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

Postby GregG » Wed 04 Nov, 2020 9:58 pm

Fred: What's the capital of Alaska?
Charlie: Juneau
Fred: If I knew I wouldn't be asking
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 04 Nov, 2020 10:02 pm

.... sorry, I just had to say that.

Now we move to England's green and pleasant land.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Thu 05 Nov, 2020 6:06 am

No idea where your photo is, GregG. It looks fairly generic apart from the island in the estuary.

But your photo epitomises of the first verse of Dorothea McKellar's poem "My Country" - the verse they omit from the version taught in primary school:

The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
Of ordered woods and gardens
Is running in your veins.
Strong love of grey-blue distance,
Brown streams and soft, dim skies
I know, but cannot bear it,
My love is otherwise.

I love a sunburnt country... (etc)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Thu 05 Nov, 2020 6:32 am

It might be Whitton Island in the Humber Estuary, in which case you are looking across the Humber towards Scunthorpe from perhaps South Cave.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Thu 05 Nov, 2020 9:25 am

Ribuck, your Dorothea Mackellar quote is particularly insightful in that GregG via his ancestors does in fact have have this particular scene "running in your veins".
That's the Humber in the background, that's Whitton Island and yes, the picture was taken only a few miles north-east of South Cave, near the village of Riplingham. Sunny Scunny would be in in the haze on the horizon. I'm pretty sure you could not have solved this one with Google search, so how did you recognise it?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Thu 05 Nov, 2020 9:34 pm

Thanks, GregG.
GregG wrote:I'm pretty sure you could not have solved this one with Google search, so how did you recognise it?

I'm in England at the moment, and until the latest lockup have been walking the English/Welsh coast. So far I have done about 30% of it, including the Humber estuary. I only went as far upstream as the suspension bridge, but something about your photo was evocative of the area. Wikipedia conveniently has a list of islands in England, so it was a matter of finding one that was in the Humber estuary, not built up, muddy at one end but vegetated at the other, and with a city on a tributary nearby.

This one is in Wales:
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 05 Nov, 2020 10:59 pm

Mmm, this is a hard one. I can't decide if this is castle, church or quarry related.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Fri 06 Nov, 2020 2:03 am

johnw wrote:Mmm, this is a hard one. I can't decide if this is castle, church or quarry related.

It is not castle- or church-related. It's not part of the quarrying industry, although it did depend on a small shallow quarry nearby (part of which can be seen as the dark "gully" at the top of the photo).
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Fri 06 Nov, 2020 9:40 am

Llanlleiana Old Porcelain Works
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Sat 07 Nov, 2020 3:09 am

That's correct eggs, it's the old porcelain factory at Llanlleiana Beach. I like the curved walls (the coastal walls are to protect from stormy seas).
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Sat 07 Nov, 2020 11:49 am

Lets stay in the UK
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The Old Man of Storr on the isle of Skye is the pillar at left, Needle Rock directly above
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 07 Nov, 2020 7:13 pm

Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Sat 07 Nov, 2020 9:03 pm

Yes - The Old Man is the pillar at left.
Needle Rock directly above.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 07 Nov, 2020 9:28 pm

Impressive monoliths. I thought we had been here before but had difficulty reconciling it from that angle.

USA:
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The Haleakalā volcano massif and summit observatory, Haleakalā NP, viewed from Kihei, Maui, Hawaii USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby commando » Sun 08 Nov, 2020 5:10 pm

This is a tough one...
It was taken at 18.17 pm 2015 with a Sony DSC-W830 Cybershot Camera
The white buildings on the left indicate it could be in Los Angeles in the Hollywood Hills
even though it looks a lot like Montana.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Eremophila » Sun 08 Nov, 2020 5:33 pm

Haleakalā observatory, Maui?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Sun 08 Nov, 2020 8:57 pm

Eremophila wrote:Haleakalā observatory, Maui?
Or the facility in the hills behind ventura ca?

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

Postby johnw » Sun 08 Nov, 2020 9:52 pm

commando wrote:This is a tough one...
It was taken at 18.17 pm 2015 with a Sony DSC-W830 Cybershot Camera
The white buildings on the left indicate it could be in Los Angeles in the Hollywood Hills
even though it looks a lot like Montana.

Eremophila wrote:Haleakalā observatory, Maui?

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:
Eremophila wrote:Haleakalā observatory, Maui?
Or the facility in the hills behind ventura ca?

The angle is a bit deceptive but I'm at sea level in Kihei on Maui looking up at the 10,000 foot Haleakalā summit and observatory.
Over to Eremophila.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Eremophila » Sun 08 Nov, 2020 10:26 pm

Yoikers. As soon as I posted that I realised all my digital photos are only of well-known places. So this is a photo of a photo.

North America. Eh. (looking for region/park name only)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby commando » Sun 08 Nov, 2020 11:44 pm

Why does everything remind me of Grand Theft Auto 5 Los Santos
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 10 Nov, 2020 10:45 pm

2 days with no progress, a clue might be in order. I'll take a WAG anyway, Glacier NP?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Eremophila » Wed 11 Nov, 2020 7:28 am

Not Glacier, John. I did add a subtle clue yesterday.

You’ll find some floating giants nearby,
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Eremophila » Wed 11 Nov, 2020 10:25 am

Ok it’s big and bleak.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Eremophila » Wed 11 Nov, 2020 12:02 pm

Feeling decidedly unloved here.

East coast.....
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 11 Nov, 2020 12:21 pm

We were in Canada last September but didn't get further east than Banff etc.
Eventually I translated the "big and bleak", Gros Morne NP?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Eremophila » Wed 11 Nov, 2020 12:25 pm

That’s the one.

Taken near Rocky Harbour I think, looking towards Western Brook Pond.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 11 Nov, 2020 10:26 pm

USA:
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Kilauea (Halema'uma'u Crater) and lava lake, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes NP via Hilo, Hawaiʻi USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby commando » Wed 11 Nov, 2020 10:39 pm

Can only be Hawaii Lava lake Kīlauea
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 11 Nov, 2020 11:11 pm

commando wrote:Can only be Hawaii Lava lake Kīlauea

Correct commando, it's the Kilauea lava lake and crater.
I was there in 2015, so don't know how it now looks after the recent eruptions.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby commando » Thu 12 Nov, 2020 1:06 am

Probably a good thing John, Vulcanologists tend to disappear.

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