PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Social > Jet Blast > Where on Earth? PDA View Full Version : Where on Earth? 11Fan9th May 2012, 15:55One of the cars, the light one with the three tail lights on each side looks like a 1965 Chevrolet Impala; my first car. Hartington9th May 2012, 15:58 Many years ago a group of programmers :8 in a company I worked for ran a "Boring Postcard" :bored: competition. Can I make your photo into a postcard and enter it if I ever come across another such competition?! <\end tongue in cheek mode> 11Fan9th May 2012, 17:34Speaking of which, I got this as a postcard once. http://galileotelescope.org/ii_earth_in_space[1].gif On the back it said "Wish you were here." :hmm: finfly19th May 2012, 20:04I agree with some of these assessments. I wish they were alive to ask them why they thought this was worthy of FILM, which was not cheap overseas and still had to be processed. I thought about not even scanning it, but then I figured they cared enough to make the shot (for some unknown reason) so I could invest the 4-5 minutes to copy it. Open House. lomapaseo9th May 2012, 20:45I was all set to post another film clip when I discovered that the studio had done a bang up job rendering it .... no hints So I did a little research and came up with the actual closest match. Name the most noteworthy landmark. It might be the city-town-village and or the name of the major building shown http://fromtheflightdeck.com/MEL/PPRune/Movie-05.jpg Cpt_Pugwash9th May 2012, 20:55One of the Indian hill railways? Shimla possibly? Edit: Yep, pretty sure it's Shimla, location for the BBC series " Jewel in the Crown" lomapaseo9th May 2012, 22:29Not Shimla Tawhiri9th May 2012, 22:46I think that you'll find finfly1's post #8996 is of Castillo San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico, looking towards the castle from the south. Part of the castle is obscured by the building on the left. To the east (right) is open water, while the harbour entrance is to the west (left). Old San Juan would be directly behind the photographer. jet_noseover9th May 2012, 22:49It looks like a model/prototype of a train route. I did look up few railways and this looks as if Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The building looks it could be a temple. When I searched further, I came upon a movie made featuring this railway. "The Darjeeling Limited". Did not see the flick so not sure. Cpt_Pugwash9th May 2012, 23:01Then it must be Darjeeling. I thought Simla as I found this but misread the caption. Doh! http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr144/pugwash09/DarjeelingScenes.jpg jet_noseover9th May 2012, 23:01Oh my, this is going to make finfly1 very happy, Tawhiri. Looks you are spot on. Nice one! :ok: http://www.takethatvacation.com/Destinations/Caribbean/SanJuan2.jpg lomapaseo9th May 2012, 23:54Very good no open pictures. :ok: Darjeeling it is and I surmise we now agree on PR as well finfly110th May 2012, 15:41Fin is indeed 'very happy' and thoroughly enjoying ALL of the interaction associated with this wonderful thread. Very busy weekend in 3D on tap, so y'all will be spared more dusty backwards photos for a few days. But I will most surely continue to 'look in' as time permits. Renewed thanks etc etc. Tableview10th May 2012, 15:43Fin please keep them coming. I'm sure I'm not the only one who enjoys your challenges. lomapaseo10th May 2012, 16:26Another one from my movie files Name the location and/or the movie. http://fromtheflightdeck.com/MEL/PPRune/Movie-06.jpg G-CPTN10th May 2012, 17:17I thought that the car might be a Morris Isis (think Indian Ambassador) but the tail-lamp isn't right . . . Don't think it's a Standard Vanguard either (for the same reason). Wodrick10th May 2012, 17:24Is that Mrs Monroe's little girl ? 11Fan10th May 2012, 17:51The "colorized" version of this perhaps? http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjA5NjM4Mjg4OF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTIwNzkzMQ@@,0,214,317_.jpg Niagara (1953) - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046126/) Wodrick10th May 2012, 18:50Well it seems to me that the bridge is mucho likeo one of the Niagra ones so 'tis possible. This is a good enhancement to the game perhaps it should be both place and film, or is that too much ? Certainly is for me as I am not good at film. Not very good at places either ! lomapaseo10th May 2012, 19:21I gotta give credit to Wodricks tongue in Cheek Is that Mrs Monroe's little girl ? You're either very good identifying woman's A$$or knew all along what the place and movie were Congratulations ! and 11Fan what's with a colorized version. I never heard of it in B&W 11Fan10th May 2012, 19:23If you go to the website I posted (IMDB), it has black and white prints. lomapaseo10th May 2012, 19:25Well it seems to me that the bridge is mucho likeo one of the Niagra ones so 'tis possible. This is a good enhancement to the game perhaps it should be both place and film, or is that too much ? Certainly is for me as I am not good at film. Not very good at places either ! Everybody likes to win, so the "either/or" should hold more interest :) lomapaseo10th May 2012, 19:28If you go to the website I posted (IMDB), it has black and white prints. agree about the prints but not the movie, but I can always learn something :). For its age this movie is very high quality in color 11Fan10th May 2012, 19:30Yeah, I never saw the movie so I just presumed. Funny though, the Trailer for the movie (on IMDB) is in black and white also. 11Fan10th May 2012, 19:47So is it you or me Wodrick? I have one ready, following the theme, from a movie. Wodrick10th May 2012, 19:58Every one likes ss go for it 11 11Fan10th May 2012, 20:01Hate to disappoint. No ass in this one. Movie title or name of town. http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm107/APC11Fan/PickFlick.png Tableview10th May 2012, 20:11Dullarse. Innit (entered because too short without it!) 11Fan10th May 2012, 20:20Dullarse (Dallas?). Nope, afraid not. Gordy10th May 2012, 21:35Elizabethtown---the movie. jet_noseover10th May 2012, 21:38Looks to me this is Luisville, KY skyline. 11Fan10th May 2012, 22:06Indeed it is Gordy and Jetsy. Louisville Kentucky. https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQvB2J7TPyu2dnXGn01OvBNR8zb343rzqXftW9z5DwxdaNgu34Mgg http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTYzNDQxOTAxNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMDYxOTYzMQ@@,0,214,317_.jpg Screen Capture from the movie Elizabethtown. On one of my half a dozen trips there, I took a drive down to Elizabethtown. Looks just like it does in the movie, go figure. Gordy10th May 2012, 22:32Sorry----OH, not quite ready 11Fan11th May 2012, 00:17I just spent the last hour or so replacing the cover of my laptop, had to pull the screen, route the wires, all that crap. Pretty easy, but I haven't done anything like that for a bit so the anus puckered right up once I realized I had to pretty much take the bloody thing apart to do it. But, back to normal. I'll post another in a little bit if nobody has. I gotta go run a errand. 11Fan11th May 2012, 01:25If anyone wants to go back to the same rules, fine with me anytime. Meanwhile, to keep the thread going, here's another scene from a movie. So, movie name or location. http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm107/APC11Fan/PickFlik1.png lomapaseo11th May 2012, 02:40Palm Trees and a hill as a park. Modern Fire engine but horribly ugly 1960 buildings, including parking garage. If it's US it could only be In So Cal or So Texas like something that begins with "San" I don't recognize the A$$ in the photo so I don't have a clue about the movie 11Fan11th May 2012, 03:19This part is correct: So Cal Another stab? Not "San" jet_noseover11th May 2012, 04:43Could it be "Los"? :) 11Fan11th May 2012, 05:46Sorry, was watching a movie. Close enough. It is Angels Knoll Park, Bunker Hill, Downtown Los Angeles CA The movie is.... (500) Days of Summer (2009) - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1022603/) http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTk5MjM4OTU1OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODkzNDIzMw@@ 11Fan11th May 2012, 17:24In a pathetic attempt to keep this thread on the first page, here's a screen shot from a movie. http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm107/APC11Fan/PickFlik2.png lomapaseo11th May 2012, 18:43That building on the water looks like an early Edison building. Would that be Roosevelt Island on the left 11Fan11th May 2012, 18:45No sir, but within 400 miles. con-pilot11th May 2012, 19:22No sir, but within 400 miles. As in Canada? 11Fan11th May 2012, 20:32Well, Canada is one of the many places within 400 miles. OK, Here's a hint, if you've seen the movie. "......fine naked woman holding a gun." lomapaseo11th May 2012, 20:54Ms 45 ?? I still think that is an Edison building somewhere within 50 miles of Niagra Falls 11Fan11th May 2012, 20:59Niagara Falls is in the movie, but not in this shot. Another hint: Oz is in the movie, but not the way you may first think. 11Fan11th May 2012, 21:21The movie was filmed ten years ago but the view still looks about the same. From Google Maps. http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm107/APC11Fan/PickFlik3.png jet_noseover11th May 2012, 21:24Montreal, "The whole nine yards"? 11Fan11th May 2012, 21:25Way to go Jetsy :ok: At the beginning of the film when Oz is driving to his dental clinic, he crosses the Jacques Cartier bridge heading south towards Longueuil. However, when he arrives at work, his office is actually located in Old Montreal. I figure they did this just to be able to show the bridge and get that slow pan shot across the Montreal skyline. [He's actually driving towards Montréal. Notice that La Ronde is shown in back, then the cantilever part of the bridge which Oz is driving towards. It then shows Mount Royal and the skyline, which is all part of Montréal where he's driving to.] The Whole Nine Yards (2000) - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190138/) jet_noseover11th May 2012, 21:30Thank you 11Fan. I will try to find something fitting for the next challenge. For now have to declare OH. 11Fan11th May 2012, 21:311pjbuMHjABU 11Fan11th May 2012, 21:42OK, well, here's another Flick Pic while I go run some errands. http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm107/APC11Fan/PickFlik4.png Back in my Baby's Arms. 11Fan11th May 2012, 21:43I'll try and log on using my smart phone while I'm out to keep track. Ok, I'm here. Matari11th May 2012, 22:2511Fan, That looks like a cold, barren, and windswept place...which makes me thankful to be in the hot and humid tropics. So I will only guess, since I've never been there and it is a "flic" pic...Fargo, North Dakota maybe? (I might be doing the place an injustice). 11Fan11th May 2012, 23:06Close. Think pillows. Matari11th May 2012, 23:43Dang 11Fan, either I'm easy to stump (certain) or this is a toughie. Pillows, "Back in my Baby's Arms", hmmm....you're killing me, as in "Natural Born Killers"? But where? 11Fan11th May 2012, 23:45Nope, here's another. Methods of transportation. Matari11th May 2012, 23:56Sorry 11Fan, beer-thirty. Will leave this to those much better than I! lomapaseo11th May 2012, 23:58Planes, Trains and Pillows 11Fan12th May 2012, 00:11Correct Lomapaseo. Those aren't pillows. The song plays right as we see The Braidwood Inn. The next scene is them waking up. lomapaseo12th May 2012, 00:47OK another pic name the movie and/or rough location extra points for identifying the Ar in the picture without knowing the movie http://fromtheflightdeck.com/MEL/PPRune/Movie-07.jpg jet_noseover12th May 2012, 01:13Bruges, Belgium. Tush belongs to Audrey Hepburn. "Nun Story" ?? 11Fan12th May 2012, 01:33svhar, The movie thing was kind of a filler when the thread went dormant. That said, Group Conscience Rules are fine with me. 11Fan12th May 2012, 01:50Yeah, pretty generous of me considering how many times you've waxed my ass on this thread. :} Kidding, of course. finfly112th May 2012, 02:23Has this one been by yet? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/bucktaf/whereisparisq.jpg lomapaseo12th May 2012, 02:31Some of us don't have ready access to known place pictures on our hardrives and it is very boring to google for anything to post. The intent is always to get those recognition brain cells working in others and just the idea of marrying a picture with a memory in those brain cells from a movie you saw should keep the interest of those less traveled among us. lomapaseo12th May 2012, 02:34Congratulations to jet_noseover for nailing the last one :ok: His control jet_noseover12th May 2012, 04:38Finfly, The pix remainds me of Rome. Do you know where it was taken? Tableview12th May 2012, 07:04It's Spain. I can't think more clearly until I've had my first cuppa. It might be Barcelona near the Gothic Cathedral or Porta del Angel. txdmy113th May 2012, 17:04not working is this? finfly113th May 2012, 22:22Time for another OPEN HOUSE, then. Tableview14th May 2012, 16:22Roof terrace from Barcelona (http://topworldcities.net/roof-terrace-from-barcelona.html) Same statue on the roof? 11Fan14th May 2012, 18:33I think you have it there Tableview. finfly114th May 2012, 22:23Thanks once more! seacue14th May 2012, 23:55Is it Open House? I can't keep track. I have one to submit. svhar14th May 2012, 23:55I posted earlier today, with a picture as a proof, but it has not appeared yet. 30 or 40 years later it looks a little different. It is Gran Via, Madrid, taken from the corner of Calle de la Montera. It is impossible to play this game when posts are deleted or delayed hours or days for censorship. Thanks, moderators. Search: att-gran-via im from uranus15th May 2012, 00:22Yes it is seacue, go for it :ok: seacue15th May 2012, 00:28I don't think that I have put this up before. Where is it? Extra credit for the purpose of the building. http://members.toast.net/rcarpen/62aRJC.jpg gb77715th May 2012, 04:25Silverton, CO . The building is the San Juan Country Courthouse ? (New to this thread, any rules I must know about?) im from uranus15th May 2012, 05:28Blimey it looks like you're bang on there gb777 :D maps o'go ogle (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Silverton,+CO,+United+States&hl=en&ll=37.815276,-107.661037&spn=0.016884,0.084543&sll=41.442726,-76.245117&sspn=18.166467,60.029297&oq=silvert&hnear=Silverton,+San+Juan,+Colorado,+United+States&t=m&z=14&layer=c&cbll=37.815281,-107.661045&panoid=bx23S_6L943iHHHsdwDvFA&cbp=13,217.4,,0,0) Welcome to the thread! Basic rules are guess where it is... if you're correct then you may post a picture or declare open house. One normally waits for the poster of the challenge to confirm, but in this case, it's a definite location! Looks like it's your go! with apologies to seacue for the confirmation :) seacue15th May 2012, 05:56YES gb777, you are absolutely correct. YOU HAVE CONTROL! lomapaseo15th May 2012, 11:28gb777 New to this thread, any rules I must know about? don't rightclick the picture on properties for the location name don't reverse the picture to fool the experts, they will find you out seacue15th May 2012, 20:20Isn't there an automatic Open House if the winner does not post a new challenge within 24 hours? lomapaseo15th May 2012, 20:40Isn't there an automatic Open House if the winner does not post a new challenge within 24 hours? From my read anything goes as long as you don't get picky. Sometimes folks assume an answer is correct and go ahead and post a new picture. More often it's a case of who won? and not even waiting 24 hours. We could solve this by appointing a moderator ..... :E anyone ?....anyone ?...anyone ? anyone? Wodrick15th May 2012, 21:33It's difficult, in this case we have an OP whose profile says he is in Singapore, probably about to have breakfast, then there are the guys from the USA and the Europeans all on different time zones. This guy is a new participant who hasn't grasped it yet. I think OH is in order. 11Fan15th May 2012, 23:01Self moderation and Group Conscience has always worked on this thread. I can't actually recall any Moderator having to step in except when some uncalled for banter arose with some folks who (by no coincidence) no longer participate. Save for that, this thread runs pretty smoothly. As Wodrick suggested, given that we are spread the globe, declaring that the guess was correct by the submitter may take some time, so if evidence is presented with the guess, or if the guess is seconded by another player, I suggest that would be satisfactory approval to continue and the correct guesser may post. If they wish to abstain or have gone off grid, Open House rules should apply. We've also had two submisisons at the same time and the world didn't come to an end. So, if someone wants to post one while we wait for gb777 to resurface, I see no harm. jet_noseover15th May 2012, 23:08OK, I am game.. Name the country. https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/263325_10150256497346626_602676625_8049557_1994337_n.jpg BandAide15th May 2012, 23:10Is it Belgium? Somewhere along the Meuse? Liege, maybe? jet_noseover15th May 2012, 23:14It is Brussels, Belgum. Pix taken from the hostel. You go Bandy! :ok: jet_noseover15th May 2012, 23:23Bandy is off. Another easy one to fill the void. Town please https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/281221_10150256498716626_602676625_8049582_2176605_n.jpg gb77715th May 2012, 23:31Sorry guys, Open House it was, obviously. But now I know....:ok: gb77715th May 2012, 23:37Provincial Court (Provinciaal Hof) in Bruges (Brugge) Belgium jet_noseover15th May 2012, 23:38sure is. Your turn:ok: gb77715th May 2012, 23:43Still a newbee, this thread has 455 pages, hope I don't post a double. City? http://i47.tinypic.com/1060m6d.jpg lomapaseo16th May 2012, 00:30It is Brussels, Belgum. Pix taken from the hostel. You go Bandy! http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/thumbs.gif Amazing time between post and answer Next time Jetsy try reversing the image and inverting the colors to make it tad more difficult jet_noseover16th May 2012, 04:11You got it, lomps..:ok: No kidding! gb777, Rotterdam. ahem...:) gb77716th May 2012, 04:27JT, ahem... right:D ThreadBaron16th May 2012, 07:32Is that bollard any relation to 11Fan?? 11Fan16th May 2012, 13:55Arr, left me tricorne hat on the dock stump there TB. ThreadBaron16th May 2012, 17:44... and it melted! gb77717th May 2012, 08:49"jet_noseover"'s turn? :bored: Wodrick17th May 2012, 09:02It is but I suspect still sleeping (US you see) jet_noseover17th May 2012, 17:58Sorry for the holdup, guys. I have to declare OH for the time being. finfly117th May 2012, 19:31http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/bucktaf/whereisgardenwmanyflags.jpg Economics10117th May 2012, 20:37The Casino, Estoril, Portugal. OH if correct. jet_noseover18th May 2012, 00:02https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/406392_10101128473856160_1930534_68130298_759897496_n.jpg txdmy118th May 2012, 10:04Whitsunday Island, OZ, bin there nice it is :) OH if correct jet_noseover18th May 2012, 14:19txdmy1, sorry, Not OZ. finfly118th May 2012, 14:22Could be lots of places, but first look reminds me of Virgin Islands, probably the British flavour. lomapaseo18th May 2012, 14:34I didn't see any confirmation that the casino location was correct :confused: Jetsy's pic is yet another carribean island jet_noseover18th May 2012, 14:46Virgin Islands, probably the British flavour. Half right. ;) another carribean island It is. :ok: Hint: It is a bay. gb77718th May 2012, 14:53Trunk Bay, Virgin Islands National Park ? jet_noseover18th May 2012, 14:55Trunk Bay, Virgin Islands National Park ? No, not that "bay", but very close. :) gb77718th May 2012, 15:00OK, I think it's Cinnamon Bay (View from Peter Bay) jet_noseover18th May 2012, 15:04Yup. Cinnamon Bay, St John, USVI. Taken last December. gb77718th May 2012, 15:16Have to declare OH, back on 05/27 Fun thread, thanks guys, till next week.:ok: Tableview18th May 2012, 15:28Easy one then. Picture cropped to avoid making it too easy! Note the chemtrails in the sky. I was wearing my tinfoil hat! http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w497/pprunemike/witw18may12.jpg visibility3miles18th May 2012, 18:44Waimea beach, Hawaii. OH if correct. Tableview18th May 2012, 20:59No, it's not. Geographically, far far away! qljlDmYHd68 svhar19th May 2012, 00:48I have found the place, but I can't play this game anymore. See post 9076. It was nice playing with you all. Adios amigos. finfly119th May 2012, 01:00I truly hope you will reconsider over the weekend, or come back under another name, or lurk and provide info via PMs or something. Having you leave is like having Chuck Yeager quit flying...almost unthinkable. svhar19th May 2012, 01:25Thanks, finfly1. I really appreciate this. I have met more intelligent people on this thread, than in the upper threads. It has indeed been a pleasure. RegDep tought me how to do it. Viva el hilo. im from uranus19th May 2012, 02:10I'm sorry to see you go svhar, please reconsider, it won't be the same without you! :{ jet_noseover19th May 2012, 03:16Well, people come and go. I do not understand why the decision to bail out is, svhar. Are you saying your posts are deleted? By the mods? Why would that be? Have you asked why, if that is the case? Something does not make sense. jet_noseover19th May 2012, 03:28Table.. Just because svhar does not feel he can play...Still a great thread. South Africa? Tableview19th May 2012, 06:52APPEAL TO THE MODS : Please have a look at svhar's posting. He is a very valuable and enthusiastic contributor to this thread and we do not want to see him go. Please could you turn off pre-moderation for him if that is the problem. Thank you. Back to the puzzle. No, it's not South Africa. Here's a clue: In the photo I'm facing south-west, and the piece of land projecting into the sea is a runway. Shortly after I took the photo, the only 4 engined wide-body daily service from that airport took off, heading east. Wodrick19th May 2012, 09:36It will be one of two things, either the well known fault where posts go missing due to the clock or, more likely pre moderation due to the low post count. As we know posts in JB don't count. Can I suggest a few posts in other places to bring your count up. I don't want you to go either. Ancient Observer19th May 2012, 10:48I'm a lurker more than a poster with this thread. I really like this thread. Very sad to lose svhar. Please don't go. Economics10119th May 2012, 10:57Back to # 9104, 9105 and 9110: Did I get it right with Casino Estoril? SINGAPURCANAC19th May 2012, 11:56yes, but someone else enjoy your priviledge for correct answer. :} nothing strange on these pages. It is part of game. someone wins someone posts. :E the last challenge, looks like Tunis(country not town) or Dubai(UAE) @, please return to game. we really enjoy when you missed challenge. ;):}:E:}:p :ok: Tableview19th May 2012, 12:52the last challenge, looks like Tunis(country not town) or Dubai(UAE) No, but in a tenuous way there is a link between one of my clues and Dubai. jet_noseover20th May 2012, 02:35Bump.. Beirut by any chance? Tableview20th May 2012, 08:13Not Beirut, but I can see the similarity. To mae it easier (probably too easy) and to move the game on to the next challenge, here's the full uncropped photo. http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w497/pprunemike/Image0076.jpg Duckbutt20th May 2012, 08:48Looks like a Nice place. As an Anglais I feel I should promenade there with some of my compatriots. Tableview20th May 2012, 08:49I think you've earned the right to do so, Duckbutt. Over to you! Duckbutt20th May 2012, 09:06Thanks, suspect its a bit warmer there than an old cotton town in Lancashire. http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b229/Twyler/Puzz17.jpg Come on mods, find some way of giving Svhar full status! sabredog20th May 2012, 11:19Santhome Cathedral ,Chennai. Duckbutt20th May 2012, 12:00That's the one Sabredog, you have it. sabredog20th May 2012, 13:00Thank you,Duckbutt. Open House. from BG2CT20th May 2012, 18:42http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii621/fromBG2CT/Image181.jpg lomapaseo21st May 2012, 01:11Berlin ...... from BG2CT21st May 2012, 08:32quite far away from berlin;) jet_noseover22nd May 2012, 00:26South America? finfly122nd May 2012, 01:05Looks like tour buses clustered by what could be a series of plaques or a memorial at the corner of the lot. Victor Inox22nd May 2012, 06:59Could it be Turkey? Tableview22nd May 2012, 07:00I had a feeling it was Istanbul, I have no idea why, then I thought not because there isn't a single minaret in view, which pretty much rules out the Middle East. from BG2CT22nd May 2012, 09:16victor inox - spot on :ok: about where ? from BG2CT22nd May 2012, 09:19yip there is something quite important by the corner which i cut out on purpose... to easy.. from BG2CT22nd May 2012, 09:36not istanbul Victor Inox22nd May 2012, 09:57Sorry, BG2CT, I can't pinpoint the place. It was the overall "feel" of the image that triggered "Turkey" in my mind. Tableview22nd May 2012, 10:00Ankara, but I'm mystified by no minarets. If correct, give this one to Victor Inox as he said Turkey first, whereas I didn't have the courage of my convictions! from BG2CT22nd May 2012, 10:13further east ... from BG2CT22nd May 2012, 10:27http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii621/fromBG2CT/Image180-1.jpg BHX-SKG22nd May 2012, 11:08View from the Hilton in Kayseri? OH if correct. from BG2CT22nd May 2012, 11:25bravo bravo :ok: the best food i had in any hilton thus far... all yours my friend.. p.s all - disregard my clue number 2 pic if the moderator posts it CATIII-NDB22nd May 2012, 12:53Is it the city of VAN. Those Mountains ? CATIII Duckbutt22nd May 2012, 17:28As (I think) its OH, where's this biking going on: http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b229/Twyler/WoE18.jpg Tableview22nd May 2012, 17:50Valparaiso, Chile? Duckbutt22nd May 2012, 18:33You're too good for me, Tableview! Tableview22nd May 2012, 19:34Is that right? If it is, it was just because it reminded me of the view from the hills when I was there a few years ago, but it could have been almost anywhere. To be honest, if that's the right answer, it was just a lucky intuitive reaction. I'm surprised at myself. G-CPTN22nd May 2012, 19:42I watched a film about that (?) downhill BMX race (though I couldn't recall the location). It was 'hairy' with narrow sections where the riders had to run along kerbs as well as down steps. Tableview22nd May 2012, 20:53If my Valparaiso was correct, OH, as i) I don't deserve it since it was an intutitive guess and ii) I have an early flight tomorrow morning so won't be back on the site until tomorrow afternoon. Have fun and be good while I'm away! G-CPTN22nd May 2012, 21:06I suspect it is, Tableview. VCA 2012 - Valparaiso Cerro Abajo urban downhill - Mountain Bike Videos - Extreme.com - Gives you the best high quality extreme sports video and all the latest news and events from the world of action sports. (http://uk.extreme.com/mountainbike/1019851/vca-2012-valparaiso-cerro-abajo-urban-downhill) That isn't the video that I saw (what I saw was the Red Bull race in Mexico):- 93UzcOVdYPM Duckbutt22nd May 2012, 22:13Sorry if I didn't make it clear, yes it is Valparaiso. jet_noseover23rd May 2012, 00:44Another easy one http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j183/jetmarg/Where/123.jpg Fox3WheresMyBanana23rd May 2012, 01:09Lisbon, Portugal OH jet_noseover23rd May 2012, 01:19Lisboa it is. One more from me before I retire for the night http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j183/jetmarg/Where/124.jpg Tacklebury23rd May 2012, 06:56Lugano,Switzerland. "Open House", if correct. lomapaseo23rd May 2012, 14:37Name the city extra points for the number of my hotel room :E http://fromtheflightdeck.com/MEL/PPRune/Mystery-05.jpg Duckbutt23rd May 2012, 16:30Room 1325, Shangri La hotel, Shanghai? lomapaseo24th May 2012, 00:22Room 1325, Shangri La hotel, Shanghai? Crimey !!! are you here as well? Room 2707 You're in charge !!!! Duckbutt24th May 2012, 08:09Possibly not too difficult but I liked the pic: http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b229/Twyler/WoE19.jpg Tacklebury25th May 2012, 07:50Purely to keep this ailing thread alive; Chateau-d’Oex. If correct; Open House Duckbutt25th May 2012, 08:08That's it Tack, balloon over Chateau d'Oex. OH. gb77725th May 2012, 12:08http://i50.tinypic.com/rclo2d.jpg http://i50.tinypic.com/mkyws9.jpg Di Caprio's dwelling in "The Great Gatsby" (To be released later this year) The smaller picture is where the walls are being covered with ivy for the shootings. Where on earth? ThreadBaron25th May 2012, 12:19International College of Management, Sydney. gb77725th May 2012, 13:18Correct Baron! (or St. Patrick's estate, Manly) ThreadBaron25th May 2012, 19:55http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a113/threadbaron/DSCF0195_2.jpg from BG2CT27th May 2012, 08:54afghanistan ? lomapaseo28th May 2012, 09:56typical .Bbyzantine dual pupose place of worship in Constantinople Ancient Observer28th May 2012, 10:09Well it is not the Blue mosque - this piccy has more blue in it than the Blue Mosque!! ThreadBaron28th May 2012, 10:21Keep going, gents. from BG2CT28th May 2012, 14:34sure does look like the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul with the blue and red. others that come to mind are Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque (Isfahan Iran) and the Grand Mosque Muscat ThreadBaron28th May 2012, 20:26Right city, but not a Mosque. jet_noseover28th May 2012, 21:22Ahem..Baron..I think I saw it before on this thread. Well, part of it anyway. :) Duckbutt28th May 2012, 22:02Topkapi Palace? ThreadBaron29th May 2012, 08:08Spot on, Duckbutt. Jetsy! You saying my memory is going ... ;) Duckbutt29th May 2012, 08:48Thanks TB. Another one: http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b229/Twyler/WoE20.jpg from BG2CT29th May 2012, 10:39holi festival Culcutta Duckbutt29th May 2012, 10:47Not Calcutta. from BG2CT29th May 2012, 11:08my mistake. at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah Duckbutt29th May 2012, 11:41That's the one! from BG2CT29th May 2012, 12:42http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii621/fromBG2CT/404941_10150542269557431_174424064_n.jpg SINGAPURCANAC29th May 2012, 14:46Bijeli ZAGREB grad ? ;) from BG2CT29th May 2012, 14:58nope, not zagreb :) gb77730th May 2012, 08:49Saint Gerhard the Bishop and Martyr Roman Catholic Church, Vršac, Vojvodina, Serbia File:Saint Gerhard the Bishop and Martyr Roman Catholic Church, Vr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saint_Gerhard_the_Bishop_and_Martyr_Roman_Catholic_Church,_Vr%C5%A1ac,_Vojvodina,_Serbia_-_20060827.jpg) SINGAPURCANAC30th May 2012, 10:17I know that I have seen it ....:ugh::ugh::ugh::ugh: nice challenge :ok: from BG2CT30th May 2012, 11:46bravo gb777:ok: you are PIC gb77730th May 2012, 12:10http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i439/Lonely_Traveller/vooravelivloms3.jpg http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i439/Lonely_Traveller/vooravelivloms.jpg Name of this little romantic bridge, and where? Duckbutt30th May 2012, 12:24Ponte delle Tette (Bridge of breasts) old red light district in Venice? I'll feel a bit of a tit if I've got it wrong! Not at my own computer so OH if correct. gb77730th May 2012, 12:31http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i439/Lonely_Traveller/vooravelivloms2.jpg :ok: OH Tacklebury30th May 2012, 13:18Venice,Italy. lomapaseo30th May 2012, 13:43I'll squeeze another easy one in before I go off-line http://fromtheflightdeck.com/MEL/PPRune/Mystery-09.jpg Gee I didn't expect it to be harder than most of mine. I'll post an upriver hint shot in a couple of hours if there are no takers OK here's your last hint http://fromtheflightdeck.com/MEL/PPRune/Mystery-09a.jpg svhar1st Jun 2012, 01:17To keep the thread on page one, I think this is the Panama Canal. jet_noseover1st Jun 2012, 01:28Good to have you back svhar. Please do not disappear again. :) Ta much for the email. I did sent a note to the mods as well as few others here. svhar1st Jun 2012, 01:48Thanks, jetsy. I really like the company here and it is an interesting and educating game. I think that a moderator is one of us. He delays or deletes my posts when I solve a challenge before him. Is it Tableview? Joke, amigo. jet_noseover1st Jun 2012, 02:11Tableview a mod??? If that is the case, he banned himself as Capetonian...:D :) Now, since you're back, I think 11fan and finfly can emerge from the boycott bin. Just like me. :) 11Fan1st Jun 2012, 05:16Yeah, sorry, last week was a business trip back to the Mother Ship in Seattle and now just winding down a "stay at home" vacation. I'll get back into it within the next few days. Svhar, go post on a couple of other threads and build your post count up. That may be part of the problem. Good to have you back. There are those that are missed and you fell into that category. 11Fan1st Jun 2012, 05:18I should say, post in a couple of threads not in Jet Blast because these don't count towards your total post count. Go to the Self Loading Freight one. There must be something in there of value that you can add comment. Passengers & SLF (Self Loading Freight) - PPRuNe Forums (http://www.pprune.org/passengers-slf-self-loading-freight-61/) 11Fan1st Jun 2012, 05:22The multiple posts are in protest to the new edit application since you can't make a minor change without an edit showing up. Continuing my earlier point, for instance, I have almost 950 posts in the US Hamsterwheel thread alone, but according to my profile, I only have about 400. Wodrick1st Jun 2012, 08:12Good you are back Svhar. There is a trigger after which you are considered responsible and your posts are not vetted. Like 11 says wander up to SLF and ask a couple of questions, the barking dog in an A320 is a good one ! get the count up and all will be ok. This is a relatively new thing (the vetting) and easy to get round. lomapaseo1st Jun 2012, 08:46Thank you svhar for bringing this thread back to life my record has always been to post easy ones to attract newbies, but I messed up this time :suspect: No it is not the Panama canal :) with the two photo hints, I had hoped that a little giggling of possibilities would bring in more replies, This is definitely not an obscure place, but perhaps nobody on line has been there Tableview1st Jun 2012, 09:36Back to the photos, the architecture in the first one looks rather southern European, but I can't think of a canal with locks amidst that type of scenery. It may be somewhere near Marseille as those rock formations are similar to some in that region. And no, I'm not a mod, and I know svhar's comment was in jest, I hope nobody would think I was such a bad loser! Welcome back! Duckbutt1st Jun 2012, 11:24Could I have beaten the Prodigal Son? Welcome back Svhar! I reckon we're talking the Yantze river - the second pic near the Three Gorges dam? lomapaseo1st Jun 2012, 13:21I reckon we're talking the Yantze river - the second pic near the Three Gorges dam? finally somebody who can see outside of the Western nations box :ok: you have earned control sir Duckbutt1st Jun 2012, 13:47I must admit my first thoughts were the Rhone valley in France! http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b229/Twyler/WoE21.jpg Tableview1st Jun 2012, 13:57It looks very Central European, I thought it might be a Fasching Parade in Germany but I'd put the architecture further east. Poland? Duckbutt1st Jun 2012, 13:58Not Poland but certainly a former Warsaw Pact country. wings folded1st Jun 2012, 13:59Looks more like the Dunkerque spirit. Bugger, the new clue sneaked in while I was guessing. Tableview1st Jun 2012, 14:04I could go on guessing but it might be one of the Baltic states. Duckbutt1st Jun 2012, 14:12Not a Baltic State (this isn't going to last long is it!) finfly11st Jun 2012, 14:50We have had company from Chiang Mai so have been fairly busy, but when I looked in, I thought Lom's photo was from Alaska. But I didn't have the nerve to say so (even though other people have guessed Alaska for the Empire Upstate). And yes, a very warm welcome back to Svhar. Most happy to see you return. from BG2CT1st Jun 2012, 14:54bratislava ? Tableview1st Jun 2012, 15:03And yes, a very warm welcome back to Svhar. Most happy to see you return. Ditto .........! Duckbutt1st Jun 2012, 15:11bratislava ? Right country......... Rory Dixon1st Jun 2012, 16:07I think it is Presov. OH if correct. Duckbutt1st Jun 2012, 17:14Sorry, not Presov from BG2CT1st Jun 2012, 18:20seems also like kosice ? jet_noseover1st Jun 2012, 18:39Googs told me that it is a biggest Slovak carnival/festival in Zilina. The festivities are in celebration of the end of winter and coming spring. Duckbutt1st Jun 2012, 19:08Correct JN, Zilina, Slovakia. Not quite sure which festival it is, possibly 'Festival of the Carnival Masks'. There seem to be quite a few carnival type events here throughout the year. All yours. jet_noseover1st Jun 2012, 19:23http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j183/jetmarg/ruins.jpg seacue1st Jun 2012, 19:47Arènes d'Arles jet_noseover1st Jun 2012, 19:50Sorry seacue, not in France. tow17091st Jun 2012, 19:58El Jem in Tunisia? jet_noseover1st Jun 2012, 20:02tow1709, you got it! :ok: tow17091st Jun 2012, 20:04I'm afraid I don't have one ready to post. Open House. jet_noseover1st Jun 2012, 20:45Another easy one. http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j183/jetmarg/mo.jpg from BG2CT1st Jun 2012, 20:48malmo sweden ? jet_noseover1st Jun 2012, 20:55Your turn, from BG2CT. :ok: from BG2CT1st Jun 2012, 21:08http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii621/fromBG2CT/Image199.jpg swordfish412nd Jun 2012, 11:30Everyone seems to be struck dumb. I will say it is somewhere in Stratford in East London Ancient Observer2nd Jun 2012, 11:33Newish stand. Millwall? from BG2CT2nd Jun 2012, 13:12nope .. keep on :cool: wings folded3rd Jun 2012, 06:58Is a little clue called for? Looks a little bit like Norwich footbal stadium, but not quite right. Wodrick3rd Jun 2012, 08:23West Ham ? . from BG2CT3rd Jun 2012, 09:12http://i1263.photobucket.com/albums/ii621/fromBG2CT/Image201.jpg just nearby ... from BG2CT3rd Jun 2012, 09:13clue on its way... not in london Duckbutt3rd Jun 2012, 09:32Mmmmm, stadium in a built up area, suggests modernisation of an old ground rather than a new build. Could it be a rugby league ground? Wodrick3rd Jun 2012, 09:37I found myself thinking Maine Road but I think the housing is too good ! from BG2CT3rd Jun 2012, 09:44its football .. and some proud supporters they are ..