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Where in the World (335)

Where in the World (335)

The distorted image from last week’s “Where in the World…” features a memorial to a US President. It is one of several monuments to various presidents. The city itself is named after the first of these presidents. The building in the photograph is the Lincoln Memorial and the city is Washington DC. Congratulations to Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Dave (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly as Washington DC. The distorted photograph this week is of a structure that has become iconic to the city. It is, in terms of the city’s history, a unique and recent addition. Once you identify the structure it is an easy step to identifying the city itself. Good luck.   As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW335. If you are…

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Where in the World (334)

Where in the World (334)

The scene in the distorted image is not the most iconic view of the city to be identified but it is, nevertheless, a major intersection with some distinct features. The distinctive Venetian towers are at the end of Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina which leads to the National Art Museum of Catalonia. The plaza was built as part of an International Exhibition in 1929 and is known as the Plaza España. Despite the Venetian towers, the city is Barcelona. Congratulations to Janette (@globalgrapevine), Beverley (@bevsackville), Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Dave (@travelling_dave) and Günther and Ursula (@myVideoMedia) who all identified the city correctly as Barcelona. The distorted photograph this week is of a city that is full of iconic buildings and monuments recognisable the world over. Some are more identifiable than others but all aid in the identification of the city. As…

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Where in the World (333)

Where in the World (333)

Even if you were unable to instantly recognise the street extending upward from the centre of the distorted photograph there were other clues in the image. It is possible to make out an obelisk in the middle of the road and beyond it an extensive pale brown building. These are the Place de la Concorde and the Louvre. In the bottom right quadrant of the distorted image are the two rectangular towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral. The tree-line street is the Camps-Elysees seen from the Arc de Triomphe which means the city is Paris. Congratulations to Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Dave (@travelling_dave) and Beverley (@bevsackville) who all identified the city correctly as Paris. The distorted photograph this week is of a different view than that usually seen of the city to be identified so may require a little research. Good luck….

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Where in the World (332)

Where in the World (332)

Anytime I claim a city is a challenge to identify from the distodrted photograph that I post my readers seem to find it easy. That was definitely the case with Where in the World (331). Many of you have actually visited the city and recognised the monument as the Sibelius Monument; others resorted to a little Google research. It is the very unique Sibelius Monument and, being a Finnish composer, it is found in the capital Helsinki. Congratulations to Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Dave (@travelling_dave), Beverley (@bevsackville) and Jon (@SparksJon) who all identified the city correctly as Helsinki. The distorted photograph this week is taken from one of the city’s major landmarks. However, there are enough clues in the image to identify the city (and probably the viewpoint too). As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below…

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Where  in the World (331)

Where in the World (331)

The minarets visible in the distorted image would indicate that there are two mosques in the photograph. Several readers identified one of them as the Hagia Sophia, a prominent landmark in the Turkish city of Istanbul. Congratulations to Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Dave (@travelling_dave), Janette (@globalgrapevine), Beverley (@bevsackville), Adrenaline~Junkie (@isprasath) and Atul (@pixodentist) who all identified the city correctly as Istanbul. This week the distorted photograph is not a skyline or an iconic building but an iconic monument unique to the city to be identified. Identify the monument and you will narrow down your choices to the cities of a single country… probably. This week is likely to be one of the more challenging ones. Good luck. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW331. If you are…

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Where in the World (330)

Where in the World (330)

Last week I supplied a number of clues that would, hopefully, help in identifying the distorted city in Where in the World (329). The saint with a connection to Boxing Day or 26 December and mentioned in the carol ‘Good King Wenceslas’ is Saint Stephen. His feast day is 26 December and the cathedral in the photograph is dedicated to him. A little research would reveal that it is St Stephen’s in the city of Vienna. The city was incorrectly identified as both Ulm and Prague, however, congratulations go to Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), and Dave (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly as Vienna. Happy New Year to all those reading this page whether for the first time or as a regular. This week the distorted city to identify should be a little less challenging. It features a skyline…

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Where in the World (329)

Where in the World (329)

As luck would have it Channel 5 (on UK TV) advertised with a trailer, the repeat of the Michael Palin in North Korea. This highly acclaimed two-episode documentary had taken viewers to the foot of the statue to the two gentlemen in last week’s distort photograph. The fact that the trailer to the repeat was aired this week was purely coincidental but was a gift to those who caught it on their television. Of course, there were some who identified the city without the aid of television and at least one person who has visited the city. The statue features father and son, Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-il and is found in the North Korean capital Pyongyang. Congratulations then to Janette (@GlobalGrapevine), Todd (@toddunctious), Beverley (@bevsackville), Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), and Dave (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly as Pyongyang. As…

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Where in the World (328)

Where in the World (328)

It was a simple matter to place the temple in the distorted photograph in the Far East and, more precisely, Japan. The building was identified by several readers as Kinkaku-ji (literally “Temple of the Golden Pavilion”), a Buddhist temple which can be found in the Japanese city of Kyoto. Congratulations then to some one from Cross Country Tours (@NileMajesty), Atul (@pixodentist), Janette (@GlobalGrapevine), Todd (@toddunctious), Beverley (@bevsackville), Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), and Dave (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly as Kyoto. As this is the last “Where in the World…” before Christmas I would like to wish all my readers and those who take part in this quiz a very Happy Christmas. Recognise these two? They are the biggest clue to identifying this week’s city. Identify the gentlemen represented by the two statues and you should easily be able to…

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Where in the World (327)

Where in the World (327)

The full name of the city to be identified includes the river, a tributary of the Rhine, on which it sits. However, apart from the Germans who use its full name to distinguish it from a smaller city with the same name on the River Oder, most people just refer to it by the shortened version. The distorted photograph features the skyline of the financial district of the city and home to the European Central Bank. The city is Frankfurt-am-Main or, just as acceptable, Frankfurt. Congratulations then to Beverley (@bevsackville), Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), and Dave (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly This week the distorted image features an iconic building of the city to be identified. The building has featured in this quiz before but in a different season and from a different angle. Good luck.   As…

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Where in the World (326)

Where in the World (326)

Last week the distorted photograph featured a building all entrants thought they had identified correctly as the Red Fort. The building is indeed known as the Red Fort, undoubtedly due to materials used in its construction. However, there are two such forts with the same nomenclature, a similar construction material and both were built by the Mughals of India. The two forts are in different cities approximately 200 kilometres apart. The one in New Delhi (Delhi) is nearly always referred to as The Red Fort. Although the one in Agra is also called The Red Fort it is equally well known as Agra Fort and occasionally as Red Fort Agra to differentiate it from the one in New Delhi. “Where in the World…” is about identifying the city so identifying which fort features in the distorted image is important. The…

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