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

Postby johnw » Fri 16 Jul, 2021 12:39 pm

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icefest wrote:Is that Bartlett Glacier?

Did the fruit clue help?

I figured it had to be a clue because you don't make those sorts of spelling errors. But otherwise it was no help at all.

Thank you NNW, I think you and I are of the few who still appreciate good spelling and grammar.
I've been known to historically correct my own posts through feeling guilty at having made an error, and a bit of OCD.
I wasn't sure how many would get the "Bartlett" pear clue, but threw it in anyway.

I note from Wikipedia- The Williams' bon chrétien pear, commonly called the Williams pear, or the Bartlett pear in the
United States and Canada, is the most commonly grown variety of pear in most countries outside Asia.


Woolies have their own take on it with "William Bartlett Pear".
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Tyreless » Fri 16 Jul, 2021 2:37 pm

Is it near Waitomo Caves?

PS. Near Waitomo Caves is the Waingaro Hot Springs Hotel. For a giggle have a read through some of the older reviews - a bit like Fawlty Towers.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby icefest » Fri 16 Jul, 2021 7:12 pm

eggs wrote:Okupata Caves? (with a guide so you don't get lost?)

Yes, No guide though (I've been caving since I was about 6) .

johnw wrote:I wasn't sure how many would get the "Bartlett" pear clue, but threw it in anyway.

I've only ever heard of it called the Williams Pear (Though usually in German, and in reference to a certain warming drink)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Fri 16 Jul, 2021 7:47 pm

Staying in NZ.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 16 Jul, 2021 8:51 pm

Archway Islands, Wharariki Beach
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Fri 16 Jul, 2021 11:00 pm

Of course John - mustn't make them too hard.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 17 Jul, 2021 12:00 pm

Let's continue with NZ then:
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Zoom shot from Queenstown Hill looking NW with a section of Bowen Peak on the left, Otago New Zealand
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 19 Jul, 2021 12:17 pm

These peaks are probably less looked at than those worthy of comment behind me.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Mon 19 Jul, 2021 1:25 pm

Are you on the Ben Lomond track looking down the Shotover?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Mon 19 Jul, 2021 6:17 pm

Looking towards Bowens peak with the Remarkables behind you?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 19 Jul, 2021 6:28 pm

eggs wrote:Are you on the Ben Lomond track looking down the Shotover?

GregG wrote:Looking towards Bowens peak with the Remarkables behind you?

Both answers have merit. I'm looking in the general direction of both the Shotover and Bowen Peak, with The Remarkables behind me.
Although this is not "Where Am I" I'll give it to Greg as I'm on Queenstown Hill rather than the Ben Lomond track.
I should note that there is a lot of zoom and only a part of Bowen Peak occupies the LHS of the image.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Tue 20 Jul, 2021 10:05 am

Thank you John. Sorry to say that I have only ever been to Queenstown and Wanaka for activities other than walking. This time we are in Western Europe on a day walk.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby icefest » Tue 20 Jul, 2021 11:34 am

Are you looking at the Mt Blanc Massif?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Tue 20 Jul, 2021 7:36 pm

No, not Mont Blanc Icefest, you need to head nord west. A fair bit actually.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Tue 20 Jul, 2021 9:28 pm

The surface elevation of this body of water is 814 metres.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby icefest » Tue 20 Jul, 2021 10:49 pm

About the only body of water water I can find in europe that's 814m high is the Alpsee.... Cant make that view fit on google earth though.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Tue 20 Jul, 2021 11:31 pm

Yep, well done Icefest, it is the Alpsee, not far from Neuschwanstein. Sorry I don't have the name of the prominent feature in the centre background. Over to you.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby icefest » Wed 21 Jul, 2021 7:41 am

That means the "Nord" was a hint!

Deciding to avoid a long tunnel found me walking past this pretty building in France. Where is it?

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

Postby eggs » Wed 21 Jul, 2021 9:50 am

"Head nord west"... walks to the British Channel
Oi! Its over here in Germany! Looks to the 'Nord East' :lol:
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 21 Jul, 2021 11:35 am

eggs wrote:"Head nord west"... walks to the British Channel
Oi! Its over here in Germany! Looks too the 'Nord East' :lol:

I ended up in Scandanavia :lol:

I've probably seen this but don't remember it - Calais lighthouse?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 21 Jul, 2021 2:39 pm

Ah yes, I was directionally challenged !!! Should have said Nordosten. Sorry Eggs, I hope the British Channel wasn't too cold and John, Scandinavia would have been nice this time of year?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby icefest » Wed 21 Jul, 2021 7:55 pm

johnw wrote:I've probably seen this but don't remember it - Calais lighthouse?

I hope the clues helped!

It is the calais lighthouse!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 22 Jul, 2021 9:50 pm

icefest wrote:
johnw wrote:I've probably seen this but don't remember it - Calais lighthouse?

I hope the clues helped!

It is the calais lighthouse!

Unfortunately it went over my head, I just googled French lighthouses. Giving my age away, I don't think the tunnel had even been planned when I visited France :).
I did realise why I couldn't remember the lighthouse. We were all sick as dogs below deck on a very rough channel ferry crossing from Dover to Calais :roll:.

An easy one from NZ:
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Mackenzie Sheep Dog Statue, Lake Tekapo, Canterbury New Zealand
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Thu 22 Jul, 2021 10:52 pm

it's the Mackenzie sheep dog statue at Lake Tekapo!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 23 Jul, 2021 11:54 am

Last wrote:it's the Mackenzie sheep dog statue at Lake Tekapo!

Trying to make them easy where possible. Correct, just near the Church of the Good Shepherd. All yours Last.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Fri 23 Jul, 2021 6:17 pm

Maybe not so easy, Europe.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby icefest » Fri 23 Jul, 2021 6:41 pm

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

Postby Last » Fri 23 Jul, 2021 11:02 pm

That's correct icefest
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby icefest » Sat 24 Jul, 2021 10:39 am

Thanks Last.

Easy one in portugal.

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

Postby johnw » Sat 24 Jul, 2021 2:44 pm

You're on a dormant volcano. Mt Pico, Pico Island, Azores.
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