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Where in the World (345)

Where in the World (345)

I was initially quite surprised that so many readers identified the city so quickly. I decided to find out how some of the regular quizzers went about identifying the cities in “Where in the World…” and specifically how they identified the city in last week’s distorted image. One reader spotted a flag which gave him the country and a likely city to start his research. It was then just a simple matter to Google the name of the city and find a photograph of a building that matched the features of the distorted image. A second reader simply Googled “eagle on top of a dome” and looked for similar images. Another reader used the style of architecture, recognising it as being “distinctly South American” and then resorted to Google. Finally, one reader Googled “cities with cupolas” and looking at the…

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Where in the World (344)

Where in the World (344)

Three major landmarks were the major clues to the identity of last week’s city. There were a couple of other confirmation clues too. The tall structure at the seven o’clock position is the Scott Memorial (that is Sir Walter Scott) the clock tower at ten o’clock rises above the Balmoral Hotel and the colonnade in the one o’clock position is the National Monument on Calton Hill. Not everyone is going to recognise all three but even identifying one of them will help. All three can be found in the city of Edinburgh. Congratulations this week to Janette (@travchats), Todd (@toddunctious), Dave (@travelling_dave), Atul (@pixodentist), Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Beverley (@BevSackville) who identified the city correctly as the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. Having several iconic buildings in a skyline made identification easy over the last two weeks. This week, however, features…

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Where in the World (343)

Where in the World (343)

Quite a few readers identified three iconic buildings in the distorted image from last week. Imagining the distorted city is a clock face they are: the United Nations Building between one and three o’clock; the Empire State building at about five o’clock; the Chrysler Building at approximately eight o’clock. All three easily recognised buildings are part of the skyline of New York City. You only had to recognise one of them to identify the city. Congratulations this week to Janette (@GlobalGrapevine), Christina (@MiddleSeatView), Günther and Ursula (@myVideoMedia), Todd (@toddunctious), Dave (@travelling_dave), Atul (@pixodentist), Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Beverley (@BevSackville) who identified the city correctly as New York. This week features yet another distorted city with several iconic buildings featured. Identify these and it should make it fairly straightforward to identify the city. However, identifying the buildings may be slightly more challenging…

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Where in the World (342)

Where in the World (342)

The Great Western Railway sign many readers noticed was a clue to the country where the city is located – the United Kingdom. However, it did mislead some into identifying the city as Bristol. Unless you are interested in railway history it would not help to identify the city. The creatures on top of two of the tall structures, however, are a much better clue to the city’s identity. They are the Liver Birds which, of course, identifies the city as Liverpool. Congratulations this week to Todd (@toddunctious), Jon (@SparksJon), Atul (@pixodentist), Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Beverley (@BevSackville) who all identified the city correctly as Liverpool. This week features yet another skyline seen from across a river. There are many iconic buildings featured which should make it fairly straightforward to identify the city. As usual, you can leave your…

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Where in the World (341)

Where in the World (341)

In my opinion, these structures are best seen and photographed at night. During daylight hours they are far less interesting. Known as the Supertree Grove they are part of Gardens by the Bay and although man-made they are in fact vertical gardens. They perform many of the functions of real trees acting as environmental engines for the gardens. They can be found in the City of Singapore. Congratulations to Christina (@MiddleSeatView), Fi (@fi_q), Günther and Ursula (@myVideoMedia), Atul (@pixodentist), Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Dave (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly as Singapore. This week features another skyline which has changed over recent years. However, one of the most famous buildings on the skyline still dominates and is the biggest clue to the identity of the city. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my…

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Where in the World (340)

Where in the World (340)

The minarets and the Islamic architecture of the building in the distorted photograph from last week certainly identified the building as a mosque. Most people identified it correctly as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, however, due to the incorporation of elements of Mughal Islamic architecture it was identified incorrectly, by some, as being in the city of Agra. It is in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. Congratulations to Stu (@Txiki_Tales), Günther and Ursula (@myVideoMedia), Atul (@pixodentist), Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Beverley (@bevsackville) and Dave (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly as Abu Dhabi. This part of the city skyline was not there when I visited but has since become an iconic part of the city’s ever-changing profile. It may change again and seen from this same viewpoint may again have an addition to the skyline. As…

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Where in the World (339)

Where in the World (339)

The odd-shaped skyscraper is very distinctive but few people recognised it. It’s hardly surprising we hear little about it. We tend to hear more about the country of which it is the capital especially in relation to Ghengis Khan. The country is Mongolia and the city is its capital Ulaanbaatar. Congratulations to Jackie (@jackiesjourneys) and Atul (@pixodentist) who were the only ones to identify the city correctly. This week the city to identify is a lot less challenging. It features a building, the type of which should be easy enough to identify. A little research should then help you identify the city. As usual, you can leave your answers in the comments below or on my Twitter feed (@lethers) with the hashtag #WITW339. If you are on Twitter then you can Direct Message me with the answer which will be hidden…

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Where in the World (338)

Where in the World (338)

One reader commented that the distorted image looked like the fire of London. It is a rather dramatic looking photograph featuring a river and several bridges. The river and the general background scenery give very little away in the form of clues. However, the bridge near the centre of the distorted image is quite distinctive. There are few river crossings with buildings actually covering the bridge itself. Most people recognised the distinctive silhouette of the medieval Ponte Vecchio. You can find it spanning the River Arno in Florence; or to give its Italian name, Firenze. Congratulations this week to Todd (@toddunctious), Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Beverley (@bevsackville), Steven (@Airwaysfoodie) and Dave (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly as either Firenze or Florence. This week the city to identify might be a little more challenging. Gone are the days when skyscrapers…

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Where in the World (337)

Where in the World (337)

All answers were roughly in the correct region of the world but not all identified the city correctly. The domes on the light coloured building in the top right quadrant gave an indication that the city was in the Middle East somewhere. The pale covered building with the tall spike-like top was likened by some to a kebab spit. As a result, Turkey was a country suggested, as was Dubai. Neither were correct. The country is, in fact, Qatar and the city is Doha. Congratulations this week to Todd (@toddunctious), Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury) and Dave (@travelling_dave) who all identified the city correctly as Doha, capital of Qatar. The distorted photograph this week is an iconic view of the city that is often seen on guidebooks and on Instagram. This view, taken from numerous different vantage points and under different lighting conditions, has…

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Where in the World (336)

Where in the World (336)

The structure depicted in the distorted image last week is constructed of wood and claims to be the largest wooden structure in the World. It consists of several linked mushroom-shaped structures covering a plaza. Designed by a German architect, built using wood from Finland it graces the centre of a Spanish city. The Parasol Metropole, as it is known, can be found in the Old City of Seville. Congratulations this week to Todd (@toddunctious), Jackie (@jackiesjourneys), Tim (@timofnewbury), Dave (@travelling_dave) and Günther and Ursula (@myVideoMedia) who all identified the city correctly as Seville. The distorted photograph this week is back to a city skyline. The challenge is to identify the city from its very modern architecture. There is a hint as to which part of the world by some of the architecture. Good luck. As usual, you can leave your…

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