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Old 10th Dec 2014, 19:28
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Go Googlers go!
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Old 10th Dec 2014, 20:34
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First thoughts:

Some kind of pumping station
Flat landscape
Dam/dyke

Somewhere in Holland

(I'll have a google now!)
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Old 10th Dec 2014, 20:36
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Googled now and know where it is! (and it wasn't Holland!)

It would be an OH from me so I will leave it open for someone else.
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Old 10th Dec 2014, 22:41
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Thank you svhar for that reminder of the Jonestown horror.

It was one of those apocalyptic events that fade after a few months, before time for research, Google and Wikipedia were there to provide more of the background. I've just listened to the harrowing 40 minute tape of Jim Jones's final exhortation and am again amazed at how charisma can be so destructive.

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Old 11th Dec 2014, 03:37
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If you search Dam with 5 blue turbines and scroll down about 100 pictures,

Voila.....Gardiner Dam in Saskatckewan Canada.

OH as I just finished work and need to sleep.

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Old 11th Dec 2014, 15:39
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Rule3 is correct. Who was "Gardiner"? I don't know, but it is surrounded by Danielson Provincial Park, named after Gustaf Herman Danielson, former Provincial Liberal member of the Legislature of Saskatchewan. Gardiner Dam created Diefenbaker Lake, named after Saskatchewan born John G. Diefenbaker, Conservative Party, the 13th Prime Minister of Canada, who, by the way, cancelled the Avro Arrow Mach 2+ jet programme.

Saskatchewan (Kisiskatchewani) is from the native Cree people, meaning "swift running river".

OPEN HOUSE as requested.

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Old 11th Dec 2014, 16:14
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It has a 'claim to fame'.
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Old 11th Dec 2014, 16:16
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Did Oscar Wilde, Robert Frost, or Ernest Hemmingway imbibe here? Or any other famous alcoholic personage?
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Old 11th Dec 2014, 16:19
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Not that I'm aware of, and its claim to fame does not relate to anyone who may (or may not) have imbided there. Not even me, who imbibed there last Thursday.
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Old 11th Dec 2014, 16:59
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WOE appears to be playing up again...can't see the pic Capes! (Can see previous challeges though!)
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Old 11th Dec 2014, 17:10
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Sorry about that Hobo, maybe your internet is slow while it loads the photo from Dropbox. I'll PM you the link to the photo, that might help.

... and Jenkins, no!
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Old 11th Dec 2014, 17:22
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Fixed, thanks Capers...
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Old 11th Dec 2014, 18:12
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Britain's smallest pub - The Nutshell, Bury St Edmunds ?

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Old 11th Dec 2014, 18:16
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Now it becomes difficult and subjective as we go into semantics and claims. You're on the right clue, but wrong place.
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Old 11th Dec 2014, 18:46
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Lakeside Inn, Southport?

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Old 11th Dec 2014, 19:55
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The Circus Tavern, Mancunia.
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Old 11th Dec 2014, 20:01
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It is. Claims to be the smallest bar in Europe with the biggest welcome in the world. If it's the smallest in Europe it must be the smallest in the UK.

Can't say it was anything special when I popped in there on Thursday for a drink at lunchtime.

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Old 11th Dec 2014, 20:04
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No, in a city of decent bars it was small but very average when I was taken there a few years ago.

Open house.
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Old 11th Dec 2014, 20:33
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To mix metaphors, "Google 'til the cow come home to roost"!
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Old 12th Dec 2014, 00:11
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I was surprised that a search for zombie seaside statues didn't find it immediately but the next attempt, "statues emerging from sea" did nicely, bringing with it a comment in a blog called The Magic Bus.

At St Flavie we stopped to see a procession of wood and concrete people emerging from the sea. Around eighty of them in fact, erected by local artist Marcel Gagnon. Some are on little log rafts which float when the tide comes in. They were eerie and somewhat disquieting figures and had that celtic look about the faces. There was an explanation but it was written in "modern art", and thus, impossible to understand by anyone speaking English.
So one presumes St Flavie is in Quebec and if correct, OH. But Celtic Look? One of the statues in your challenge looks as if it came from Easter Island!
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