Where in the World (226)

This week there was the regular distorted city to identify and on January 1st a couple of challenging extra twisted cities with a new year theme to identify.

First the answer to Where in the World (225). The building featured in the photograph is less often seen than the more iconic parliament building across the river. Nevertheless the castle is an impressive and much visited building. Before the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire it was home to the Hungarian Monarchy. It is Buda Castle in the district of the same name and together with Pest the other side of the Danube make up the Hungarian capital Budapest.

Buda Castle, Budapest
Buda Castle, Budapest

Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Simon (@similtiades)

Now to the far more challenging duo of distorted photographs posted as an extra on New Year’s Day.

Other than the bridge there is little else to identify the first of the two cities. Two possible pointers are the two distinctive anchor points at either end of the bridge and the fact that the bridge appears to be much narrower than he body of water it spans. Other than that it will involve guess work followed up by some research. My own research involved contacting the photographer to check as even distortion free it proved difficult to identify.

The bridge is the Gwangan Bridge. It can be found in South Korea’s second largest city, Busan which is famous for beaches, hot springs, mountains and temples.

Busan, South Korea
Busan, South Korea

The second of the two cities was slightly easier as it depicted a bridge with a fortified gate at one end. It is simply known as Old Bridge or Alte Brück in German. The bridge is in the German university town of Heidelberg.

Heidelberg, Germany
Heidelberg, Germany

Although a number of readers made attempts to identify the two cities only one person managed to identify one of them. Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) for identifying Heidelberg.

Back to normal this week with no added extras. The distorted photograph this week follows the trend lately of photographs taken from, rather than of, an iconic structure of the city to be identified.


You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW226. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer which will be hidden from the Twittersphere. Alternatively email me with the answer using the contact page – see tab on menu bar above.

Please use the hashtag #WITW226. It makes finding the answers in a continually changing Twitter feed so much easier; your answer is less likely to be overlooked. Good luck.

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