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tomd
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 16:11
Guess the location of the posted picture and WIN
This game is very similar in structure to the super macro guessing game, EXCEPT the photo is opposite in scope. This game requires a post of a landscape/locational style photo.

For example post a picture of a notable bridge, park, etc. Viewers will then guess at the location/identity of the picture. The winner will post the next photo for guessing.

Hints are encouraged to keep interest and the game progressing. Suggested hints may be narrowing in local for example: hemisphere, continent, country, state or providence, city, etc. Or: cold, warm, warmer......

Simple rules:
limit photo size to 800pixel on the long side max

if no response after 12 hours, game is open for anyone to post a new pic

photos should have a reasonable amount of identifiable content. Avoid pictures of the bottom side of a picnic table.

photos should be from a public location. No way can we guess the location of a picture of the inside of a dog house!

Have fun, keep it light!

tomd
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 16:13
Here is the first one:

grumpyhaggis
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 16:29
Hoover Dam?

tomd
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 16:30
The first guess.........RIGHT!
I know it was an easy one, at least if you've been there.

So, Jim, you are up for posting a shot! Make it harder than the Hoover Dam!

Tom

grumpyhaggis
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 16:43
Nope - haven't been there, but I've seen the odd film about it. Here goes - hope this isn't too difficult!

tomd
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 16:59
I wish I could zoom in on a license plate, but they are obscured. Car style looks like US.

I know Kansas City has a lot of fountains..is it KC?

Chandler.
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 17:01
Somewhere in Europe maybe. Paris?

grumpyhaggis
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 17:06
Somewhere in Europe maybe. Paris?

Wrong hemisphere!

tomd
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 17:08
Look out, Chandler found this thread....

Chandler.
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 17:12
Look out, Chandler found this thread....

Oooh yes;) And I'm already ranked 3rd in post count.:lol:

tomd
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 17:17
I know Kansas City has a lot of fountains..is it KC?

Is Kansas City getting warm? (figuratively speaking:lol: )

LaFemmeNIKITA
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 17:17
is it new york city?

grumpyhaggis
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 17:44
Sorry folks - you're all in the wrong hemisphere! Try somewhere south of the Equator.

I'm off to bed shortly - I'll check again in the morning to see of you've got any closer.

Chandler.
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 17:48
Wellington, NZ or Sydney?

grumpyhaggis
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 17:49
Yes;)

grumpyhaggis
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 17:50
..... which?

cylentka
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 18:01
Sydney

grumpyhaggis
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 18:10
Sydney

Well done Wanda! I don't know the name of the park, but it's near/in the centre of Sydney, which we visited in 2004.

Your turn now.

cylentka
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 18:27
Well, alrighty. Try this one.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y121/cylentka/nopeeking.jpg

tomd
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 18:30
"no peeking" dang....

looks like a James Bond movie background.

How about St. John?

cylentka
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 18:37
Not St. John. I have no idea where St. John is, so I can't even tell you if you are warmish or freezing.

tomd
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 18:41
Not St. John. I have no idea where St. John is, so I can't even tell you if you are warmish or freezing.

St. John is an island in the Carribean. I'll assume I'm ice cold!!

cylentka
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 18:43
Wrong body of water, anyway. Go west, young man!

Mom27andblessed
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 19:34
Hawaii?

cylentka
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 19:37
Hawaii?

Yes, its Hawaii. I was sorta looking for the name of the little island in the water, but since I have to leave, I won't be picky. :)

You're up, Mom!

tomd
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 19:44
Yes, its Hawaii. I was sorta looking for the name of the little island in the water, but since I have to leave, I won't be picky. :)

You're up, Mom!

By the way...what is the name of that little island? Isn't it something like the name of a hat?

cylentka
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 19:49
By the way...what is the name of that little island? Isn't it something like the name of a hat?

Chinaman's Hat (http://www.hawaiiweb.com/oahu/sites_to_see/chinamans_hat.htm)

Chandler.
31st of May 2007 (Thu), 22:20
Sydney

You stole my answer! ;)

tomd
1st of June 2007 (Fri), 09:05
Cindy must be going way deep into the hard drive for a picture......

Mom27andblessed
1st of June 2007 (Fri), 13:02
LOL!!! Cindy isn't a very big traveler!!! Hmmm lemee see ... digging...and I really don't have much at the moment. I'm on the wrong computer. Sorry!!! Someone else can take it!

tomd
1st of June 2007 (Fri), 15:26
Let's give this a try:

cylentka
1st of June 2007 (Fri), 15:31
San Fran?

tomd
1st of June 2007 (Fri), 15:37
Nope, not San Fran, but the right country ;-)
Tom

cylentka
1st of June 2007 (Fri), 15:37
Seattle?

oh wait... I bet that's in Washington, DC!

Pete
1st of June 2007 (Fri), 15:41
It's Chinatown in Philly...!

tomd
1st of June 2007 (Fri), 15:46
Seattle?

oh wait... I bet that's in Washington, DC!

Yeap...Washington DC is correct!

Post away!

tomd
2nd of June 2007 (Sat), 21:51
Try this one:

Mom27andblessed
2nd of June 2007 (Sat), 21:52
Universal Studios?

<AkulA>
2nd of June 2007 (Sat), 21:53
Busch Gardens or 6 Flags ^^

tomd
2nd of June 2007 (Sat), 21:54
Universal Studios?

No, but it is in the US.

It is a theme/water park fixture about 80 feet high!

tomd
2nd of June 2007 (Sat), 21:55
Busch Gardens or 6 Flags ^^

Yes, 6 flags....which one?
http://www.sixflags.com/national/index.aspx?bg_xml=%2Fglobal%2Fasp%2Fcode%2Fhomepag eheroxml.aspx%3Fpage%3D%7Cglobal%7Cxml%7CactivateP romo%7Cnational%7CHomepageParksHero.xml

BradT0517
2nd of June 2007 (Sat), 21:58
Well I knew the China Town one.:rolleyes:

FredV
2nd of June 2007 (Sat), 23:10
Six Flags in California?

tomd
3rd of June 2007 (Sun), 14:55
Six Flags in California?

Nope not California, more easterly and northern.

Mom27andblessed
3rd of June 2007 (Sun), 16:48
Oh HI knOw!!! But I have no pics....

tomd
3rd of June 2007 (Sun), 18:02
Oh HI knOw!!! But I have no pics....

Not Ohio. But closest yet. Midwest US is on track...

3Honu
4th of June 2007 (Mon), 22:53
Kentucky Kingdom?

tomd
5th of June 2007 (Tue), 08:53
Kentucky Kingdom?

Nope, gotta go north about 250 miles.

RyanCrane
6th of June 2007 (Wed), 13:15
Its gott abe the Six flags near Chicago or illinois cuz my Fiance talks about that six flags all the time... but I dunno the name..

RyanCrane
6th of June 2007 (Wed), 13:22
I have confirmed the location :D

I cheated, My Fiance is from Southern Wisconsin. Lake Geneva area..

Gurnee Mills and Gurnee, IL

tomd
6th of June 2007 (Wed), 16:53
Its gott abe the Six flags near Chicago or illinois cuz my Fiance talks about that six flags all the time... but I dunno the name..

Yeap, that's it.

Do you have a pic to post?? I know you were heading out of town for a few days.

Tom

RyanCrane
7th of June 2007 (Thu), 11:08
Ill find one. :D

RyanCrane
7th of June 2007 (Thu), 11:09
http://rcphoto.smugmug.com/photos/146937186-L.jpg

Should Go quickly...

tomd
7th of June 2007 (Thu), 11:13
I suppose you are looking for more detail than a "subway station?:lol:

ayman86
7th of June 2007 (Thu), 11:25
wdc subway station?

SoccerRef
7th of June 2007 (Thu), 13:00
Subway station in Chicago (O'Hare Airport?)

ayman86
7th of June 2007 (Thu), 13:02
Subway station in Chicago (O'Hare Airport?)

cant be. thats not how the trains look like.

if i am wrong, :o

SoccerRef
7th of June 2007 (Thu), 14:25
I know I've seen this station in the past year, and there are only two I've seen, one in DC and the O'Hare station. Now that I think about it... You're right ayman86, the Chicago trains are more narrow, and I'm not sure the walls are as curved.

This is the Washington DC Metro Station at the Eastern Market.

ayman86
7th of June 2007 (Thu), 15:14
ive been to wdc once and i remembered how the walls looks like. wasnt sure though.

RyanCrane
8th of June 2007 (Fri), 17:22
wdc subway station?

Hey sorry about the wait. But Yea close enough it was somewhere under DC :)

ayman86
8th of June 2007 (Fri), 21:00
here is mines: might be a bit too hard
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/4424/img4436vv4.jpg

tomd
8th of June 2007 (Fri), 21:15
I can see a tad of the US flag flying on the left (and the red white and blue ball):

Is it Philadelphia?

ayman86
8th of June 2007 (Fri), 21:16
I can see a tad of the US flag flying on the left (and the red white and blue ball):

Is it Philadelphia?

nope. more west

jjackflash
8th of June 2007 (Fri), 21:20
Chi-town?

tomd
8th of June 2007 (Fri), 21:24
Minneapolis Muesum of natural history?

Becky N
8th of June 2007 (Fri), 21:24
Either the Museum of Science and Industry or Field Museum in Chicago

SoccerRef
8th of June 2007 (Fri), 21:40
Looks like I'm 13 minutes late...

That's the Field Museum in Chicago. (That's why Ayman86 knew immediately that the train in the first photo wasn't Chicago! I'll bet he sees 'em everyday!:lol: )

ayman86
8th of June 2007 (Fri), 22:08
Either the Museum of Science and Industry or Field Museum in Chicago

correct, its the field museum!

yeah i take the train to work! :)

Becky N
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 06:02
We'll see if anyone recognizes exactly where this is:

http://performancephoto.us/images/Beckysgallery/20060610-CRW_4268.jpg

thomascanty
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 06:03
Carlsbad Caverns?

tomd
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 08:14
Cave of the Mounds, Mt Horeb Wisconsin?

Becky N
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 08:24
Nope, further NE of Carlsbad and SE of Cave of the Mounds.

Bryman
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 08:37
meramec caverns in Missouri?

Becky N
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 08:45
Northeast of Meramec and "Caverns" is part of the name.

mcmadkat
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 08:49
That Mitchell Caverns?

tomd
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 08:51
mcmadket:
you're in Scotland, how do you know about the Mitchell Caverns?

Becky N
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 08:55
No, don't know where they are to give you any directional hint.

mcmadkat
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 08:56
Hang on Mitchell is wrong direction, how about these:

Shenandoah Caverns?
Bristol Caverns?
Smoke Hole Caverns?
Forbidden Caverens?
Indian Echos Caverns?
Linville Caverns?

No offence mate, but we have a good grasp of world geography in this country.

Becky N
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 08:57
No to all, but Shenandoa Caverns is close.

Becky N
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 08:58
Are you Googling "Caverns"?;) :D

mcmadkat
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 09:00
Right some caverns in VA,

Luray Caverns?
Skyline Caverns?
Seneca Caverns?
Crystal Caverns?

It ok with multiple guesses?

Becky N
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 09:06
Yep. Luray Caverns

mcmadkat
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 09:14
Yay! Now I get to bamboozal ya'all!

This should take 0.1s for Scottish folk, maybe a minute for english, and perhaps a while for the USA....

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/1097/heheyouthoughiwouldleavip9.jpg

tomd
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 09:16
purely a shot in the dark:
St. Andrews golf course?

mcmadkat
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 09:23
Try North of there.

mcmadkat
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 11:18
Alrighty then, a clue:

Its somewhere in the red circle:

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/3226/mappr5.jpg

sblais
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 11:25
Stroma?
Swona?
Flotta?
Hoy?
Copinsay?
Mainland?
Auskerry?
Shapinsay?

:lol:

mcmadkat
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 11:41
Try the mainland ;)

sblais
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 11:46
But there's nothing written in the mainland part! ;)

Thurso?

Roy Mathers
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 12:08
But there's nothing written in the mainland part! ;)

Thurso?

Don't you have maps in Canada?:lol:

mcmadkat
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 12:36
But there's nothing written in the mainland part! ;)

Thurso?

Go east.

sblais
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 13:17
Castletown/Castlehill?

If I get it right, do I win two plane tickets to Scotland?? :D pluuueeasssse!! ;)

thomascanty
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 13:33
If I get it right, do I win two plane tickets to Scotland?? :D pluuueeasssse!! ;)

Can I have the second ticket?

mcmadkat
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 15:19
lol close, but not close enough. The rocks are called stacks. That should help you.

Vitruvius
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 15:32
duncansby stacks

mcmadkat
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 16:39
Indeedy! Taken yesterday in the mist, got a pic for us?

Vitruvius
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 16:56
Yup

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v82/Atrius/CIMG0816.jpg

mcmadkat
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 17:01
St. Lucia

Vitruvius
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 17:05
negative: Your in the right ocean though

mcmadkat
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 17:14
Hum, not somewhere in Florida is it ;)

Vitruvius
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 17:19
nah its not Florida. No mountains here: we're supposed to flood in a few years from global warming :p

tomd
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 20:36
coast of Spain?\

Tom

Vitruvius
9th of June 2007 (Sat), 20:51
nope

hint: Its in the Caribbean

tomd
10th of June 2007 (Sun), 07:50
St. Barts?

Vitruvius
10th of June 2007 (Sun), 08:43
it does begin with Saint in the name, so warmer but not its not St. Barts

Becky N
10th of June 2007 (Sun), 11:00
St. Thomas?

Vitruvius
10th of June 2007 (Sun), 16:42
Yep

Charlotte Amelie to be specific

Becky N
11th of June 2007 (Mon), 06:42
This will be easy:

http://performancephoto.us/images/Beckysgallery/20070422-IMG_5723.jpg

tomd
11th of June 2007 (Mon), 08:47
It looks familiar. I'm trying to get a look at the building in the reflection.

Dallas Texas?

SoccerRef
11th of June 2007 (Mon), 08:52
The Bean - Chicago!?

Becky N
11th of June 2007 (Mon), 09:02
SoccerRef is 100% correct.

tomd
11th of June 2007 (Mon), 09:09
That reflection if the white - diaganol faced building was the one I'd seen before.

Good work SoccerRef

SoccerRef
12th of June 2007 (Tue), 07:41
Sorry Guys, I've had my brother in town (first time I've seen him in 4 years) and as a result, I haven't been on the internet at all. By the way, I am glad to say that I have not shown any signs of sweats, jitters or any other withdrawal symptoms, so I am NOT (much to my wife's surprise) addicted to the internet afterall!

I will get a "Where am I photo" up in a few hours. I have a few reports I have to get done before lunch, then I'll resize a photo and get it up here...

SoccerRef
12th of June 2007 (Tue), 22:14
Sorry Folks... I had one heck of a day at work. Just said goodbye to my brother and now here I am. ok... Here is my "Where am I now?" photo... Please forgive the lamp post in the foreground, however it is a clue, as these light posts are all over this Republic...

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u308/SoccerRefPhotos/POTN%20Photos/DSCN0873.jpg

mikerocchio
12th of June 2007 (Tue), 22:41
China?

Is that too vague?

LaFemmeNIKITA
12th of June 2007 (Tue), 23:00
republic of chech, or republic of Poland?

macgillivray
13th of June 2007 (Wed), 03:14
San Marino??

Mgdh
13th of June 2007 (Wed), 04:12
Monaco?

SoccerRef
13th of June 2007 (Wed), 07:23
San Marino??

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!

Very good MacGillivray... If I remember correctly, this is tower #2 taken from tower #3 at the Republic Di San Marino. (The Republic of San Marino is surrounded by the country of Italy, much like Vatican City.)

In my opinion the second most beautiful area of Italy... Second to the Lake Como region (Como, Belagio, etc.)

tomd
13th of June 2007 (Wed), 08:03
Great photo and guess! Wow "macgillivray" got the winner in only 3rd post on POTN!
Congrats!

Tom

tomd
14th of June 2007 (Thu), 20:47
Anyone able to post a location to guess?

Skrim17
14th of June 2007 (Thu), 21:00
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/skrim/bridge22.jpg

SoccerRef
14th of June 2007 (Thu), 23:00
That's the George Washington Bridge - New York

Skrim17
15th of June 2007 (Fri), 16:57
Yep-o!! Your turn.

SoccerRef
15th of June 2007 (Fri), 19:34
Cool, Here's another...

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u308/SoccerRefPhotos/POTN%20Photos/DSC_0210.jpg

tomd
17th of June 2007 (Sun), 10:05
neat picture.
Is it the Olympic Stadium in Munich Germany?

bara03
17th of June 2007 (Sun), 12:17
San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy?

SoccerRef
17th of June 2007 (Sun), 16:18
Bara03... San Siro it is!

What a beautiful stadium. I only wish I had been there during the soccer season!

bara03
18th of June 2007 (Mon), 06:40
This should be easy:

http://www.htdocs.homecall.co.uk/pages/IMG_0595.htm

I can't link to the picture directly at the moment as I'm at work and need to FTP the file.

Roy Mathers
18th of June 2007 (Mon), 09:00
Is it Palma de Majorca Cathedral?

bara03
18th of June 2007 (Mon), 09:29
Is it Palma de Majorca Cathedral?

Yep spot on.

Roy Mathers
18th of June 2007 (Mon), 10:49
I suppose, then, it's my turn? Try this one...

tomd
18th of June 2007 (Mon), 11:33
Jackson Hole Wyoming?

Roy Mathers
18th of June 2007 (Mon), 12:04
Jackson Hole Wyoming?

Right country, wrong state.

tomd
18th of June 2007 (Mon), 12:08
Montana?

Roy Mathers
18th of June 2007 (Mon), 12:44
No - wrong direction.

SoccerRef
18th of June 2007 (Mon), 13:55
Somewhere in Texas...

RyanCrane
18th of June 2007 (Mon), 13:56
Texas

SoaringUSAEagle
18th of June 2007 (Mon), 15:03
Maybe colorado

Roy Mathers
18th of June 2007 (Mon), 16:45
Not Texas or Colorado!

SoccerRef
18th of June 2007 (Mon), 19:13
Utah?

RyanCrane
18th of June 2007 (Mon), 19:26
Alaska... :)

Scorpio
18th of June 2007 (Mon), 21:13
Nebraska?

Roy Mathers
19th of June 2007 (Tue), 04:25
Nobody's in the right state yet, although Utah is closest.

bara03
19th of June 2007 (Tue), 07:21
Nevada?

SoccerRef
19th of June 2007 (Tue), 07:22
Ok...

If it wasn't Wyoming, and Montana was the wrong direction, it has to be a state South of Wyoming. We've named Texas, Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah.

So, if the clues given have been interpreted correctly, it has to be Nevada or Arizona.

I'll Guess somewhere in Arizona...

Roy Mathers
19th of June 2007 (Tue), 07:44
Arizona it is - but where?

thomascanty
19th of June 2007 (Tue), 07:45
Flagstaff?

Roy Mathers
19th of June 2007 (Tue), 07:49
No, but definitely in the right area. It's a very historic place (for Americans).

thomascanty
19th of June 2007 (Tue), 07:51
Oh.... The Grand Canyon railroad station.