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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Thu 15 Oct, 2020 1:07 pm

He said no diamonds, but it looks like this might be a bigger one nearby.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 15 Oct, 2020 5:14 pm

GregR wrote:Geez, I dunno... maybe Diamond Head Hawaii.

Not Diamond Head Greg, although this one also has a WW2 connection, evidenced on the way up and at the summit.

eggs wrote:He said no diamonds, but it looks like this might be a bigger one nearby.

You read the clues correctly eggs. I think it took me a ~40 min. bus trip from downtown, plus a ~30 min. walk to the base of the climb.

Just need a name...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Thu 15 Oct, 2020 6:30 pm

So that is what that stuff at the top of Koko Head is?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 16 Oct, 2020 10:29 am

eggs wrote:So that is what that stuff at the top of Koko Head is?

Yes eggs, after climbing the 1048 or so old railway ties ("Stairs of Doom"), in various states of disrepair, there are some old bunkers etc at the summit.
It was used as an WW2 observation post and the extremely steep tramway was used to ferry supplies up there.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Fri 16 Oct, 2020 11:49 am

Lets move to the Pacific
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Passing Waya Island, Fiji
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 16 Oct, 2020 3:54 pm

Reminds me of the Tahitian islands, especially Moorea and Bora Bora. But I'm inclined to think it may be somewhere in Fiji?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Fri 16 Oct, 2020 6:12 pm

Fiji is the only Pacific islands I got to John.
Any thoughts on which one?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 16 Oct, 2020 8:39 pm

eggs wrote:Fiji is the only Pacific islands I got to John.
Any thoughts on which one?

I thought that was the case but I think your Fiji experience is broader than mine.
I've not been there but my analysis is telling me it could be Waya Island in the Yasawa group?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Fri 16 Oct, 2020 10:19 pm

Waya is correct - looks fantastic as we sailed past.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 17 Oct, 2020 9:26 pm

eggs wrote:Waya is correct - looks fantastic as we sailed past.

Those cliffs are spectacular.

Canada:
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Totem Poles at Brockton Point, Stanley Park, Vancouver BC Canada
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 19 Oct, 2020 2:46 pm

Despite the indigenous cultural significance and appearance, this is very urban.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 21 Oct, 2020 10:07 am

johnw wrote:Despite the indigenous cultural significance and appearance, this is very urban.

And I'm in British Columbia, if that helps.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 21 Oct, 2020 11:00 pm

I think I saw something like this in a doco I watched on Stan, can't recall where it was located though.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Thu 22 Oct, 2020 12:44 am

Stanley Park, Vancouver
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 22 Oct, 2020 9:56 am

Last wrote:Stanley Park, Vancouver

Correct Last, at Brockton Point. We had lunch and a nice wander around Stanley Park in the rain.
I didn't realise that the nine totem poles, mainly from other parts of Canada, are BC's most visited tourist attraction.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Thu 22 Oct, 2020 12:39 pm

Thanks John. When I did a search for totem poles a picture came up that was very similar to yours. Next. Europe.
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On the plateau above Skaftafell, Iceland
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Sat 24 Oct, 2020 12:59 pm

Looks a lot like Skafafell. Perhaps one of the tracks on the "plateau" looking to the west but can't pick the actual track. Am I close?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Sat 24 Oct, 2020 3:54 pm

more than close enough wobbly. On the plateau above Skaftafell. I couldn't say exactly which track myself without searching for my map. looking west at the huge glacier whose name I can't pronounce.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Sat 24 Oct, 2020 11:25 pm

Thanks Last
Wonder when travel to Iceland will be possible again.

Next where in the USA are these switchbacks?
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Bryce Canyon, Navajo Trail, USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 25 Oct, 2020 9:40 pm

Navajo Trail, Bryce Canyon NP?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Mon 26 Oct, 2020 11:02 am

Yes John that's it.
Over to you.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 26 Oct, 2020 1:51 pm

wobbly wrote:Yes John that's it.
Over to you.

Thanks wobbly, that image compels a visit should it ever become possible.
The contrast between rock, sand and trees is striking.

Staying on the North American continent:
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Overlooking the Bow River Valley towards Mt Rundle, Sulphur Mountain and Banff Springs Hotel, Banff NP, Alberta Canada
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Tue 27 Oct, 2020 3:52 pm

A question please John: I think I can see what you are looking at but are you in Alberta or BC?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 27 Oct, 2020 5:04 pm

GregG wrote:A question please John: I think I can see what you are looking at but are you in Alberta or BC?

I'm in Alberta Greg. There is a significant visual clue in the photo detail.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Tue 27 Oct, 2020 6:10 pm

Looks remarkably like the Lake Louise Chateau.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 27 Oct, 2020 9:29 pm

GregR wrote:Looks remarkably like the Lake Louise Chateau.

Right general part of the world but that's not the Lake Louise Chateau.
We spent a night at Lake Louise (albeit not at the Chateau) just before coming to this locale.
The name of the river valley or any of the surrounding mountains will do.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Tue 27 Oct, 2020 9:33 pm

I think you are looking at Mt Rundle and Banff Springs, if correct you could be somewhere near Mt Galatea or thereabouts. Or not. Maybe.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Tue 27 Oct, 2020 9:34 pm

I can see a few peaks in B.C. that could be right but you say you are in Alberta.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Tue 27 Oct, 2020 9:37 pm

It appears to be Banff from the Hoodoos/ Tunnel Mountain Trail - Bow River in view.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Tue 27 Oct, 2020 9:39 pm

Spray River maybe, looking at Bow River valley.
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