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27th Apr 2011, 10:25
Helol, just hold your posting until the previous challenge has been solved and called. But please join us in solving it, and then playing along!


27th Apr 2011, 11:41
Sirikit, the world is counting on you!

27th Apr 2011, 12:12
Oops, my apologies. The words bull, china and shop spring to mind.

wings folded
27th Apr 2011, 15:28
Just a note about using Giggle: I don't find myself cheating using newspapers for reading news, either :).
Just for clarification, it is nothing more than my own preference not to "cheat" as I termed it, by using giggle.

I have no argument with those who choose that aid; it is just that I enjoy the mental exercice involved in either trying to remember where you saw the damned place, or working it out from the contents of the piccie, but using my own knowledge.

I did not intend to be critical. Can I still play, please?

27th Apr 2011, 15:54
I don't think anyone thought you were not play away

wings folded
27th Apr 2011, 16:19
It's just that this is a nice cosy thread andI do not want to evoke shops, bulls and china. You have all had longer than me to evolve an etiquette.

Just courtesy, I suppose.

Remember that? "Courtesy"

If you do, you must be getting as old as me.

27th Apr 2011, 16:25
Wings, I was just bantering!

Don't take me seriously. I am not taking myself seriously, so why should anybody else :\.

And cluetime: go North-West. Town <Town Name ><Region Name>; Via Castello leads to the castle, Via Palazzo leads to the residence of the Contessa (nowadays only on summers) and there is a cow house with cattle in the inner yard of the Palazzo.

Edit: Anybody want to make stab at my challenge to get things moving?

27th Apr 2011, 19:59
I know about your love of the Po!

My love of the (river source of) Po was of lasting quality. That piece of info may not be very good for directions but for range…….. :8

Edit: Closing the shop for the day. Nite.

28th Apr 2011, 08:54
My range and your range are obviously poles apart!

Not to worry so long as neither is out of her/his league.

The system was terribly slow last night. About your infections I know nothing.

28th Apr 2011, 10:59
Yes it is in Italy (Told you so 26 hours ago :=).

I thought I had confirmed that it is within a short range of my love (the Po), too.

28th Apr 2011, 11:30

ok, which airport?

Err, isn't there a thread with a similar title?


28th Apr 2011, 12:15
To be continued overleaf…..

28th Apr 2011, 12:21
Reposting to start a clean page and summarizing the main clues so far:

- North-Western Italy, within at most an hour-or-so drive from the source of river Po.
- Castle "of a town", located up on the hills above said "town of the region"(in that part of Italy it would mean West of the town ;).

28th Apr 2011, 16:19
castello Malingri a Bagnolo Piemonte?

28th Apr 2011, 16:37
Castello Malingri a Bagnolo Piemonte

sabredog has it :D

wings folded
28th Apr 2011, 16:41
thank goodness for that.

now post one I know, because I have a cracker prepared and waiting for you, so I need to win:ok:

28th Apr 2011, 16:45
Be! Penso che Sabredog la' trovato. :ok::D:D:D

28th Apr 2011, 17:49
Sorry for holding up the proceedings.
"Open House"

28th Apr 2011, 18:19
"Open House"
Finally,thank you,

Balcony is the point.....;)

wings folded
28th Apr 2011, 18:20

I need the capital of the country as well

wings folded
28th Apr 2011, 18:33
Oh, pants.

Pprune did a wobble while I was posting.

Do Singapurcanac's before mine if you wish, but is there a real problem in doing two at once?

28th Apr 2011, 18:51
Romana Square,Bucharest?

28th Apr 2011, 18:56
Romana Square,Bucharest?
First or second picture?:E:E

Negative for the first picture.

Second picture: Saba, Caribbean, capitol ,just to check appropriate Lonely Planet,
The Bottom ;)

28th Apr 2011, 19:08
Are those pigeons Swiss in post #1268?

wings folded
28th Apr 2011, 19:09
My fault, I know (well really Pprune's wobble), but I am now confused.

Who is answering what?

28th Apr 2011, 19:38
Answer to picture No1;(#post 1268)
Piazza de Campidoglio,Rome.
Open House, if correct, or for Wings and Singa to sort it out between themselves.

wings folded
28th Apr 2011, 19:40
so is that singapurcanac's pic then?

28th Apr 2011, 23:14
Sirikit, correct.

@<hidden> wings folded,
my answer was correct,wasn't it?

If my answer is correct than I will declare
"Open house" ;)

wings folded
29th Apr 2011, 05:37
@<hidden> wings folded,
my answer was correct,wasn't it?

Afraid not. Try again.

29th Apr 2011, 06:54
Guadeloupe,Leeward Islands,West Indies.
(Prefecture) Basse-Terre.
"Open House",if correct.

wings folded
29th Apr 2011, 07:05
Guadeloupe,Leeward Islands,West Indies.
(Prefecture) Basse-Terre.

Correct. But I wanted the capital as well.

29th Apr 2011, 07:21
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia

Basse-Terre is the prefecture (Capital city) of Guadeloupe, an overseas region and department of France located in the Lesser Antilles. The city of Basse-Terre is located on Basse-Terre Island, the western-half of Guadeloupe.
Or, at a stretch,Paris!

wings folded
29th Apr 2011, 07:33
Or, at a stretch,Paris!

Correct in every detail, except Paris IS the capital, without a stretch. Not a trick question but one which can surprise folk.

29th Apr 2011, 07:41
i missed only a few miles. :{
thanks for nice challenge and even better question. :ok:

wings folded
29th Apr 2011, 14:32
The answer to the picture which nobody posted is:

Westminster Abbey.

Now all this wedding stuff is over, can we get back to the game?

29th Apr 2011, 16:04

Seems ok

not a question

wings folded
29th Apr 2011, 17:45
The thread is "Where on earth?"

Two thirds of your pic is sky.

The bottom third could be almost anywhere.

I hand over to more clever people.

29th Apr 2011, 17:54
It was to show "Sirikit"that Photographs were posting is all, it says not a question

wings folded
29th Apr 2011, 17:57
OK. Nice photo too.

29th Apr 2011, 18:57
The Bank of America,Guardian Building, Detroit.
Magnificent Gothic Building.

29th Apr 2011, 19:02
Thank you.
The next challenge is very easy;

29th Apr 2011, 19:14
Of course,Sirikit. It is indeed Art Deco,forgive my brain storm. The frontage to the buildig is even more impressive!

30th Apr 2011, 06:26
Well done,Sirikit.
The iconic Red Barn, Rockport,Cape Ann,Massachusetts.
You have control.

30th Apr 2011, 08:15
More Art Deco!
Frontage of the Eastern Columbia Building,Los Angeles,C.A.

30th Apr 2011, 08:52
Thank you,Sirikit. Visited the same building some ten years ago!
Here is the next challenge;
Somewhat more sombre.

30th Apr 2011, 09:08
Valle de los Caidos, near Segovia, Spain.

30th Apr 2011, 09:15
Not Spain,Carpetonian,but certainly European.

30th Apr 2011, 09:26
Memorial de la Deportation, Ile de la Cite, Paris. (Pardon the missing accents.)

30th Apr 2011, 09:45
Well done,Seacue. Quite correct.
You have control

30th Apr 2011, 09:47
Now try this.

30th Apr 2011, 09:56
NASA Visitors Centre,Chincoteague Island, Virginia.
(Wallops Flight Centre)

30th Apr 2011, 10:05
Sabredog, close enough. Actually the Visitors Center, NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility. This is near Chincoteague, VA.

You have control.

30th Apr 2011, 10:09
Thank you,Seacue. The Rocketry in the background was a pretty good clue!
Next up;

30th Apr 2011, 10:20
No idea on the presnt challenge.

I thought the previous one was very "generic" without the rockets clue.

30th Apr 2011, 10:23
Sentosa Island?

30th Apr 2011, 10:34
It is indeed,Siseman. Did not think that it would last very long.
Your control,sir.

30th Apr 2011, 11:52
Thanks Sabre

30th Apr 2011, 12:04
Timber flotation aquaduct, but no idea where….

30th Apr 2011, 12:13
Western Australia?

30th Apr 2011, 12:21
WA? Yep. The trees give it away! But rock is the key not timber. If you can find the reason for it then you've probably got the location - unless, of course, you've been there :E

30th Apr 2011, 12:29
I've been to WA, but not seen this. I don't think it's for timber, too much risk of a branch getting gaught in the scaffolding. Could be coal carried along by water from, say, the Collie area to a loading depot?

30th Apr 2011, 12:32

wings folded
30th Apr 2011, 12:58
Gold mining?
South Africa?

30th Apr 2011, 13:03
He's just told us it's WA.

wings folded
30th Apr 2011, 13:05
So he did. A senior moment. Apologies

30th Apr 2011, 13:15
Water supply trough for Kalgoorlie/Boondi/Coolgardie area.

wings folded
30th Apr 2011, 13:18
They must drink shedloads of beer, then, because it looks a little dry.

I will stick with my gold mining guess and adopt Kalgoorlie as the location

30th Apr 2011, 13:55
sabre - you're getting closer (geographically) but not by use :O

Wings - wrong track :(

30th Apr 2011, 14:14
Fire-fighting water?

30th Apr 2011, 14:16
Water catchment Trough for Karalee Dam.(Shire of Yilgarn).

30th Apr 2011, 14:28
Well done Sabre.

The Karalee Flume. Built to catch the water from Karalee rock and transport it to the dam which was used for steam locomotives on the way from Perth to Kalgoorlie and vice versa.

All the details here:

Karalee Dam - Shire of Yilgarn (

30th Apr 2011, 14:34
Ok, is it open house now?

30th Apr 2011, 14:36
That's up to Sabredog as the winner of the last challenge.

30th Apr 2011, 14:40
ooops.....apologies sabredog, still getting to grips with the unwritten constitution! I'll withdraw it if you like.

30th Apr 2011, 14:48
Many thanks,Siseman. Excellent challenge.
Nothing to put up at the moment,so;
Open House, Good luck Hobo

30th Apr 2011, 15:17
Marble... holds water... A memorial horse trough?

The division and sump at the rh end look a bit odd though. The upper storey of the building at the back looks a bit Georgian - Tasmania?

30th Apr 2011, 15:48
Annis and George's Water Troughs.
"In 1927 animal lovers, Annis and George Bills, funded the building of up to 500 watering troughs in Australia, Ireland, England and the USA. Many can still be seen today inscribed with "Donated by Annis and George Bills Australia"
From Wikipedia.

30th Apr 2011, 16:11
It's a Bills trough*, on the mainland, but where? Think kangaroos.

* I can see one of the two in the UK ( from my front gate. The link might narrow it down a bit.

30th Apr 2011, 16:38
Court House,Bridge Street,Tumbarumba,NSW,Australia.

30th Apr 2011, 17:54
'Down in Tumba-bloody-rumba, shooting Kanga-bloody-roos.'

Correct. Well done, all yours or open house.

30th Apr 2011, 18:00
Not a tune I am familiar with, I am afraid to say,Hobo. Sounds quite catchy though!
OPen House.

30th Apr 2011, 18:17
Slight thread drift if I was this poem that made me want to go there, the Bills horse trough was a bonus.

"The Integrated Adjective" by John O'Brien (Or John O'Grady...nobody's sure)

I was down the Riverina, knockin' 'round the towns a bit,
And occasionally resting with a schooner in me mitt,
And on one of these occasions, when the bar was pretty full
And the local blokes were arguin' assorted kind of bull,
I heard a conversation, most peculiar in its way.
It's only in Australia you would hear a joker say:

"Howya bloody been, ya drongo, haven't seen ya fer a week,
And yer mate was lookin' for ya when ya come in from the creek.
'E was lookin' up at Ryan's, and around at bloody Joe's,
And even at the Royal, where 'e bloody NEVER goes".

And the other bloke says "Seen 'im? Owed 'im half a bloody quid.
Forgot to give it back to him, but now I bloody did -
Could've used the thing me bloody self. Been off the bloody booze,
Up at Tumba-bloody-rumba shootin' kanga-bloody-roos."

Now the bar was pretty quiet, and everybody heard
The peculiar integration of this adjectival word,
But no-one there was laughing, and me - I wasn't game,
So I just sits back and lets them think I spoke the bloody same.

Then someone else was interested to know just what he got,
How many kanga-bloody-roos he went and bloody shot,
And the shooting bloke says "Things are crook -
the drought's too bloody tough.
I got forty-two by seven, and that's good e-bloody-nough."

And, as this polite rejoinder seemed to satisfy the mob,
Everyone stopped listening and got on with the job,
Which was drinkin' beer, and arguin', and talkin' of the heat,
Of boggin' in the bitumen in the middle of the street,
But as for me, I'm here to say the interesting piece of news
Was Tumba-bloody-rumba shootin' kanga bloody-roos.

30th Apr 2011, 18:56
Hoover Dam Angel

30th Apr 2011, 19:13
Thanks Sirikit. Driven twice over the dam crest but don't remember seeing the angels :\

Here's to your eyes kid

30th Apr 2011, 21:18
Heringsdorf Pier, Usedom Island, Baltic Sea, Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, Germany, Europe.

So right you are!

A picture about a month ago. The middle part (front in the pic) of the pier is new from last autumn….

Over to you, Sirikit!

Loose rivets
30th Apr 2011, 21:58
A surprising little edifice.

1st May 2011, 06:51
Frinton seafront Public Convenience?
Hot water supplied by solar panels.

1st May 2011, 08:36
Yet to be confirmed,Sirikit,but with so few clues in the photograph,I had little to go on! Boom! Boom!

1st May 2011, 10:05
Bronze gates leading to Irwin Chanin's offices,Chanin Building,New York.
Open House,if correct.

1st May 2011, 10:15
Looking where,Sirikit? Apart from Google and "Art Deco" !

1st May 2011, 10:30
Sirikit, Giggling 'angel art deco' gave me the Hoover dam…. :E

1st May 2011, 10:34
Sadly not,Sirikit. Please have a look at #1312.
Singapore is most definitely one of my favourite cities.
I shall refrain from answering your excellent and beautiful Art Deco photographs, so as not to inhibit your future challenges and also to give others a chance.

wings folded
1st May 2011, 10:36
You people are going far too fast.

I have a few chores to carry out and when I return to my screen you have already moved on.

Do you never do the washing up, or mow the lawn, or de-worm the dog, or cook and eat, even?

But then, I like it when the game cracks along at a decent pace.

1st May 2011, 11:02
Sirikit, I do appreciate it was said in fun, but I don't wish to upset anyone.
The lawn calls!!

1st May 2011, 15:46
Quiet here, but methinks open...........

Loose rivets
1st May 2011, 15:58
Frinton seafront Public Convenience?
Hot water supplied by solar panels.

Indeed, and what an experience it was on my one trip in there to see how they'd spent our ratepayers' million dollars. Yep, a tad above half a mil sterling.

Nice smells, perfect cleanliness and classical music playing. And when I came to dry my hands . . . Dyson AirBlades. What else?

They have better bogs in Frinton, I can tell you. We've even got a thatched one down the green a bit.

But then, I like it when the game cracks along at a decent pace.

The aged Texans in the writing class here loved it when I said, I must Crack on. They'd never heard it before.

1st May 2011, 16:37
Loose Rivets,

You may be surprised that the Frinton bogs are probably illegal.

There is an Act of Parliament ( which abolished the use of turnstiles in Public Conveniences. Sadly, often ignored these days, as your pic illustrates.

2nd May 2011, 08:30
good guess

2nd May 2011, 08:57
Well it's not Spain, not the bit I live in anyway, and it is a specific building relating to a very well known person.

It is not my best photographic work either, IIRC first time out with new camera.

2nd May 2011, 09:13
Mr Odysseus, I presume?

2nd May 2011, 09:19
Reg, if that is an oblique reference to Ithaca then that is close but not right.

2nd May 2011, 09:22
Well, it was a reference to the person, and obliquely referred to a place where he had visited, but which is yet to be found :(

The other Person(s) could be Mr and Mrs Aristotle Onassis, in which case the place would be on Skorpios island.

Found it: Photo of Skorpios-Grecia Onassi's island

2nd May 2011, 09:25
OK well it is a much more modern person and Greece would be right for an area.
must find somewhere else for the computer that the kitchen arch, or turn down the sound !

2nd May 2011, 09:26
Panoramio - Photo of Skorpios-Grecia Onassi's island (

2nd May 2011, 09:32
That's it, whose "Beach Hut" is it, or as told by the guide !

2nd May 2011, 09:44
Here is the next. Clue: Not in Greece.

2nd May 2011, 10:06
Ahem. Not Usedom Sirikit :}.

2nd May 2011, 10:44
Sirikit, paraphrasing slightly a statement of an esteemed PPRuNe colleague in another thread: The location is indeed in the general area of the same body of water :8

2nd May 2011, 11:33
Old Rauma,Finland?

2nd May 2011, 11:49
Sabredog: Old Rauma in South-Western Finland is correct!

The old town center, mostly wooden buildings, is on the list of the Unesco World Heritage.

Over to you :D

2nd May 2011, 12:12
Thank you,Regdep.
Open House,once again.

2nd May 2011, 12:29

2nd May 2011, 13:13
Could this be North Island, New Zealand?

2nd May 2011, 14:19
It could be.

2nd May 2011, 14:31
Is it north of Auckland?

2nd May 2011, 15:00
Is it north of Auckland?

About 99.9% of the world's land area is north of Auckland!

2nd May 2011, 15:08
But you said it "could be" in New Zealand. Maybe you were just being coy and didn't choose to give a firm answer. I took that to be a "yes".

2nd May 2011, 16:35
Dragging in the pedantry that is the norm on the Limerick thread, your question was:

Could this be North Island, New Zealand?

I think I answered the question. It could be.

What makes you think it is?

As a matter of fact it is North of Auckland, but as Capetonian rightly points out, most of the world's settled land area is, as well as Croydon.

2nd May 2011, 17:16
Hmm. No specific thing the would put it some place special. Vegetation does not give away much. No big ferns or anything. Roof material, naw. Shadows, naw.

Elevation is not clear, nor is if it is coastal or inland.

So what do we say about the pole. High flagpole? Antenna pole? Signal pole (yachting club)? Navigation light (coastal)? Weather station?

2nd May 2011, 17:41
Vegetation looks sub tropical, building has the same tone, somewhere rainy, garden is typical British borders, flagpole, lawn in need of maintenance.

One is thinking Brit official residence somewhere.

2nd May 2011, 17:58
Correct. Well done. I would call it more the front garden, vats of urine for tanning leather round the back! See link (

Open House.

2nd May 2011, 18:05
Ooooops! as you say, Sir, your call.

2nd May 2011, 19:51
I submit this image as the next challenge.

2nd May 2011, 20:24
Not in Nevada. This system was built perhaps a half-century ago and is still in operation. It can be seen on Giggle Earth.

spInY nORmAn
2nd May 2011, 20:34
HAARP, Gakona, Alaska?

2nd May 2011, 20:50
Jicamarca Radio Observatory.
Open House,if correct.

2nd May 2011, 20:50
Not in a US state.

2nd May 2011, 20:52
Sabredog is 100% correct and has declared Open House.

How did you ever find this????

Here is an overall picture:
There are 18,432 dipoles in the 50 MHz antenna array. This installation is about 20 km from the center of Lima, Peru.

For you computernicks, Ken Bowles - who ran this project - was also the "father" of UCSD Pascal.

2nd May 2011, 22:06
Thank you,Seacue.
A Google for "space /desert /antenna" came up with a photograph of a very small portion of the antenna grid, together with the mountain backdrop.In turn, this led to the answer. A very good challenge.
Confirming "Open House"

3rd May 2011, 08:43

Let me propose another Where? site.
The country should be obvious. This is probably very easy using Giggle.

3rd May 2011, 09:17
Yaphank, Long Island, NY

3rd May 2011, 09:18
New York is the wrong state.

3rd May 2011, 09:27
Newton, NJ

3rd May 2011, 09:38
Radio Station,WTOP (WFED) 1500, Washington, DC.
(University Boulevard,Wheaton,Maryland.)
Open House,if correct.

3rd May 2011, 09:41
Of course sabredog , our master of Google, is correct. Open House has been declared.

3rd May 2011, 11:39
one successfull night shoot.

3rd May 2011, 14:18

3rd May 2011, 14:37
Palace Žofín,Prague.

3rd May 2011, 20:36
I think it's at Highgrove and it is the PoW's "contemplation" retreat when Camilla becomes too demanding.

The Ancient Mariner

3rd May 2011, 21:29
As I don't have a picture to post (even if I could) I'll leave it open to someone else and depart to the land of Nod (I hope). Night all.

The Ancient Mariner

3rd May 2011, 21:53
Stourhead Garden.
Good Night.

Loose rivets
4th May 2011, 04:42
I tried to draw the entire building from memory once. Didn't come close.

Big Ben - drawings and paintings by Stephen Wiltshire MBE - Gallery (

4th May 2011, 06:46
I believe we are still awaiting,Singa to confirm the answer to his earlier challenge,#1412. Meanwhile;

4th May 2011, 08:04
Soory for waiting, I was out to prepare next challenges.:E
Open house,
This castle,

4th May 2011, 08:34
I take it that my answer to #1412 Palace Žofín,Prague,was correct?
Not the Danube/Austria.

4th May 2011, 08:39
Tsk, tsk, young Rivets. Any fule kno that Big Ben is the bell, not the clock.


4th May 2011, 08:44
I take it that my answer to #1412 Palace Žofín,Prague,was correct?
Sorry for inconvenience,

even it is not logic,but maybe Spain?

4th May 2011, 09:15
No apology required at all,Singapurcanac. Just needed confirmation.
I agree that it does look Spanish, even quixotic,but not Spain.

4th May 2011, 10:35

4th May 2011, 10:37
I think it's one of the villages round Lake Balaton, north shore, Tihany peninsula.

4th May 2011, 11:32
Not the Tihany peninsula,nor the Adriatic.

4th May 2011, 11:47
Correct,Sirikit.Well done.
You have control.

4th May 2011, 12:03
If no one minds I thought I might drop this one in, staying with the castle theme.

4th May 2011, 13:27
Thurso Castle,Caithness,Scotland.

4th May 2011, 14:30
Well done sabredog, the town where I was brought up. Over to you.

4th May 2011, 15:22
Thank you, Avionker.
The credit should go to Sirikit, as I was still stumbling along the Northumbrian coastline until Sirkit identified it as being Scottish.
All yours Sirikit.

4th May 2011, 16:15
As you wish,Sirikit,but you were the "Pathfinder".
Next challenge;

wings folded
4th May 2011, 16:22
Ukraine perchance?

4th May 2011, 16:23
Not Ukraine,Wings.

4th May 2011, 16:36
Not Bulgaria,Sirikit. Certainly Communist,but not "Red Army" in the accepted sense.

4th May 2011, 16:53
Communist in short sleeves?
it is not ex-Yugoslavia, style is different,

only Hungary,remains....

4th May 2011, 16:55
Not Hungarian. Which still leaves a number of options!

4th May 2011, 17:00

4th May 2011, 17:02
Sorry,Hobo,not Berlin.

4th May 2011, 17:14
open house if I get it. :E

4th May 2011, 17:17
None of the above,Singapurcanac.

4th May 2011, 17:24
Than Switzerland ,remains...

flying lid
4th May 2011, 18:03
Soldier hands in air, surrendering, boy running off with womans handbag, woman about to hit another soldier - MUST be Italy !!!


4th May 2011, 18:13
My apologies Sirikit. I had popped out to pick my son up from kindergarten. By the time I got home and back on sabredog had cracked it.

4th May 2011, 18:15
Is the statue in North Korea by any chance?

4th May 2011, 18:28
Sorry,not North Korea.
Very droll Flying Lid,but not Italy.

4th May 2011, 18:54
Very surprised that this challenge has lasted quite so long.
Here is another view,but not from my camera. The Heroic style, and some of the accoutrements should help.

4th May 2011, 21:06
Cuba? No idea where.

4th May 2011, 21:14
Looks pretty Chinese to me….

4th May 2011, 21:42
Why should they not?

How else do you deliver mail?

4th May 2011, 21:44
Not Cuba.

4th May 2011, 21:47
Not Red army, how about Kuomintang Army, then?

Still wondering about the boy: a messenger (not a defector, I'd presume:ooh:)?

4th May 2011, 22:06
I implied that it was not the "Red Army" as usually associated with the Soviet Union,but another "Red Army". Chinese is correct,and indeed Communist as opposed to the Nationalist side.

4th May 2011, 22:14
Sirikit, you sort this out, please. I must go now. Nite.

5th May 2011, 05:32
Still struggling with this one. The symbolism could refer to the Peasant Uprising 1927 in Guangzhou, but the style is less pompous than one would expect from the usual Communist memorials (not sure about the dating of the gun, either, but that can be an act of artist's liberties). Peasants talking to soldier, another soldier declaring something, and a messenger boy running to the next village.

Still, I'd make a stab for Guangzhou.

5th May 2011, 06:33
Not the 1927 Guangzhou uprising,Regdep,though a good interpretation of the memorial. Stay with the Kuomintang connection.

5th May 2011, 06:40
Aha. Is this in Taiwan, then, and maybe not very old? Would explain something of its style.

5th May 2011, 06:59
Not Taiwan,Regdep. It is mainland China,and commemorates a particular atrocity commited during the early struggles between the CPC and Kuomintang.
Poetic licence has been used with the weaponry!

5th May 2011, 07:19
Nanchang Siege and Uprising 1927

5th May 2011, 08:57
Not the Nanchang Siege and Uprising 1927,Regdep.
The memorial in the photograph,so I believe, commemorates all those PCP,soldiers and workers killed in the struggle up to 1948/9,hence the more modern weaponry.
The site where this memorial is situated,commemorates an atrocity carried out by the Kuomintang against suspected communists and their sympathisers. The atrocity took place here.

5th May 2011, 09:53
Sounds like to the memory of Nanjing, but would be a bit tame for it…..

No better idea :uhoh:.

5th May 2011, 09:58
It is in Shanghai,Sirikit.

5th May 2011, 10:29
How the hick did you find it, I went trough all possible permutations of revolution, park, memorial revolution, atrocity, communist, nationalist, what-not in Shanghai and environs. Was even looking at the same park with all possible other big pieces of carved stone :{:{:{.

OkOk, now: "Oasis of calm in busy city"

Edit: "Monument depicts support from soldiers, students, farmers, businessmen and women for the liberation of Shanghai." NOW I know why I thought the running boy looked like Mercury (Hermes) the god of commerce.

Shanghai Star :p

5th May 2011, 10:39
Very well,done,Sirikit. One of many memorials to the dead of the revolution to be found in the Longhua Cemetery of Revolutionary Martyrs,Shanghai.
Lots of Art Deco buildings there as well,Sirikit.
Bad luck,Regdep,as I thought you were well on the way to the correct answer.
Most of the other statues/memorials in the Park are in a much lighter coloured stone. At least you got Borsk correctly!
Xie Xie to everyone

flying lid
5th May 2011, 21:40
Jodrell Bank radio telescope (near Manchester Airport - MAN) ?


5th May 2011, 21:41
Well you are looking at the University of Manchester radio telescope at Joddrell Bank, Cheshire. I'm trying to place the stump in the background !

6th May 2011, 15:56
OK nothing for a few hours now and I was within a minute !

Easy one to get it moving again

6th May 2011, 16:25
Yes I would say the particular building.

Bloke ducked and sat for a sandwich and coffee before my shutter did it's thing but it's the window cleaner !

but not even close with your guesses.

Sultan Ismail
6th May 2011, 17:36
Petronas Twin Towers

Kuala Lumpur


Open House folks

6th May 2011, 17:39
I feel you were certain to get that ! easy if you have been.

Loose rivets
6th May 2011, 17:53
Joddrell Bank,

Please excuse a moment's drift. I felt sure I'd asked about this a while back, but can't find a trace of it.

Is Joddrell Bank capable of radiating? And could it ever have burned a hole in a railway carriage?

I think not, because the 'beam' if there was one, would not be focused at that range. But there is a railway line just where the PhD bloke I was flying, said it was.

It was said by someone that J-Bank was used to help find a Jodel near Shetland Islands. Here, curvature of the Earth comes to mind.

6th May 2011, 18:36
To the best of my knowledge it could not and never has radiated.
I was refused permission when I wrote to Sir Bernard to use it for Radio Amateur purposes (144 Mhz Moonbounce)
"It's been done" was his response.
I knew that but I just wanted to be the biggest signal !

6th May 2011, 19:05
In the middle of all that radiating hype, I understand it is Open House

6th May 2011, 19:15
If it's open house :

Faces blurred to protect the innocent and not so innocent, myself included, and to remove a fairly obvious clue.

6th May 2011, 19:24
I don't think there are many innocent ones in you pic Capetonian! The only one is sitting/standing on the bridge, which is in Rome, isn't it?

6th May 2011, 19:53
The blur on the bridge is not a person, it's part of a building. And it's not Rome.

6th May 2011, 19:59
it's part of a building

Right, it is a church - hence the innocence.

6th May 2011, 20:53
The Roman Bridge at Salamanca,Spain?

6th May 2011, 21:40
sabredog .... you amaze me! Well done.

I was going to give clues ..... it's a Roman bridge but not in Rome, and the river begins with the same letter as that which flows through Rome (it's the Tormes), but well done, clues not required.

6th May 2011, 21:47
Thank you,Capetonian.
All the clues were in the photograph already. Very Roman in design, and a very long bridge at that! The design of the arch support bases confirmed it was Salamanca.
Open House

6th May 2011, 22:04
May I, as an incompetent lurker, fill the Open House spot?

6th May 2011, 22:06
Are the mountains the Andes?

6th May 2011, 22:25
Santiago de Chile?

7th May 2011, 07:17
Tehran, Iran

7th May 2011, 07:45
Atlas Mountains. Marrakech/Fes?
Possibly the Djemaa el-Fna Mosque.

7th May 2011, 14:05
Been lurking since thread began. Thought I was fairly well travelled, but am in humble awe here. I do have one photo I should like to post, not only to give experts some fun, but because I am very interested in whether anyone knows more information about the history of the place.

Is this ok?

7th May 2011, 15:16
Can I now repost my challenge that I posted as #1493 and everybody has stomped over it :* ?

7th May 2011, 15:45
You can AFAIAC RD:

Seoul? / Taipei?

7th May 2011, 15:48
Hobo, its neither.

And here it is reposted for easier reference:

7th May 2011, 17:56
I never forgot about yours, Reg!

How sweet of you Sirikit!

Not Austrian though.

Don't know about the eagles, but Jimmy Carter must have loved the place.

7th May 2011, 18:47
They do, don't they?

7th May 2011, 20:16
Not much this time Sirikit.

And, after all, this is a four-letter-word challenge.

7th May 2011, 20:18
Norway-Oslo Rådhus.

7th May 2011, 20:49
Norway-Oslo Rådhus

pineridge has it: Oslo (four letters) Town hall.

All yours :D

Edit: Sirikit, slow is not always great…….

8th May 2011, 02:37

Sadly, right clicking will give much of the info away, but as I said,
I am wondering whether people here know any of the actual history
of the place.

And many thanks, too.

8th May 2011, 04:04
Googoil to the rescue Führer Headquarters Anlage Mitte (

8th May 2011, 14:35
Thank you SO much. It was a spooky place to walk around.

8th May 2011, 15:03
San Francisco bay----Just East of the Golden Gate Bridge.


8th May 2011, 15:07
Just beat me to it.:ok:

8th May 2011, 15:19
Another somewhat easy one for a Sunday:

8th May 2011, 15:37
The Crater of Mt. Waialeale,Kauai.

8th May 2011, 15:47
As an interlude to the main game - it would appear that Tony Draper has found something on GoogleEarth near his abode (Newcastle) which he can't make head nor tail of (the square post thing next to the signpost). Details are on the "Mystery Object" thread but I thought that the sleuths of this fine forum might well be able to provide an answer:

8th May 2011, 15:48
The Crater of Mt. Waialeale,Kauai.

Correct. I flew inside there on average 5 times a day for 7 years flying tours. It is the wettest place on earth, (depending upon how you measure it), receiving an average of 450 inches of rain per year.

This picture was taken after 7 inches of rain had fallen in the preceding 2 hours.

Unfortunately, it is also the site of two fatal helicopter crashes during my time was weather related, the other one was pilot error.

Mt Wai'ale'ale (


8th May 2011, 16:32
Thank you,Gordy. Appears to be an interesting place to aviate.

8th May 2011, 16:51

What sort of mind does it take to think this could be a good idea to try and build? Talk about thinking outside the box...

8th May 2011, 17:40
Is Big Tree Wawona, Mariposa Grove, Cal the same as Sequoia Park, CA, Sirikit?

8th May 2011, 17:53
Yes, Wawona. Never seen a "giant" redwood tree, but what I guess are considered "small" redwood trees are pretty huge.
Wawona Tree - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (
Note to self: Come up with more cryptic locations.

This is a nice place to visit if you are near SF:
Muir Woods National Monument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (

and this is a nice place to eat before or after:
Menus at Pelican Inn (

8th May 2011, 18:30
Jonathan Trott being run out,fifth Ashes Test,Sydney,Australia

8th May 2011, 18:46
I was not sure of the venu,Sirikit,and made the wrong guess!
Open House.

8th May 2011, 18:52

My first go at this competition.

8th May 2011, 19:02
The Oregon coast? But the sea color looks more like the Caribbean, although probably not Virgin Gorda. Baja maybe???

8th May 2011, 19:06
I suspect my guesses are wrong, as the land mass looks more extensive than what you'd see in the latter two.

8th May 2011, 19:07
Sirikit, spilled milk, but have been both to Sequoia Park and Yosemite, and couldn't tell them apart without the water fall :ouch:

8th May 2011, 19:11
Lady Lexxington, is this your bucket in the picture? :oh:

8th May 2011, 19:26
It is not my bucket and you're all wrong so far. :}

8th May 2011, 19:33
Crimea (not to be confused with common criminals).

8th May 2011, 19:42

8th May 2011, 19:45
You are in the right county Sirikit.

8th May 2011, 19:48
Is it near St Eval, just north if memory serves?

8th May 2011, 19:54
Wrong coast Gordy.

8th May 2011, 20:01
It has been almost 30 years, so a pure guess---in and around St. Austell.

8th May 2011, 20:12
No and no. D'you want a clue?

8th May 2011, 20:40
I think Sirikit has it.

Good Night.

8th May 2011, 20:40
Well done! :ok: Taken last month. We had such fabulous weather.

Open house.

8th May 2011, 21:48
Is there a need to burst into song, I'm thinking "Wings"