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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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Where in the World (253)

Where in the World (253)

The building in Where in the World (252) is not pictured in its entirety. However, the twisted photograph shows the important part and it is possible to identify the building from the part of it that is shown. It is the Parliament building on the banks of the Danube in Budapest. This week congratulations go to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Atul (@pixodentist), Tim (@timofnewbury), Davide (@travelling_dave), Drew (@drewbrew83) and Simon (@similtiades). This week the distorted picture is of another building or rather several buildings. There are a number of clues other than the style of the buildings. You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW253. 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…

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Where in the World (252)

Where in the World (252)

Walk along the banks of the Rhine away from the more easily recognisable Old City or Aldstadt  and you will come across these two so called “crane houses”. There are actually three of them but only two are pictured and they are built along where the old harbour used to be. It was a little tougher this week but the older buildings in the background would indicate a city in Northern Europe. The city is Cologne (Koln) in Germany. Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Atul (@pixodentist), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Beverly (@BevSackville) who all identified the city as Cologne. The week the distorted picture is of a much photographed building. It is often seen in photographs included in guidebooks and on postcards because the building is included in most iconic images of the city. You can leave your answers in the comments below or on…

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Where in the World (251)

Where in the World (251)

The waterfront and the mountainous backdrop where the most obvious clues. In addition there was some writing on the buildings that would have also provided a clue. The harbour scene at the centre of the distorted photograph is the Victoria and Albert waterfront, also known as the V & A waterfront. The mountainous backdrop features the iconic Table Mountain. Together the two identify the city as Cape Town in South Africa. Congratulations to Simon (@similtiades), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Anita (@Ani_Rav), Atul (@pixodentist), Davide (@travelling_dave), Drew (@drewbrew83) and Beverly (@BevSackville) who all identified the city as Cape Town. Also, Atul and Dave were left off the list of winners last week so an additional congratulations to them both The Prize All correct answers for last week’s “Where in the World…” were entered into a draw for a French Press Travel Cup from Bodum (pictured above)….

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Where in the World (250)

Where in the World (250)

This the 250th edition of “Where in the World…” and as promised there will be a small prize available. However more of that later on. As I often discover when I think somewhere is going to be a little more challenging to identify I receive a good few correct answers. Last week was no exception as some had visited the city and one regular reader, now residing in London, used to live there. A certain romantic couple, had they been around today, would no doubt have recognized the city as the setting for their ill-fated love affair. In fact many visitors to the city come specifically to see what has become known as Juliet’s balcony. However the twisted photograph shows the skyline and the Ponte Pietra Bridge and not the balcony. The city is Verona in Italy and is where…

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Where in the World (249)

Where in the World (249)

The two towers side-by-side were the giveaway clue for most readers. The Petronas Towers as they are known were, at one point in time, the tallest in the world. They are still magnificent especially when viewed at night and from ground level. They are found in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Congratulations to Anita (@Anita_Rav), Simon (@similtiades), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Davide (@travelling_dave), Atul (@pixodentist), Andrew (@AndrewDriver), Christina (@MiddleSeatView), Drew (@drewbrew83), Beverley (@BevSackville) and Tim (@timofnewbury). It’s great to see so many taking part. Whether you are a regular or a newcomer – thank you for taking part. Next week is the 250th edition and there will be a small prize to mark the occasion so do visit again to check it out. This week the distorted photograph is a little more challenging than last week but is a popular view with those who visit the…

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Where in the World (248)

Where in the World (248)

Last week’s distorted photograph is not the iconic view often seen of the city. The architecture is very Italian in style and even though only a few readers identified the church the presence of so much water was a big clue. The city last week was Venice. Top of those identifying the city correctly was Alessandra (@ItalianTouristB) as you would expect working at the Italian Tourist Board. Others who correctly identified the city as Venice were Anita (@Anita_Rav), Simon (@similtiades), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Davide (@travelling_dave), and Tim (@timofnewbury). Congratulations to you all. This week the distorted photograph is a view of prominent buildings in the city to be identified. You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW248. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer which will…

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Where in the World (247)

Where in the World (247)

The flags flying from the rather grand building in the distorted photograph would suggest that the city is somewhere in the Nordic countries. As the most prominent flag is the Swedish flag it is likely to be in Sweden. Göteburg and Malmø were both suggestions that came up but the correct answer is Sweden’s capital, Stockholm. Congratulations this week to Atul (@pixodentist), Beverley (@BevSackville), Anita (@Anita_Rav), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Davide (@travelling_dave), Drew (@drewbrew83), Jane (@jgaboury) and Tim (@timofnewbury). This week the distorted photograph is a view of a prominent building in the city to be identified but from a viewpoint different from the usual one seen on brochures, postcards and guidebooks. I identify the building and the rest should be easy. You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW247. If you are on…

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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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