Guess The Place #220

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Kjeld Olesen
Kjeld Olesen Veteran Member • Posts: 4,497
Первопрестольная

maxdance wrote:

ben771williams wrote:

Hi everyone, I guess I'll get started!
Please don't search the internet, let's play fair. It is very difficult to say what kind of construction, so just name the city, Russia...

Hi Ben and welcome to GTP thread.

We have always allowed internet research and I've sent you a fuller message about how it works.

In this instance, by naming the country, your photo location is unfortunately found immediately.

I suggest you try posting a different image without a country name.

Regards,

Max.

Just to keep it alive, while waiting for a new image

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Re: Первопрестольная

It appears that Ben is new to DPR forums and has only a few posts on two threads. As he currently seems to be otherwise occupied (I have sent him two messages without response) I will post a new challenge shortly to keep GTP moving.

Max.

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maxdance
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Re: Guess The Place #220

Which street was the photographer on?

An old photo - there have been some additions and more plants since, but Google street view is available.

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R Liewenberger Senior Member • Posts: 1,725
Re: Первопрестольная

maxdance wrote:

It appears that Ben is new to DPR forums and has only a few posts on two threads. As he currently seems to be otherwise occupied (I have sent him two messages without response) I will post a new challenge shortly to keep GTP moving.

Max.

Yes, only 5 posts so far. That means he is still 'sandboxed' and can't post or write/answer PMs without prior approval by a mod (as mentioned here by Biggs, two months ago: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/65442530). So it might not be Ben's fault but because of a mod being 'otherwise occupied'.

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Re: Guess The Place #220

maxdance wrote:

Which street was the photographer on?

An old photo - there have been some additions and more plants since, but Google street view is available.

'Which street?', hmmh, looks like the photographer got wet feet, standing in the Avon river (but not that Shakespeare Avon).

The building saw some serious damage ten years ago?

Liewenberger

maxdance
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Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, NZ.

R Liewenberger wrote:

maxdance wrote:

Which street was the photographer on?

'Which street?', hmmh, looks like the photographer got wet feet, standing in the Avon river (but not that Shakespeare Avon).

The building saw some serious damage ten years ago?

Liewenberger

No wet feet Liew, dry land and a sunny day in Cambridge Terrace - looking across the Avon River towards the Worcester Street Bridge.

And yes the remains of the building are currently propped up.

https://www.google.com/maps/@-43.531374,172.6328691,3a,27.1y,40.88h,90.61t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sHKMCy0dyYNIrJAziBNS9jQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Over to you to supply a new challenge and keep us moving.

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R Liewenberger Senior Member • Posts: 1,725
Re: Guess The Place #220

Where have I seen this prehistoric guy, who apparently had some kind of dream about driving a car?

Liewenberger

R Liewenberger Senior Member • Posts: 1,725
Clue

R Liewenberger wrote:

Where have I seen this prehistoric guy, who apparently had some kind of dream about driving a car?

Liewenberger

As Google street view doesn't cover Germany, I had to jump over the river again into what we call "The Ländchen' ('the little land', where about 20% are lusophone and do the work so the rest can count their money  ).

Outside what building would such a 'prehistoric' sculpture make sense?

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Re: Clue
R Liewenberger Senior Member • Posts: 1,725
Musée de Prehistoire, Echternach, Luxembourg

HansAlbert wrote:

Echternach, Luxembourg, Prehistory Museum ?

https://www.google.com/maps/@49.8129336,6.4230404,3a,75y,219.15h,90.57t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGCkk0hz3X5PU8hyyvS5IwA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

That's it, Hans, good job!

Must admit I probably drove by there a couple hundred times but have never been inside.

So it's your turn now, Hans.

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HansAlbert Veteran Member • Posts: 4,988
Re: Guess The Place #220

where and what?

R Liewenberger Senior Member • Posts: 1,725
Re: Guess The Place #220

HansAlbert wrote:

where and what?

That looks like Festung Königstein, Sächsische Schweiz, Deutschland.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6nigstein_Fortress

https://www.festung-koenigstein.de/en/welcome.html

Free turn, if correct.

Liewenberger

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Re: Königstein Fortress / free turn

R Liewenberger wrote:

HansAlbert wrote:

where and what?

That looks like Festung Königstein, Sächsische Schweiz, Deutschland.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%B6nigstein_Fortress

https://www.festung-koenigstein.de/en/welcome.html

Free turn, if correct.

Liewenberger

Indeed, it is  Königstein.

Free turn, then.

OP apathyman Veteran Member • Posts: 3,961
Re: Guess The Place #220

Try this one.  Haven't checked it with Google so might be easy or might not.

Where?

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Clue

James Cook sailed past here in the Endeavour and experienced an unusual navigation issue.

S Castle
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Re: Clue

apathyman wrote:

James Cook sailed past here in the Endeavour and experienced an unusual navigation issue.

So unusual nobody has been able to verify or repeat it.

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Another Clue

S Castle wrote:

apathyman wrote:

James Cook sailed past here in the Endeavour and experienced an unusual navigation issue.

So unusual nobody has been able to verify or repeat it.

Yes. Very strange.

You've obviously worked it out but here's another clue or two for others:

The issue was with a common navigational instrument.

I was flying over an island which is now a popular tourist destination (or was in pre-covid times.  The tourists should be returning shortly).

Kjeld Olesen
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Re: Another Clue

apathyman wrote:

S Castle wrote:

apathyman wrote:

James Cook sailed past here in the Endeavour and experienced an unusual navigation issue.

So unusual nobody has been able to verify or repeat it.

Yes. Very strange.

You've obviously worked it out but here's another clue or two for others:

The issue was with a common navigational instrument.

I was flying over an island which is now a popular tourist destination (or was in pre-covid times. The tourists should be returning shortly).

Google seemingly can not get a clear bearing of it - every time I gets near it points me in the wrong direction !

In any case, it seems to be a very attractive place judging from the image.

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New Day Rising
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Re: Another Clue

Were it not for that problem (which seems to have had a strong bearing on the name you are looking for), might he have stopped for a picnic down near the bottom of your photo?

I think I have the place, but am away for the weekend and would be offering a free turn anyway, so will not offer a guess (just yet anyway - the desire for glory may overcome me!).

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S Castle
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Re: Another Clue

OK, I'll bite. The photo is of Magnetic Island, Australia. The point at the bottom right of the island is Picnic Bay.

The name comes from a compass anomaly that Cook, in the Endeavor, blamed on the island. Nobody since has been able to find anything to account for this observation.

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