Where in the World (319)

The lighthouse in last week’s distorted photograph is quite distinct and most people identified it correctly as Smeaton’s Tower. It was on the same prominent stretch of high ground known as The Hoe where a certain Francis Drake was enjoying a game of bowls when the Spanish Armada was heading up the English Channel. He finished his game before setting sail and defeating the enemy. The city is Plymouth, UK.

Smeaton Tower, Plymouth

Congratulations to Davide (@travelling_dave), Tim (@timofnewbury), Atul (@pixodentist), Beverley (@bevsackville) and Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) who all identified the city as Plymouth, UK.

The distorted image for this week is a skyline featuring the city’s most iconic structure. It is the city’s most photographed building as well as being its most visited.

As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW319. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer which will be hidden from other readers. Alternatively, email me with the answer here.

Please use the hashtag #WITW319. It makes finding the answers in a continually changing Twitter feed so much easier; your answer is less likely to be overlooked.

Try this quiz

How good is your knowledge of the cities of the world? Judging by the number of cities my readers identify correctly from distorted photographs some of you know them pretty well.

I have created a quiz of a different kind which I thought you might try. It’s a picture quiz but the photographs are not distorted.

Can you identify a city by a single statue?

Travel Quiz: Statues will take you only a few minutes. It starts with some easy ones and becomes more challenging towards the end. Give it a go and let me know what you think.

“Where in the World…” will continue to be posted each week as usual. Travel Quiz: Statues is the first in an occasional (very occasional) series of quizzes on travel themes.

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