Where in the World (321)

Apart from the colour, it would be easy to mistake the red structure for a similarly shaped structure in Paris. Closer examination reveals however that it is not the Eiffel Tower. It is, however, well-known in the city in which it stands. The Tower is known as the Tokyo Tower which of course immediately identifies the city.


Congratulations to Davide (@travelling_dave), Tim (@timofnewbury), Atul (@pixodentist), someone at Global Grapevine (@globalgrapevine), Janette (@travchats), Beverley (@bevsackville), Paul (@paulnamphotog) and Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) who all identified the city as Tokyo.

This week’s distorted image is a skyline dominated by a fortified structure overlooking the city beneath it. That in itself narrow the possibilities down somewhat while the architecture will help in the identification process still further. On a personal note, this week’s city is a favourite of mine and one which I have visited several times.

As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW321. 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 #WITW321. 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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