Where in the World (260)

Five Years On

The first “Where in the World…” was posted five years ago and consisted of two distorted photographs. Only one was a city and the other you had to correctly identify the country. Brisbane and Sweden were the answers and only one reader entered with incorrect answers.

Jon (@SparksJon), who still occasionally enters, provided the first correct answer in Where in the World (2) which was Auckland, New Zealand. This was followed in the following week by Sydney which was correctly identified by one reader, Sonja (@SonjaSwissLife).

Where in the World (12) was the first time Tim (@timofnewbury) entered. He has from that day barely missed any of the other editions of “Where in the World…” and most of those he identified the city correctly. Atul (@pixodentist) is another reader who has been around since those first few months too. These two are joined by other regulars one or two who are trying to equal or better Tim’s enviable record on a year by year basis.

Although there is only a small number who actually send in an answer I do know that there are many more who take part but do not actually enter. Whether you send an answer or just like to test your identification skills privately I would like to thank everyone for their support over the 260 editions of “Where in the World…”

I will be continuing for the foreseeable future as I have as much fun creating them as you do puzzling over them.

This week a prize has been provided by Kahvi. They make a cafetière-cum-travel-mug for those who want fresh coffee on the go. It has a cool Finnish design and an innovative system for making the coffee and then drinking it from the same cup. This is a cool piece of travel kit for those who like their coffee-on-the-go. You can read my full review of the Kahvi Cafetière Travel Mug by clicking on the link.

Kahvi are providing one of these as a prize for this week’s “Where in the World…”

Kahvi have supplied one of these in white and aqua as a prize in this weeks competition. Every correct answer earns you one entry into the prize draw. In addition, every entry, correct or not, will earn one entry into the draw. This means a correct answer will receive two entries (one for entering and one for a correct answer) and an incorrect answer will receive one entry. So you see it is worth sending an answer in.

Rules are set out at the end of this post.

Last week’s answer

Rejkavik, Belfast (the Titanic building looks similar) and Malmo were all suggested as possible. A fair number of readers people recognised the port from the very distinctive building. Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) identified it from a vast model railway in the same city despite not having been to the harbour. The iconic building overlooks the port in the city of Hamburg.


Congratulations to Atul (@pixodentist), Anita (@Ani_Rav), Tim (@timofnewbury), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Beverley (@BevSackville) and Davide (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city as Hamburg.

This week’s competition

This week the distorted photograph features just a single iconic building that provides a big clue to the identity of the city. Indeed there is little else in the photograph to aid in the identification except perhaps the setting. Good luck.

You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW260. 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 the menu bar above.

Please use the hashtag #WITW260. It makes finding the answers in a continually changing Twitter feed so much easier; your answer is less likely to be overlooked. 
Holiday lets around the world

The Rules

The competition is open to anyone with a UK or EU mailing address

All participants must be over the age of 18 on 30th August 2017

All participants are allowed one entry only

Participants earn one entry for a correct answer and a further entry for participating in the competition.

The prize winner will be drawn from all entries after the close of the competition on Wednesday 6th September 2017 at 10:00pm [BST].

The winner will be required to provide a mailing address only for the purpose of sending the prize.

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