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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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Where in the World (283)

Where in the World (283)

The style of the houses in the distorted photograph last week would indicate that the city was probably a Nordic city. A further clue is a distinctive steeple in the background which belongs to Hallgrimskirkja which can be found in Iceland’s capital Reykjavik. Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Davide (@travelling_dave), Atul (@pixodentist), Todd (@toddunctious), Simon (@similtiades), Nick (@NickiQuote), SCUBA-K (@EvansKerry), Jon (@SparksJon) and Paco (@Paco_Almanzor) who all identified the city as Reykjavik. This week the distorted city is another city skyline. There are clues as to the identity of the country in which the city is situated which will help in any research as to the identity. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW283. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the…

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Where in the World (282)

Where in the World (282)

Where in the World (281) still has a few days to run before the answer is posted but I can tell you that, at the time of writing this post, one person has correctly identified the city. As I pointed out on when posting the distorted city it was one of the more challenging to identify. I will be adding the answer and list of winners to this post on Saturday evening. You can still check out the distorted city from last week by clicking here. Although Where in the World (281) was more of a challenge it was possible to identify the country as New Zealand (Google Ritchie’s coaches) and then with a little research identify the railway station as being in the city of Dunedin. Congratulations to Tim (@timofnewbury) and Jackie (@jackiesjourneys) who both correctly identified the city…

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Where in the World (281)

Where in the World (281)

For those expecting to see a fresh “Where in the World…” distorted city on Wednesday night I must apologise. I was struck down by a particularly nasty strain of flu (despite having had my flu jab). After several weeks of pre-scheduling these posts this one was not. However the tweets relating to it were. Anyway I am now on the mend and catching up on my posting. The answer to this week I’ll be posting at 10:00pm on Saturday a week from now to give you a fair chance of identifying the city. Where in the World (282) will be published on Wednesday as usual. Recognising the building did not prove all that easy with several suggestions being put forward. However it is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II which is probably the second most visited site in the city of Milan…

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Where in the World (280)

Where in the World (280)

The Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) is probably the biggest clue to the identity of the city with the 25 de Abril bridge across the Targus confirming that the city is the Portuguese capital Lisbon. As I am heading home this week this will be the last of the pre-scheduled posts so next week there will be a full list of winners. Meanwhile congratulations all those who correctly identified the city. The distorted view this week is one of two views the city is most famous for. Both appear often in gudebooks and postcards but usually this one takes second place to the more popular and more famous view. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW280. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct…

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Where in the World (279)

Where in the World (279)

This week finds me in New Zealand’s North Island in the city of Tauranga (store that away as it is likely to appear in a future “Where in the World…”). Last week was an unusual view of a city currently suffering from over-tourism. The tower in the background is the campanile on one of the world’s most famous piazzas, St Mark’s Square. An additional clue, by way of confirmation, are the domes to the left of the tower. These are from St Mark’s Cathedral. Both these can be found in Venice. Once again this post is pre-scheduled so you will have to wait for the list of winners. The city this weeks rarely seen from this angle but nevertheless there are several clues to its identity. One in particular is often seen, in close up, on postcards and guidebooks. As…

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Where in the World (278)

Where in the World (278)

Happy New Year from Australia’s west coast where the year is eight hours older than back in the UK. I am not as connected in the Outback as I am at home so this post is pre-scheduled. This means that there will not be a list of winners in this post. However I will be posting these in a future “Where in the World…” post. The end of 2017 marked a milestone in “Where in the World…” city quiz. For the first time in the five and a half years one reader correctly identified all the cities in a single year. Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) correctly identified all the 2017 cities. Well done Jackie; 2018 beckons. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those readers who have taken part in this weekly quiz. It makes it all worth while….

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Where in the World (277)

Where in the World (277)

The Christmas market in last week’s distorted city photograph disguises the city somewhat. However, there is a permanent structure that is a great clue to identifying the city. The memorial is the Gothic Scott Memorial commemorating the writer Sir Walter Scott and can be found in the city of Edinburgh. You can read more about 15 top rated tourist attractions in Edinburgh by visiting the planetware.com website. This post is pre scheduled as I am in Australia’s Outback and not always able to get online there will be no congratulations list. I will add the list of winners as soon as possible once I am back online. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW277. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the…

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Where in the World (276)

Where in the World (276)

In last week’s “Where in the World…” there were two well-known and iconic structures that remain standing millennia after they were first constructed. They are the Triumphal Arch and the Colosseum and both are in the city of Rome. There is so much to do in Rome that it is good to go armed with a list of the top ten things to do. There are many online but The Culture Trip is a good place to start. Congratulations to Beverley (@bevsackville), Atul (@pixodentist), Davide (travelling_dave), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) who all identified the city as Rome. I thought that this week I would go a little festive and include a Christmas Market. This means the city does not look its usual self even before distortion. There is, however, a clue to the identity of the city in the…

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Where in the World (275)

Where in the World (275)

The Swedish flag was the biggest clue to the country and the boat with the writing on the side and the skyline identified the city as Stockholm. Last week’s distorted city was an easier challenge than the difficult ones of the previous two or three weeks. For those wanting to know a little more about what to see and do in Stockholm then The Culture Trip blog has an interesting list of things to do. Congratulations this week to Stuart (@StuartForster), Atul (@pixodentist), Davide (travelling_dave), Simon (@similtiades), Bev (@bevsackville), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) who all identified the city as Stockholm. This week is another less challenging distorted city to identify. There are two iconic structures but unfortunately no flag to identify which country. However, they are both well-known structures As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments…

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