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Where in the World (298)

Where in the World (298)

With the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show under way last week’s image was very topical. Itfeatured a well-known glasshouse which would indicate that the distorted picture was of a botanical garden of some sort. Several people recognized it as the Palm House in Kew Gardens which can be found in London. For more information on the RHS Flower Shows, including the Chelsea Flower Show, click on the banner below (Note: It is an affliate links). Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Atul (@pixodentist), Bev (@bevsackville) and Davide (@travelling_dave) who all identified not only the botanical gardens as Kew but the city as London. This week we are back to a distorted photograph of a cityscape. There are several clues in the photograph but the original photograph was taken from an angle we don’t often see. As usual, you can leave…

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Where in the World (297)

Where in the World (297)

Last week the distorted photograph was unashamedly linked to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. A certain well-known, and much-mentioned castle was pictured as a clue to the “city” to be identified. Actually, as one of my readers pointed out, the place to be identified, using the castle as a clue, was not a city but technically a market town. However, this oversight did not seem to mislead anyone. Plenty of people identified the “town” as Windsor. Congratulations to Todd (@toddunctious),  Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Simon (@similtiades), Anita (@Ani_Rav), Tim (@timofnewbury), Atul (@pixodentist), Bev (@bevsackville) and Davide (@travelling_dave) who all identified the “city” of the Royal Wedding. With the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show just days from opening this week’s distorted image is also very topical. It features, as you no doubt guessed, a botanical garden somewhere in the world. In which…

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Where in the World (296)

Where in the World (296)

Last week there were two distorted photographs of the same city. In a departure from the norm, one of those photographs was a distorted interior. Three readers managed to identify the city from the first photograph alone while others needed the second, more iconic photograph to identify the building. The first photograph was the interior of the European Parliament and the second was the Atomium. These two can both be found in the city of Brussels. Congratulations to Todd (@toddunctious),  Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Simon (@similtiades) who didn’t need the second photo to identify the city as Brussels and Tim (@timofnewbury), Atul (@pixodentist), Bev (@bevsackville) and Davide (@travelling_dave) who did. This week’s distorted image is very topical; it is a city very much in the news of late. The view depicts this city’s one very iconic structure and I have no doubt…

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Where in the World (295)

Where in the World (295)

The prominent structure with the cranes is the unfinished Sagrada Família one of the best known of the many buildings in the city to be designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Still unfinished it is planned for completion by 2026 the centenary of Gaudí’s death. The Sagrada Família is found in the Catalan capital of Barcelona. Congratulations to Todd (@toddunctious), Tim (@timofnewbury), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Atul (@pixodentist) and Davide (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city as Barcelona. This week’s “Where in the World…” distorted photograph is another two-tier puzzle. There are two images of the same city. For those who like an extra challenge refrain from scrolling down past the first image. There are no extra prizes for identifying the city from the first picture, just a few kudos points and personal satisfaction. Do let me know when submitting your answer if…

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Where in the World (294)

Where in the World (294)

The centre of the distorted photograph from last week could be any waterfront scene. Unless you have visited the harbour it would be difficult on its own to identify the location. However, the big clue to its whereabouts is the cloud covered mountain in the background. Despite being partly obscured by cloud it can be identified as Table Mountain (which is often covered by a tablecloth of cloud) and the city as Cape Town. Congratulations to Tim (@timofnewbury), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Atul (@pixodentist) and Davide (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city as Cape Town. This week the distorted image depicts a  city view with a well-known landmark. This landmark is a vital clue as to the identity of the city. The view is not one often seen in tourist brochures or guidebooks but the landmark often makes an appearance. As usual, you…

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Where in the World (293)

Where in the World (293)

The scene featured in the first distorted photograph from last week was the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Garden and Temple. Not an easy one to identify unless you have been there which is why a second distorted image was posted as an additional clue. The very distinctive tower known as Taipei 101 is easily identifiable which, as the name suggests, identifies the city as Taipei. Only one person managed to identify the city by the first image alone. However, there were other correct answers from readers who used both photographs to identify the city. Congratulations to Tim (@timofnewbury), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Davide (@travelling_dave). This week the distorted image depicts a well-known city view despite the fact that in the distance it is partially obscured by cloud. Both foreground and background provide clues as to the identity of the city. As usual, you can leave…

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Where in the World (292)

Where in the World (292)

Although featuring numerous canals and islands the distorted city from last week is not Venice. However, it is often referred to as “Venice of the North” because of its watery location. The building featured in the distorted photograph is the Riksdagshuset built to house the Riksdag or Swedish Parliament. This capital city and its watery environs have featured before in “Where in the World…”. The city is Stockholm. It would seem that the Nordic cities (remember Helsinki?) are slightly more challenging when not seen from the usual viewpoints as there were fewer than usual correct answers and there are a few regulars missing too. Congratulations to Todd (@toddunctious), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys) and Davide (@travelling_dave). This week’s “Where in the World…” distorted photograph is another challenging puzzle. With that in mind, I have provided two different distorted pictures of the same city. For those…

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Where in the World (291)

Where in the World (291)

After two weeks in which identifying the distorted city proved challenging this week was much easier. There were two clues one of which I had missed and had it pointed out to me. Firstly the painting was far less distorted than the photograph and, therefore, it was easier to identify the building. It is Notre Dame. Secondly, and I had missed this, the plaque to the bottom right of the artist’s picture gives the name of the bridge as Pont de l’Archevéché. This is one of the bridges that span the Seine. Together these clues identify the city as Paris. Congratulations this week to Simon (@similtiades), Atul (@pixodentist), Beverley (@bevsackville), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Davide (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly. This week’s “Where in the World…” is of a less well-known view of a well known city. Seen…

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Where in the World (290)

Where in the World (290)

The distorted city from last week was slightly less challenging than Helsinki the week before. Just as Finland’s capital, Helsinki has a musical connection with the composer Sibelius so last week’s city has musical connections with composers. Beethoven, Haydn and Brahms along with many others would have recognised the building in this photograph; Johann Strauss certainly would have. The building is the Schonbrunn Palace which is in Vienna. Only two correct answers this week. Congratulations to Jackie (@jackiesjourneys)  and Atul (@pixodentist) who correctly identified the city as Vienna. This week’s “Where in the World…” is of a well-known view of an iconic landmark of the city to be identified. However it is not the most well-known view of the city, nor is it a view of the city’s most iconic landmark. As you can see there is a picture within a…

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Where in the World (289)

Where in the World (289)

Identifying last week’s distorted city was quite a challenge. My policy is to only provide an additional clue IF no one has come up with the correct answer by lunchtime on Tuesday preceding the Wednesday when the answer is revealed. This has only happened three times previously so is an indication as to how difficult it was. There were answers before Tuesday lunchtime but they incorrectly identified both the building and the city. I suggested in the clue, released on Twitter, that you head for the Nordic countries. There were several suggestions as to the identity of the building; not all of them correct. However, despite this, the city was identified correctly in most cases. The building featured is the Finlandia Hall designed by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. As it is the city that has to be identified and not the building…

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