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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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Where in the World (261)

Where in the World (261)

The winner of the prize of a Kahvi Cafetiere for coffee-on-the-go was Atul (@pixodentist). Congratulations on winning. Almost everyone who entered recognised the iconic hotel and the city as Dubai. Congratulations to Fern (@fernbalch), Tim (@timofnewbury), Anita (@Ani_Rav), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Kaz (@kazweedon), Atoll (@pixodentist), Jeff (@JR_justJR), Lisa (@lisahfitz), Beverley (@bevsackville), Joanna (@jazzyels27), Christina (@MiddleSeatView) and Simon (@similtiades) for all identifying the city correctly. This week’s twisted photograph shows iconic buildings in a well known city that are part of one of several easily recognizable skylines. As usual you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW261. 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…

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Where in the World (260)

Where in the World (260)

Five Years On The first “Where in the World…” was posted five years ago and consisted of two distorted photographs. Only one was a city and the other you had to correctly identify the country. Brisbane and Sweden were the answers and only one reader entered with incorrect answers. Jon (@SparksJon), who still occasionally enters, provided the first correct answer in Where in the World (2) which was Auckland, New Zealand. This was followed in the following week by Sydney which was correctly identified by one reader, Sonja (@SonjaSwissLife). Where in the World (12) was the first time Tim (@timofnewbury) entered. He has from that day barely missed any of the other editions of “Where in the World…” and most of those he identified the city correctly. Atul (@pixodentist) is another reader who has been around since those first few months…

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Where in the World (259)

Where in the World (259)

Next week will mark five years of the weekly  “Where in the World…” It really doesn’t seem that long ago I posted the first distorted photo. For the 260th edition of “Where in the World…” Kahvi have provided a prize of a cafetière that is also a travel mug. With the Kahvi cafetière you can make fresh ground coffee and drink it from the same receptacle. It’s a great piece of kit that is designed in Finland where they know a thing or two about keeping things warm in a cool way. Using your cafetière-to-go couldn’t be simpler. Just add your favourite coffee grounds (or tea), boiling water (milk and sugar), screw on the top and press the in-built plunger. Pop open the drinking spout and drink your fresh coffee or tea on-the-go. I have used the Kahvi cafetière over…

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Where in the World (258)

Where in the World (258)

Last week identifying the city proved quite a challenge for some. Identifying the structure was key to the identification of the city. It certainly helped in identifying what part of the World with most people opting for Central Asia or the Middle East. The structure is a large representation of a frankincense burner and dominates the city’s skyline with its backdrop of mountains. Since the time of King Solomon frankincense has been produced in Oman and is used and exported even today. This incense burner overlooks the capital of Oman, Muscat. Congratulations to Anita (@Ani_Rav), Jackie (@JackieJourneys) and Beverley (@BevSackville) who all identified the city correctly. This week the city skyline is a lot less challenging and is one that is often seen in guidebooks,  on postcards and in travel brochures. However, even though it is often seen, it is not the most…

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Where in the World (257)

Where in the World (257)

Although not obvious there were several iconic buildings visible in last week’s distorted image. The most obvious of these was the Eiffel Tower in the distance which means of course that the city was Paris. Congratulations to Simon (@similtiades), Davide (@travelling_dave), Anita (@Ani_Rav), Jackie (@JackieJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Suzanne (@CurlyAdventurer) and Atul (@pixodentist) who all identified the city correctly. This week the distorted photograph is a little different. It is not the usual circular distortion due to the fact the city is backed by mountains rather than a clear skyline. The structure is a good clue as it is the only distinctive iconic structure in the city. Why am I giving a couple of hints? Well, this week I am sure is slightly more challenging than Paris. Good luck. You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter…

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Where in the World (256)

Where in the World (256)

The distorted city from last week divided readers into two camps; those who thought it was a city in Pakistan and those who decided it was a city in India. Some used the flag which is only partly visible to narrow the country down. This seems to have led to some confusion as both countries feature green in their flags. The choice came down to Lahore or Bangalore. The building is the Vidhana Soudha which can be found in Bangalore, India. Congratulations to Anita (@Ani_Rav), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Atul (@pixodentist) who all identified the city as Bangalore. This week the distorted photograph is a city skyline that is probably familiar to all of us but not necessarily from the viewpoint the photograph was taken. You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with…

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Where in the World (255)

Where in the World (255)

The distorted city photograph last week featured several of the many iconic features of the city to be identified. Most dominant is the Marina Bay Sands; three skyscrapers joined at the top by the Sky Park. The opening flower-like building, inspired by a lotus flower, is the Art Science Museum and is another iconic building of the city’s skyline. The blue tree-like structures and dome-shaped buildings are the Gardens on the Bay; another iconic feature. All these can be found in the city state of Singapore. Congratulations to Simon (@similtiades), Davide (@travelling_dave), Joanna (@jazzyels27), Anita (@Ani_Rav), Drew (@drewbrew83) Jackie (@JackieJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Atul (@pixodentist) who all identified the city as Singapore. This week the distorted photograph is a city that features for the first time in Where in the World. The building is one often seen in photographs in guides to the city. There are…

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Where in the World (254)

Where in the World (254)

In last week’s distorted photograph the architecture of the buildings would suggest the city was somewhere in the very north of France or somewhere in the Low Countries. The flags and the coats of arms on the building are further clues. The city is Bruges, Belgium. The winners this week are all regulars to the “Where in the World…” quiz posts. Congratulations to Anita (@Ani_Rav), Jackie (@JackieJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Beverley (@BevSackville). This week the distorted photograph is once again of a skyline on which are several iconic structures unique to the city to be identified. You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW254. 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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