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

Postby johnw » Tue 27 Oct, 2020 9:44 pm

GregG wrote: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.

Yes Greg, Mt Rundle and Banff Springs is spot on. The historic Banff Springs Hotel in the distance (now the Fairmont Banff Springs).
For this game you don't need to specify where I am to win, but I'm at Hoodoos Viewpoint overlooking the Bow River Valley.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Tue 27 Oct, 2020 10:40 pm

Thanks John. The historic Banff Springs Hotel was pretty obvious, I just couldn't work out the view point, hence my question re Alberta or BC. But as you have correctly pointed out, the latter information is not required in this quiz.
Now to rummage through my limited album of international pictures. Stand by.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Thu 29 Oct, 2020 10:21 am

My apologies, I'm back to my previous problem of not being able to copy pictures off my old PC. Someone else welcome to take a turn.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Fri 30 Oct, 2020 2:06 pm

Picture problem solved, sorry for the delay. This one is over the Tasman on the North Island .
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 30 Oct, 2020 4:41 pm

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

Postby GregG » Fri 30 Oct, 2020 9:12 pm

Crikey John, what can I say? My worry was that I would get a rocket from someone because the pictures didnt show enough of the landscape or something. But yes, you are right first time, Taranaki Falls. I've done the Tongariro Crossing a couple of times and enjoyed it immensely, last time was 2011. I recall that the sulphourous smell wafting up from Hades put an extra spring in my step. Over to you John.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 01 Nov, 2020 12:31 pm

GregG wrote:Crikey John, what can I say? My worry was that I would get a rocket from someone because the pictures didnt show enough of the landscape or something. But yes, you are right first time, Taranaki Falls. I've done the Tongariro Crossing a couple of times and enjoyed it immensely, last time was 2011. I recall that the sulphourous smell wafting up from Hades put an extra spring in my step. Over to you John.

Thanks Greg. That's a very clear photo with plenty to ID it IMHO, even though I've never been there.
The Tongariro Crossing remains on my bucket list (along with more places than I'll ever be able to visit).
I've pretty much only explored some of the South Island to date.

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Replica bark covered houses in the reconstructed 1870s Miwok village of Ahwahnee in Yosemite Valley
Yosemite NP California USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby commando » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 2:23 am

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

Postby johnw » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 10:20 am

commando wrote:Yosemite

Correct. Replica bark covered houses in the reconstructed 1870s Miwok village of Ahwahnee in Yosemite Valley.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby commando » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 1:16 pm

That place where Alex Honnold scaled the nose of El Capitan solo (no ropes) in half a day.

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

Postby johnw » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 2:05 pm

commando wrote:That place where Alex Honnold scaled the nose of El Capitan solo (no ropes) in half a day.

I watched the doco of that recently, sent my vertigo into overdrive. My adventures there were far more sedate.
commando wrote:USA

At first glance that ship looks military, but I can't see any relevant flags etc.
I've been to Fishermans Wharf in San Francisco and the location reminds me of that stretch of waterfront.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby commando » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 2:44 pm

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

Postby GregG » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 7:53 pm

I would guess Norfolk, Va.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby commando » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 8:16 pm

A good guess
Elizabeth River
Norfolk Virginia
United States
N 36.843855, W-76.292236

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

Postby GregG » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 11:00 pm

Yes, the home port of T-AO-203 USNS Laramie, a Henry J Kaiser- class fleet replenishment oiler, so well captured in the background of the navy base marina.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby commando » Mon 02 Nov, 2020 11:09 pm

USS Wisconsin BB64 is a tourist museum, unforgettable 16 inch guns.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Tue 03 Nov, 2020 9:04 am

Once again I can't copy images off my PC, I'm over it. Someone else please have a turn, maybe Commando?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby commando » Tue 03 Nov, 2020 10:47 am

ok thanks
Where am i and what can i play near here
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Tue 03 Nov, 2020 11:47 am

Auckland harbour - climbing the sky tower...??
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby commando » Tue 03 Nov, 2020 3:28 pm

Sorry its USA
i forgot again
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 03 Nov, 2020 10:33 pm

The west end of the Santa Monica Pier
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby commando » Wed 04 Nov, 2020 12:05 am

yes john correct
and the game you can play is chess at the start of the pier

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

Postby johnw » Wed 04 Nov, 2020 10:43 am

Thanks commando. Here's another from the USA with a quasi-similar theme:
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Creek Street, Ketchikan Alaska USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 04 Nov, 2020 6:17 pm

I think my wife knows this location - I'll ask her.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Wed 04 Nov, 2020 6:29 pm

not hard to find. Dolly was quite a character it appears
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 04 Nov, 2020 8:25 pm

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

Postby GregG » Wed 04 Nov, 2020 8:40 pm

....to say nothing of Star House.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 04 Nov, 2020 8:57 pm

Ketchikan, Alaska.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 04 Nov, 2020 9:00 pm

Inuit all along!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 04 Nov, 2020 9:23 pm

Last wrote:not hard to find. Dolly was quite a character it appears

GregG wrote:Inuit all along!

GregG wrote:Ketchikan, Alaska.

Creek Street, Ketchikan it is. Yes, Dolly was a local character, um, a lady of the night, with quite an industrious track record.
Reputedly charged each man $3 and didn’t close her door for the night until she had made $75. Do the math.
The salmon run was on when I was there last year, so followed the creek quite a way upstream with salmon everywhere, in varying states of life, death and decay.
Over to you Greg.
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