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Where in the World (310)

Where in the World (310)

The distorted version of last week’s city created a rather unusual shape. Much like the distorted image in Where in the World (306) it houses a science museum. Designed by the architect Renzo Piano the striking NEMO Science Museum rises above the Eastern docks of Amsterdam. Congratulations to Atul (@pixodentist), Davide (@travelling_dave) and Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) who all identified the city as Amsterdam despite the fact that it was not the more usual scenes associated with the Dutch city. Judging by the less than usual number of correct answers last week’s distorted image was more challenging than usual to identify. This week the distorted photograph is of a very distinctive building and one that should be a lot less challenging to identify. As usual, 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 (309)

Where in the World (309)

Last week the sky and the general atmosphere of the city had been recreated to give the impression of a city more at home in the Star Trek era. That did not fool most readers though, as the Petronas Towers are very distinctive. Once they had been identified it was easy to pinpoint the city as Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia. Congratulations to Todd (@toddunctious), Beverley (@bevsackville), Atul (@pixodentist), Davide (@travelling_dave), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury) and who all identified the city as Kuala Lumpur. This week the distorted photograph is of a very distinctive building but one that is not in the usual style associated with the city in which it is found. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW309. If you are on Twitter then…

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Where in the World (308)

Where in the World (308)

The period houses in the foreground were intended to be the main clue to identify the distorted city. Known as the Painted Ladies they were, however, not the main identifier that readers used. That was reserved for the distinctive Trans America building on the distant skyline. Whichever clue was used to identify the city the answer would be the same. Both the Trans America building and the Painted Ladies are found in San Francisco. Congratulations to Davide (@travelling_dave), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury) and who all identified the city as San Francisco. This week the original photograph has been altered in Photoshop to give the impression of a fictional city somewhere in the universe. Mostly it was the sky and lighting that were altered. However, the city is not fictional but exists somewhere on this planet – can you identify…

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Where in the World (307)

Where in the World (307)

It would seem, according to feedback I received, that last week’s distorted photograph was difficult to identify. As a result I added an additional clue on Tuesday evening to nudge readers in the right direction. The picture is of an ultramodern building surrounded by water and, as hinted by the architecture, is home to a Science Museum. More precisely it is home to The Universum Science Centre. This unique building is found in the German city of Bremen. Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury) and who both identified the city as Bremen but only after the clue was posted. This week the distorted city view features not just a city skyline but several iconic buildings the city is famous for. As usual, 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 (306)

Where in the World (306)

Many cities are graced by what are commonly referred to as Triumphal Arches. Rome, London and of course Paris are ones that immediately come to mind. However, the arch depicted in the distorted image from last week is not quite so well known. A close look at the writing on the arch does reveal the city’s Italian name; it is the Arco Della Pace which is in Milan. Congratulations to Atul (@pixodentist), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Davide (@travelling_dave) who all identified the archway as being in Milan. This week the city to be identified is a little more challenging; even perhaps confusing. It is part way between a skyline and building being a prominent feature of the city. To give you a little help I should point out it is not always green in colour but changes colour and…

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Where in the World (305)

Where in the World (305)

The skyline of this city is more often seen from further down the river on which it sits. Another skyline for which the city is easily recognised is of the castle seen from the dark tower. The river which flows through city is the Vltava, the Gothic tower guards one end of Charles Bridge and the green dome is the Baroque Church of St Nicholas. All can be found in the city of Prague. Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Davide (@travelling_dave) who all identified Prague. This week the city has to be identified by its archway or gate.  Take care not to immediately go for the obvious though. There are a clue or two in the picture as to the identity of the city.   As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on…

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Where in the World (304)

Where in the World (304)

As one reader pointed out the Spanish flag was a bit of a giveaway; at least it was possible to identify the country. This would narrow down the research to Spanish cities. The building depicted in the distorted photograph is the Palacio Real or Royal Palace, a building with a chequered history. It can be found in the Spanish capital, Madrid. Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Davide (@travelling_dave), Todd (@toddunctious), Simon (@similtiades), Bev (@bevsackville), Atul (@pixodentist), Paco (@Paco_Almanzor) and somebody from Hops from Órbigo Valley (@thespanishyard). This week we return to a city skyline with several well-known buildings but not the most iconic buildings and/or structures. Like last week this presents less of a challenge than some of the more recent distorted cities. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed…

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Where in the World (303)

Where in the World (303)

The most recognisable feature on the building is the glass dome. Part of the redesign of the building by the British architect Sir Norman Foster it can be accessed by the public who get a stunning view over the city. The German flag provides a good clue as to the likely country the city is in but it is the dome that identifies the building as the German Reichstag, the seat of the Federal Parliament. The Reichstag is found in the city of Berlin. Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Davide (@travelling_dave), Todd (@toddunctious), Simon (@similtiades), Bev (@bevsackville), Leslie (@leslieknott1) and Suzanne (@CurlyAdventurer) who all identified the city correctly as Berlin. Another flag flying in another city will help you narrow down the search. Like last week there is a featured building; identify it and you will identify the city….

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Where in the World (302)

Where in the World (302)

Amsterdam, Hamburg and more understandably Bergen where all suggestions made for the distorted city last week. Several readers recognized the Scandinavian architecture. All the above cities are, in common with the distorted city, built on or close to plenty of water. The distorted city is the Norwegian city Trondheim. This post has been pre-scheduled so the list of winners may not be complete. If anyone is not on the list I will be adding them once I get an Internet connection. Congratulations however, to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Atul (@pixodentist) and Todd (@toddunctious) who all identified the city as Trondheim. The distorted photograph this week is of a view that is tremendously symbolic to those whose country it belongs to but is not the most iconic structure of the city. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or…

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Where in the World (301)

Where in the World (301)

There were a number of clues to the identity of the city in Where in the World (300). The predominant and iconic building of three towers connected at the top was one clue. Another clue, less obvious, was the lotus flower structure. A further clue was the building resembling an armadillo. Any one of the three would have identified the city but most people seemed to recognise the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and identified the city correctly as Singapore. Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Atul (@pixodentist), Davide (@travelling_dave), Todd (@toddunctious), Jenny (@crazy_cremello), Simon (@similtiades), Scarlett (@scarlettferro), Nick (@nick_wilkins1), Anita (@Ani_Rav) and Lewis (@mckenny6) who all identified the city as Singapore. The first name drawn at random from all those who correctly identified the city is Jackie (@JackiesJourneys). Congratulations, a £15 Amazon voucher will be on its way to you. I…

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