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Mel Effluent
20th Apr 2011, 12:25
Yes, but a long time ago. Unfortunately, it seems that I cannot post attachments (I would have thought 6 years would have been enough of a probation period!) I'll post a poser if I am ever permitted.



M.Mouse
20th Apr 2011, 12:27
http://tinyurl.com/3jdm3vn

MagnusP
20th Apr 2011, 12:30
Mel Effluent: you don't have to post piccies as attachments; you can post a link to an image hosting site like photobucket, and the piccy will appear in your message. If you right click on any of the images and look at the properties, you'll see that they are all links to hosting sites.

Sirikit
20th Apr 2011, 12:45
The Wonderful Barn, Co. Kildare
http://www.irelandnow.com/castles/wbarn.gif

To mark the eastern vista of Castletown a conical shaped building - The Wonderful Barn - went up in 1743 with the stairs ascending upwards around the exterior of the building. The Wonderful Barn was built by Mrs. William Connoly built in Leixlip to give work to the poor during hard times, and located beside the Leixlip By-Pass.

The Barn stands 73 feet high. The exterior winding staircase has 94 steps and goes right up to the top. The building has 5 floors all with a hole in the centre. It is flanked by 2 smaller barns.

A granary, short tower and dovecote have all been put forward as reasons for building the unique structure. In Georgian times it was a custom to use doves as a delicacy when other animal sources of food were not in season. The height of structure would also lend itself to sport shooting, while a central hole through each of the floors would suggest a place to store grain, which were lowered and raised through the holes in the floors.

Open House, sirs!:ok:

sisemen
20th Apr 2011, 13:00
Bloody hell. You pop out for your evening meal and there's another 2 pages!!

Correct Mel - wobbly Weobley :ok:

M.Mouse
20th Apr 2011, 13:24
I'm not playing anymore!

Ancient Observer
20th Apr 2011, 14:16
Excuse me. Just trying out the instructions while it is quiet.

Thank you for patience and instructions.



http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy57/employee1_2010/IMG_1543.jpg?t=1303305481

Sirikit
20th Apr 2011, 14:26
Chile or Greece???:O

Ancient Observer
20th Apr 2011, 14:31
Thank you. No, wrong continent in both cases. I had another piccy of same place that would give a clue, but as I'm still learning, photo bucket didn't like it. I'll try to get pb to like it.

SINGAPURCANAC
20th Apr 2011, 15:12
something looking west,;)
let's say,
Madagascar,west coast,
Or if I use my brain(limited option only available :p), than,
time is 02 50.
If it is your picture,than we may suppose that your camera is set up to BST, so it ,means that this location is 5 to 6 hours ahead of BST, that set us somewhere at the midlle of Asia, and if I have to bet ,than Sri Lanka, Iran is not, Gulf states aren't westerly oriented,except Sa but this is not 5/6 hours ahead of...

or it is two fifty in the morning than a little chance that it is somewhere in America, again westerly oriented
Florida, or Costarica, but very unlikelly
:ok:

RegDep
20th Apr 2011, 16:21
This is something I cannot solve because I just happened to drive by the place.

Sun rising or setting, Northern or Southern hemisphere, exclude South America and the "continent" of Europe, September 30th 2010 (assuming the date stamp is correct). Then start tabulating the possible scenarios based on which time zone the clock is set (assuming it is correct to any time zone).

Need some Giggling, as my old celestial navigation tables are no longer physically available to me… :\.

Ho hum.

Or maybe I wait for the next picture for a clue :(.

Edit: How about looking for the weather satellite overlay for the date for GiggleEarth and screen that for the clouds in the picture.

Maybe not.

Ancient Observer
20th Apr 2011, 16:37
This gives better clues. If I can make photobucket work


http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy57/employee1_2010/IMG_1545.jpg?t=1303313747
http://s777.photobucket.com/albums/yy57/employee1_2010/?action=view&current=IMG_1545.jpg

Ancient Observer
20th Apr 2011, 16:40
More clues.

Rats. Too many clues

http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy57/employee1_2010/IMG_1540.jpg?t=1303313977

Sirikit
20th Apr 2011, 16:51
Hmm, Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, California?

wings folded
20th Apr 2011, 16:55
I am still playing, and have taken a huge chunk out of my remaining life to learn how to post a pic. Without help from nephews / grandchildren.

But because of the time lag that involved, I am probably totally out of synch with the game, so be gentle with me.

What about this?


http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab176/vikingphoto/20031130PICT000184.jpg

Sirikit
20th Apr 2011, 17:08
Be with you in a sec, wings.

Australia - Great Ocean Road?

wings folded
20th Apr 2011, 17:14
Be with you in a sec, wings.

Please take your time. I see, as I feared, that I have totally upset the chrono.

wings folded
20th Apr 2011, 17:32
Wherever AO's pic comes from, it is a breezy place.

Have you seen how those trees lean.

Sirikit
20th Apr 2011, 17:34
That's what I thought but I've not seen those types of trees before.:{

sabredog
20th Apr 2011, 18:01
Monterey Cypress trees. Could be any point on the Californian coast from the Big Sur down to San Diego. Possible La Jolla or Carmel.

sisemen
20th Apr 2011, 18:07
With the type of ute in one of the pics and the mailbox in the other my money's on California as well.

wings folded
20th Apr 2011, 18:14
The mailbox certainly looks American, and a west facing coastline could well be California, but other places may have similar mailboxes, but we are trying to identify a few random trees. A bit tricky, if you ask me.

wings folded
20th Apr 2011, 20:15
What a shame.

Just when I learn how to post a pic you all seem to go off to bed or tuck into a single malt, but either way not post.

RegDep
20th Apr 2011, 20:27
wings folded, I am still here.

First of all, congratulations for your posting a picture!

Your challenge looks Japanese to me, although may not be from Japan. Let me make a wild guess. Your garden, and not too far from Norwich airport….

PS: Mine is Brut d'Argent, a Pinot Noir Rose sparkling wine…..

Sirikit
20th Apr 2011, 20:34
Could AO's picture also be somewhere along the coast of Oregon?

Now onto yours for the moment, wingsf!

sabredog
20th Apr 2011, 20:34
Are we not still awaiting confirmation of Ancient Observer's challenge?
I was under the impression it was still active.

Sirikit
20th Apr 2011, 20:37
That's right, sabredog, but we're just looking at wings' pic till AO returns.

Thanks for the information about the trees. :ok:

sabredog
20th Apr 2011, 20:41
Sorry, I shall return to my book.
A pleasure, it is a beautiful coastline, with many such trees.

RegDep
20th Apr 2011, 20:43
sabredog,

We are doing the bootcamp drill with wings folded while waiting for AO's call. Nothing unruly. Wouldn't dare :=.

sabredog
20th Apr 2011, 20:49
All is revealed. Just "Rejoining the circuit" as it were, after an absence of some two years. Had quite forgotten the protocols.

RegDep
20th Apr 2011, 20:53
sabredog, welcome back! Please rejoin the Silhouette Challenge, too. We need all hands on board there.

Reg

wings folded
20th Apr 2011, 21:29
RegDep,

There is indeed a poor imitation in my garden, not that far from EGSH.

But my pic comes from a little further away.

Sirikit
20th Apr 2011, 21:40
http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/47876/monaco_japanischer_08-04-27.jpg

Japanese Garden in Monaco, a nice place for relaxing.

from visitmonaco.com
This enchanting garden, designed by the landscape-architect Yasuo Beppu, covers 23,000 square feet right next to the Mediterranean Sea and has been blessed by a Shinto High Priest. The site is an authentic work of art that unites stone, water and vegetation in the most marvelous harmony.

The pine and olive trees are pruned in the pure tradition of the Land of the Rising Sun. Waterfalls and ponds, decorated with symbolically-shaped islands, add to the serenity of the surroundings and are admired by visitors as they walk through the garden. The natural stones were carefully chosen according to their shape, color and size.

The bamboo fences, Tea House, stone lanterns, tiles and wooden gates were all made in Japan. This exceptional garden situated at the foot of the sea-front high-rise buildings has a very special atmosphere, which is accentuated by the use of water sprays on the azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias.


http://i1.trekearth.com/photos/13702/japanese_garden.jpg

wings folded
20th Apr 2011, 21:48
Spot on Sirikit.

Indeed a pleasant spot in a rather unpleasant place.

Commissioned by Princess Grace. I quite like the Roseraie Princesse Grace at Fontvieille also.

Sirikit
20th Apr 2011, 21:53
Rightho, wings folded.:ok:

Suppose better wait for Ancient Observer to give a judgement otherwise siseman will boss us.:p;)

wings folded
20th Apr 2011, 21:56
Watch out, all of you.

I now know how to post piccies.

Last one was easy; await the next few.

Ancient Observer
20th Apr 2011, 23:43
Sorry about the delay. Out for a meal at Mr Blumenthal's pub. Bit expensive for a pub....

Calif. coast San Simeon. great restaurant overlooking sea and sunset near this motel. (Not in this motel). Much cheaper than Mr Blumenthal's pub.

Open House?

http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy57/employee1_2010/IMG_1546.jpg?t=1303339211

Ancient Observer
20th Apr 2011, 23:45
Now that I can post, can I play now, please?

sisemen
21st Apr 2011, 02:30
AO - be nice and abide by the rules and then certainly you can play.....but not before this one's been solved :}

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c92/allan907/P6080033.jpg

SINGAPURCANAC
21st Apr 2011, 06:57
Let's try, Thailand or South East Asia.

sabredog
21st Apr 2011, 07:44
I think it's sirikit turn to post,is it not?
In #1014, he posted;
"Hmm, Sunset Cliffs, San Diego, California?"

sisemen
21st Apr 2011, 08:23
sabre - AO declared Open House but, I agree we're still waiting for a declaration on Sirikit's efforts. That's the trouble with running multiple challenges. We're going to have to tighten up or I'll set the dogs onto you :=

Singers - not Thai but very SEA. There's some squiggly writing on the building which, if you recognise it, should give the game away. :}

MagnusP
21st Apr 2011, 08:44
sabredog: "Sirikit" "he"? Uh-oh, you're in some trouble. :E

Sirikit
21st Apr 2011, 08:51
Told you Siseman would all make you polish your shoes! Open House....carry on!:ok:

sisemen
21st Apr 2011, 09:12
Sirikit - If I wrote the word namesis would it make sense? No. :* However, nemesis would.

Sharpen up girl.

:}

Sirikit
21st Apr 2011, 10:03
sisemen - No flies on me! I figured that out when pussy was a kitten!:O

Now...got to think some more.:O

Ancient Observer
21st Apr 2011, 12:32
Don't recognise squiggly. More clues?

Sirikit
21st Apr 2011, 12:33
I am all squiggled out!:{

wings folded
21st Apr 2011, 13:52
People,

Can we make some progress, please?

I do not have the remotest clue about the pagoda thingy, but now that I know how to pop a picture into the thread I am yearning to do so (do you like the word "yearning"? I do...)

So, forwards and upwards, folks, or I will incur your collective wrath by stepping out of turn.

sabredog
21st Apr 2011, 13:57
The Nepalese Pagoda, on the bank of the Brisbane River,Brisbane,
Queensland.

Sirikit
21st Apr 2011, 14:05
Phew! That's it, sabredog. I kept thinking that everything seemed rather new. If those pics are really taken in SE Asia then where are all the Asians, hmm?:ooh: :ok:

wings folded
21st Apr 2011, 14:35
Come on then , Sabre, post somewhere I know so I can back into the game.

sabredog
21st Apr 2011, 14:46
As far as I can recall, protocol dictates that we now wait for siseman to confirm the answer before proceeding. Perhaps sirikit can confirm this?

Sirikit
21st Apr 2011, 14:57
I think nemesis will be snoring his head off for another 6 hours! I think we are all agreed that you've identified his picture correctly. I say post on and we can await his confirmation.:E

Blame it on the boogie!:ok:

sabredog
21st Apr 2011, 15:06
Thank you,Sirikit.
"Open House", due to technical problems.

spInY nORmAn
21st Apr 2011, 15:38
OK - perhaps too easy for some:

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m591/rowdyfred/213133417_1c854e7c77_o.jpg?t=1303396640

sisemen
21st Apr 2011, 15:41
Sorry folks. I'm not chained to the bloody 'puter :}

Brizzie it is. Summat to do with the Nepalese I seem to remember.

wings folded
21st Apr 2011, 17:08
I am now totally lost as to who goes next, where we are at, and so forth.

So here is my submission, which you can feel free to ignore if I have made a mistake vis-a-vis the rather puzzling chronology of this thread

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab176/vikingphoto/P1010386.jpg

SINGAPURCANAC
21st Apr 2011, 17:21
@<hidden>,
Canada?

wings folded
21st Apr 2011, 17:36
Yeah, but where?

Sirikit
21st Apr 2011, 18:00
http://eu.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/citylights/citylights0905/citylights090500021/4887073-the-wooden-red-roof-of-the-old-church-of-tadoussac-also-known-as.jpg

Church of Tadoussac, Quebec. Red, white and blue a clue?

Sorry, but could answer this picture first so back to Spiny's also in Canada!:ok:

Tadoussac, Quebec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadoussac,_Quebec)

Ancient Observer
21st Apr 2011, 18:04
Alberta. Lots of lakes there.

or, more clues???

Did you notice the grass in the piccy? To get grass like that takes kilos of fertiliser and kilos of weedkiller. All handily draining in to the lake and the water table.

Sirikit
21st Apr 2011, 18:07
http://www.dreamstime.com/athabaska-river-falls-rockies-alberta-canada--thumb2325379.jpg

Athabaska River Falls, Rockies, Alberta.

Open House, gentlemen!:ok: Snuck in behind AO.:O

Gee, don't think much of that grass, AO. It doesn't look half as good as mine which is similar to this. Took me months to get it so organic.

http://eu.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/snowturtle/snowturtle1007/snowturtle100700023/7417851-green-grass-with-yellow-dandelions.jpg

Ancient Observer
21st Apr 2011, 18:14
http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy57/employee1_2010/P1010208.jpg?t=1303406067

spInY nORmAn
21st Apr 2011, 18:19
Sorry folks - work intervened.

Canada it is and Alberta puts you somewhat close (but think colder. Yep - colder than Alberta!)

Sirikit
21st Apr 2011, 18:56
So it's not Alberta?:ooh::ooh:

Virginia Falls, Nahanni National Park Reserve, Northwest Territories, Canada, North America??

spInY nORmAn
21st Apr 2011, 19:19
Sirikit - congrats (again!).

For those who might ever get the chance Virginia Falls is pretty spectacular up close (i.e. twice as high as Niagara) but is fly-in only. I must admit, landing on floats just upstream from the falls does give you pause to wonder what would happen if you lost power while taxiing to shore:sad:

Over to you...

Sirikit
21st Apr 2011, 19:28
AO - The weather looks British so guessing Britain?

sabredog
21st Apr 2011, 19:58
Budleigh Salterton ?

Mr_Grubby
21st Apr 2011, 20:17
I'm with the sabredog on this.

South coast of England, the Jurrasic Coast.

C.

Ancient Observer
21st Apr 2011, 21:08
I think south coast Budleigh Salterton is pretty d. close. Sabredog wins.

It is Branscombe, South Devon, UK. Lovely part of the UK.

Was in the news about 3 years ago as a container ship washed up there, and the natives got some "good deals", for "free".

Does great scones with Devon cream and jam.

sabredog
21st Apr 2011, 21:51
Thank you,AO.Here is the next challenge.
The location will suffice, rather than the name of the actual monument;
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i352/mosquito633/IMGP0693.jpgt;

Sirikit
21st Apr 2011, 22:45
Buenos Aires.....Jacarandas and Palms?

Religious statue?

sabredog
21st Apr 2011, 22:47
No,I am afraid not,Sirikit. Although I can see your line of reasoning.

spInY nORmAn
21st Apr 2011, 22:51
The red british phone box has me intrigued!

Sirikit
21st Apr 2011, 22:54
Portuguese???

SINGAPURCANAC
21st Apr 2011, 23:58
red british phone box
So Argentinian,
:E:E:E

Portuguese???
Rather Italian. Look at carpentry(tichlerei. de :})

sisemen
22nd Apr 2011, 03:51
red british phone box and double-yellow no parking lines.

Apart from the shutters it could be Tasmania. The subject is obviously pastoral care of prisoners (or could be Catholic church paedophilia - notice the no clothes and willy out of the young lad - very appropriate :}) so could either be further north in Oz or caribbean.

Or Gibraltar

Hobo
22nd Apr 2011, 04:45
Malta/Gozo?

sabredog
22nd Apr 2011, 08:40
Malta is correct. To be precise, Valetta.
The monument is dedicated to Dun Mikiel Auberge Xerri,a Maltese patriot executed by the French in 1799.
Hobo, you have control.

wings folded
22nd Apr 2011, 14:05
Ahem.

Hobo, you seem to be connected but doing much in the way of posting.

Get on with it!!

I like this game but do want to wait for a week between posts.

But, of course you may be busy........

Sirikit
22nd Apr 2011, 14:13
That would be helpful. :ok:

wings folded
22nd Apr 2011, 14:27
While nothing much is going on, I thought I would try this:

Will keep idle hands busy until the thread wakes up again.



http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab176/vikingphoto/P1000235.jpg

Wodrick
22nd Apr 2011, 15:48
Well it looks like a community in an extinct volcano to me but where I have no idea.

sabredog
22nd Apr 2011, 16:10
The Cirque de Navacelles, Gorges del la Vis, Cevenne , southern Massif Central.

wings folded
22nd Apr 2011, 16:13
Cirque de Navacelles, Gorges del la Vis, Cevenne , southern Massif Central. All right, you clever thing, but which département would that be, then ? Hein?

wings folded
22nd Apr 2011, 16:37
Lozere.



Not so, sabre. 'Tis in fact 34 Hérault.

Much if not most of the Larzac is in the Lozere, this bit is not.

And it is the deepest canyon in Europe, apparently.

sabredog
22nd Apr 2011, 17:13
Thank you.

Hobo
22nd Apr 2011, 18:46
Sorry w/f, and chaps, for the delay:-

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc245/hobo31/pmb.jpg

SINGAPURCANAC
22nd Apr 2011, 19:37
And it is the deepest canyon in Europe, apparently.

Are you sure?

I may bet that deepest in Europe and second deepest in the world,after Colorado Grand Canyon,is canyon of the river Tara, border beetwen Montenegro/Serbia and Republic of Srpska.
Around 1650 meters. unfotunatelly I have no Pics, but internet is full of them.
I will try to find letter on some links with pictures.
:ok:

sabredog
22nd Apr 2011, 19:46
As Hobo is now back online,and not to have two challenges running at the same time, I shall delete my earlier challenge.
Sabredog.

Sirikit
22nd Apr 2011, 19:53
sabredog - What was the plane tail in the background?;)

Hobo - Pemberton?

sabredog
22nd Apr 2011, 19:59
Well spotted,Sirikit. It might give the game away,but it is a Russian built aircraft.
As you are no doubt aware, I have withdrawn the challenge due to Hobo's belated return!

Sirikit
22nd Apr 2011, 20:00
You'll be able to stick it back up in a sec! ;)

Hobo
22nd Apr 2011, 20:19
Correct Sirikit. One of the famous 'climbing trees'.

Sorry to mess you about chaps, not to sure of the etiquette here, I'm more used to the shambles of the limerick thread!

Sirikit
22nd Apr 2011, 20:26
Please stick your pic back up, sabredog!:ok:

sabredog
22nd Apr 2011, 20:31
Thank you,Sirikit.That is very civil of you. Here we go again;
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i352/mosquito633/dp1-1.jpg
Is anyone else having problems with the PPruNe Server "Timing Out"?

Sirikit
22nd Apr 2011, 20:35
Yes, situation normal....!

So.....a Russian plane, a tower like monument, something to do with rivers, a wander, trees painted white.....!

Am clueless.:{

Is it a hot place?

Hobo
22nd Apr 2011, 20:43
It's not Berlin Schonefeld in the old days is it?

Also having 'time out' problems.

sabredog
22nd Apr 2011, 20:53
Sirkit;
Yes, a hot country, but not a monument to trees or water.
Has a military aviation connection.
Hobo;
Sorry not Berlin.
Server appears to be back now.

Sirikit
22nd Apr 2011, 21:57
Guessing wildly....China?:O

Hobo
22nd Apr 2011, 22:32
India? - always used to see Russian Military in Delhi.

sabredog
22nd Apr 2011, 22:33
Sorry,Sirikit,not China.

sabredog
22nd Apr 2011, 22:39
Hobo,yes it is Delhi. Could you be more precise as to the location?

Sirikit
22nd Apr 2011, 23:00
Hindon or Indian Air Force Museum????

I would say it's the Indian Air Force Museum in Palam, New Delhi.

http://www.indianholiday.com/images/best-of-india/museums-art-galleries/air-force-museum-new-delhi.jpg

Hobo
23rd Apr 2011, 06:01
image removed

sabredog
23rd Apr 2011, 07:41
Correct,Sirikit,and very well done in spotting the Antonov 12's fin and rudder. I fear that Hobo has jumped the gun ,again!
As a long standing member of this thread,could you enlighten Hobo as to the correct procedures for posting?
The answer to his challenge is Akoroa Harbour,New Zealand, as per the ident on his IMG!!!
Sirikit,you have control.

Sirikit
23rd Apr 2011, 07:56
sabredog - Hobo really deserved that as he did all the spadework. I was in China and just jumped in.:O

sisemen will soon have him told.:E

Looks like it down to you to post a picture.:ok:

Rollingthunder
23rd Apr 2011, 08:07
http://www.sylvarum.ro/_upload/_pics/_large/10_1_20080709224953.jpg

My thread, I make the rules. Anyone can post a challenge, but for sanity, one at a time is nice.

Yeah, yeah, totally obscure. Talk about snow blindness.

Hobo
23rd Apr 2011, 08:12
sabredog....oh dear .... if you are going to be so 'primary school playground', I shall leave you in peace...

Sirikit
23rd Apr 2011, 08:21
Such defiance and insubordination!

OMG, there's going to be big trouble round the boondocks!:uhoh:

North Pole?

sabredog
23rd Apr 2011, 08:22
Hobo,sorry you have taken that attitude. Not"Primary school" at all,merely abiding by the rules of the game to prevent double challenges and consequent confusion. I have no further comment, other than to say that you are very lucky that it was I who posted and not siseman,as sirikit intimated.

Rollingthunder
23rd Apr 2011, 08:26
No not actually North Pole...he is standing on some elevation.

Sirikit
23rd Apr 2011, 08:27
I agree, sabredog!:ok: Hobo, you'll get to grips with it! Just don't rely on them not to right click and peek.:ok:

Siberia?

Rollingthunder
23rd Apr 2011, 08:31
Baffin Island, Canadian Territory, We stand on guard for thee.

NEXT!

Sirikit
23rd Apr 2011, 08:36
Rollingthunder - So you just guessed your own picture?????

sabredog - Please post up the next picture.

Rollingthunder
23rd Apr 2011, 08:40
Realized was never going to get correct answer so provided answer.

Sirikit
23rd Apr 2011, 08:48
It's going to be one of those days! One of them crazy old days....:E

sabredog - Please post up a picture.

Rollingthunder
23rd Apr 2011, 08:55
Can't wait around

http://www.porthenys.org.uk/assets/images/autogen/a_Harbour03.jpg

Theme of children's book and animated film

sabredog
23rd Apr 2011, 09:42
Mousehole Harbour,Cornwall.

Rollingthunder
23rd Apr 2011, 09:44
Correct........ pronounced "Mouseall"

sabredog
23rd Apr 2011, 09:47
Open House

sabredog
23rd Apr 2011, 10:09
Hobo,please check your P.M.s

Hobo
23rd Apr 2011, 10:23
Oh all right then....as long as it's my turn..

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc245/hobo31/Shropshirecanal.jpg

sabredog
23rd Apr 2011, 10:37
Thanks for the P.M.
Has to be;
Runnymede.
Open House,if correct.

Hobo
23rd Apr 2011, 11:16
Correct, almost...but near enough. This sign is actually on Long Mead, the Mead next to Runny Mead. Apart from the NT erecting miles of unlawful fencing, and several unlawful padlocked horse unfriendly gates on this land to which the public has an absolute right of access, hence this picture, they have also rewritten history by renaming the whole area Runnymede. Don't get me started....

As you say....open house...

sisemen
23rd Apr 2011, 11:52
you are very lucky that it was I who posted and not siseman,as sirikit intimated.

Not at all. The chap's a newcomer and can't be expected to know the rules and nuances of this game. Gently, gently and he will pick up the lingo.

And if, subsequently, he doesn't.......







....I'LL RIP HIS BLEEDIN' ARMS ORF! :}

Sirikit
23rd Apr 2011, 19:41
http://a4.l3-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/33/ca7f950001c792b900036eb3fc92af2d/l.jpg

Give me a break, boys!:E

Hobo
23rd Apr 2011, 19:53
Somewhere in Southern Spain?

Capetonian
23rd Apr 2011, 19:53
The Mosque in Cordoba

sabredog
23rd Apr 2011, 19:57
Charlemagne's Throne.Aachen Cathedral?

Sirikit
23rd Apr 2011, 20:01
Did you peek, sabredog?

He's correct! I would like to visit Aachen. I am very partial to Germany (Bavaria) and Austria. So beautiful.

Your call, sabredog.

sabredog
23rd Apr 2011, 20:08
Thank you,sirikit. Nothing to "peek" at, I am afraid.
Well worth a visit.
Open House,as I have nothing worthwhile to offer.

Capetonian
23rd Apr 2011, 20:33
http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee406/Helios340/P1040357.jpg

sabredog
23rd Apr 2011, 21:50
Canada's Eternal Flame,Ottawa.
Open House,if correct.

Sirikit
23rd Apr 2011, 22:35
It looks like you're right, sabredog!

http://cache.virtualtourist.com/3015377-Vaduz-Vaduz.jpg

Capetonian
24th Apr 2011, 03:16
It is indeed the eternal flame outside the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, taken this morning in the pissing rain!

Wodrick
24th Apr 2011, 15:41
Some buildings have an Alpine look so Swiss or Austrian

Sirikit
24th Apr 2011, 17:59
Yes, but it's a different country.

sabredog
24th Apr 2011, 18:00
Vaduz,Capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein. The main square. Supposedly the smallest Capital city in the world.
"Open House",if correct.

Sirikit
24th Apr 2011, 18:03
Praise, sabredog!

Have you been there? I thought it is lovely.

Sirikit
24th Apr 2011, 19:26
http://kitweonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Dag-Hammarskjold-Memorial-Site-kitweonline.jpg

I mean it, boys....don't do it!:E

If you need another picture because you're struggling:E, please let me know and I'll post a second photo of this place.:O

Clue: There is an aviation link.

Sirikit
25th Apr 2011, 08:57
Another view.....

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/17964080.jpg

Wodrick
25th Apr 2011, 09:19
Or even

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m599/wodrick/Scan0227email.jpg

Sirikit
25th Apr 2011, 09:42
That's the very one, Wodrick!:ok:

Your turn.

Wodrick
25th Apr 2011, 09:50
How about ..........

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m599/wodrick/scan0018email.jpg

sisemen
25th Apr 2011, 10:02
Singapore?

Wodrick
25th Apr 2011, 10:04
It's the right part of the world, this is something Very Specific.

sabredog
25th Apr 2011, 13:09
Masjid Jamek,Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.The confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers.
"Open House",if correct.

Wodrick
25th Apr 2011, 14:06
Very good !

from Wiki

"Kuala Lumpur has its origins in the 1850s, when the Malay Chief of Klang (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klang), Raja Abdullah (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Raja_Abdullah_bin_Raja_Jaafar&action=edit&redlink=1),[10] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuala_Lumpur#cite_note-9) hired some Chinese labourers to open new and larger tin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin) mines for tin prospectors.[11] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuala_Lumpur#cite_note-virtual-10) The miners landed at the confluence of Sungai Gombak (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sungai_Gombak) (previously known as Sungai Lumpur, meaning "muddy river") and Sungai Klang (Klang River (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klang_River)) to open mines at Ampang, Pudu and Batu. These mines developed into a trading post which became a frontier (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontier) town."

As Sabredog says Open House

wings folded
25th Apr 2011, 15:09
You did say Open House:

http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab176/vikingphoto/P1000148.jpg

seacue
25th Apr 2011, 16:30
Looks like a cheaper knock-off of the Palais Elysee.

But where?

sisemen
25th Apr 2011, 16:37
Charlottenburg Berlin?

wings folded
25th Apr 2011, 17:00
Seacue:

Wrong, but close.


Siseman:

Wrong. Simply wrong.

Sirikit
25th Apr 2011, 17:09
It's a beautiful building.

Bordeaux or Austria?

wings folded
25th Apr 2011, 17:14
'Tis indeed a bit pretty.

But you are way off.

larssnowpharter
25th Apr 2011, 17:38
Somewhere in China, methinks.

wings folded
25th Apr 2011, 17:41
lars,

You are not paying attention.

Close to the Elysee and you come back with China?

larssnowpharter
25th Apr 2011, 17:45
Back to the posting and drinking thread!:}

Wodrick
26th Apr 2011, 09:15
needs a clue methinks

Sirikit
26th Apr 2011, 09:40
Yes, please can you post up a clue. I have been working hard trying to crack this, wings, but am clueless!:{:{

Please reconfirm if it is situated in Paris. Better not be EuroDisneyland!:O

sabredog, how come you've gone quiet? You have normally cracked this by now unless we're all looking in the wrong place.;)

Where is RegDep, hmm? Where is his bloodhound nose these days? :O

Please someone get it because it's driving me wild!:E

Pull up your socks, boys!

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 09:55
Please reconfirm if it is situated in Paris.


Confirmed


Better not be EuroDisneyland!:O



Emphatically not.

The idea of the Elysee was close in both distance and function.

sabredog
26th Apr 2011, 10:17
L'hôtel de Lassay depuis le jardin des quatre colonnes.
Rue University,7th,Arrondissement,Paris,France.

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 10:27
L'hôtel de Lassay depuis le jardin des quatre colonnes.


Exactement. C'est la résidence du Président de l'Assemblée Nationale.

Au suivant !!

sabredog
26th Apr 2011, 10:31
Thank you, an excellent challenge.
Open House.

Sirikit
26th Apr 2011, 10:47
OMG! I thought it was a hotel with those red chairs in the window but didn't follow my instincts! My suffering is over! I am eternally grateful, sabredog!;)

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 10:54
House Closed

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g472/RegDep/Foto-2.jpg

Hiyall!

sabredog
26th Apr 2011, 11:01
Schloss Schwerin.

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 11:05
Schloss Schwerin

Sabredog, this was meant to stay longer than that :uhoh:.

Yes, Schloss Schwerin, the current seat of the Landtag (State Parliament) Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Meck-Pom or McPomm among friends.

Picture from yesterday afternoon.

Your turn Sir.

sabredog
26th Apr 2011, 11:13
Apologies,Regdep. The architecture was very distinctive!
Another very easy challenge,though somewhat less imposing.http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i352/mosquito633/PRH.jpg

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 11:31
Please, Sir, mine lasted 19 hours before somebody got it.

Can I have a chocolate?

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 11:35
Help yourself. You can have two for being SOOOO good.

Sirikit
26th Apr 2011, 12:02
I've got a little inkling that this one is going to take longer than 19 hours to crack!:{

First wild guess of the day: Holland?

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 12:11
Somewhere in Arden.

Henley?

sabredog
26th Apr 2011, 12:35
Sirikit;
Not the Netherlands. As times passes,I am sure it will be snapped up.
Wings;
Also a negative for Henley or Arden, although I can see your thought process.

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 14:15
Has a pub-like sign and a pub-look. Apparently new, though. Gas light, maybe even genuine, with a sign in the post for those who can identify them (I cannot). Nondescript tile building attached to it (or v.v.). Could be a small restaurant in Massif Central, say, in Clermont-Ferrand.

sabredog
26th Apr 2011, 14:27
Not a Public House,Regdep,and most certainly not France.
Has historical significance.

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 14:33
The masonry of the plinth has a wee look of the Aveyron about it, but not so much the rest.


Oh bugger, you have just said it is not in France

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 14:36
Boston or Philadelphia, perchance?

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 14:40
Giggling 'birthplace' returns 650,000 pictures and some masonry, too.

BTW, a fierce thunderstorm over here right now…..

sabredog
26th Apr 2011, 14:42
Wings;
Spot on, with one of those locations you mention.
Will be off the air for a short while,but I am sure you will nail this very quickly .

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 14:52
I knew that I had seen it (I don't cheat with giggle), but it could have been either place.

I am going to say Beacon Hill, Boston, so it is probably Philly.

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 14:54
Paul Revere's house, Boston's North End

(now need to find out who HE was :()

Ach, the tea party-goer!

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 14:58
Boston's North End

Not to be confused with Preston North End.

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 15:04
Ach, the tea party-goer!
Indeed. A tea party without cucumber sandwiches and scones. How very odd.

Sirikit
26th Apr 2011, 16:00
Didn't think you'd all be that quick when I turned my back!:E

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 16:04
OK, so who's go is it now, then?

seacue
26th Apr 2011, 16:09
IIRC, Mr Revere rode out to Lexington & Concord to announce that "The British Are Coming" -- thus alerting the locals.

Edited to add: Thanks to sabredog (below) for the correction.

Wodrick
26th Apr 2011, 16:12
Paul Revere (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Revere)

OK, so who's go is it now, then? Reg by my reckoning

sabredog
26th Apr 2011, 16:21
Regdep is correct.
Slight misquotation has come about over the years, as he actually cried out ,
" The Regulars are coming",i.e. regular British soldiers. They were, at the time, all British subjects!
Well done,Regdep.

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 16:27
It will not be 19 hours before you post your riposte, will it, RegDep?

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 16:41
Next

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g472/RegDep/DSC06112.jpg

It will not be 19 hours before you post your riposte, will it

Not a bad idea, wings. At least I get more air time that way :ok:

Oops

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 16:47
I thought I had got it straight away, but when I was there, the puffin was a metre or so further to the left, so that cannot be it.

I give up.

Wodrick
26th Apr 2011, 16:48
Well that's a Puffin and no other clue to me.

Flatley Island

sabredog
26th Apr 2011, 16:54
A long shot;
Chiswell Islands; Kenai Fjords National Park,Gulf of Alaska?

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 16:55
wings, no that was another puffin.

Wodrick, not Flatley, quite the opposite.

sabredog, not Alaska.

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 17:06
wings, no that was another puffin.

How on earth do you know that?

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 17:07
He swore he has never seen you or even been there at the same time as you.

Sirikit
26th Apr 2011, 17:07
Greenland?

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 17:09
Not Greenland Sirikit. Not Hawaii either.

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 17:11
He swore he has never seen you or even been there at the same time as you.
Well, he would, since he was palpably guilty of stealing a gull's egg. Never trust the word of honour of a puffin.

larssnowpharter
26th Apr 2011, 17:16
Puffin Island?

Sirikit
26th Apr 2011, 17:17
Process of elimination - Scotland?:O

McPuffin!:p

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 17:21
Process of elimination - Scotland?

Not Scotland, although we have not eliminated all countries mentioned :8

Agree. Never trust a puffin.

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 17:24
I didn't get where I am today trusting puffins.

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 17:28
Iceland, then.

Sirikit
26th Apr 2011, 17:37
You and your rocks, Reg!:{

Ireland?

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 17:48
c rather than r, wings and Sirikit.

I didn't get where I am today trusting puffins.

Quite opposite, you are.

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 17:50
A bit cryptic, your response, but can I think I was right?

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 17:52
Plain, this once for you, wings:

Iceland, but the opposite side.

Sirikit
26th Apr 2011, 17:58
Project Puffin - Anywhere here?

http://projectpuffin.org/images/map_big.gif

beaufort1
26th Apr 2011, 18:02
Well I think you can rule out the Channel Islands, the rock doesn't look right. :8

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 18:06
Sirikit the rock is exactly one dot in your map, and pretty much on the center of weight of the spots.

Beaufort, Sir. Not Channel Islands and not Rockall.

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 18:07
Canada, perhaps?

No, silly.

Faroes?

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 18:08
But wings my son.

Zatzatzat.

Told you Iceland already :bored:

But the other side than Flatley, as told to Wodrick.

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 18:11
You have confused the excretia out of me.

So I got Iceland.

Do you want me to name the rock?

I think it might be called Desmond. Or maybe not.

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 18:14
Follow the continental rift from Flatey and stop before Surtsey.

Edit, corrected spelling of Flatey.

And don't get suffocated while going over Eyjafjallajökull.

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 18:30
Come on guys! This thread cannot be killed by a puffin who even wasn't there :ooh:

Aviation Content Warning!

Take the nearest airport of Flatey, which is Aureyri (BIVM) and an initial heading 204. Fly 164 miles. There is a Rock that sometimes rocks. Ask the natives the way to the most dishonest puffin they know (the all know Desmond). Approach him carefully, he is not to be trusted and has only one thing in his mind. They all have. See the rock? You should.

pineridge
26th Apr 2011, 18:39
Lundy has lots of Puffins. The Norwegian for Puffin is Lunde Fugl-how about that!

Wodrick
26th Apr 2011, 18:39
Vestmannaeyja

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 18:42
Attaboy Wodrick!

Vestmannaeyjar

The place to rock.

All your's Wodrick :ok:

wings folded
26th Apr 2011, 18:43
But I have never been there, and refuse to giggle my way through life.

So I could look up your really helpful indications, but I will not.

I like this game.

I like it when somebody recognises the spot, because they have seen it in real life or in photo.

I like it when relatively accessible but perhaps less known sites are posted.

I like it when, as in your most recent challenge, there are geological indicators (or details in the pictures) which allow a degree of deduction..

And I like it when the clues given are indirect but pertinent.

Wodrick
26th Apr 2011, 18:47
Not got long as food calls (I'm cooking)

http://i1133.photobucket.com/albums/m599/wodrick/scan0141email.jpg

RegDep
26th Apr 2011, 18:47
pineridge: Lunni in Finnish and Papagaitaucher (diving parrot) in German.

Been there seen one (he was Desmond's great granpa in 1973). This pic is from my in-laws last summer.

I love this game, too.

Sirikit
26th Apr 2011, 20:02
Another hotel?

Wodrick
26th Apr 2011, 20:26
No certainly not a hotel !

Sirikit
26th Apr 2011, 21:17
Can anyone guess where the number plate registration is?;)

Wodrick
26th Apr 2011, 21:33
What about the steering wheel?:O

Wodrick
26th Apr 2011, 22:37
Before I shut down, my e-mail told me that "Regdep" had posted which seems to have been deleted, well 'twas warm although the location was stone cold, which may have been the reason for the deletion.

spInY nORmAn
27th Apr 2011, 00:24
I'm guessing maybe Singapore?

sisemen
27th Apr 2011, 02:51
Looking at the design it's a church. The vehicle is RHD so is ex British colony. The bloke looks a bit Indian so my guess would be India, South Africa or Singers.

Sultan Ismail
27th Apr 2011, 03:29
Swaziland.

Mbabane possibly.

Alternatively Lesotho, in which case Maseru.

But what the use is, don't know.

Wodrick
27th Apr 2011, 09:16
Good whatever in your time zone.

All wrong for location, it is a church though, and the Colonial suggestion is right.

RegDep
27th Apr 2011, 09:30
St. Michael's and All Angels Church, Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (Borneo)

Traced with the registration plate (SA for Kota Kinabalu).

Sirikit
27th Apr 2011, 09:43
Praise! I gave you that one, Reg!;) I couldn't read the A after the S though! You must have a big magnifying glass!:O

RegDep
27th Apr 2011, 09:58
You must have a big magnifying glass!

The funniest thing of all (within a reason, of course :O) is that I tried to enlarge the picture in many ways, but the A was most clear in the original picture, original size. Then just go to Wiki for registration plates and see ex-British colonies. The first that had SA was Malaysia Kota Kinabalu.

Just a note about using Giggle: I don't find myself cheating using newspapers for reading news, either :).

Wodrick
27th Apr 2011, 10:03
All yours Reg.

Part of Wod's "Wildlife Tour" of Malaysian Borneo, we did the Orangutan thing, saw Turtles and released them into the sea, then they took us here !

RegDep
27th Apr 2011, 10:12
Thanks Wodrick. Apparently a place worth visiting.

Here's next

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g472/RegDep/IMG_3534.jpg

Sirikit
27th Apr 2011, 10:18
Italian???

RegDep
27th Apr 2011, 10:19
Yes, Italian…..

Sirikit
27th Apr 2011, 10:22
I thought initially it was the ruined town of Campomaggiore Vecchio, Basilicata but that's too ruined.:O

RegDep
27th Apr 2011, 10:36
This one is not a town, although it carries the name of the town on the foot of the hill in it's full name. Ruined, a bit yes, but not enough to prevent partying.

Helol
27th Apr 2011, 11:02
ok, which airport?

http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j401/Helol2/BKI6.jpg

RegDep
27th Apr 2011, 11:25
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!

Reg

RegDep
27th Apr 2011, 12:41
Sirikit, the world is counting on you!

Helol
27th Apr 2011, 13:12
Oops, my apologies. The words bull, china and shop spring to mind.

Sirikit
27th Apr 2011, 15:09
I am having a lovely tour of Italy, Reg!:O

wings folded
27th Apr 2011, 16:28
Just a note about using Giggle: I don't find myself cheating using newspapers for reading news, either :).
Reg,
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?

Wodrick
27th Apr 2011, 16:54
I don't think anyone thought you were not play away

wings folded
27th Apr 2011, 17:19
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.