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Where in the World (34)

Where in the World (34)

Although there is no iconic building in last week’s “planet” to help identify the city easily the view from King’s Park is one that appears in most guidebooks and tourist brochures. The photograph below is the undistorted view of Perth, Western Australia. There were four people who correctly identified the “planet” as Perth. Congratulations to Tim (@timofnewbury), Richard (@RField75), Nigel (@MirrorTravel) and┬áThe Humidity (@the_humidity) This weeks “planet” is published below and is perhaps a little more challenging. It features recognisable buildings in a skyline that should identify the city. If you can identify the city from the twisted photograph then either leave your answer in the comments below or leave it on my Twitter stream (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW34. Good luck.

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Where in the World (33)

Where in the World (33)

The photograph below is the undistorted view of last week’s “planet”. The Sears building was easily identified which made identifying the city relatively easy. The city is Chicago. Three readers managed to identify the city as Chicago. Congratulations go to Tim (@timofnewbury) and Richard (@RField75), both regular winners and a newcomer, The Humidity (@the_humidity). This week’s “planet” is published below. In its undistorted format it is the view of the city seen most often in travel guides and postcards. As usual you can leave your answers in the comments below or leave it on my Twitter stream @lethers using the hashtag #WITW33. Good luck.

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Where in the World (32)

Where in the World (32)

Even in its undistorted form identifying the city from the building was a bit more of a challenge last week. Some identified it incorrectly as The Winter Palace, St Petersburg – it is easy to see how the mistake can be made. The observant will have noticed that the building in the “planet” is in fact reflected in the centre. In the undistorted photograph below it is much easier to see. The building is reflected in the Miroir d’eau or Mirror of Water outside the Palais de la Bourse. These are in the city of Bordeaux. Only one person identified the city correct. No stranger to this puzzle Tim (@timofnewbury) recognised the building and correctly identified Bordeaux even though he had not visited the city for 40 years. He admitted it was quite a challenge but one he enjoys weekly,…

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Where in the World (31)

Where in the World (31)

Most people correctly identified the building in last week’s “planet” as one of the world’s iconic opera houses. This one, with its sloping roof which you can walk down to the sea on, is in the Norwegian capital Oslo. Three readers identified the city correctly as Oslo. They are Jon (@jsparkphoto), Richard (@RField75) and Tim (@timofnewbury), all of them previous winners at one time or another. Congratulations to all three of you. This week’s “planet” also depicts an iconic building in the city rather than a skyline. The distorted version is pictured below. As always you can leave your answer in the comments below or you can leave it on my Twitter stream (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW31. Good luck.

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Where in the World (30)

Where in the World (30)

The Canadian flag, visible in last week’s “planet” narrowed down the possibilities quite considerably. By the same logic the absence of any Quebecois flag eliminated Quebec City. The answers received mostly targeted Montreal but it was in fact the administrative capital of Canada, Ottawa. The photograph is published below in its undistorted form. Only one correct identification this week. Tim (@timofnewbury), who is getting rather good at this, correctly guessed it was Ottawa. Congratulations This week’s “planet” is below. Rather than a wide angled shot of the city it is more focussed on one of it’s iconic buildings. All you have to do is identify the city. Answers can be left in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW30. From this week you can also visit the Travel Unpacked Facebook page and leave your…

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Where in the World (29)

Where in the World (29)

Last week’s “planet” had an iconic and identifiable building towering above all the rest. The building, at 829.8m the tallest man made structure in the world, is the Burj Khalifa. The city is Dubai. There were three people who correctly identified the city as Dubai. Congratulations to Tim (@timofnewbury) and Richard (@RField75) both regular visitors to these quiz pages and to Atul (@pixodentist). This week’s “planet” is published below. It is less well known but there are a few clues hidden away that will help narrow down the area of the world where it is found. Can you identify which city it is? You can leave your answer below in the comments or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW29. From this week you can also visit the Travel Unpacked Facebook page and leave your answer in the…

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Where in the World (28)

Where in the World (28)

Last week’s “planet” proved, once again to be quite a challenge although it was not intended that way. By far the most common answer was Sydney though it came with varying degrees of certainty and uncertainty. It is easy to see how the distorted shape can be mistaken for the opera house but the clue that it is not is the crucifix at the front of the building. I don’t believe the Sydney Opera house has a large cross anywhere. The building is a cathedral above the Arctic Circle known as the Ice Cathedral. It is published below in its undistorted form. The Ice Cathedral is in the Norwegian city of Tromso.   Only one person arrived at the correct answer by way of detours through Sydney and Scotland – presumably eliminating them as possibilities. Tim (@timofnewbury) was once again…

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Where in the World (27)

Where in the World (27)

Last weeks “planets” marked six months of posting “Where in the World…”. Thanks to Rough Guides I was able to offer a prize of the Rough Guide to Venice and the Veneto. As mentioned last week this guide… …has comprehensive sections on the main sights such as the Doges Palace, St Marks Basilica as well as hidden gems in the districts off the beaten tourist trails. Venice is not as expensive as some would have you believe – I know I have visited and found places far from the tourist routes that are very reasonable – and the Rough Guide helps you find them. There are plenty of maps and features on everything to do with Venice both its history and its modern day culture. There are plenty of photographs to whet your appetite, fact boxes on specific aspects of…

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Where in the World (26)

Where in the World (26)

This is the 26th “Where in the World…” I have posted which means that the competition has been running weekly for six months. It has been more popular than I expected and several times has appeared in the top six posts, by visitor numbers, several times. As a way of marking the occasion I decided it would be great to offer a prize this week. I would like to thank Rough Guides who have provided a prize. The Rough Guide to Venice & the Veneto has comprehensive sections on the main sights such as the Doges Palace, St Marks Basilica as well as hidden gems in the districts off the beaten tourist trails. Venice is not as expensive as some would have you believe – I know I have visited and found places far from the tourist routes that are…

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Where in the World (25)

Where in the World (25)

This is the 25th “Where in the World…” city. Usually the 25th anniversary of anything is marked in some way but I have chosen to mark next week’s “Where in the World…” as it is six months of posting “planets” to be identified. So for next week there will be a city themed prize supplied by Rough Guides to mark the occasion. I have used the pocket Pocket Rough Guides several times and found that they are as near as any ink and paper book can come to being an app. I shall be reviewing the Berlin Guide in a future post so if you want to be informed about that and all new posts ┬áthen sign up to receive notifications in the sidebar on the right. Last weeks “planet” is published in its undistorted form below. The white cathedral…

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