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Where in the world (271)

Where in the world (271)

Judging by the comments that accompanied the answers this week the distorted city was easy to identify. The gondolas moored by the posts really did give the game away that the city was Venice. Congratulations to Atul (@pixodentist), Davide, (@travelling_dave) Tim (@timofnewbury), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), someone at Cross Country Tours (@NileMajesty), Beverley (@bevsackville) and Madhu (@TheUrgeToWander). This week’s distorted photograph is a city skyline that is not as obvious as the gondolas of Venice. Also it is a less visited city than last week’s so may be slightly more challenging. The prominent building is the best clue to identifying the city. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW271. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer which will be hidden from the Twittersphere. Alternatively,…

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Where in the World (270)

Where in the World (270)

The flag of Romania, for those who recognised it, was a big clue to the country of the distorted city. A guess would probably have been correct and with a little research it would have been confirmed. The road running off into the distance on the left-hand is the Unification Boulevard which is where the more iconic photographs are taken looking in the opposite direction. The original photograph was taken from the ostentatious Parliament Building in the Romanian capital Bucharest. Congratulations to everyone who identified the city as Bucharest; Atul (@pixodentist), Joanna (@Jazzyels27), Davide, (@travelling_dave) Tim (@timofnewbury), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Beverley (@bevsackville) and Simon (@similtiades) This week the distorted photograph is an iconic scene often used to sum up the city in articles, guidebooks and postcards. However, it is not the buildings, such that they are, that are iconic. As usual, you…

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Where in the World (269)

Where in the World (269)

The iconic structure in last week’s distorted image is rarely seen in the multi-coloured disguise depicted. During a festival of light, it was bathed in a glorious technicolour light show. This means that shape and other clues are the best means of identifying the city. Most people recognised the statue on the top of the structure (the bottom of the distorted image) and received confirmation by looking at the shape of the structure. Despite the disguise, the structure is the Brandenburg Gate which is in the city of Berlin. Congratulations to Davide, (@travelling_dave) Tim (@timofnewbury), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Beverley (@bevsackville) and Simon (@similtiades) who managed to uncover the disguise and identify the city as Berlin. This week the distorted photograph is a city skyline which may not be immediately recognisable. The original, pre-distortion photograph is taken from what is probably the city’s most iconic building….

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Where in the World (268)

Where in the World (268)

Last week’s distorted photograph proved a little challenging for some despite the fact it is a popular city with visitors. This was due in part to the viewpoint not being one of those popular on postcards and in guidebooks. Most people could identify the city as being somewhere in Central Europe. Identifying the cathedral and fortress visible in the top left quadrant narrows the possibilities down to… one. The cathedral is dedicated to St Vitus and the fortress is Praha Castle; the city, of course, is Prague. Congratulations to Tim (@timofnewbury), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Beverley (@bevsackville) and Simon (@similtiades) who all identified the city correctly. This week the distorted photograph is an iconic structure of the city to be identified. Not only is it distorted but it also appears in disguise. Nevertheless, there are some clues to help in identification of the structure and from…

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Where in the World (267)

Where in the World (267)

There are cities around the globe that are easily identified by their iconic landmarks. The Statue of Liberty, the Little Mermaid, Christ the Redeemer and the Eiffel Tower are easily recognised as being in New York City, Copenhagen, Rio de Janeiro and Paris respectively. The cathedral or duomo dominating the skyline of last week’s city is the biggest clue to the city’s identity. It is Brunelleschi’s exquisite dome topping the Santa Maria del Fiore Duomo in the Italian city of Florence, or as the Italians call it, Firenze. There are certainly more congratulations to give this week compared with the week before. Tim (@timofnewbury), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Atul (@pixodentit), Beverley (@bevsackville), Christina (@MiddleSeatView) and Simon (@similtiades) all correctly identified the city as Florence. This week the distorted photograph is another skyline but not necessarily the iconic view. Nevertheless, there are iconic buildings…

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Where in the World (266)

Where in the World (266)

It was not an easy one this week. The writing above the lights would indicate the city was in China. Indeed, the answers received were all Chinese cities. Shanghai seemed to be favourite but was incorrect. The city was Guangzhou in China although some may remember it as Canton. Only one person identified the city correctly as Guangzhou. Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) for identifying what was a difficult city to identify. This week the distorted photograph is a much more recognisable skyline with several iconic buildings to help identify the city. It has appeared before in “Where in the World…” from a similar viewpoint. This one should be a lot less challenging. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW266. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct…

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Where in the World (265)

Where in the World (265)

If you were fortunate enough to be following @MedCruiseGuide on Twitter then you might well have seen this tweet. Coincidently it was tweeted minutes after Where in the World (264) was posted last Wednesday night. It features the same scene from a different viewpoint but the golden dome is clearly visible in both photographs and is the key to identifying the city even if you did not see the tweet. Of course, if you saw the tweet you already knew that. Both images are of the Bahá’í Gardens which are found in the port city of Haifa, Israel. Congratulations to Tim (@timofnewbury), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Beverley (@bevsackville), and Davide (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly with or without help from the @MedCruiseGuide tweet. This week the distorted photograph is a rather colourful affair. Although it makes a very attractive distortion it is almost…

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Where in the World (264)

Where in the World (264)

The distorted photograph last week was not one of the usual views of the city that appears in tourist brochures, guidebooks and on postcards. However the eagle-eyed were able to identify either or both of the triumphal arch or the Colessium. Both are iconic to the city of Rome. Congratulations to Olivia (@oliviagreenway), Tim (@timofnewbury), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Beverley (@bevsackville), Davide (@travelling_dave), Todd (@toddunctious), Atul (@pixodentist) and Simon (@similtiades) who all spotted that the city was Rome. This week the distorted photograph is of a less well known city than Rome or London. Nevertheless it is one of the iconic views of the city to be identified. This one may involve a little research on Google (yes, you are allowed to do that). As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with…

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Where in the World (263)

Where in the World (263)

The buildings in the distorted city were difficult to place it seems. This is where the statue may have provided an additional clue. The buildings are actually a castle but there are numerous cities with a castle on a hill overlooking them particularly in Europe. This one, however, is in the UK and overlooks the city of Edinburgh. Just two readers correctly identified the city. Congratulations Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury). Hopefully, there will be more correct answers next week. This week’s distorted photograph features a number iconic building and a couple of other clues as to its general location. Together the clues will pinpoint the identity of the city. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW263. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me…

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Where in the World (262)

Where in the World (262)

Although distorted some people were able to identify two important buildings in the photograph. The tall one was identified as the Shard and the one to the left of the is the office of the city’s mayor and the seat of the city’s Assembly. Both of these distinctive buildings can be found in London. Congratulations to Tim (@timofnewbury), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Jeff (@JR_justJR), Beverley (@bevsackville), Davide (@travelling_dave), Jon (@SparksJon) and Simon (@similtiades) who all correctly identified the city as London. This week’s distorted photograph is another that features a city specific, iconic building. Identify the building and you will identify the city. There is also a statue in the photograph that may also help identify the city.   As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW262. If you are on Twitter…

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