There are two fairly similar structures with a wind-filled sail appearance that often feature in postcards and guides to the cities in which they are situated. That fact confused people looking at Where in the World (126)… a lot. Many people confidently identified the iconic building as the Burj al Arab (right) and the city as Dubai. However, the building featured, although similar, is quite some distance from Dubai.
The Burj al Arab is a much more enclosed structure whereas the structure in the distorted photograph is a far more open structure with only the top part being enclosed. Looking closely at the twisted photograph you see that the tower is surrounded by other buildings; Gunwharf Quays to be precise. Photographs of the Burj al Arab show the building as being built off a beach and featuring very few other buildings.
Yes, both buildings are meant to represent a sail; the one in the distorted photograph from last week is named after a type of sail. It is known as the Spinnaker Tower which identifies the city as Portsmouth, UK.
Eight people identified the city as Portsmouth with an equal number identifying it as Dubai. Congratulations to Natasha (@NvGtravels), Adam (@_adambennett), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Davide (@travelling_dave), Richard (@RField75), Andy (@AndysUrbanTrek) and Atul (@pixodentist). Thank you to all who took part.
This week’s twisted photograph might present a little more of a challenge. It should be easy to identify which part of the world the city is in but identifying the city may prove a little more difficult.
As usual you can leave your answer in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW127. If we mutually follow each other on Twitter then you could send me a direct message with your answer.
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