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

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

Some midwest shithole?

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

yeah i was gonna guess somewhere in michigan

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

or maybe it's toledo?

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

Kiev?

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

god it looks horrible. bad shot maybe?

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

is someone gonna tell the answer?

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

if in the US, Pittsburgh?

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

i don't think it's the US

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

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

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

helpful clue

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

minsk

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

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

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

ah got it,

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

(by doing the ailsa thing)

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

birmingham, al?

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

google is for cheaters

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

canada?

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

ok montreal alisa wins next city

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

istanbul?

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

ankara

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

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

Baghdad?

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

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

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

Granny Dainger's is Montreal

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

lol

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

haaaaaaaa

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

Ed - Lahore, right?

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

^win

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

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

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

THATS MONTREAL???

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

many xps obv

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

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

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

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

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

#3 url gives it away though

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

#3 is not very easy for Europeans

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

I spent way too much time looking in Homestead & Braddock!

bougie white woman (doo dah), Sunday, 12 April 2020 16:12 (four months ago) link

You get it from looking for orthodox churches?

cherry blossom, Sunday, 12 April 2020 16:50 (four months ago) link

xp omg YES I see it now, there's ANOTHER roundabout

My Googlemaps tour of NZ showed me a lot of aluminum siding, the entire country looks like suburban Quebec

we have no stan but to choice (flamboyant goon tie included), Sunday, 12 April 2020 21:13 (four months ago) link

XP - yes, though your hint about Biden helped, so I looked for orthodox churches around Scranton.

bougie white woman (doo dah), Sunday, 12 April 2020 22:47 (four months ago) link

that’s impressive doo dah

don't know where that street with blue/tan/white houses is but I like the image

Dan S, Sunday, 12 April 2020 23:12 (four months ago) link

the street is amazing and I'm surprised it's not super easy to find!

thomasintrouble, Monday, 13 April 2020 09:13 (three months ago) link

Trujillo for #2? I can't find the streets but the lighting and some of the architecture look right?

thomasintrouble, Monday, 13 April 2020 10:06 (three months ago) link

Trujillo is definitely close, but not it

No takers for #3 with the tower blocks?

cherry blossom, Monday, 13 April 2020 11:02 (three months ago) link

XP - yes, though your hint about Biden helped,

Impressive, as the comment about Biden was actually a red herring. I was just imagining him hiding in that window, it wasn't a location hint!

cherry blossom, Monday, 13 April 2020 11:03 (three months ago) link

although maybe subconsciously it was!

cherry blossom, Monday, 13 April 2020 11:04 (three months ago) link

Some of the towers are similar in design to ones I saw in Lisbon

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Monday, 13 April 2020 11:07 (three months ago) link

Though they had flat roofs

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Monday, 13 April 2020 11:08 (three months ago) link

Its not Lisbon! Here's another angle

https://i.postimg.cc/Qjfdnchb/Screenshot-2020-04-13-at-12-31-31.png

cherry blossom, Monday, 13 April 2020 11:35 (three months ago) link

Guessing Chimbote or (Nuevo Chimbote) for #2. I've googled pretty much every city in Peru and it seems the most likely

we have no stan but to choice (flamboyant goon tie included), Monday, 13 April 2020 14:33 (three months ago) link

I can't quite remember the location of the first Chimbote pic, but it was around here somewhere

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@-9.0618,-78.5812719,3a,75y,295.33h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s82RJUKxvpwRpRvd4nqZ2wA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

cherry blossom, Monday, 13 April 2020 14:52 (three months ago) link

is the game to post just pics you've taken yourself?

Joey Corona (Euler), Monday, 13 April 2020 14:57 (three months ago) link

Not at all Euler. The world is your oyster.

never have i been a blue calm sea (collardio gelatinous), Monday, 13 April 2020 15:24 (three months ago) link

Get one in there Euler!

And have a go at NotLisbon Tower Blocks too

cherry blossom, Monday, 13 April 2020 15:29 (three months ago) link

GOD I'm so happy I figured out it was Chimbote

I was confusing which pics were of which city (to be honest). I wouldn't have got Chimbote without other people's guesses of Lima/Trujillo... I was literally googling "fastest growing cities in Peru" just to track down where such commie-looking suburbs might've popped up

we have no stan but to choice (flamboyant goon tie included), Monday, 13 April 2020 21:19 (three months ago) link

Is #3 (not Lisbon) in Turkey?

we have no stan but to choice (flamboyant goon tie included), Monday, 13 April 2020 21:43 (three months ago) link

The minaret suggests "Islamic", it looks too verdant to be Northern Africa, too dry to be India/Bangladesh/Indonesia, too modern to be Middle Eastern, both "new economy" and also "not rich", I actually don't think it's Turkey but think it's a former USSR -stan country

we have no stan but to choice (flamboyant goon tie included), Monday, 13 April 2020 21:47 (three months ago) link

Turkey seems a good bet, Izmir/Smyrna?

ogmor, Tuesday, 14 April 2020 00:26 (three months ago) link

It isn't Izmir.

There's some decent coastline/mountain/terrain info in that last photo!

cherry blossom, Tuesday, 14 April 2020 09:52 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

No takers for NotLisbon (or Izmir)?

https://i.postimg.cc/QtMrCCmW/Screenshot-2020-04-30-at-06-39-56.png

Here's a new one to go with it, ThursdaySkyline

cherry blossom, Thursday, 30 April 2020 05:55 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I've forgotten where ThurdaySkyline is! Going to have to try guess my own city!

DoubleHeader-1

https://i.postimg.cc/dqKXx7N1/Screenshot-2020-05-19-at-21-33-48.png

DoubleHeader-2

https://i.postimg.cc/1RKbGyrt/Screenshot-2020-05-19-at-21-23-31.png

cherry blossom, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 20:39 (two months ago) link

first one is Dundee?

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 21:41 (two months ago) link

rusty tin roofs of the second one is making me think Russia but I'm out of my element

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 19 May 2020 21:52 (two months ago) link

Chelyabinsk?

ShariVari, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 21:54 (two months ago) link

Dundee YES!
Chelyabinsk NO!

cherry blossom, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 04:57 (two months ago) link

second one Norilsk?

thomasintrouble, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 13:43 (two months ago) link

Second one is Norilsk, too iconic to be anywhere else!

Shall I give the answer to NotLisbonOrIzmir? Or leave it to posterity?

I can't give the answer to ThursdaySkyline because I've forgotten where it is. I might try guess it myself later today

cherry blossom, Sunday, 24 May 2020 12:45 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

https://i.postimg.cc/8zvR70x2/gtc1407.jpg

guess the city 14/07

cherry blossom, Tuesday, 14 July 2020 18:32 (four weeks ago) link

it's Batumi, right?

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 19:17 (four weeks ago) link

bravo, right off the bat!

cherry blossom, Tuesday, 14 July 2020 19:20 (four weeks ago) link

this thread never fails

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 19:21 (four weeks ago) link

wow, never got even close to any of these, but the single Turkish-type minaret gave me something very concrete to work with: sea port city in a non-muslim country in the Eastern Mediterranean or Black Sea. actually checked and discarded Batumi at first (but of course you wouldn’t pick a photo that displayed the actual city centre) - but when I searched for the minaret-golden onion-shaped dome combination Batumi was the top result, and then that distinctive church tower sealed the deal.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 19:31 (four weeks ago) link

oh, it’s a clock tower turned boutique hotel apparently.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 19:43 (four weeks ago) link

"clock tower turned boutique hotel" I'm sold

all cats are beautiful (silby), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 20:05 (four weeks ago) link

very affordable prices!

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 20:35 (four weeks ago) link

I want to say Kandahar, other than the colouring is maybe too light. The low rise layout points there though

cherry blossom, Wednesday, 15 July 2020 11:07 (four weeks ago) link

Kandahar indeed!

rumpy riser (ogmor), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 12:52 (four weeks ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/JEAfm6k.jpg

what a place eh?

rumpy riser (ogmor), Wednesday, 15 July 2020 12:53 (four weeks ago) link

I thought Kandahar straightaway, then had a quick look at first image that came up

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Kandahar#/media/File:Aerial_view_of_a_section_of_Kandahar_in_2013.jpg

but both of these look darker and not as sandy as yours so I wasn't 100 on it but thought it close to enough!

cherry blossom, Wednesday, 15 July 2020 12:57 (four weeks ago) link

27th July trees

https://i.postimg.cc/69d5WXXw/aa.png

cherry blossom, Monday, 27 July 2020 19:42 (two weeks ago) link

https://i.postimg.cc/t4T0k7m0/kb.jpg

31st July curved road

cherry blossom, Friday, 31 July 2020 22:40 (one week ago) link

I will say: is it in Asia? just to get the ball rolling

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Saturday, 1 August 2020 09:43 (one week ago) link

31st is in Asia, and 27th isn't!

cherry blossom, Saturday, 1 August 2020 09:48 (one week ago) link

oh yeah, I meant the 31st, sorry. East Asia, no? (but that will probably all from me)

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Saturday, 1 August 2020 10:56 (one week ago) link


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