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Where in the World (241)

Where in the World (241)

The distorted city from last week had a large tower structure. There are so many cities with such towers that it is often necessary to find some other identifying clue. In the case of this city it is the white dome shaped building. It was once known as the Sky Dome but is now called the Rogers Centre. Beside it the tall structure with its head in the clouds is the CN Tower which is in Toronto. This city presented a bit of a challenge with Seattle and Tokyo being suggested. However congratulations to those who identified it as Toronto. These were Davide (@travelling_dave), Beverly (@bevsackville) Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury). This is the third week in a row to feature a tall structure in the distorted photograph. Once again the tall structure is a clue – but not necessarily an easy one…

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Where in the World (240)

Where in the World (240)

Vienna and Prague were both suggested as the identity of last week’s distorted city. While there are similarities the tall column is the giveaway clue. It is the Alexander Column and can be found in Palace Square, St Petersburg. That is, as one reader put it, “the original, not the Florida knock-off“. Congratulations to all those who identified the city as St Petersburg – I am assuming that all answers meant the Russian one not the Florida St Petersburg. Davide (@travelling_dave), Jon (@Sparksjon), Simon (@smiltiades), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury). This week presents a little bit of a challenge as the top of the tall structure is hidden in cloud. Potentially this would have gone a long way to identifying the city. However, there are other clues to aid in the identity of the city. You can leave your answers in the…

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Where in the World (239)

Where in the World (239)

The tall structure caused some confusion as to the identity of the city. Toronto, Milwaukee and Abu Dhabi were all among the misidentified cities However the distinctive spherical structure at the base of the tower in the distorted photograph is unique to the tower in Shanghai. This week congratulations to go to Davide (@travelling_dave), Atul (@pixodentist), Beverly (@bevsackville), Simon (@smiltiades), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury). This week the main clue in identifying the building and the city is the tall column that dominates the distorted photograph. You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW239. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer which will be hidden from the Twittersphere. Alternatively email me with the answer using the contact page – see tab on menu bar above. Please use the…

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Where in the World (238)

Where in the World (238)

The red-roofed castle in last weeks distorted photograph was the biggest clue to the city. Distorted or not it is very distinctive and dominates the photograph. It’s not only the photograph it dominates but also the city. You can hardly miss it. It is Bratislava Castle and the city is the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava. This week congratulation go to Beverly (@BevSackville), Simon (@similtiades) and Jackie (@JackiesJourneys). Thank you to everyone who took part. This week there is a prominent landmark on the skyline to help identify the city. A little research on Google or Wikipedia will also help. You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW238. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer which will be hidden from the Twittersphere. Alternatively email me…

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Where in the World (237)

Where in the World (237)

The distorted photo from last week featured a distinctive tower with a canal in the foreground. These were definitely not in the style of Venice, a city noted for its churches and canals. Venice, however, is not the only place with a network of canals. This city is not that far from either of them but is in Belgium. Prominent in the distorted photograph is the famous Belford Belfry. The city is Bruges. Congratulations to Davide (@travelling_dave), Atul (@pixodentist), Jon (@sparksjon), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury). Thank you to everyone who took part. This week there is a very prominent landmark to help identify the city with just enough other clues to confirm your answer. You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW237. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with…

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Where in the World (236)

Where in the World (236)

Two cities made an appearance in the answers this week. Some readers thought that the tall building was the Shard and the river in the distance was the Thames. However, the tall building is One World Trade Centre and the River is the Hudson. That makes the city New York. Congratulations to John (@elcid18), Davide (@travelling_dave), Atul (@pixodentist), Simon (@similtiades), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury) who all identified the city as New York. This week’s distorted photograph of a city to be identified shows a much more historic city, in terms of years of existence, than New York. You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW236. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer which will be hidden from the Twittersphere. Alternatively email me with the answer…

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Where in the World (235)

Where in the World (235)

The distorted photograph showed a city skyline framed by what looked like two mechanical claws. However, the buildings that made up the skyline were fairly recognisable and featured the Sears Tower. That alone, if you recognised it, identified the city as Chicago. Those who identified the city as Chicago are John (@elcid18), Davide (@travelling_dave), Atul (@pixodentist), Simon (@similtiades), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury). Congratulations to you all and thanks for taking part. This week is another well known skyline taken from a slightly different viewpoint than usually seen. You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW235. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer which will be hidden from the Twittersphere. Alternatively email me with the answer using the contact page – see tab on menu…

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Where in the World (234)

Where in the World (234)

There were two clues to the identity of the city  in last week’s “Where in the world…”. Firstly the two structures opposite each other in the distorted photo are recognisable as part of Tower Bridge. Secondly there is definitely some kind of warship in the picture flying the Union Jack. The ship is HMS Belfast and is permanently moored close to Tower Bridge. Both are in London. Congratulations to Davide (@travelling_dave), Atul (@pixodentist), Simon (@similtiades), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury). Looking like a giant mechanical crab the city to be identified this week features a skyline with at least one recognisable and iconic building. However there are other clues that will be of help. Good luck. You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW234. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct…

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Where in the World (233)

Where in the World (233)

The distorted city from last week’s “Where in the World…” was a real challenge. It was easy to see from the style of the structures that the city is likely to be somewhere in Asia. Further to that some may have identified it, before I posted the clue, as being somewhere in Thailand. However Thailand seems to be full of such places and it is not easy identifying them. Most of the answers were for Ayutthaya a little north of Bangkok. The caption on the original photograph was Sukhothai Historical Park, Chiang Mai. That is more than slightly misleading; a bit like saying the Severn Bridge, London. Sukhothai is a city in its own right and the ruins are of the ancient city once an important administrative city in the Kingdom of Siam. So Sukhothai is the correct answer. I have to apologise…

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Where in the World (232)

Where in the World (232)

Last week’s distorted photograph was a little less challenging than the week before. The terra cotta tiled roofs of the buildings places it somewhere around the European side of the Mediterranean which narrows down the possibilities somewhat. The city is a fortified coastal city on the Adriatic popular with holiday makers and cruise passengers. The city is Dubrovnik, Croatia. Congratulations to Nastja (@nastja_skopac), Chris (@Chr1sHall), Zorica (@Zorica_Ali), Atul (@pixodentist), Davide (@travelling_dave), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury) who all identified the city as Dubrovnik. It is relatively easy to identify the part of the world where this week’s distorted city is. However, unless you have been there it may involve a little research to pinpoint which city it is. Tuesday evening: This city is proving far more challenging than I thought. There are still no answers, right or wrong, submitted. As always, but…

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