Where in the World (26)

This is the 26th “Where in the World…” I have posted which means that the competition has been running weekly for six months. It has been more popular than I expected and several times has appeared in the top six posts, by visitor numbers, several times. As a way of marking the occasion I decided it would be great to offer a prize this week. I would like to thank Rough Guides who have provided a prize.

The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto has comprehensive sections on the main sights such as the Doges Palace, St Marks Basilica as well as hidden gems in the districts off the beaten tourist trails. Venice is not as expensive as some would have you believe – I know I have visited and found places far from the tourist routes that are very reasonable – and the Rough Guide helps you find them.

There are plenty of maps and features on everything to do with Venice both its history and its modern day culture. There are plenty of photographs to whet your appetite, fact boxes on specific aspects of the city and floor plans of the major buildings.

The guide also covers the far corners of the Lagoon and the smaller towns of the Veneto such as Verona, Padua and Treviso. It is so comprehensive that on looking through the guide and I realise how much of Venice I have yet to discover.

As a way of celebrating six months of twisted photographs the winner of this week’s “Where in the World…” will receive a copy of the Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto.

Last weeks “planet” is published below in it’s undistorted form. The distinct church steeple is the identifying landmark. It is the Latvian capital Riga.

© Stephen Downes – source: www.flickr.com

This week proved to be quite a challenge. Nobody was able to correctly identify the city as Riga. Even the usual suspects were stumped. The cities can’t all be easily identified otherwise where is the challenge?

For this week there will be not one but two “planets”. The first is a fairly well known scene when it is not twisted into a “planet”. The second is less well known and may present a little more of a challenge.


As usual you can leave your answer in the comments below or on my Twitter stream (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW26. Enjoy the challenge and good luck.

The competition will close at 9:00pm on Wednesday 13th March and the winners name published about an hour later with a new “planet” to identify and of course the answers. The winner will be randomly selected from all those who have provided the correct answers. Both cities must be identified. However if no one identifies both the winner will be selected from those who have identified one city correctly. So it is worth entering even if you are only sure about one city. I will contact the winner for a postal address to send the Rough Guide to. There is no alternative prize. Sorry, but this competition is only open to those with a UK postal address where the prize can be sent to.

You can find out more about all the Rough Guide products on their website

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