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Where in the World (246)

Where in the World (246)

As you can see in the original large red and white letters announce the name of the city; I had to blur these out but it didn’t seem to make it any more challenging. Last week’s distorted photograph hardly fazed anyone. Most people recognised the building as the Rijksmuseum which is of course one of the major attractions in Amsterdam. Congratulations this week to Atul (@pixodentist), Beverley (@BevSackville), Anita (@Anita_Rav) Simon (@similtiades), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury). This week, although the distorted city may not be immediately recognisable, there are a few prominent clues as to the identity of the part of the world where it is located. A little research and all should be revealed. You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW246. If you are on Twitter then you can…

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Where in the World (245)

Where in the World (245)

Despite the fact that over the last few months the distorted city has seen more than its fair share of coverage in news programmes across the globe there were few correct answers submitted. The white building in the twisted photograph is The Capitol. It can be found in the capital of the USA, Washington DC. Congratulations to this week’s winners, Simon (@similtiades), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury). All three are regulars to this page but there are others who also “have a go” but do not submit answers. If you got it right then well done and congratulations too. This week is a photograph, twisted as usual, of another building in a another city. Identify the building and you should be able to identify the city. You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the…

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Where in the World (244)

Where in the World (244)

Vancouver, Gibraltar and Cape Town were all suggested as candidates for last week’s distorted city. All have distinctive rocks or mountains overlooking them but are not the identity of the city featured. The mountain is an iconic symbol of the city as much as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris or the Little Mermaid to Copenhagen. The mountain is Sugarloaf and is the lump of rock dominating the skyline of Rio de Janeiro. Congratulations to this week’s winners who are Davide (@travelling_dave), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury). As promised the winners for the previous two weeks are as follows: Where in the World (242) Davide (@travelling_dave), Atul (@pixodentist), Simon (@similtiades), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury); Where in the World (241) Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury). This week is an unusual view of an iconic building more often seen from a different viewpoint in the city to be identified. You…

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Where in the World (243)

Where in the World (243)

The statue in last week’s distorted photograph is of Nelson Mandela which makes it very likely that the city is somewhere in South Africa. The furled flag is also likely to be the nations rainbow coloured flag though it is not possible to say with certainty. A little research or some educated guessing along with the government buildings in the background should provide the final pieces of evidence to identify the city. The city is Pretoria, seat of the South African government. Like last week this post is pre-scheduled as I am away and have only limited access to wifi. I will not be posting a list of readers who correctly identified the city until I return. Next week it is back to normal. This week is an iconic view of a well known city. Mostly it is identifiable by…

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Where in the World (242)

Where in the World (242)

Towers in cities can define the city. In puzzles like this it is sometimes difficult to determine which tower is depicted, especially if the photograph of the city skyline is distorted. In last week’s distorted photograph the tower is identifiable with a little research but an additional clue is the slightly odd shaped, leaning buildings to the right (clockwise direction) of the tower. I know the picture is distorted but it is fairly obvious when comparing with other buildings in the photograph that the buildings are not straight. Anyway, the Tower is the Rhine Tower and the leaning buildings are the Neuer Zolhof buildings designed by Frank Gehry, architect of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Both are in the Media Harbour in Düsseldorf, Germany. The post this week was pre-scheduled as I am away and only have limited access to…

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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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