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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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Where in the World (310)

Where in the World (310)

The distorted version of last week’s city created a rather unusual shape. Much like the distorted image in Where in the World (306) it houses a science museum. Designed by the architect Renzo Piano the striking NEMO Science Museum rises above the Eastern docks of Amsterdam. Congratulations to Atul (@pixodentist), Davide (@travelling_dave) and Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) who all identified the city as Amsterdam despite the fact that it was not the more usual scenes associated with the Dutch city. Judging by the less than usual number of correct answers last week’s distorted image was more challenging than usual to identify. This week the distorted photograph is of a very distinctive building and one that should be a lot less challenging to identify. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the…

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Where in the World (309)

Where in the World (309)

Last week the sky and the general atmosphere of the city had been recreated to give the impression of a city more at home in the Star Trek era. That did not fool most readers though, as the Petronas Towers are very distinctive. Once they had been identified it was easy to pinpoint the city as Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia. Congratulations to Todd (@toddunctious), Beverley (@bevsackville), Atul (@pixodentist), Davide (@travelling_dave), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury) and who all identified the city as Kuala Lumpur. This week the distorted photograph is of a very distinctive building but one that is not in the usual style associated with the city in which it is found. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW309. If you are on Twitter then…

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Where in the World (308)

Where in the World (308)

The period houses in the foreground were intended to be the main clue to identify the distorted city. Known as the Painted Ladies they were, however, not the main identifier that readers used. That was reserved for the distinctive Trans America building on the distant skyline. Whichever clue was used to identify the city the answer would be the same. Both the Trans America building and the Painted Ladies are found in San Francisco. Congratulations to Davide (@travelling_dave), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury) and who all identified the city as San Francisco. This week the original photograph has been altered in Photoshop to give the impression of a fictional city somewhere in the universe. Mostly it was the sky and lighting that were altered. However, the city is not fictional but exists somewhere on this planet – can you identify…

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Where in the World (307)

Where in the World (307)

It would seem, according to feedback I received, that last week’s distorted photograph was difficult to identify. As a result I added an additional clue on Tuesday evening to nudge readers in the right direction. The picture is of an ultramodern building surrounded by water and, as hinted by the architecture, is home to a Science Museum. More precisely it is home to The Universum Science Centre. This unique building is found in the German city of Bremen. Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Tim (@timofnewbury) and who both identified the city as Bremen but only after the clue was posted. This week the distorted city view features not just a city skyline but several iconic buildings the city is famous for. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the…

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