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Where in the World (319)

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. 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….

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Where in the World (318)

Where in the World (318)

Last week’s distorted city seemed to be a little more challenging if the number of correct answers are anything to go by. Notre Dame de Fourviere is the distinctive building in the top right quadrant and below it is Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon. The full name of the latter, obviously, gives the identity of the city as Lyon. Congratulations to Davide (@travelling_dave) and Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) who both identified the city as Lyon, France. The distorted image for this week is a skyline featuring the city’s most, if not only, iconic structure. Certainly it is the most recognisable of the city’s famous sights and the one most often seen in guidebooks, tourist brochures and postcards. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW318. If you are on Twitter then…

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Where in the World (317)

Where in the World (317)

There are few cities with such a high density of skyscrapers as pictured here. What few there are mostly in Asia which narrows down the possibilities somewhat. The prominent high rise building at the top of the distorted photograph is a fairly distinctive shape. Some recognised the body of water that is visible in the distance as Victoria Harbour. The city is Hong Kong. Congratulations to Davide (@travelling_dave), Tim (@timofnewbury), Todd (@toddunctious), Atul (@pixodentist), Janette (@travchats), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and someone from Global Grapevine (@globalgrapevine) who all identified the city as Hong Kong. The distorted image for this week is a city skyline seen from across one of its two rivers. Good luck in your identification process. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW317. If you are on…

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Where in the World (316)

Where in the World (316)

Most people used the warship HMS Belfast to identify the city. A decommissioned Royal Navy light cruiser she is now moored on the River Thames just upstream from Tower Bridge. Both the iconic bridge and HMS Belfast are often photographed together in the frame. This photograph, however, was taken from the bridge. The BT Tower on the skyline is also a helpful clue in identifying the city as London. Congratulations to then to Bev (@BevSackville), Davide (@travelling_dave), Tim (@timofnewbury), Todd (@toddunctious) and Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) who all identified the city as London. The distorted image for this week is another skyline but seen from a less usual viewpoint. However the clues are all still there even if a little more difficult to spot.   As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with…

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Where in the World (315)

Where in the World (315)

How good is your knowledge of the cities of the world? Judging by the number of cities you identify correctly from distorted photographs some of you know them pretty well. Using a new plugin I have created a quiz of a different kind I thought you might try. Can you identify the 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. Where in the World (315) Several people mentioned the letter “N” on the bridge in the distorted photograph. I…

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Where in the World (314)

Where in the World (314)

How good is your knowledge of the cities of the world? Judging by the number of cities you identify correctly from distorted photographs some of you know them pretty well. Alternatively, your research skills are top notch. Using a new plugin I have created a quiz of a different kind I thought you might try. Can you identify the 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. Fear not though, “Where in the World…” will continue to be posted each week as usual. Travel Quiz: Statues is one in an occasional (very occasional) series of quizzes on travel themes. Where in the World (313) It was during this week…

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Travel Quiz: Statues

Travel Quiz: Statues

In which cities will you find these statues? As a traveller, how well do you know the world’s cities? Do you know them well enough to be able to identify them by their statues? In this quiz, try to identify 13 different cities by their statues. Once you have identified the city click on the photo to reveal the answer. Keep a record of your score as you go along. How well did you do? Anything over 10 is good. 13 is excellent – you are a veteran traveller and know your cities well.

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Where in the World (313)

Where in the World (313)

Usually photographed side-on this iconic building is recognisable around the world in much the same way as the Statue of Liberty, Christ the Redeemer and the Eiffel Tower all identify their cities. Although photographed from a less iconic viewpoint it is easy to identify the unusually shaped building on the left as that famous opera house in Sydney. Congratulations to Bev (@BevSackville), someone at #travchat (@travchats), Lisa (@lisahfitz), Todd (@toddunctious), Joshua (@joshuakhan2), Atul (@pixodentist), Davide (@travelling_dave), Tim (@timofnewbury),  and Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) who all identified Sydney as the city. The winner of the Travel Cable Organiser Case from Where in the World (312) is someone at #travchat (no name given on Twitter profile). Congratulations, we will be in touch. The distorted image for this week is another well-known city usually featured from another viewpoint. However, there are enough clues to help identify…

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Where in the World (312)

Where in the World (312)

This is the 312th edition of “Where in the World…” on the Travel Unpacked blog. While no one from the original few postings is still identifying cities, there are several who have followed it for most of the six years. Tim (@timofnewbury) is the longest remaining from those early days and he is fast approaching his sixth anniversary of identifying the distorted cities. As usual, when we reach a milestone post there is a small prize to mark the occasion. This time it is a cable and accessories case. I have used one for just over a year and find it invaluable as I can keep all my data cables, charging cables and accessories tidy and in one place. Gone are the days of a tangled mess of wires when I unpack in some hotel room or apartment. I have just finished reviewing…

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Where in the World (311)

Where in the World (311)

Next week marks the 6th Anniversary of “Where in the World…” and as usual there will be a small prize on offer for the first correct answer drawn. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I began these distorted cities and there are some of you who have been taking part for almost as long as I have been posting them. Thank you for continuing to support this weekly puzzle and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do creating them. Last week’s distorted city didn’t pose too many problems for readers as the campanile in Piazza San Marco is quite a distinctive landmark. Additionally in the background is the unmistakable shape of St Mark’s Cathedral. All these can be found in the Italian city of Venice. Congratulations to Atul (@pixodentist), Davide (@travelling_dave), Tim (@timofnewbury), Christine (@MiddleSeatView), Beverley (@bevsackville) and…

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