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Where in the World (54)

Where in the World (54)

Last week’s “planet” proved to be a tough one. Lisbon seemed to be the most popular incorrect identification. The picture is published below in its undistorted format. I inadvertently made it easy to identify the city. Those who follow or “like” the Travel Unpacked page on Facebook may possibly have picked up that I posted the photograph in its undistorted format to highlight a status up date. It might help you in the future if you “like” the Travel Unpacked page on Facebook; who knows what inadvertent mistakes I may make. The city is Lyon where I have just returned from and which I have been writing and tweeting about and posting pictures like the ones below. Nobody picked up on the inadvertent clue and there were no correct identifications of the city. However many thanks to all who took…

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Where in the World (53)

Where in the World (53)

There were a lot of entries to the last week’s “Where in the World…” twisted photograph competition. All entries placed the city in the correct country, the USA but not everyone placed the city on the correct coast. This city has two iconic bridges, one of which is far more famous than the other. The city is San Francisco and the undistorted photograph is featured below. There were a good number of people who correctly identified the city as San Francisco but there could only be one prizewinner. Atul () was the lucky winner and will receive his FlyLite Multibag direct from the manufacturer. Congratulations Atul and thank you everyone for entering. I hope you will continue to have a go at identifying the city in other “Where in the World…” travel quizzes. Atul wins a FlyLite Multibag which adjusts…

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Where in the World (52)

Where in the World (52)

This week marks the 52nd posting of “Where in the World…” twisted photographs. That’s a year of weekly postings. To mark the occasion Flylite are giving a cabin bag that adjusts to meet different airline restrictions as a prize. More details of this and the competition below . Meanwhile last week’s “planet” pictured an iconic building that identified the city. However in its twisted format it was not so easy to identify. Answers ranged from the Royal Albert Hall (in London) to the Pantheon with some identifying the wrong building but identifying the city correctly. That counts, as the answer needed is the city not the building. Those who identified the building as the Colosseum found it easy to identify the city correctly as Rome. Here’s the picture in its undistorted format. There were three winners this week. Atul (@pixodentist), Richard (@RField75)…

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Where in the World (51)

Where in the World (51)

Last week’s twisted photograph caused some confusion with it being wrongly identified as Paris and the holiday town of Blackpool in  England famous for its illuminations. The large illuminated sign for Ballys was the biggest clue. Neither Blackpool or Paris have such a sign anywhere near their “towers”. There is only one place bold enough to copy the Eiffel Tower and that is Las Vegas which is where this photograph, seen below in its undistorted format, was taken. Five people identified the city correctly as Las Vegas. A few of the regulars are there but there are two new winners as well. It’s great to see new people taking part. Congratulations to Tim (@timofnewbury), Atul (@pixodentist), Richard (@RField75) and the two newcomers Charles (@CharlesMcCool) and Rosemary (@AntiquesandMe). Thank you all for taking part. This week’s “planet” is an iconic building in…

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Where in the World (50)

Where in the World (50)

The twisted photograph last week was not the easiest to identify. There is a bridge visible that was the viewpoint for another distorted photograph of the same city. The bridge is on of the recognisable landmarks of the city and crosses the Yarra River which runs through the centre. As is more apparent from the undistorted photograph below the city is Melbourne. This week only two people identified the city correctly. Both are regulars to these “Where in the World…” posts and often appear in the list of winners. Congratulations to Atul (@pixodentist) and Richard (@RField75) This week is the 50th week of “Where in the World…” and in two weeks time we will have been going for year. Watch out for something a little more special. The next “planet” is below and shoul be fairly easy to identify. Can…

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Where in the World (49)

Where in the World (49)

Last week’s planet was not immediately obvious but the tall bridge like structure was a bridge. There is one like it Buenos Aires but that’s not the city. The bridge and the accompanying skyline are Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Two people identified the city correctly as Rotterdam. Congratulations to Richard (@RField75) and Atul (@pixodentist). This week’s twisted photograph is a landscape of a well known city. There are several clues in the “planet” that can be used to identify the city. Can you identify the city? You can leave your answer below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW49. If we mutually follow each other on Twitter then you could send me a direct message with your answer, not forgetting the hashtag #WITW49. You can also leave your answer under the post referring to this on the…

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Where in the World (48)

Where in the World (48)

The distorted view last week didn’t have many people scratching their heads. Several submissions even put a name to the building and identified the architect who designed. The architect is Gaudi, he of the unfinished cathedral, and the building is Casa Mila. This identifies the city as Barcelona. Here’s the picture of Casa Mila in its undistorted format. There were five people who identified the city correctly as Barcelona. Four of them are fairly regular to these “Where in the World…” posts. One is a newcomer. Congratulations to Michael (@localizedmovie), Tim (@timofnewbury), Atul (@pixodentist), John (@SWFrance) and Richard (@RField75). Thank you all for taking part. This week’s “planet” is posted below. We are back to a cityscape again but this time there is a dominant structure that will help in the identification process. Can you identify the city? You can leave your…

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Where in the World (47)

Where in the World (47)

Last weeks “planet” took some unravelling to identify the city. Although not a city that immediately comes to mind as a tourist destination it does however have a commonly seen skyline. The tallest building is Commerzbank Tower which is the tallest building in Frankfurt-am-Main better known as just plain Frankfurt. I am reliably informed that the current Frankfurt skyline has an additional tower. This is the EZB Tower and is actually under construction in this photograph. Apologies if this confused anyone. There was only one person who managed to correctly identify the city as Frankfurt. Congratulations to Michael (@localizedmovie) for his correct answer and for identifying many of the buildings of the skyline. Thanks for taking part. This week’s “planet” is published below. This is an iconic building in this city rather than a city vista. So once again if you…

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Where in the World (46)

Where in the World (46)

The building in the distorted photograph last week was very distinctive and placed the city firmly in Asia. There was some variation in the geographical location of the city with Cambodia being the most popular incorrect answer. However it is the Grand Palace which is in Bangkok. Three regulars to this page identified the city correctly as Bangkok. Congratulations to Tim (@timofnewbury), Atul (@pixodentist) and Richard (@RField75). Thank you for taking part. This weeks planet is back to a cityscape rather than just an iconic building. It may present more of a challenge than last week even though it is a view of the city that is often seen. Can you identify the city? You can leave your answer below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW46. If we mutually follow each other on Twitter then you…

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Where in the World (45)

Where in the World (45)

The “planet” from last week challenged everyone. Only two people were brave enough to give it a try and both wrongly identified the city. The style of the building is very typical of Spanish architecture which is not surprising as they conquered this country. As conquerers they also imposed the Catholic religion on the people. The building is the Cathedral in Mexico City and is pictured below in its undistorted format. Next week’s “planet” should be a lot less challenging and is published below. Although there are iconic buildings in the picture it is also a cityscape. Can you identify the city? You can leave your answer below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW45. If we mutually follow each other on Twitter then you could send me a direct message with your answer, not forgetting the…

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