up headquarters in the Chateau de St Cloud in 1870 and the French artillery set it on fire from the Mont Valerien

svhar
18th Jan 2012, 08:13
Thank you, Canardly.

http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i457/svhar/ppr%202/027.jpg

hailstone
18th Jan 2012, 10:37
Latin America ?

svhar
18th Jan 2012, 10:39
Yes, you are right about that.

hailstone
18th Jan 2012, 11:52
Havana,

the church of San Francisco ?

svhar
18th Jan 2012, 11:56
You did it again, hailstone. Your controls.

hailstone
18th Jan 2012, 11:59
thanks -

http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj500/Hail_stone/whereonearth02.jpg

svhar
18th Jan 2012, 12:09
Esslingen Marktplatz, Germany.

hailstone
18th Jan 2012, 12:11
I did not think that it would last that long :)

svhar
18th Jan 2012, 12:15
Beautiful place. Open House.

Wodrick
18th Jan 2012, 12:48
http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m599/wodrick/P1010820.jpg

Hartington
18th Jan 2012, 15:07
but I'll try anyway..... The Flinstones House in Hillsborough CA.

the flintstones house in hillsborough ca - Google Maps (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=the+flintstones+house+in+hillsborough+ca&ll=37.531042,-122.358845&spn=0.00428,0.008497&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&hq=the+flintstones+house&hnear=Hillsborough,+San+Mateo,+California,+United+States&t=h&z=17&vpsrc=6)

Wodrick
18th Jan 2012, 15:10
Your assumption is correct, regrettably not even the right continent.

The photo is mine but the place does have an internet presence.

hailstone
18th Jan 2012, 15:55
would this be a "balloon house", by any chance ?

Wodrick
18th Jan 2012, 16:04
I don't know what a balloon house is - no

hailstone
18th Jan 2012, 16:08
would we be in southern France in Tourettes sur Loup - Palais Bulles ?

Wodrick
18th Jan 2012, 16:12
Well you are nearer than you were with CA but not there either.

hailstone
18th Jan 2012, 16:14
are we in Europe then ?

Wodrick
18th Jan 2012, 16:19
Yes we are

Wodrick
18th Jan 2012, 16:23
Sorry old is me

hailstone
18th Jan 2012, 16:26
and something tells me around the mediterranean

Capetonian
18th Jan 2012, 16:28
Not far from Tourettes, it's in Theoule Sur Mer and is owned by Pierre Cardin

Wodrick
18th Jan 2012, 16:39
Well it is near the Med, but not France and as far as I know not owned by Mr Cardin

hailstone
18th Jan 2012, 16:50
Capetonian, that is what I also had come across, but that does not look like it - there are heaps of them around that area -

maybe the "location" of Wodrick is the direction to look ?

Wodrick
18th Jan 2012, 16:57
It is NOT my house !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wodrick
18th Jan 2012, 16:59
Nor is it Manchester Airport

hailstone
18th Jan 2012, 16:59
:)
does that house on the right look like a pig ??

Wodrick
18th Jan 2012, 17:01
It is meant to look like something from the animal kingdom but not a pig.

lomapaseo
18th Jan 2012, 17:06
It is meant to look like something from the animal kingdom but not a pig.

it's a hog fish

hailstone
18th Jan 2012, 17:08
http://www.chilloutpoint.com/images/2010/07/funny-buildings-designed/funny-buildings-designed-04.jpg

Wodrick
19th Jan 2012, 08:55
This has gone quiet since my connection failed - again.

Big clue

A country previously mentioned would eat the creatures they represent.

hailstone
19th Jan 2012, 12:33
hmmm - what is it that mancunians are eating ??

ahh, the other country mentioned -- is a snail, a horse, a frog, a WHAT ??

Wodrick
19th Jan 2012, 13:07
One of those three

Wodrick
19th Jan 2012, 13:22
OK it's snails and a hotel

hailstone
19th Jan 2012, 13:31
that made it easy then - Los Caracolas Hotel in Frigiliana close by Malaga

open house (if correct)

Wodrick
19th Jan 2012, 13:32
Well I couldn't have you giving up could I :O

YHC

hailstone
19th Jan 2012, 13:41
then let us do an easy one...........I#ll give this one about an hour, tops !

http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj500/Hail_stone/DSCF4307.jpg

TingTing
19th Jan 2012, 14:26
Is it Italian?:)

hailstone
19th Jan 2012, 14:35
nope, but you will find Italians there

Capetonian
19th Jan 2012, 14:38
Villefranche.

hailstone
19th Jan 2012, 14:44
you have control if you tell me what the name of the peninsula is

Capetonian
19th Jan 2012, 14:47
At a guess it's Cap D'Ail but I'd have to look it up on the map to be sure.

Now having checked : It's St Jean Cap Ferrat.

Exascot
19th Jan 2012, 14:47
Cap Ferrat

hailstone
19th Jan 2012, 14:58
Cap Ferrat it is

Capetonian
19th Jan 2012, 15:01
Exascot, it's yours!

Exascot
19th Jan 2012, 15:06
Please give it to Capetonian. I am out of the loop at the moment in Maun using WIFI where I can. Just checked into the thread to see what was going on.

Cheers.

Capetonian
19th Jan 2012, 15:20
OH then, thanks Exascot. Hope you're enjoying Maun ...........

Capetonian
19th Jan 2012, 18:56
As it's still OH ............

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee406/Helios340/WITW19JAN12.jpg

Sultan Ismail
20th Jan 2012, 00:05
The colours suggest the Malay Quarter in Cape Town.

svhar
20th Jan 2012, 07:10
My guess is Kathmandu, Nepal.

Capetonian
20th Jan 2012, 07:14
Both excellent guesses, particularly Sultan Ismail, but both wrong (by a long way in geographical terms),

svhar
20th Jan 2012, 09:25
Then it is the Mezquita, Cordoba, Spain.

Capetonian
20th Jan 2012, 09:37
I don't think it is actually the Mezquita, but it was taken very near, and as I don't know the building, that's good enough.

I found this photo of the same building on Google but it doesn't name the building itself.

You have control.

http://www.rolfhickerphotography.com/images/600/moorish-architecture-734.jpg

svhar
20th Jan 2012, 09:48
Thanks, I found the same one, it says "building outside the walls of the Mezquita". Here comes the next one:

http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i457/svhar/ppr4/DSC06723.jpg

Capetonian
20th Jan 2012, 09:49
The Atomium in the city of the Pissing Mannikin! (Or is too obvious and this is a trick question?)

(If correct, OH as I am now out until mid afternoon.)

svhar
20th Jan 2012, 10:01
Of course you are correct. This one was too easy. Open House then.

finfly1
20th Jan 2012, 23:40
Easy one. Especially if you right click it. So don't, maybe!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/bucktaf/MousaIsland64.jpg

and for those who can not resist right clicking......

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/bucktaf/Copy-1.jpg

TheChitterneFlyer
21st Jan 2012, 17:38
The Broch, Mousa, Shetland.

Got the Tee Shirt.

As you gave the game away within the file properties I suggest you give us another photo.

TCF

finfly1
21st Jan 2012, 18:16
Right below it, same post. You are spot on re Mousa Island.

svhar
21st Jan 2012, 19:40
My guess is that the second one is Prince Edward Island, Canada.

finfly1
21st Jan 2012, 21:57
svhar---to say I am impressed is like saying the Concordia had a minor electrical problem.

You have control.

svhar
21st Jan 2012, 22:31
Thanks, finfly1. The pictures that I have prepared at the moment are too easy, like my last one. So I declare Open House.

Your unidentified pictures are always welcome and an interesting challenge.

AGPwallah
21st Jan 2012, 23:17
OK guys, here's the next challenge.

https://encrypted-tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTsY-OkttbAzn69tkHUAGVALT4YbCQlGM_cE3eAW29kC41EmHIcRA

finfly1
21st Jan 2012, 23:19
OK. Here's another from the parent collection that stumped me for awhile, but I finally worked out what (and where it is). Enjoy!


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/bucktaf/mysteryphoto102083.jpg

OK. I lost by two minutes (but if svhar wants to play......)

finfly1
21st Jan 2012, 23:22
AGP--is it Southwest US?

Capetonian
21st Jan 2012, 23:33
AGPwallah : Jameos del Agua, Lanzarote, Canary Islands.

If correct, OH as I'm away now until tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon.

AGPwallah
22nd Jan 2012, 00:16
Spot on Capetonian! OH as you have so declared.

svhar
22nd Jan 2012, 00:20
I think this is in Korea, looks like a korean letter above the SK. If I am correct, Open House too.

lomapaseo
22nd Jan 2012, 00:35
Finfly

Bullet train, Japan

finfly1
22nd Jan 2012, 03:44
Give that man [lom] a big ceegar...and the helm. Parents, 1983 collection.

Cpt_Pugwash
22nd Jan 2012, 15:23
In response to Capes OH, here's one to be going on with...

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr144/pugwash09/Misc7Sep07061sml.jpg