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BillyBob
04-26-2011, 05:34 AM
It's been a while since this section was used ... time to start it up again.


Where is this city?


Clues:

1. It's on the East coast of an English speaking country.
2. It's hot/warm all year round.
3. The greenery in the bottom right corner is mangroves.
4. There's crocs in the water!

Munden
04-27-2011, 12:40 AM
Cairns, Australia
-16.919530°, 145.780628°

I got lucky with it because I know it from checking the Navy/Coast Guard base there. :)

Crane
05-04-2011, 02:54 AM
It's been a while since my last visit, so I'd like to join this game if you don't mind. ;-)

Can you find this motorsport facility?

Clue #1: It's here in Brazil.
#2: It's in a state that begins with letter "M".
#3: It's not too far from a rather large city.

Other clues may follow if you find it difficult.
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BillyBob
05-04-2011, 03:31 AM
Welcome to the game Crane.


Your circuit is the Autódromo Internacional Orlando Moura.


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Some interesting country around there.

I'll look for somewhere interesting .....

BillyBob
05-04-2011, 03:46 AM
Here we go then ...


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1. This place is on the West coast of an Asian country.
2. It was formally Portuguese
3. On the hill you can see the outline of an old fort.
4. This place is well known as part of the old "Hippy Trail".
5. It's famous for it's parties.


Good luck!

Crane
05-04-2011, 07:40 PM
Chapora Fort in Goa, India.:D

Crane
05-04-2011, 07:56 PM
Now, find the Castle:

Clues:
1: It's in Europe.
2: The country speaks a Germanic language.
3: It was built in the 20th century, but before the First World War.
4: It's owned by a private company with business in 31 countries, according to their website.

Crane
05-06-2011, 05:06 AM
Is it that difficult? Maybe a few more clues are helpful:

5: It's Germany, Bavaria to be precise.
6: Many journalists (inclunding Ernest Hemingway) covering an important trial stayed there.
7: The company manufactured the world's largest pencil, being permanently shown in Malaysia.

BillyBob
05-06-2011, 07:07 AM
Not too difficult, but I've been unable to post as the page has been all messed up, now I've cleared my cache it's normal again.


You place is the Faber-Castell Castle.


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BillyBob
05-06-2011, 07:23 AM
A bit different for this one ...


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.... Tiger Island on the left, Shark Island on the right, (not their real names).

sladys
05-06-2011, 01:50 PM
Shark (Moturakau) and Tiger (Rapota) island in the Aitutaki Atoll.

http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&hl=da&ie=UTF8&ll=-18.927681,-159.756103&spn=0.026062,0.033946&z=15

(Sorry, couldn't upload a placemark)

You may continue.

BTW. What disturbed in Crane's last one was this:


6: Many journalists (inclunding Ernest Hemingway) covering an important trial stayed there.

Faber-Castell isn't in Nuremberg but in Stein, a small city outside Nuremberg.

BillyBob
05-07-2011, 05:46 AM
If you answer the question, please leave another one, otherwise the thread dies.

BillyBob
05-08-2011, 04:23 AM
OK, I'll do another one, but if you're not prepared to leave another clue, please don't answer.


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This is quite easy, it's an Asian airport, now scrapped after the new airport was opened on a man made island off the coast.

Crane
05-09-2011, 03:48 AM
This is quite easy, it's an Asian airport, now scrapped after the new airport was opened on a man made island off the coast.

Hong Kong! But I don't know the name of the airport.

Now, this one:
1: It's in the USA
2: It's the State Capital (actually, the picture shows the state capitol)
3: This city is accessible only by sea or air.

BillyBob
05-10-2011, 06:17 AM
Well that was another hour wasted, but at least I now know what Honolulu looks like!



Your place is the Juneau senate in Alaska.

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BillyBob
05-10-2011, 06:26 AM
This bridge stands next to the site of the original bridge which was destroyed in 1554, by followers of Lady Jane Grey, in an effort to stop Queen Mary marrying the Spanish infante.


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Crane
05-10-2011, 06:55 PM
Kingston-upon-Thames. Luckly no bridge was harmed during the last royal wedding :D

Now, what about this Island?

1: Politically, it's France.
2: Geographically, it's Oceania.
3: James Wilson was the first European there.
4: Before Wilson's visit, its natives cut down all trees (no, it's not Easter Island, remember we're in France, not in Chile), triggering economic crisis and civil war on surrouding islands.
5: If you travel to the Pitcairn Islands, it's very likely you'll have to stop here.

BillyBob
05-11-2011, 04:13 AM
Too many clues!

That's Mangareva, in the Gambier Islands of French Polynesia.

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BillyBob
05-11-2011, 04:18 AM
The tallest fountain in the world when it was built.


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PS: Don't forget to link to it.

Crane
05-11-2011, 09:08 PM
http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&q=21.515556,39.145&ie=UTF8&ll=21.515556,39.145&spn=0.008923,0.021136&z=16

King Fahd's Fountain in Saudi Arabia, it still is the world's tallest fountain! And that was a tricky one!

1: This library has the largest collection of French language books outside France and Canada.
2: So much money was spent on state-of-the-art equipment and architecture that little money was left to buy books.

BillyBob
05-12-2011, 05:47 AM
That's the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, but according to my info it's the 6th largest collection of French language books outside of France and Canada.


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BillyBob
05-12-2011, 06:02 AM
This is a loch on a canal somewhere.

The canal is being widened to take bigger ships, to the right of this loch you can see another one under construction.


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Crane
05-12-2011, 06:15 PM
That's the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, but according to my info it's the 6th largest collection of French language books outside of France and Canada.

*stops trusting Wikipedia*

http://maps.google.com.br/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=pt-BR&geocode=&q=Panama&sll=-14.239424,-53.186502&sspn=37.44162,86.572266&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Panama&ll=9.267363,-79.919143&spn=0.018933,0.042272&t=h&z=15

Panama Canal, neal Fort Davis and Rio Chagres. At first I was looking for it in Scotland, but the forested area nearby clearly showed it's between the tropics.

1: It's in Asia.
2: It's the official residence of a head of state.
3: It's not between the tropics ;-)