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Where in the World (44)

Where in the World (44)

The Canadian flags visible on the “planet” narrowed down the options considerably. Almost all the answers were Canadian cities. However there were one or two who thought the city was the other side of the world in Australia; an easy enough mistake. The building however is Canada Place Exhibition Centre in Vancouver. There were several different guesses which included Sydney and Canadian cities. It’s great that so many are willing to have a go. Congratulations to the winners who correctly identified the city as Vancouver; Michael (@localizedmovie), Atul (@pixodentist), and Tim (@timofnewbury). Well done and thank you for taking part. This week’s “planet” will present more of a challenge, I think, as there are no flags to identify the country. Once again it is a building rather than a cityscape so identify the building and it should be easy to…

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Where in the World (43)

Where in the World (43)

The golden domes, red walls and long white building all contributed to the identification of last week’s city. The reflection in the centre of the “planet” may well have helped too as it indicates a body of water, most likely a river, which helpfully gives another perspective on the city. It is in fact the Moskva River and the city is Moscow. It is the second time it has appeared in “Where in the World…” Four people correctly identified the city as the Russian capital, Moscow. Congratulations to the winners; Michael (@localizedmovie), Atul (@pixodentist), Richard (@RField75) and Tim (@timofnewbury). Well done and thank you for taking part. This weeks “planet” is pictured below. This one is not so easy as it looks and might be a bit misleading as it is not the most obvious city. It is a photograph…

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Where in the World (42)

Where in the World (42)

There were some clear identifying features in last weeks “Where in the World…” distorted photograph. The “planet” clearly showed the horses and chariot sitting atop this iconic gateway. It is these that identify it as the Brandenburg Gate which in turn identifies the city as Berlin. The photograph in its undistorted format is published below. Identifying the city was far less challenging this week with four people correctly identifying it as Berlin. The winners this week are Atul (@pixodentist), Richard (@RField75), Tim (@timofnewbury) and two newcomers to the winners Mark (@travelsportcopy) and somebody from Time Lapse Movie (@localizedmovie). Congratulations to you all and thank you for taking part. This weeks distorted city for you to identify is pictured below. The photograph is of a well-known sight in the city but one not often pictured from this angle. Can you identify…

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Where in the World (41)

Where in the World (41)

Last week’s distorted city was much less challenging than Where in the World (39) which was hard enough to identify even before its was twisted into a “planet”. The steel structure is one of two iconic structures in the city’s harbour. It was relatively easy to identify the structure as the Sydney Harbour Bridge and thereby identify the city. However, some readers were misled and incorrectly identified the city as Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK. This is quite an easy mistake to make because… …on 24 March 1924 the contract was awarded to English firm Dorman Long and Co Ltd, of Middlesbrough well known as the contractors who built the similar Tyne Bridge of Newcastle Upon Tyne,… (source: wikipedia.org) Perhaps I should slip in a Newcastle-upon-Tyne “planet” at some time in the future. Meanwhile here is the undistorted view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Congratulations to those…

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Where in the World (40)

Where in the World (40)

Last week’s twisted photograph presented a real challenge judging by the paucity of responses. It may have been because the “planet” distorted the cityscape beyond recognition but it is more likely that the city is not a well-known destination. Certainly it is off the tourist routes and well off the beaten track. The tall structure is The Bayterek Tower which is supposed to represent a poplar tree in which an egg has been laid. Many of the ultra modern buildings in the city have been designed by internationally renown architects such as Norman Foster and Kisho Kurokawa. Here is the photograph in its undistorted format. Can anyone recognise the former Soviet city? Are you any the wiser? The photo shows the city of Astana which replaced the city of Almaty as the capital of Kazakhstan in 1997. There was only…

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Where in the World (39)

Where in the World (39)

The birds were the biggest clue on last week”s “planet” it seems. One entrant said “I recognised the birds”. The birds in question were the Liver Birds on top of the on top of the Royal Liver Building. The building and its two birds are the most recognisable landmarks of the City of Liverpool. According to local legend if the two birds fly away Liverpool will cease to exist. Both Liverpool and its Liver Birds are still there as this undistorted photograph across the River Mersey testifies. More and more readers are attempting to identify the city each week. It’s great that you are willing to take part and I would like to thank you. This weeks winners include some familiar names and some new ones. Congratulations to Tim (@timofnewbury), Richard (@RField75), Jon (@jsparkphoto) and one other person who forgot…

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Where in the World (38)

Where in the World (38)

Having just returned from Greece I decided that a Greek cityscape to twist into last week’s “planet” was probably appropriate. I chose a very recognisable site that is almost as iconic to the city in which it resides as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. All those who entered this week’s “Where in the World…?” identified the building – it was the Pantheon on the Acropolis – and therefore the city of Athens. Congratulations to OffshoreBella (@offshorebella), Atul (@pixodentist), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Richard (@RField75) for correctly identifying the city as Athens. It’s a great city to explore and I will be writing a post on it sometime in the not too distant future. This week’s “planet” is best identified by one of its iconic buildings which features in the twisted photograph below. Identify the building and the rest is easy….

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Where in the World (37)

Where in the World (37)

The “planet” last week was fairly was easily identified. The Orthodox dome and four minarets were the most recognisable features. Several people identified it correctly as the Hagia Sophia, in turn used as an Orthodox Church, a mosque and a museum. The home city of the Hagia Sophia is Istanbul. The picture is published below in its undistorted form. Several people correctly identified the city correctly as Istanbul. There were some new names this week among those who correctly identified the city. Congratulations to Ela (@ela_suleymangil), Jon (@jsparkphoto), Atul (@pixodentist) and Tim (@timofnewbury). The “planet” for you to identify this week features a building synonymous with the city. Correctly identify the building and you will be able to identify the city. Can you identify the city this week? You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter…

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Where in the World (36)

Where in the World (36)

For “Where in the World…” (34) many people put Dresden on the Iberian Peninsula so I thought that last week’s “planet” should be some where in either Spain or Portugal. The über-modern buildings were in the City of Arts and Sciences, a city within a city. This identifies the real city as Valencia. Those who identified the city correctly as Valencia are Tim (@timofnewbury) – no surprise there – Atul (@pixodentist) and Richard (@RField75). Congratulations to you all. Can you identify the city? You can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter stream (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW35. Please don’t forget the hashtag as it makes your tweet and the answer easier to find. Good luck.

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Where in the World (35)

Where in the World (35)

Last week’s “planet” proved somewhat challenging. There were a good number of entries but they all seemed to be drawn to the Iberian Peninsula. Seville and Granada proved to be popular guesses due in part to the style of architecture in the distorted photograph. The city is in fact a long way from the Iberian Peninsula as it sits on the River Elbe in Germany. Famous for its porcelain the city is Dresden and is pictured below in its undistorted format. While there were a number of entrants there was only one who identified the “planet” as Dresden. Congratulations to Tim (@timofnewbury) a regular winner on this blog. This weeks “planet” has a much more modern feel about it. The distorted buildings have become iconic and synonymous with this city but don’t let that mislead you as the city itself…

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