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Where in the World (293)

Where in the World (293)

The scene featured in the first distorted photograph from last week was the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Garden and Temple. Not an easy one to identify unless you have been there which is why a second distorted image was posted as an additional clue. The very distinctive tower known as Taipei 101 is easily identifiable which, as the name suggests, identifies the city as Taipei. Only one person managed to identify the city by the first image alone. However, there were other correct answers from readers who used both photographs to identify the city. Congratulations to Tim (@timofnewbury), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Davide (@travelling_dave). This week the distorted image depicts a well-known city view despite the fact that in the distance it is partially obscured by cloud. Both foreground and background provide clues as to the identity of the city. As usual, you can leave…

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Where in the World (292)

Where in the World (292)

Although featuring numerous canals and islands the distorted city from last week is not Venice. However, it is often referred to as “Venice of the North” because of its watery location. The building featured in the distorted photograph is the Riksdagshuset built to house the Riksdag or Swedish Parliament. This capital city and its watery environs have featured before in “Where in the World…”. The city is Stockholm. It would seem that the Nordic cities (remember Helsinki?) are slightly more challenging when not seen from the usual viewpoints as there were fewer than usual correct answers and there are a few regulars missing too. Congratulations to Todd (@toddunctious), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Davide (@travelling_dave). This week’s “Where in the World…” distorted photograph is another challenging puzzle. With that in mind, I have provided two different distorted pictures of the same city. For those…

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Where in the World (291)

Where in the World (291)

After two weeks in which identifying the distorted city proved challenging this week was much easier. There were two clues one of which I had missed and had it pointed out to me. Firstly the painting was far less distorted than the photograph and, therefore, it was easier to identify the building. It is Notre Dame. Secondly, and I had missed this, the plaque to the bottom right of the artist’s picture gives the name of the bridge as Pont de l’Archevéché. This is one of the bridges that span the Seine. Together these clues identify the city as Paris. Congratulations this week to Simon (@similtiades), Atul (@pixodentist), Beverley (@bevsackville), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Davide (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly. This week’s “Where in the World…” is of a less well-known view of a well known city. Seen…

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Where in the World (290)

Where in the World (290)

The distorted city from last week was slightly less challenging than Helsinki the week before. Just as Finland’s capital, Helsinki has a musical connection with the composer Sibelius so last week’s city has musical connections with composers. Beethoven, Haydn and Brahms along with many others would have recognised the building in this photograph; Johann Strauss certainly would have. The building is the Schonbrunn Palace which is in Vienna. Only two correct answers this week. Congratulations to Jackie (@jackiesjourneys)  and Atul (@pixodentist) who correctly identified the city as Vienna. This week’s “Where in the World…” is of a well-known view of an iconic landmark of the city to be identified. However it is not the most well-known view of the city, nor is it a view of the city’s most iconic landmark. As you can see there is a picture within a…

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Where in the World (289)

Where in the World (289)

Identifying last week’s distorted city was quite a challenge. My policy is to only provide an additional clue IF no one has come up with the correct answer by lunchtime on Tuesday preceding the Wednesday when the answer is revealed. This has only happened three times previously so is an indication as to how difficult it was. There were answers before Tuesday lunchtime but they incorrectly identified both the building and the city. I suggested in the clue, released on Twitter, that you head for the Nordic countries. There were several suggestions as to the identity of the building; not all of them correct. However, despite this, the city was identified correctly in most cases. The building featured is the Finlandia Hall designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. As it is the city that has to be identified and not the building…

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Where in the World (288)

Where in the World (288)

Many of my readers were able to identify the building in the distorted photograph from last week as the Alhambra Palace. From there it is easy to identify the city as Granada in Spain. Congratulations to Jeremy (@jeremyhead), Lucinda (@Limosa_LL), Paco (@Paco_Almanzor), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Davide (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly. In this week’s “Where in the World…” the building featured has a very distinctive architectural style that may well be a clue to the region of the world where the city to be identified can be found. Identifying the building will help in identifying the city. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW288. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer which will be hidden from. Alternatively,…

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Where in the World (287)

Where in the World (287)

There were a few different suggestions for the distorted city in Where in the World (286), however, no one was led astray by the red herring in the photograph. The Asian style building could have led some to stray towards the Far East in their thinking. In fact, at least one reader used it as a clue to identify the city. The Sea Palace is a well-known floating restaurant and along with the style of the houses and the distinctive, 800-year-old Oude Kirk on the skyline identifies the city as Amsterdam. Thank you for all those who took part. Congratulations this week to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Atul (@pixodentist), and Davide (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly as Amsterdam. In this week’s “Where in the World…” the distorted photograph is a much-visited tourist attraction. Like the Taj Mahal two weeks ago…

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Where in the World (286)

Where in the World (286)

Identifying the building in last week’s “Where in the World…” was relatively easy. It was, of course, the Taj Mahal. If you didn’t already know, a little research on Google or Wikipedia would soon reveal that the city is Agra. Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Todd (@toddunctious), and Davide (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly as Agra. Where in the World (284) featured the Washington Memorial among the cherry blossom of America’s capital, Washington DC. The cherry blossom season is almost here and I have published a post on where to go to see these short-lived, delicate flowers en masse. In this week’s “Where in the World…” the distorted photograph is a well-known city but not a view that is commonly shown. There are a couple of clues to help you identify the city but there is one that may…

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Where in the World (285)

Where in the World (285)

The key to identifying last week’s distorted city is to identify the obelisk among the spring blossom. While there are a number of cities with memorials similar to this one few of them are surrounded by cherry blossom en masse. The structure is the Washington Memorial which coincidentally was dedicated on this day (February 21) in 1885 and can be found in the United States of America’s capital, Washington DC. Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Bev (@bevsackville), Davide (@travelling_dave) and David & Veronica (@emptynester) and Atul (@pixodentist) who all identified the city as Washington DC. This week the distorted photograph is of another monument. However, it is not the name of the monument that is required but the city where it is located. Obviously, the monument will need to be identified as part of the process of identifying the city….

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Where in the World (284)

Where in the World (284)

The flags, just visible towards the centre, give away which country the city to be identified is in. This narrows it down to cities in the USA beside bodies of water. Among the many skyscrapers is an older building known as the Navy Pier. This can be found in the City of Chicago. Congratulations to the following readers who correctly identified the city: Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Davide (@travelling_dave), Atul (@pixodentist) and Todd (@toddunctious). The distorted photograph this week was obviously taken in the spring but in which city? Pictured is a single structure which should provide a clue as to which city the distorted photograph is. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW284. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer…

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