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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

second pic green roof looks like it might have a Russian Orthodox cross at its peak

I'm a sovereign jazz citizen (the table is the table), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 17:53 (four days ago) link

Yes just about to say similar about more of a Russian feel in second

cherry blossom, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 17:54 (four days ago) link

Couldn't tell on the cross but definitely on the green bit

Not sure on houses, more of a Bulgarian feel but nothing more than hunches

cherry blossom, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 17:58 (four days ago) link

The buildings on the right in first picture all look like new residential construction for some reasonably prosperous clients.

that's not my post, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 18:36 (four days ago) link

Konya

cherry blossom, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 19:18 (four days ago) link

how ?!

that's not my post, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 19:27 (four days ago) link

Very good!

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 19:29 (four days ago) link

wow

I'm a sovereign jazz citizen (the table is the table), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 19:39 (four days ago) link

can't find the other view yet but have found building with similar if not same tiles so may be close

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8989078,32.4610693,3a,75y,37.1h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQSVlzuJ2602PCzwkeAieXQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

cherry blossom, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 20:01 (four days ago) link

I think it was around the north east of the city but I can’t find it myself either now.

The green dome in the other picture is part of the Sufi poet Rumi’s mausoleum.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 20:55 (four days ago) link

dumb american question--i know what an american shithole is: is colchester a shithole? With respect to anyone who lives there

― a (waterface),

Someone more familiar with Colchester will answer better than me, but I don't think its somewhere that would spring to mind if you were thinking "most shithole places". Its a satellite town of London, might not be in the top bracket of satellite towns but probably relatively high. I guess kind of above average but with neutral-is reputation? I'm going non-shithole but hedging my bets

cherry blossom, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 23:36 (four days ago) link

https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/19118281.colchester-named-one-top-places-live-uk/

172nd best out of 1372 places in the UK according to this piece. Its enough for me to unhedge my bets, non-shithole it is!

cherry blossom, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 23:39 (four days ago) link

how ?!

― that's not my post

I felt it was Turkey (though more from the first pic which I still can't find than the second. I though Antalya or Adana at first, then I looked at Konya, that green dome thing pops up pretty quickly once you look at photos of Konya - though initially I thought the angle of the dome was wrong I thought there might be other similar ones. Dropped in on centre of Konya and the feel was like the second pic, and headed close to where the dome thing is and I knew was in right place just needed to moved around a bit to find the exact view

The other view, I searched property sites for Konya thinking it looks super new / not finished yet and would probably be a listing in one of the two buildings. Found one with similar tiling I linked above, but wasn't able to find the right building

Scooted around the city a bit. Colchester might not be a shithole, but Konya looks to be one. The whole city appears to be composed of buildings going up, buildings falling down, or both

cherry blossom, Wednesday, 22 September 2021 23:46 (four days ago) link

Bravo and thanks for the explanation. Key insight was it looked like Turkey and then narrow down to large regional cities to find the green dome.

that's not my post, Thursday, 23 September 2021 00:24 (three days ago) link

Yeah I was kind of joking with the shithole comment. I was generally thinking of “pleasant” market towns outside London. Conventional wisdom is these places are not shitholes. Couldn’t pay me to live in one though.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 23 September 2021 01:06 (three days ago) link

pretty much everywhere that isn't a major city in the u.s. is a shithole imo, i imagine it's the same for the uk.

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Thursday, 23 September 2021 01:14 (three days ago) link

turkey sounds like a bit of a nightmare to be sure

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Thursday, 23 September 2021 01:15 (three days ago) link

so many shitholes i'm having a trypophobia

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Thursday, 23 September 2021 01:20 (three days ago) link

Not posted one for a while so here goes

https://i.postimg.cc/0ymMLSbK/Screenshot-20210923-101059-Maps.jpg

ignore the blue line (or something), Thursday, 23 September 2021 09:14 (three days ago) link

Conventional wisdom is these places are not shitholes. Couldn’t pay me to live in one though.

This says so much. Thanks!!!

a (waterface), Thursday, 23 September 2021 12:24 (three days ago) link

xpost: I have no idea. The only thing I've not seen before is that electric maintenance christmas tree thing on the left?

StanM, Thursday, 23 September 2021 15:12 (three days ago) link

could be a silhouette of south america on the pink poster on the middle column - or it could be a completely unrelated shape. also posters with south america on may appear in non south american countries.

ledge, Thursday, 23 September 2021 15:35 (three days ago) link

Riga, Latvia

tomorrow, Thursday, 23 September 2021 15:45 (three days ago) link

Nope

ignore the blue line (or something), Thursday, 23 September 2021 17:32 (three days ago) link

Philadelphia

I'm a sovereign jazz citizen (the table is the table), Thursday, 23 September 2021 18:43 (three days ago) link

This is a tough one!

cherry blossom, Thursday, 23 September 2021 21:38 (three days ago) link

I have very little to offer on this one so far. I initially thought it was in Asia but now I really don't. I got traces of Kiev, and traces of Texas but I can't really say why

cherry blossom, Friday, 24 September 2021 08:29 (two days ago) link

The (yellow and white?) (sign?) on the overpass in the far right of the photo looks interesting but its too indistinct to really go anywhere with it

cherry blossom, Friday, 24 September 2021 08:32 (two days ago) link

I think its somewhere in Russia

cherry blossom, Friday, 24 September 2021 12:28 (two days ago) link

Not sure there's enough in that pic for anyone to get it without another pic. But the towers on the far left are all nestled together in a way that I think rules out Western Europe, North America and probably South America as well. Doesn't narrow it down much, but I'm guessing it's either China or Russia

Zelda Zonk, Friday, 24 September 2021 13:11 (two days ago) link

Far right I meant

Zelda Zonk, Friday, 24 September 2021 13:13 (two days ago) link

the evergreens rule out texas i think. could be canada. it does look interior / plains to me based on the dryish lawn and dusty light.

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Friday, 24 September 2021 14:14 (two days ago) link

i don't think it's north america tbh, something about the buildings

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Friday, 24 September 2021 14:29 (two days ago) link

they look like apartment blocks? in north american cities they would be office buildings clustered around a downtown. i think russia or eastern bloc is likely, maybe inland china.

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Friday, 24 September 2021 14:31 (two days ago) link

I can't unsee Russia now anyway

What is anyone seeing on the bottom right poster where there are four? I'm kind of seeing a cartoon type character in a top hat but it could be an optical illusion

cherry blossom, Friday, 24 September 2021 15:00 (two days ago) link

Who wants another pic?

ignore the blue line (or something), Friday, 24 September 2021 20:03 (two days ago) link

Yeah, go for it

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 24 September 2021 20:04 (two days ago) link

posters on pillar + cared-for grass + no white paint on base of tree indicates to me that this is not China, btw.

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 24 September 2021 20:06 (two days ago) link

Roof tiles look Japanese.

nickn, Friday, 24 September 2021 20:32 (two days ago) link

What is the deal with trees with white paint on them in some countries?

Porking level G4 (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 25 September 2021 00:54 (yesterday) link

Still thinking somewhere in Russia

cherry blossom, Saturday, 25 September 2021 02:17 (yesterday) link

it all feels too clean and modern for Russia, I think - Canada?

StanM, Saturday, 25 September 2021 04:26 (yesterday) link

Don't know exactly why but I am getting vibes of Perth in Western Australia

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 25 September 2021 05:01 (yesterday) link

The white paint protects the trunks from the sun.

nickn, Saturday, 25 September 2021 05:25 (yesterday) link

How wide is that river and is the long burgundy thing on the other bank some kind of ship?

Russian cities have form for being on one side of a river with nature on the other.

cherry blossom, Saturday, 25 September 2021 06:54 (yesterday) link

I'm not quite sure what to make of the cabin-on-stilts. Why is it so unreachable? Is that a thing? If the front door is on the right, it's not opening out to anything?

StanM, Saturday, 25 September 2021 17:06 (yesterday) link


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