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

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

Some midwest shithole?

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

yeah i was gonna guess somewhere in michigan

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

or maybe it's toledo?

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

Kiev?

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

god it looks horrible. bad shot maybe?

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

is someone gonna tell the answer?

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

if in the US, Pittsburgh?

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

i don't think it's the US

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

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

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

helpful clue

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

minsk

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

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

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

ah got it,

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

(by doing the ailsa thing)

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

birmingham, al?

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

google is for cheaters

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

canada?

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

ok montreal alisa wins next city

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

istanbul?

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

ankara

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

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

Baghdad?

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

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

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

Granny Dainger's is Montreal

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

lol

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

haaaaaaaa

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

Ed - Lahore, right?

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

^win

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

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

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

THATS MONTREAL???

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

many xps obv

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

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

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

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

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

#3 url gives it away though

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

#3 is not very easy for Europeans

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

Ulaanbaatar

The S to the right of the fridge is the logo of the cafe.

Hello I'm shitty gatsworth (aldo), Monday, 7 November 2022 11:45 (one month ago) link

(on the other hand it's also ripped off from the Sistema Espresso logo so this might be a dead end)

Hello I'm shitty gatsworth (aldo), Monday, 7 November 2022 11:47 (one month ago) link

nope, it appears to be a Spanish (I think) brand of Italian coffee

https://www.esecafe.com

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 7 November 2022 12:00 (one month ago) link

Found an importer and seller in Paraguay, so more chance of that being there than the beer making it out. Plus I think the window says Helado Gratis and Paraguay has a free ice cream day.

Hello I'm shitty gatsworth (aldo), Monday, 7 November 2022 13:20 (one month ago) link

Amandau might be the ice cream chain based on orange

Hello I'm shitty gatsworth (aldo), Monday, 7 November 2022 13:23 (one month ago) link

Paraguay has a free ice cream day

this is the information we crave

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 7 November 2022 13:25 (one month ago) link

Amandau staff wear the exact same outfit (orange/brown) - however, there are many branches in Asunción alone

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 7 November 2022 13:32 (one month ago) link

they had over 190 branches in the country in 2017 - this could potentially also be a copycat parlour, don’t see the Amandau logo anywhere - also would they even sell beer?

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 7 November 2022 14:03 (one month ago) link

Lonely guy just thinking baout Paraguayan ice cream parlours

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Monday, 7 November 2022 14:05 (one month ago) link

gotta say i think going straight to google lens or whatever is a bit of a hack... i was only comfortable doing it when we had been stuck on that same mud flat pic for like two weeks

micah, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 13:02 (one month ago) link

https://i.ibb.co/QdGB2zJ/Screenshot-2022-11-15-at-10-51-54.png

A second look

Tow Law City (cherry blossom), Tuesday, 15 November 2022 10:04 (three weeks ago) link

yes, it is Asunción, Paraguay:

https://maps.app.goo.gl/Nzhk96DAqyE7g6kW9?g_st=ic

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 15 November 2022 10:51 (three weeks ago) link

haven’t been able to pinpoint that specific ice cream parlour yet tho

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 15 November 2022 10:55 (three weeks ago) link

there is an encampment for homeless people just a few steps away from that second view tho

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 15 November 2022 10:59 (three weeks ago) link

well done!

ledge, Tuesday, 15 November 2022 11:41 (three weeks ago) link

I should make less use of ‘tho’ tho

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 15 November 2022 12:30 (three weeks ago) link

Asuncion it is

the first pic is immediately to the southeast (I always aim to get subsequent views pretty close to the first view)

https://www.google.com/maps/@-25.2822227,-57.6333351,3a,75y,245.12h,90t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipODGnLfyXEdVWrUGcOUhYcMaFSIqmrJohv7s-F7!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipODGnLfyXEdVWrUGcOUhYcMaFSIqmrJohv7s-F7%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi0-ya345.0709-ro-0-fo100!7i5472!8i2736

It was an Amandau outlet, but one that is now closed down. That wasn't intentional, I only realised when I forgot where it was and had to play my own city in order to find it again to find a nearby image for the second view

Tow Law City (cherry blossom), Wednesday, 16 November 2022 07:43 (three weeks ago) link

I was thinking not Asunción because it had been mentioned ITT already. (other cities in Paraguay are pretty odd it seems)

link.exposing.politically (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 16 November 2022 07:55 (three weeks ago) link

Asunción was a work in progress! I was basically waiting for the next view to get confirmation (although, granted, it could have potentially also been a different Paraguayan city)

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 16 November 2022 08:10 (three weeks ago) link

the first pic is immediately to the southeast (I always aim to get subsequent views pretty close to the first view

I’m aware of that, that’s why it kinda baffled me that I wasn’t able to locate it.

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 16 November 2022 08:14 (three weeks ago) link

aware of the second clause, that is

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 16 November 2022 08:15 (three weeks ago) link

It was an Amandau outlet, but one that is now closed down.

no competing with Helados Doña Ángela, I guess

Helados Doña Ángela
+595 976 352086
https://maps.app.goo.gl/oY4SkDozXJ81hqvb6?g_st=ic

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 16 November 2022 08:23 (three weeks ago) link

I was thinking not Asunción because it had been mentioned ITT already. (other cities in Paraguay are pretty odd it seems)

Partly I was away from my computer for most of last week, partly I'd forgotten where it actually was, and partly I wanted to give a chance for someone to find the view (even though I couldn't remember where it was myself)

It appears quite a few of the other cities in Paraguay are just extensions of Asuncion!

Tow Law City (cherry blossom), Wednesday, 16 November 2022 08:46 (three weeks ago) link

https://i.ibb.co/R6tz5LG/Screenshot-2022-11-18-at-07-58-57.png

Friday time Streetview time

Tow Law City (cherry blossom), Friday, 18 November 2022 07:09 (two weeks ago) link

Almost certainly Britain. Bottom half of the wall looks like Bath Stone or Cotswold Stone which doesn't make it far out of those areas.

Hello I'm shitty gatsworth (aldo), Friday, 18 November 2022 08:44 (two weeks ago) link

Road marking are not typical for the uk though - or those sluice valve markers.

ledge, Friday, 18 November 2022 09:08 (two weeks ago) link

sv means stop valve ime but yes it does indicate an english speaking country

micah, Friday, 18 November 2022 11:19 (two weeks ago) link

can't be that many castles with trampolines

koogs, Friday, 18 November 2022 22:21 (two weeks ago) link

oh, I thought that was netting for catching falling building chunks

StanM, Friday, 18 November 2022 22:49 (two weeks ago) link

I think it's safe to say we haven't got a clue? :-)

StanM, Monday, 21 November 2022 10:07 (two weeks ago) link

Help? :(

StanM, Wednesday, 30 November 2022 16:35 (one week ago) link

Another clue please cherry blossom!

kinder, Thursday, 1 December 2022 13:22 (one week ago) link

https://i.ibb.co/Dtq85g4/top.jpg

Tow Law City (cherry blossom), Wednesday, 7 December 2022 14:23 (yesterday) link

Pembroke?

They do the Shug a loo, do the Shy Tuna, do the Kemba Walker (fionnland), Wednesday, 7 December 2022 14:27 (yesterday) link

Here's a game for all you OSINT fans, in the photo below is a location you have to find I'll give you a hint it's in donbass and you have to come back with the exact location in the replies. This is a test to show how OSINT Geolocation works for people who might not understand. pic.twitter.com/urjIDlmUMT

— COSSACKGUNDI (@cossackgundi) December 7, 2022

Aiden Aslin has posted one here as well if anyone wants a go at that too

Tow Law City (cherry blossom), Wednesday, 7 December 2022 15:11 (yesterday) link

first instinct is New Zealand. maybe on an estuary? no time to search right now tho

or something, Wednesday, 7 December 2022 18:23 (yesterday) link

pittosporums (i think) & a tī kōuka/cabbage tree would suggest so... getting a south island vibe. is corrugated iron roofing even a thing outside the south pacific?

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 7 December 2022 21:30 (yesterday) link

driving on the left side of the road

StanM, Wednesday, 7 December 2022 21:35 (yesterday) link

So the road markings from the first picture are a clearway which is also a bike lane. Also applies to Australia.

As shown here:

http://www.drivingtests.co.nz/roadcode-questions/car/parking/a-broken-yellow-line-painted-close-to-th/

Hello I'm shitty gatsworth (aldo), Wednesday, 7 December 2022 22:45 (yesterday) link

an australian c2 line has evenly spaced breaks 3m on 3m off. at least in nsw. looks like nz.

micah, Wednesday, 7 December 2022 23:33 (yesterday) link

The vehicle registration ticket in the bottom corner of the windscreen looks like New Zealand

nate woolls, Wednesday, 7 December 2022 23:38 (yesterday) link

Dunedin?

Zelda Zonk, Wednesday, 7 December 2022 23:45 (yesterday) link

Could be Lyttelton

nate woolls, Thursday, 8 December 2022 00:09 (seven hours ago) link

So, Christchurch.

nate woolls, Thursday, 8 December 2022 00:10 (seven hours ago) link

I wasn't sure if it was Kandallah or Newlands looking across to East Harbour, so Wellington.

Hello I'm shitty gatsworth (aldo), Thursday, 8 December 2022 00:11 (seven hours ago) link

Yeah I don't think it is Lyttelton/Banks Peninsula, it looks much too populated.

nate woolls, Thursday, 8 December 2022 00:14 (six hours ago) link

dunedin fits the geography, i couldn't find the castle though

ciderpress, Thursday, 8 December 2022 00:28 (six hours ago) link

Also the neighbourhood watch signs on the pole look very New Zealand

nate woolls, Thursday, 8 December 2022 00:35 (six hours ago) link


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