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Where in the World (288)

Where in the World (288)

Many of my readers were able to identify the building in the distorted photograph from last week as the Alhambra Palace. From there it is easy to identify the city as Granada in Spain. Congratulations to Jeremy (@jeremyhead), Lucinda (@Limosa_LL), Paco (@Paco_Almanzor), Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Davide (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly. In this week’s “Where in the World…” the building featured has a very distinctive architectural style that may well be a clue to the region of the world where the city to be identified can be found. Identifying the building will help in identifying the city. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW288. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer which will be hidden from. Alternatively,…

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Where in the World (287)

Where in the World (287)

There were a few different suggestions for the distorted city in Where in the World (286), however, no one was led astray by the red herring in the photograph. The Asian style building could have led some to stray towards the Far East in their thinking. In fact, at least one reader used it as a clue to identify the city. The Sea Palace is a well-known floating restaurant and along with the style of the houses and the distinctive, 800-year-old Oude Kirk on the skyline identifies the city as Amsterdam. Thank you for all those who took part. Congratulations this week to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Atul (@pixodentist), and Davide (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly as Amsterdam. In this week’s “Where in the World…” the distorted photograph is a much-visited tourist attraction. Like the Taj Mahal two weeks ago…

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Where in the World (286)

Where in the World (286)

Identifying the building in last week’s “Where in the World…” was relatively easy. It was, of course, the Taj Mahal. If you didn’t already know, a little research on Google or Wikipedia would soon reveal that the city is Agra. Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Todd (@toddunctious), and Davide (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly as Agra. Where in the World (284) featured the Washington Memorial among the cherry blossom of America’s capital, Washington DC. The cherry blossom season is almost here and I have published a post on where to go to see these short-lived, delicate flowers en masse. In this week’s “Where in the World…” the distorted photograph is a well-known city but not a view that is commonly shown. There are a couple of clues to help you identify the city but there is one that may…

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Where in the World (285)

Where in the World (285)

The key to identifying last week’s distorted city is to identify the obelisk among the spring blossom. While there are a number of cities with memorials similar to this one few of them are surrounded by cherry blossom en masse. The structure is the Washington Memorial which coincidentally was dedicated on this day (February 21) in 1885 and can be found in the United States of America’s capital, Washington DC. Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Bev (@bevsackville), Davide (@travelling_dave) and David & Veronica (@emptynester) and Atul (@pixodentist) who all identified the city as Washington DC. This week the distorted photograph is of another monument. However, it is not the name of the monument that is required but the city where it is located. Obviously, the monument will need to be identified as part of the process of identifying the city….

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Where in the World (284)

Where in the World (284)

The flags, just visible towards the centre, give away which country the city to be identified is in. This narrows it down to cities in the USA beside bodies of water. Among the many skyscrapers is an older building known as the Navy Pier. This can be found in the City of Chicago. Congratulations to the following readers who correctly identified the city: Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Davide (@travelling_dave), Atul (@pixodentist) and Todd (@toddunctious). The distorted photograph this week was obviously taken in the spring but in which city? Pictured is a single structure which should provide a clue as to which city the distorted photograph is. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW284. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer…

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Where in the World (283)

Where in the World (283)

The style of the houses in the distorted photograph last week would indicate that the city was probably a Nordic city. A further clue is a distinctive steeple in the background which belongs to Hallgrimskirkja which can be found in Iceland’s capital Reykjavik. Congratulations to Jackie (@JackiesJourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Davide (@travelling_dave), Atul (@pixodentist), Todd (@toddunctious), Simon (@similtiades), Nick (@NickiQuote), SCUBA-K (@EvansKerry), Jon (@SparksJon) and Paco (@Paco_Almanzor) who all identified the city as Reykjavik. This week the distorted city is another city skyline. There are clues as to the identity of the country in which the city is situated which will help in any research as to the identity. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW283. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the…

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Where in the World (282)

Where in the World (282)

Where in the World (281) still has a few days to run before the answer is posted but I can tell you that, at the time of writing this post, one person has correctly identified the city. As I pointed out on when posting the distorted city it was one of the more challenging to identify. I will be adding the answer and list of winners to this post on Saturday evening. You can still check out the distorted city from last week by clicking here. Although Where in the World (281) was more of a challenge it was possible to identify the country as New Zealand (Google Ritchie’s coaches) and then with a little research identify the railway station as being in the city of Dunedin. Congratulations to Tim (@timofnewbury) and Jackie (@jackiesjourneys) who both correctly identified the city…

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Where in the World (281)

Where in the World (281)

For those expecting to see a fresh “Where in the World…” distorted city on Wednesday night I must apologise. I was struck down by a particularly nasty strain of flu (despite having had my flu jab). After several weeks of pre-scheduling these posts this one was not. However the tweets relating to it were. Anyway I am now on the mend and catching up on my posting. The answer to this week I’ll be posting at 10:00pm on Saturday a week from now to give you a fair chance of identifying the city. Where in the World (282) will be published on Wednesday as usual. Recognising the building did not prove all that easy with several suggestions being put forward. However it is the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II which is probably the second most visited site in the city of Milan…

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Where in the World (280)

Where in the World (280)

The Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) is probably the biggest clue to the identity of the city with the 25 de Abril bridge across the Targus confirming that the city is the Portuguese capital Lisbon. As I am heading home this week this will be the last of the pre-scheduled posts so next week there will be a full list of winners. Meanwhile congratulations all those who correctly identified the city. The distorted view this week is one of two views the city is most famous for. Both appear often in gudebooks and postcards but usually this one takes second place to the more popular and more famous view. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW280. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct…

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Where in the World (279)

Where in the World (279)

This week finds me in New Zealand’s North Island in the city of Tauranga (store that away as it is likely to appear in a future “Where in the World…”). Last week was an unusual view of a city currently suffering from over-tourism. The tower in the background is the campanile on one of the world’s most famous piazzas, St Mark’s Square. An additional clue, by way of confirmation, are the domes to the left of the tower. These are from St Mark’s Cathedral. Both these can be found in Venice. Once again this post is pre-scheduled so you will have to wait for the list of winners. The city this weeks rarely seen from this angle but nevertheless there are several clues to its identity. One in particular is often seen, in close up, on postcards and guidebooks. As…

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