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Old 03-07-2013, 09:27 PM
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Where Was This Picture Taken?

Let's play a little game.

Post some pictures you've taken around town or on your travels, and let's see if we can figure out where or what they are.

No, not your yard or basement, or a tepui in Venezuela.
Give us a fighting chance of having been there or at least seen it on the Discovery Channel!

Let's not make it too obvious, either. Cable cars or the Empire State Building make it too easy, but maybe inside the ESB, or a particular museum or attraction.

I'll start with...

Location 1
Location 2
Location 3
Location 4
Location 5
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:54 PM
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My guess for #1 is "The view from Stone Mountain".

Here's one of mine: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:19 PM
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2 is Cumberland Island in Georgia. My wife went there last year.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:25 PM
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Looks like ruins somewhere along the east side of Death Valley, looking towards the west.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:26 PM
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Location 4 looks like...

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:28 PM
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3 looks like Sutro Baths.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:38 PM
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Looks like ruins somewhere along the east side of Death Valley, looking towards the west.
I agree. It looks like Cook Bank in Rhyolite.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:26 PM
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I agree. It looks like Cook Bank in Rhyolite.
Bingo. Compare to this picture.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:29 AM
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Try this one (heh).

7. http://i.imgur.com/yeKZPG2.jpg
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:34 AM
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3 looks like Sutro Baths.
Yeah, the Wikipedia page has an almost identical picture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sutro_baths_pic2.jpeg

Was that ruined bank building in the movie "Six String Samurai" or am I misremembering?
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:37 AM
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Try this one (heh).

7. http://i.imgur.com/yeKZPG2.jpg
Angel Falls?
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:08 AM
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Angel Falls?
Yeah, I threw that one in there because of the comment about a tepui in Venezuela.

Here's some pretty tough ones. (Hint: all different continents)

8. http://i.imgur.com/OwfLqQw.jpg

9. http://i.imgur.com/QtDVDH9.jpg

10. http://i.imgur.com/uxLVw12.jpg

11. http://i.imgur.com/Fbxx2FN.jpg

12. http://i.imgur.com/aE8IsSG.jpg
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:19 AM
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Great Salt Lake.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:19 AM
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The Spiral Jetty near Rozel Point on the Great Salt Lake.

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Old 03-08-2013, 01:24 AM
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Yay, one I can answer. That's Cradle Mountain in Tasmania.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:39 AM
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Great Salt Lake.
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The Spiral Jetty near Rozel Point on the Great Salt Lake.
Yup, when I heard that Robert Smithson's magnificent earthworks reappeared after being submerged for 30 years due to The Great Salt Lake's level rising, I wanted to check it out. It's remote as hell, but at least you can check out Golden Spike National Historic Site ( meeting place of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads ) while you are there.

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Yay, one I can answer. That's Cradle Mountain in Tasmania.
Good one! I'm not sure if I'd recognize it off the bat, and I've been there!
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:49 AM
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Was that ruined bank building in the movie "Six String Samurai" or am I misremembering?
Looks like it.

Is that movie any good? I've seen the Red Elvises.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:36 AM
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Was that ruined bank building in the movie "Six String Samurai" or am I misremembering?
I'm pretty sure it was also in Michael Bay's The Island.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:02 AM
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:00 PM
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#5 looks like a resort on Maui.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:51 PM
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Looks like ruins somewhere along the east side of Death Valley, looking towards the west.
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I agree. It looks like Cook Bank in Rhyolite.
Bingo! If you squint, in the distance you can see snow in the Sierras almost 100 miles away.

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Old 03-08-2013, 09:31 PM
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I'll offer a few of my pictures:
Picture 13
Picture 14
Picture 15
Picture 16

(All taken in large cities, on four different continents.)
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:20 PM
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Four reasonable ones...
http://imgur.com/ZvDlytT
http://imgur.com/RHaxnEz
http://imgur.com/oMuHBY6
http://imgur.com/GGuyghX

...and one that's probably impossible.
http://imgur.com/sXaYaiv
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:35 PM
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That's Circular Quay in Sydney.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:12 PM
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I'll offer a few of my pictures:
Picture 13
13's an overhead of Chicago, USA, looking south from just north of Belmont Harbor.

14 looks like London, with the red double-decker buses everywhere.

16's somewhere where they write in Cyrillic. If I could read Cyrillic, that would help... I'll guess Kiev.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:54 PM
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13's an overhead of Chicago, USA, looking south from just north of Belmont Harbor.
If I had to guess, I'd say looking out a left side window on approach to 27L at O'Hare.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:27 AM
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14 looks like London, with the red double-decker buses everywhere.
Looks like where Euston Rd meets Tottenham Court Rd. It must be from quite some time ago as Euston Tower was completed in 1970, and it seems that block in the bottom right is entirely different now.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:41 AM
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13's an overhead of Chicago, USA, looking south from just north of Belmont Harbor.

14 looks like London, with the red double-decker buses everywhere.
Yes and yes.

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Looks like where Euston Rd meets Tottenham Court Rd. It must be from quite some time ago as Euston Tower was completed in 1970, and it seems that block in the bottom right is entirely different now.
Yes, it was taken in 1969.

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16's somewhere where they write in Cyrillic. If I could read Cyrillic, that would help... I'll guess Kiev.
No, there would not be any Cyrillic in the picture, so it's not in Russia or the Ukraine.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:52 AM
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Mt. Popa in Myanmar. I considered visiting but I was too cheap to get a taxi from Bagan.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:53 AM
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That first one looks like the Hamman in Istanbul.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:00 AM
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This could be any number of Chinese cities, probably in the 1990's.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:12 AM
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That first one looks like the Hamman in Istanbul.
It is at Chichen Itza. I was recently there.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:23 AM
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This could be any number of Chinese cities, probably in the 1990's.
I was going to guess Shanghai, though I don't have strong evidence for it.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:35 AM
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This could be any number of Chinese cities, probably in the 1990's.
Yes, 1996 to be precise. It's also about 10 km north of the city centre, taken from my room in the hotel where I stayed.

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I was going to guess Shanghai, though I don't have strong evidence for it.
No, not Shanghai.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:38 AM
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Yes, 1996 to be precise. It's also about 10 km north of the city centre, taken from my room in the hotel where I stayed.


No, not Shanghai.
Beijing? 10 km north of Tiananmen would place it near where the Olympic Park is today.

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...and one that's probably impossible.
http://imgur.com/sXaYaiv
Nanjing Pearl Spring Scenic Area!

Picture 22
Picture 23
Picture 24
Picture 25
Picture 26
Picture 27
Picture 28
Picture 29
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:09 AM
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Nanjing Pearl Spring Scenic Area!
Okay, not so impossible obviously.

Yes, the other picture was Chichen Itza.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:12 AM
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Yes, 1996 to be precise. It's also about 10 km north of the city centre, taken from my room in the hotel where I stayed.
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Beijing? 10 km north of Tiananmen would place it near where the Olympic Park is today.
Aha! It's from the Crowne Plaza Hotel, near where the Birds Nest is now.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:19 AM
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Hong Kong Cemetery. Wikipedia has a very similar picture:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...g_Cemetery.jpg
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:35 AM
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#5 looks like a resort on Maui.
I was going to say Kapalua.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:30 AM
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Angkor Wat?
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:43 AM
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Namib Desert
Yup, Sossusvlei in particular, site of that awful jLo flick The Cell.

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Mt. Popa in Myanmar. I considered visiting but I was too cheap to get a taxi from Bagan.
I splurged for the cab, and it was completely worth it, although the monkeys and third world staircases were pretty scary.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:56 AM
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Hong Kong Cemetery. Wikipedia has a very similar picture:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...g_Cemetery.jpg
That's it. I walked up to the Peak then along the ridge and down into Happy Valley, where this cemetery is located.

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Angkor Wat?
Very close.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:17 PM
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Very close.
Ta Prohm. Part of the Angkor complex.

try picture 30.

(if I have the numbering right!)

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Old 03-09-2013, 01:26 PM
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The last one looks like Chuquicamata copper mine in Chile.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:38 PM
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22 looks like SE Asia, obviously, and somewhere with French-influenced architecture. Indochina - Laos maybe?

28 looks like a Thai temple, somewhere in the north?
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:03 PM
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This is the only one I've known so far (and was too slow on), the Observatory at Chichen Itza.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:53 PM
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The last one looks like Chuquicamata copper mine in Chile.
That's not it; I've never been to South America. It was one of the stops on a coach tour my wife and I took.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:57 PM
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22 looks like SE Asia, obviously, and somewhere with French-influenced architecture. Indochina - Laos maybe?
I think 22 is Yangon, Myanmar.

I don't actually remember that building, but it's deteriorating condition made me think of Myanmar. I eliminated Laos because Vietienne is a major shithole and I don't recall any decent looking colonial architecture.

I eliminated Vietnam because I have a huge fascination with bicycles and the typical pedicabs in Vietnam have two front wheels with a seat between them. I'm pretty sure I have a picture somewhere of a Myanmaran (sp?) bicycle.

Plus, the cars in the picture are right hand drive and most of the cars in Myanmar are imported from Japan (right hand drive) even though they drive on the right, which is completely fucked up and classically Myanmar.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:31 PM
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I'm guessing Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:38 PM
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I'm guessing Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah.
That's a good guess!
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