Before revealing the answer I would like to wish all my readers and those who mentally untwist the photographs to identify the cities in “Where in the World…” a very Happy Christmas.
The building in last week’s distorted photograph deceived a number of readers. It was placed in cities as diverse as Ferrera and Oxford. However many of these initial guesses were altered once the small but readable sign for the BBC Proms was discovered. The BBC Proms are held in the Royal Albert Hall which identifies the city as London.
Tim (@timofnewbury), Simon (@similtiades), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Atul (@pixodentist) and Davide (@travelling_dave) all correctly identified the city. Congratulations to you all and thanks to everyone who took part.
As it is so close to Christmas this week’s distorted photograph had to feature a Christmas market. Most of the these seasonal markets are in city squares and as such have a backdrop of a recognisable building that, for identification puzzles like this, provide a good clue to it’s whereabouts.
Bonus for Christmas
As a little extra I have added another city to identify by it’s twisted Christmas market. This one does not have a clearly identifiable skyline behind it but it is nevertheless a well known city famous for its Christmas market. There is a a very helpful clue but it might take a bit of Google style research to zero in on the correct answer.
You do not have to identify both cities to leave your answer as they are two separate puzzles. Just leave your answer for whichever one you can identify or both if you can identify the two cities.
As usual you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW172. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer and no one will see what you have put. Alternatively email me with the answer using the contact page – see tab on menu bar above.
Please do not forget the hashtag #WITW172 as it makes finding the answers in a continually changing Twitter feed so much easier; you and your answer are more likely to be found.