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

Postby GregR » Sat 11 Sep, 2021 2:14 pm

Close but no cigar Moldy.

Former capital city ransacked by the Burmese. If nobody gets it soon I'll post an easier picture.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 11 Sep, 2021 3:00 pm

Gold Buddha statue, Wat Phanan Choeng, Ayutthaya?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Sat 11 Sep, 2021 4:46 pm

I do believe that is correct John.

You saved me posting a picture of the "Start of the Coast to Coast walk" sign at St Bees!!! i'll save that for a day I'm feeling generous.

Take it away John
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 11 Sep, 2021 7:03 pm

Thanks Greg. USA, just the name of the waterway will do:
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Merced River, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite NP California USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 12 Sep, 2021 7:01 pm

The man quoted in my signature block had a lot to do with this locality.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Mon 13 Sep, 2021 11:01 am

Hiwassee River is my guess.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 13 Sep, 2021 4:02 pm

GregR wrote:Hiwassee River is my guess.

Not the Hiwassee River, a very long way from there Greg. I didn't realise my clue could send you to that part of the world.
Interestingly there are two significant John Muir Trails in the US lower 48, that one in Tennessee and a much longer one one here.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Mon 13 Sep, 2021 4:57 pm

Good grief, lets take a stab at Piute Creek. see if we can't at least get within 500kms of it.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 13 Sep, 2021 5:25 pm

GregR wrote:Good grief, lets take a stab at Piute Creek. see if we can't at least get within 500kms of it.

You're in the right NP but I'm not at a remote spot. I'm probably around 15-20 km south of there.
This river is the primary watercourse running through this valley.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Tue 14 Sep, 2021 9:42 am

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

Postby johnw » Tue 14 Sep, 2021 11:32 am

GregR wrote:Toulumne

Not the Tuolumne River, south of there. I'm in the most visited part of the park.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 15 Sep, 2021 10:56 am

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GregR wrote:Toulumne

Not the Tuolumne River, south of there. I'm in the most visited part of the park.

Maybe the Benz lost its tail?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Wed 15 Sep, 2021 1:24 pm

But John, I'm busy. Hence I have so far resisted your clues to name the Merced River as the obvious answer.

But sadly now you've left me no choice. Hope your happy now.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 15 Sep, 2021 1:50 pm

GregR wrote:But John, I'm busy. Hence I have so far resisted your clues to name the Merced River as the obvious answer.

But sadly now you've left me no choice. Hope your happy now.

Thanks for playing Greg. I thought you were in lockdown like the rest of us plebs? :roll:
It is indeed the Merced River in Yosemite Valley. Now you will have to find a photo :).
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Wed 15 Sep, 2021 3:30 pm

Now your just being a pest John.

This ones in Europe- One the Germanic speaking areas. Not speaking German myself I thought it was the local Pest Exterminators offices by the title.

Where am I ( besides in lockdown purgatory with all the other plebs!!!)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Wed 15 Sep, 2021 4:58 pm

That will be the old rat house in Bamberg.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Wed 15 Sep, 2021 7:36 pm

Mr Buck is again a winner. Despite, I suspect, a deliberate spelling error.

Indeed the mid river Bamberg Rat Haus. ( Town Hall to you Englanders!)

Please take the floor Herr Buck
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Thu 16 Sep, 2021 5:13 pm

I'm unable to upload a photo (I keep getting "Request Timeout" errors), so if it's working for anyone else please go next.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Sat 18 Sep, 2021 5:04 pm

This one's in the UK. These stepping stones are huge - several cubic metres each.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Sat 18 Sep, 2021 5:53 pm

You have to admit that we showed a fair amount of respect to Ribuck to allow him a couple of days to sort out his uploading issues. Well done team "International"

My wild *&%$#! guess is The Giants stepping stones across Afon Braint and swan, Newborough, Anglesey, Wales.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Sun 19 Sep, 2021 4:14 am

GregR wrote:You have to admit that we showed a fair amount of respect to Ribuck to allow him a couple of days to sort out his uploading issues.

Thanks, I was very surprised to find the game still open.

GregR wrote:My wild *&%$#! guess is The Giants stepping stones across Afon Braint and swan

Yes GregR, it's the stepping stones across Afon Braint in Anglesey. The locals call the spot Gatehouses Ford. I don't see any swan in the photo though.

Today I finished my walk around Anglesey, which has taken 12 days. This is part of my long-term project to walk the whole English/Welsh coastline. I've done about one-third of it so far (but I did start in 1993!).
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Sun 19 Sep, 2021 1:49 pm

well based on having completed 1/3rd since '93, you need only another 100 or so years to complete it. Good luck! Hint: try walking just a wee bit faster and more often. Considering the current Covid lockdowns here in Melbourne I'd be happy just to walk to the next suburb!

However putting all that aside and wanting to speed up the game, I have decided to put up the hardest ever picture that will have you totally stumped. nobody will be able to get this one, so a few hints to start off with.
1. its in Britain.
2. It rhymes with Faint Knees
3. it'll be on Ribucks coastal trail if it hasn't already been on it.
4. there isn't a 4th clue. I just pushed return by mistake, and as I'm currently in Prison and bored I left it there.

Good luck everyone, I know it's a toughie but someone will eventually get this one.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Sun 19 Sep, 2021 4:39 pm

That's a tough one, GregR. It certainly doesn't rhyme with Faint Breeze, judging by how strong the wind was when I was there in 2001.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Sun 19 Sep, 2021 6:37 pm

it rhymes with Faint Knees Ribuck, not faint Breeze. No wonder you think it's a toughie.

I'm happy to provide more clues if it will help.

Such as, there s a dead Knight under the car park in the nearby Church.

Keep guessing folks.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Mon 20 Sep, 2021 1:46 am

GregR wrote:I'm happy to provide more clues if it will help.

Perhaps you could post a photo with a big giveaway sign in it. That would help.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Mon 20 Sep, 2021 1:43 pm

ribuck wrote:
GregR wrote:I'm happy to provide more clues if it will help.

Perhaps you could post a photo with a big giveaway sign in it. That would help.


I tried that, and so far no one has been able to guess correctly, maybe I should superimpose a giant arrow pointing at the sign!!! Oh Dear me... I was hoping to get out of having to check my PC for a few days and try and get a life. It appears I'm living the Banjo Patterson nightmare...

I am sitting in my dingy little office, where a stingy
Ray of sunlight struggles feebly down between the houses tall,
And the foetid air and gritty of the dusty, dirty city
Through the open window floating, spreads its foulness over all

And in place of lowing cattle, I can hear the fiendish rattle
Of the tramways and the buses making hurry down the street,
And the language uninviting of the gutter children fighting,
Comes fitfully and faintly through the ceaseless tramp of feet.

Yours in lockdown madness

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

Postby johnw » Mon 20 Sep, 2021 6:55 pm

..."And the hurrying people daunt me, and their pallid faces haunt me
As they shoulder one another in their rush and nervous haste,
With their eager eyes and greedy, and their stunted forms and weedy,
For townsfolk have no time to grow, they have no time to waste."


Well, they have plenty of time now, they can't go anywhere.
Mmm, yes this photo is proving difficult. It's not the bees knees, that doesn't fit.
I'm trying hard to read the sign, but think I've developed lockdown eyeball syndrome.
Anyway, I'm off to find a dead knight.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Mon 20 Sep, 2021 11:09 pm

I'm beginning to think lockdown normal has affcted our collective IQ's.

this is the last chance. Anybody answering this is the winner- even if they say Robin Hood Bay.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Tue 21 Sep, 2021 4:36 am

GregR wrote:...even if they say Robin Hood Bay

But that would be wrong - the official name is Robin Hood's Bay. It's not like NSW, where apostrophes are not permitted in place names.

People sometimes complain that it's hard to get a turn in this game. And yet, when you hand it to them on a platter, people suddenly become shy. How about someone who hasn't played before posts the location of GregR's photo!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Wed 22 Sep, 2021 11:07 am

ribuck wrote:
GregR wrote:...even if they say Robin Hood Bay

But that would be wrong - the official name is Robin Hood's Bay. It's not like NSW, where apostrophes are not permitted in place names.

People sometimes complain that it's hard to get a turn in this game. And yet, when you hand it to them on a platter, people suddenly become shy. How about someone who hasn't played before posts the location of GregR's photo!


It looks like our attempt to draw new blood has failed. So the winner is Ribuck with nearest the pin with his cryptic Faint Breeze.

Over to Ribuck
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