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#1. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3290/2938231460_393d9fd250.jpg

cherry blossom, Monday, 13 October 2008 13:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Some midwest shithole?

Zelda Zonk, Monday, 13 October 2008 13:25 (thirteen years ago) link

yeah i was gonna guess somewhere in michigan

lil yawne (harbl), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:25 (thirteen years ago) link

or maybe it's toledo?

lil yawne (harbl), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:27 (thirteen years ago) link

Kiev?

Ant Attack |=| (Ste), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:27 (thirteen years ago) link

i cant even tell what country that is. the pointy orange thing and two church steeples make me think europe somewhere but that bridge and some of those apartment buildings seem america? wait. is that an amusement park?

Bright Future (sunny successor), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:28 (thirteen years ago) link

god it looks horrible. bad shot maybe?

Bright Future (sunny successor), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:28 (thirteen years ago) link

hmm, yeah that looks like some sort of fun fair doesn't it

Ant Attack |=| (Ste), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:29 (thirteen years ago) link

is someone gonna tell the answer?

lil yawne (harbl), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:31 (thirteen years ago) link

if in the US, Pittsburgh?

gabbneb, Monday, 13 October 2008 13:31 (thirteen years ago) link

i don't think it's the US

gabbneb, Monday, 13 October 2008 13:33 (thirteen years ago) link

no wait, I do - all that low-rise construction/sprawl?

gabbneb, Monday, 13 October 2008 13:34 (thirteen years ago) link

hint: heres the city from a slightly different angle!

http://i38.tinypic.com/28s6jhj.jpg

joseph sixpack (ice crӕm), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:36 (thirteen years ago) link

helpful clue

lil yawne (harbl), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:37 (thirteen years ago) link

ya none of that anywhere else in the world

looks eastern european to me. i'll say warsaw.

oh lol jho :D

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:37 (thirteen years ago) link

minsk

lil yawne (harbl), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:38 (thirteen years ago) link

actually we could do this much more easily by working out which eastern european country's dictator-controlled national media outlets have orange as their signature colour

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:40 (thirteen years ago) link

Some bored googling of "cantilever bridge" and "amusement park" has given me the answer, you are all way off.

ailsa, Monday, 13 October 2008 13:40 (thirteen years ago) link

doubt it's in the midwest, since there's appears to be a hill off to the right.

Granny Dainger, Monday, 13 October 2008 13:41 (thirteen years ago) link

Actually, I think I'm wrong. Never mind.

ailsa, Monday, 13 October 2008 13:42 (thirteen years ago) link

ah got it,

Ant Attack |=| (Ste), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:43 (thirteen years ago) link

(by doing the ailsa thing)

Ant Attack |=| (Ste), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:44 (thirteen years ago) link

I googled "green cantilever bridge" and then got bored of this approach after one fruitless page

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:44 (thirteen years ago) link

No, I was right after all. Hurrah! Shall let the rest of you guess away though. Am assuming Ste got the same result as me. Not Europe.

ailsa, Monday, 13 October 2008 13:46 (thirteen years ago) link

is that the pole from one of those rotating observation "rides" there? Are those specific to Six Flags?

Granny Dainger, Monday, 13 October 2008 13:46 (thirteen years ago) link

birmingham, al?

○◙i shine cuz i genital grind◙○ (roxymuzak), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:46 (thirteen years ago) link

google is for cheaters

Granny Dainger, Monday, 13 October 2008 13:46 (thirteen years ago) link

canada?

lil yawne (harbl), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:47 (thirteen years ago) link

Pretty sure you are

#2 http://farm1.static.flickr.com/32/38531341_eeef3142ac.jpg?v=0

Dead Cat Bounce (Ed), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:47 (thirteen years ago) link

ok montreal alisa wins next city

joseph sixpack (ice crӕm), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:47 (thirteen years ago) link

istanbul?

joseph sixpack (ice crӕm), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:47 (thirteen years ago) link

oh boooooring xp to lol canada

my error was to GIS rather than GS

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:48 (thirteen years ago) link

ankara

○◙i shine cuz i genital grind◙○ (roxymuzak), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:48 (thirteen years ago) link

I like how I win by not actually saying "Montreal" at any point :-)

Baghdad?

ailsa, Monday, 13 October 2008 13:50 (thirteen years ago) link

actually i found it with fewer google words "bridge amusement park" do i win even more than ailsa?

Ant Attack |=| (Ste), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:51 (thirteen years ago) link

Also, is not cheating, is educational and enterprising and stuff. Honest.

ailsa, Monday, 13 October 2008 13:52 (thirteen years ago) link

Granny Dainger's is Montreal

Jibe, Monday, 13 October 2008 13:52 (thirteen years ago) link

lol

Ant Attack |=| (Ste), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:53 (thirteen years ago) link

haaaaaaaa

100 tons of hardrofl beyond zings (Just got offed), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:53 (thirteen years ago) link

Ed - Lahore, right?

Matt DC, Monday, 13 October 2008 13:57 (thirteen years ago) link

^win

Dead Cat Bounce (Ed), Monday, 13 October 2008 13:58 (thirteen years ago) link

#3. http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicv/vfiles18126.jpg

gabbneb, Monday, 13 October 2008 14:07 (thirteen years ago) link

THATS MONTREAL???

Bright Future (sunny successor), Monday, 13 October 2008 14:08 (thirteen years ago) link

many xps obv

Bright Future (sunny successor), Monday, 13 October 2008 14:09 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.staronetickets.com/images/Montreal.jpg

joseph sixpack (ice crӕm), Monday, 13 October 2008 14:10 (thirteen years ago) link

google search: trees i don't what kind + smallish river + rolling hills + bland low buildings

Granny Dainger, Monday, 13 October 2008 14:11 (thirteen years ago) link

haha, yeah, that's spoiled my research fun.

ailsa, Monday, 13 October 2008 14:11 (thirteen years ago) link

#3 url gives it away though

Zelda Zonk, Monday, 13 October 2008 14:12 (thirteen years ago) link

#3 is not very easy for Europeans

gabbneb, Monday, 13 October 2008 14:14 (thirteen years ago) link

feels like russia or a stan to me.

Nedlene Grendel as Basenji Holmo (map), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 17:34 (two weeks ago) link

interior asia

Nedlene Grendel as Basenji Holmo (map), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 17:35 (two weeks ago) link

Not sure what "hot sold in Middle East" means? Perhaps a mistranslation of a "hot seller in the Middle East"?

― o. nate, Tuesday, 4 January 2022 14:32 (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Misprint of "not sold in middle east"?

ignore the blue line (or something), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 17:35 (two weeks ago) link

Possibly.. it seems the bins are of an EU standard form factor.

o. nate, Tuesday, 4 January 2022 18:28 (two weeks ago) link

- no satellite dishes anywhere? They're banned in Iran, Myanmar, Turkmenistan... Don't know if that's a clue?

Assuming the city is in the northern hemisphere, the shadows indicate we're looking at the north side of that block of flats, and satellite dishes would be on the southern side of the building.

Eyeball Kicks, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 13:30 (two weeks ago) link

Just realised it doesn't matter what hemisphere it is: if this is south of the equator, we're looking at the south side of the building, and the dishes would be on the north.

Eyeball Kicks, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 22:25 (two weeks ago) link

Second pic?

tomorrow, Sunday, 9 January 2022 18:46 (two weeks ago) link

https://i.ibb.co/L86rgj7/11a.jpg

Second pic

Christmas in Davenport (cherry blossom), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 11:07 (one week ago) link

looks like a similar blue-white-red flag thing on the balcony there

koogs, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 11:28 (one week ago) link

i will nail my flag to the mask of the dominican republic

https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/d/do.gif

koogs, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 11:37 (one week ago) link

(having second thoughts having looked again at pic 1)

koogs, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 11:47 (one week ago) link

Dalmatian coast (based on nothing)

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 12:20 (one week ago) link

I have a new hunch it's Portugal but not sure wherein

tomorrow, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 13:58 (one week ago) link

no idea. graffiti "cego!!!" "bics risk" ?

StanM, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 14:41 (one week ago) link

are we missing something or is these two pics just too generic to even start guessing?

StanM, Sunday, 16 January 2022 08:23 (one week ago) link

is/are

StanM, Sunday, 16 January 2022 08:24 (one week ago) link

https://i.ibb.co/vYhKsTS/jayu.jpg

III

Christmas in Davenport (cherry blossom), Sunday, 16 January 2022 10:09 (one week ago) link

image is broken

micah, Sunday, 16 January 2022 10:15 (one week ago) link

https://i.ibb.co/TrHcCVy/yay.jpg

iii vers. ii

Christmas in Davenport (cherry blossom), Sunday, 16 January 2022 10:18 (one week ago) link

i don't know why this one is so hard. TV tower? not Almaty

StanM, Sunday, 16 January 2022 16:24 (one week ago) link

I guess they look like olive trees, I suppose it'll be somewhere like Macedonia or Albania

assert (matttkkkk), Monday, 17 January 2022 05:39 (one week ago) link

I think it's Porto and that's the Villa Nova de Gaia TV tower

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Monday, 17 January 2022 09:15 (one week ago) link

Definitely feels like Portugal but that tv tower doesn't look like the Villa Nova de Gaia, which also appears to have a red and white lattice mast and a smaller tower (which does look like the one in the above pic) adjacent

ignore the blue line (or something), Monday, 17 January 2022 10:20 (one week ago) link

possibly, I thought the match was good enough given the distance from the tower in the photo, but you may well be right. It was the small cobbled pavement that made me think Portugal or maybe Spain.

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Monday, 17 January 2022 10:22 (one week ago) link

I've google image searched tv tower portugal, tv tower spain, ... sardinia corsica italy sicily france switzerland austria hungary slovakia slovenia croatia montenegro kosovo macedonia bosnia albania greece romania bulgaria moldova ukraine turkey georgia

maybe it isn't a TV tower after all. Some of them look kinda like this one (sofia/vitosha, for instance) but not exactly. Or we're not in Southern Europe. I don't know. :(

StanM, Monday, 17 January 2022 12:56 (one week ago) link

https://i.ibb.co/m52s6sC/egg.jpg

Not often something reaches 4 clues but today is one such day

Christmas in Davenport (cherry blossom), Thursday, 20 January 2022 13:55 (four days ago) link

if only there was a big chief ispy book of lampposts of the world...

koogs, Thursday, 20 January 2022 13:59 (four days ago) link

weird photo, looks like a digital collage from an architect's mock up. hint of blue on the left side of the car number plate - eu maybe?

two sleeps till brooklyn (ledge), Thursday, 20 January 2022 14:04 (four days ago) link

the 'BUS', the P for parking and the X no stopping sign could all be the uk, but for the wrong side of the road thing that's going on.

also uk buildings are generally more finished than that one.

koogs, Thursday, 20 January 2022 16:36 (four days ago) link

That looks like a jacaranda tree behind the lamp post, native to So America, but widely planted elsewhere.

nickn, Thursday, 20 January 2022 18:19 (four days ago) link

what's that yellow pattern/painting on the road? some kind of optical thing that should be seen from a particular angle?

StanM, Thursday, 20 January 2022 20:26 (four days ago) link

It's a box junction ("do not enter unless your exit is clear"), weirdly elongated.

two sleeps till brooklyn (ledge), Thursday, 20 January 2022 20:39 (four days ago) link

don't have that in Belgium, which does narrow it down :-)

StanM, Thursday, 20 January 2022 21:23 (four days ago) link

is that a german postbox?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 20 January 2022 23:11 (four days ago) link

There are several trees there that look like jacarandas, which grow in warm climates so I doubt they have many of them in Germany. The cobblestones, the jacarandas, the racial mix of people and the sort of rundown air all make me think of a suburb in a Portuguese city, or at least somewhere in Southern Europe.

Zelda Zonk, Friday, 21 January 2022 00:08 (three days ago) link

Photo 2 - there's some graffiti mid-right that looks a bit to me like coracao - or at least it looks like it has a tilde over one of the letters

Zelda Zonk, Friday, 21 January 2022 00:27 (three days ago) link

one of them says cego which means blind in both portuguese and spanish, and the place does look iberian

lag∞n, Friday, 21 January 2022 00:32 (three days ago) link

Intrigued by that large yellow boxy thing behind the lamp post.

o. nate, Friday, 21 January 2022 01:37 (three days ago) link

according to my googling spanish mailboxes are yellow but tbh more lemony than that one

lag∞n, Friday, 21 January 2022 02:39 (three days ago) link

clothes recycling collection? glass recycling?

StanM, Friday, 21 January 2022 02:50 (three days ago) link

Well the "no stopping" and "parking" signs are standard EU

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 21 January 2022 03:30 (three days ago) link

feeling pretty convinced this is Lisbon

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 21 January 2022 03:33 (three days ago) link

It's Lisbon, the Benfica Railway Station area:

Pic 1, 22/1/3 (6, Estr. Buraca):
https://www.google.com/maps/@38.7442957,-9.2047569,3a,60y,281.05h,105.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sGAU5FtQPoEZu6hOBKxqfmw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Pic 2, 22/1/12 (Campolide?):
https://www.google.com/maps/@38.7446855,-9.2032527,2a,37.5y,85.63h,94.16t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sLWAL3tqWr1_MQDifaueChQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Pic 3, 22/1/16 (R. Issan Sartawi / R. Garcia de Orta):
https://www.google.com/maps/@38.7451261,-9.2049262,3a,75y,126.81h,99.53t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOtSjlQZyI3qcYWwJ9HG9Ug!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Pic 4, 22/1/20 (R. da Venezuela):
https://www.google.com/maps/@38.7448069,-9.1993145,3a,75y,260.8h,103.03t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1stuoK_ShThX7gApWoHFvLoA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

Note about that TV tower:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto_Forest_Park
https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parque_Florestal_de_Monsanto#Antenas_de_Monsanto:
“Thanks to the dominant position in relation to the entire Lisbon region, Monsanto was equipped with several antennas. Among these stands out the Centro Emissor de Monsanto, a communications tower of Portugal Telecom, which succeeded the former antenna of RTP. With a height of 100 meters, it is one of the tallest structures in Portugal.”

kousenband, Friday, 21 January 2022 08:40 (three days ago) link

Nice one! I looked at the aerial views and gave up, however did you figure out which part of town?

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 21 January 2022 08:42 (three days ago) link

nice one!

StanM, Friday, 21 January 2022 09:18 (three days ago) link

The last picture gave me strong Lisbon vibes, more specifically it reminded me of Sete-Rios station, where we embarked on a train or metro every morning while staying in Lisbon in 2019 to venture into the city centre or away from it. Confirmed by the box junction thing: Wikipedia only mentions Malta, Cyprus and Portugal as Southern European countries where it’s in use. Streetview showed some very similar buildings along the railway to the ones in the second pic when exiting the station, so I decided to move down the line away from the centre, further into the suburbs. Hit the jackpot at the very next station. Locating pics 1 and 3 took a bit more time.

kousenband, Friday, 21 January 2022 09:25 (three days ago) link

picture two looks to be taken from a freight train

koogs, Friday, 21 January 2022 12:35 (three days ago) link

and the yellow thing is vestuario usado = used clothes

StanM, Friday, 21 January 2022 13:36 (three days ago) link

Good work kousenband!

I didn't expect this one to be so tricky, at least after the second pic anyway. Good work on getting all shots, wanted to keep them as close together as possible while showing something different

And yes, the shot of outside the station is oddly reminiscent of an architects mock-up photo. The lighting, and maybe the way the people are placed

Christmas in Davenport (cherry blossom), Friday, 21 January 2022 19:49 (three days ago) link

https://i.ibb.co/R9XBhdJ/oc.jpg

Monday

Christmas in Davenport (cherry blossom), Monday, 24 January 2022 12:49 (one hour ago) link


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