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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

ooooh what is this article abt Lanzhou??

music for A★TEENS’ musicians (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 16 June 2022 13:22 (two weeks ago) link

I was reading it back when in context of a writing project I was working on about terraforming.

broccoli rabe thomas (the table is the table), Thursday, 16 June 2022 16:33 (two weeks ago) link

I’ve been busy y’all, I have one for you but won’t get to posting and etc until tomorrow (saturday in the states).

broccoli rabe thomas (the table is the table), Friday, 17 June 2022 20:35 (two weeks ago) link

https://i.ibb.co/7RZjPjH/fa.png

Tuesday

Christmas in Davenport (cherry blossom), Tuesday, 21 June 2022 17:36 (two weeks ago) link

Great one again! I'd guess this is on a medium sized lake - nothing to protect against tides. But where? I wanna say it feels like North America/Canada maybe?

StanM, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 17:51 (two weeks ago) link

I want to say Panama City purely because it looks like the same view as that John Darwin photo.

(Which it isn't now I look at it but I've typed the first bit already.)

Long enough attention span for a Stephen Bissette blu-ray extra (aldo), Tuesday, 21 June 2022 20:35 (two weeks ago) link

definitely a deciduous zone. is that a mall left front?

the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Tuesday, 21 June 2022 21:02 (two weeks ago) link

somehow this doesn't feel like north america to me, too many apartment blocks

the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Tuesday, 21 June 2022 21:06 (two weeks ago) link

oops sorry I forgot, I have one for next tho

broccoli rabe thomas (the table is the table), Tuesday, 21 June 2022 21:26 (two weeks ago) link

(not getting anywhere yet - there are a lot of nice cities on lakes all over the world though)

StanM, Thursday, 23 June 2022 17:26 (one week ago) link

Not as many churches as I would expect in a densely built area for a Western country. I see one steepled building but it's pretty small.

nickn, Thursday, 23 June 2022 18:43 (one week ago) link

why has that building on the left for a massive tower on it? it's not a crane because they aren't building. aerial?

koogs, Saturday, 25 June 2022 14:29 (one week ago) link

for = got

koogs, Saturday, 25 June 2022 14:29 (one week ago) link

good question - other buildings nearby are higher and would be better locations for aerials

StanM, Saturday, 25 June 2022 17:36 (one week ago) link

construction is going on in the bottom panel of the second window though, maybe these locations are linked

StanM, Saturday, 25 June 2022 17:39 (one week ago) link

https://i.ibb.co/nPjkqX5/o.png

v2

Christmas in Davenport (cherry blossom), Thursday, 30 June 2022 04:57 (five days ago) link

what a peculiar (tower/gate/?) in the bottom right corner

StanM, Thursday, 30 June 2022 06:18 (five days ago) link

is that a bridge? looks like there's water just next to it

koogs, Thursday, 30 June 2022 06:24 (five days ago) link

That tower has a South or SE Asian vibe to me.

nickn, Thursday, 30 June 2022 06:45 (five days ago) link

looks like cyrillic(??) script on the biggest building front center

the cat needs to start paying for its own cbd (map), Thursday, 30 June 2022 12:52 (five days ago) link

lots of medium size blocky apartment buildings makes me think eastern europe

ciderpress, Thursday, 30 June 2022 13:17 (five days ago) link

how many km across does that lake/river look?

ciderpress, Thursday, 30 June 2022 14:11 (five days ago) link

not having any luck with eastern europe cities on a wide river or lake, where else looks like that?

ciderpress, Thursday, 30 June 2022 14:34 (five days ago) link

New Rochelle???

I_Got_Loaded, Thursday, 30 June 2022 14:39 (five days ago) link

oh lol so it is

ciderpress, Thursday, 30 June 2022 14:49 (five days ago) link

new york is basically eastern europe, in my defense

ciderpress, Thursday, 30 June 2022 14:50 (five days ago) link

There's very clearly a city of some size in the distance— those aren't mountains.

broccoli rabe thomas (the table is the table), Thursday, 30 June 2022 15:29 (five days ago) link

what the...? wow

StanM, Thursday, 30 June 2022 17:24 (five days ago) link

yeah i completely missed the horizon line having city buildings in the 2nd photo

ciderpress, Thursday, 30 June 2022 17:30 (five days ago) link

ok, the difference between high and low tides there is only 8 ft (2,4 m), not much needed re: dams/dykes etc

StanM, Thursday, 30 June 2022 17:31 (five days ago) link

all of my assumptions were wrong based on that alone - I r dum.

StanM, Thursday, 30 June 2022 17:42 (five days ago) link

New Rochelle it is, interesting what people do and don't notice in a view!

Christmas in Davenport (cherry blossom), Friday, 1 July 2022 16:21 (four days ago) link

if that isn't Africa I'm eating my hat (and I don't even have one)

StanM, Friday, 1 July 2022 17:05 (four days ago) link

I wouldn't rule out the Caribbean but (sub-Saharan?) Africa seems like a good place to start

rob, Friday, 1 July 2022 17:07 (four days ago) link

Could even be Guyana.

nickn, Friday, 1 July 2022 18:05 (four days ago) link

I'm gonna have to buy a hat, aren't I

StanM, Friday, 1 July 2022 18:14 (four days ago) link

I consider Guyana to be part of the Caribbean but yeah it needn't be an island

That said, I have no idea where to start with this...Kenya? Mauritius?

rob, Friday, 1 July 2022 18:18 (four days ago) link

I see where you're going with some of those, but for now at least I'm sticking with East-Central Africa (though not with much conviction)

Christmas in Davenport (cherry blossom), Friday, 1 July 2022 18:19 (four days ago) link

I'm pretty confident it's Africa though - look at this in South Africa (it's not the location of the pic but)

https://www.google.be/maps/@-28.3142147,30.1012592,3a,75y,196.86h,95.59t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sth29-XOT6pZbs66bISMVKw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

StanM, Friday, 1 July 2022 18:21 (four days ago) link

xp
yeah Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, all seem possible to me too. I briefly looked at Madagascar for a minute

rob, Friday, 1 July 2022 18:22 (four days ago) link

Kampala does not look un-promising

rob, Friday, 1 July 2022 18:27 (four days ago) link

Mbabane, Eswatini? buildings and terrain look very similar but i have no real landmarks to confirm with

ciderpress, Saturday, 2 July 2022 01:42 (three days ago) link

Kampala was making a compelling case, but that type of gate doesn't seem to exist there.

Christmas in Davenport (cherry blossom), Monday, 4 July 2022 00:12 (yesterday) link

let me know if you want another photo.

broccoli rabe thomas (the table is the table), Monday, 4 July 2022 15:11 (yesterday) link

I would say yes to that personally

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 4 July 2022 17:24 (yesterday) link


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