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

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

Some midwest shithole?

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

yeah i was gonna guess somewhere in michigan

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

or maybe it's toledo?

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

Kiev?

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

god it looks horrible. bad shot maybe?

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

is someone gonna tell the answer?

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

if in the US, Pittsburgh?

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

i don't think it's the US

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

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

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

helpful clue

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

minsk

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

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

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

ah got it,

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

(by doing the ailsa thing)

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

birmingham, al?

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

google is for cheaters

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

canada?

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

ok montreal alisa wins next city

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

istanbul?

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

ankara

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

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

Baghdad?

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

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

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

Granny Dainger's is Montreal

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

lol

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

haaaaaaaa

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

Ed - Lahore, right?

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

^win

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

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

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

THATS MONTREAL???

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

many xps obv

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

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

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

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

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

#3 url gives it away though

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

#3 is not very easy for Europeans

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

agreed this feels like coastal socal. probably very coastal (like within quarter of a mile of the ocean) given the density and pedestrian infrastructure and general beach vibe.

the low rise relatively dense vibe feels like hermosa or manhattan beach to me, but they have no k street.

the only coastal k street i can find in CA is in san diego, but it's way bigger than this one, unless this is an alley behind k street.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 14 June 2021 17:57 (five days ago) link

although there's something not quite right about those two vans in the distance that makes me think okinawa might be thinking more along the right lines.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 14 June 2021 18:00 (five days ago) link

also the absense of overhead cables + US flags makes no sense to me.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 14 June 2021 18:01 (five days ago) link

fwiw I thought that said "4th" street not K

trap door to hell opens underneath (rob), Monday, 14 June 2021 18:11 (five days ago) link

yeah I'm totally not sure about that K

StanM, Monday, 14 June 2021 18:12 (five days ago) link

the low rise relatively dense vibe feels like hermosa or manhattan beach to me

this was my first thought too.

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Monday, 14 June 2021 18:13 (five days ago) link

Are there any modest houses left in hermosa or manhattan beach?

I was thinking a more middle class beach town like Oceanside.

nickn, Monday, 14 June 2021 18:19 (five days ago) link

the houses in hermosa and manhattan are mostly shitholes. they just happen to cost $3m.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 14 June 2021 18:21 (five days ago) link

the only other thought i had was venice beach, but this looks a little ... culturally suburban for that?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 14 June 2021 18:22 (five days ago) link

xp
I guess I shouldn't extrapolate from the LA Times real estate section's "stars who just bought/sold a house" column.

nickn, Monday, 14 June 2021 18:34 (five days ago) link

fwiw I thought that said "4th" street not K

― trap door to hell opens underneath (rob), Monday, June 14, 2021 11:11 AM (thirty-three minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

K, 4th, or 7th have all seemed possible to me

heyy nineteen, that's john belushi (the table is the table), Monday, 14 June 2021 18:46 (five days ago) link

can we have another tio please, we're not making any progress I think?

StanM, Wednesday, 16 June 2021 12:43 (three days ago) link

tip

StanM, Wednesday, 16 June 2021 12:43 (three days ago) link

https://i.postimg.cc/BJRfzhM9/c.jpg

back to work (second view)

cherry blossom, Thursday, 17 June 2021 04:55 (two days ago) link

Still looks like California beach town that time forgot, but I didn't think there were any of those any more.

nickn, Thursday, 17 June 2021 05:02 (two days ago) link

Starting to think North Baja, Mexico, actually.

nickn, Thursday, 17 June 2021 05:03 (two days ago) link

yeah something's not right. this isn't socal.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 17 June 2021 05:15 (two days ago) link

the cars are wrong and there are no green bins.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 17 June 2021 05:16 (two days ago) link

Hawaii?

StanM, Thursday, 17 June 2021 05:20 (two days ago) link

This is another pic like the Newcastle one that is light sometimes and dark other times

cherry blossom, Thursday, 17 June 2021 05:30 (two days ago) link

Does Mexico have stop signs that say stop? Not according to Wikipedia

Zelda Zonk, Thursday, 17 June 2021 05:36 (two days ago) link

Puerto Rico, maybe

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 17 June 2021 05:45 (two days ago) link

Weatherboard houses in disrepair close to the sea does make me think Caribbean, but no idea where

Zelda Zonk, Thursday, 17 June 2021 06:12 (two days ago) link

alright well I will formally guess San Juan, Puerto Rico

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 17 June 2021 06:50 (two days ago) link

Definitely looks like American Southwest, but starting to wonder if maybe it's not actually that near the beach.

o. nate, Thursday, 17 June 2021 13:36 (two days ago) link

Eh I don’t think it’s the continental US

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 17 June 2021 15:53 (two days ago) link

if that red sign with yellow letters just above the STOP sign on the right is a street name sign, then it's probably not in the USA?

"As of 2009, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) approved color schemes for street name signs including a green, blue, or brown background with white text, or a white background with black text"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_name_sign#Color_coding_and_typography - which also mentions there are exceptions though (burgundy in the Fiesta part of Mesa, AZ? Haven't found an example yet)

StanM, Thursday, 17 June 2021 17:51 (two days ago) link

The street sign background looks more brown than red.

nickn, Thursday, 17 June 2021 18:18 (two days ago) link

i assume a stop sign in puerto rico would say "pare"

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 17 June 2021 18:19 (two days ago) link

https://i.postimg.cc/y8WcLbSD/mz5.jpg

iii

cherry blossom, Friday, 18 June 2021 14:00 (yesterday) link

StanM already said Hawaii and that has blue bins, similar road markings, red octagonal stop signs, bungaloids as far as the eye can see. Damned if I can narrow it down though.

Pretty sure that's a red golf buggy. Maybe it's near a golf course (at least a dozen in honolulu alone) or maybe someone just likes to tool around in a golf buggy.

but how are these three pictures so... horizontal? Anywere I click on Hawaii has mountains in the background (or I'm doing it wrong)

StanM, Friday, 18 June 2021 16:07 (yesterday) link

Hermosa Beach!

https://goo.gl/maps/VJ3zLtga9o1xchvAA

I thought someone already kind of guessed it, but I guess not formally.

o. nate, Friday, 18 June 2021 16:22 (yesterday) link

Still curious exactly where that first shot was taken though. Such a weird vibe in that photo.

o. nate, Friday, 18 June 2021 16:25 (yesterday) link

Wow! nice one!

StanM, Friday, 18 June 2021 16:28 (yesterday) link

well done to cherry blossom too, you had us following all kinds of wild red goose herrings.

StanM, Friday, 18 June 2021 16:30 (yesterday) link

Yes, I was looking all over the place, but I kept coming back to Hermosa Beach, since the street signs were the right shape and color.

o. nate, Friday, 18 June 2021 16:32 (yesterday) link

lol I was just coming back here to suggest Hermosa having finally found examples of burnt orange streetname signs above the stop signs there.

nashwan, Friday, 18 June 2021 16:35 (yesterday) link

caek mentioned Hermosa! Why didn't we listen? :-)

StanM, Friday, 18 June 2021 16:44 (yesterday) link

possibly because i repeatedly said i don't think this is southern california! haha sorry. and good catch!

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 18 June 2021 16:57 (yesterday) link

the low rise relatively dense vibe feels like hermosa or manhattan beach to me, but they have no k street.

the only coastal k street i can find in CA is in san diego, but it's way bigger than this one, unless this is an alley behind k street.

― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek),

fwiw I thought that said "4th" street not K

― trap door to hell opens underneath (rob),

The answer has been sitting here in plain sight for the last four days!

cherry blossom, Friday, 18 June 2021 17:00 (yesterday) link

Picking additional shots when the answer was sitting there already 99% of the way there was tricky!

cherry blossom, Friday, 18 June 2021 17:01 (yesterday) link

xp to Stan
It was lost in the other beach towns - Redondo, Manhattan, ...

nickn, Friday, 18 June 2021 17:04 (yesterday) link

I looked on zillow for price estimates and in the original picture, the house on the left (xmas tree) is estimated at $2.3M and the one next door (behind penis umbrella) is $2.6M.

nickn, Friday, 18 June 2021 21:00 (yesterday) link

totally normal state

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 18 June 2021 21:01 (yesterday) link

HWAT, 2.6M!?

StanM, Friday, 18 June 2021 21:04 (yesterday) link

i was thrown by, among other things, lack of green bins. apparently hermosa is still rolling out green bins which i guess makes sense when a lot of them don't have gardens and many of them are neo-nazis https://www.hermosabeach.gov/our-government/city-manager/environmental-programs/solid-waste.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 18 June 2021 21:05 (yesterday) link

xp
A single-family home one block from the beach in a desirable part of Los Angeles = big money.

nickn, Friday, 18 June 2021 21:10 (yesterday) link


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