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Old 04-16-2018, 02:46 PM
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Google Street View - what is the significance of what we are looking at?

Let's have some tough ones that might require hints.

First: An apartment building in Toronto
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:19 PM
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Is it the birthplace of William Shatner?
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:27 PM
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Not sure what is goin on at 100. But 101 has bedbugs
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:17 PM
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Obviously a tough one. Open hints:

Television show and televisions.
You have to be of a certain age to have seen this, but there is still a big cult following.
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:17 PM
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Looks like there's a LARP event or science-fiction convention going on nearby.

re: 101: That would explain all the mattresses dumped in the alley.

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Old 04-16-2018, 07:59 PM
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Is it related to SCTV?
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:05 PM
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Obviously a tough one. Open hints:

Television show and televisions.
You have to be of a certain age to have seen this, but there is still a big cult following.
One of the openings to SCTV. (There was also an older apartment in one version.)

Okay, here's mine. A movie theater in Chicago.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:55 PM
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John Dillinger's being shot down?
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:29 PM
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Is it related to SCTV?
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One of the openings to SCTV. (There was also an older apartment in one version.)
Yes! http://i.imgur.com/4Rj4h.jpg
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:41 AM
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Not sure what is goin on at 100. But 101 has bedbugs
If you zoom out a bit, and look to the right of the building, you'll see one on the sidewalk!

An old boarding house in Washington, DC

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8967...7i13312!8i6656

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Old 04-17-2018, 01:24 PM
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TruCelt - where Abraham Lincoln died.
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:25 PM
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A tough one. You have to be a real fan -

https://binged.it/2HFjJR2
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:39 PM
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A tough one. You have to be a real fan -

https://binged.it/2HFjJR2
Is that John Cleese's house in A Fish Called Wanda?

Edit: no, I think that had a bigger driveway. I need to go watch that again. It has been too long.

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Old 04-17-2018, 05:04 PM
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snfaulkner you are very close!

In the scene (television) there was a tree where the light pole is (not important). And the bollards were not there (important).

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Old 04-17-2018, 05:11 PM
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The first thing that came into my mind was the location of the creation of the "World's Funniest Joke" in the Monty Python sketch. Like snfaulkner, I wasn't far off. (I cheated and googled the answer).
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:38 PM
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One last clue:

A tall man.
A medium branch.
A small car.
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:14 PM
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Maybe Argent Towers will happen by to throw us a clue...
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Old 04-29-2018, 01:08 PM
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One last clue:

A tall man.
A medium branch.
A small car.
Where Basil Fawlty beat his car for not starting.
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Old 04-29-2018, 01:13 PM
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A tough one. You have to be a real fan -

https://binged.it/2HFjJR2
It looks like the area where an episode of Doctor Who was filmed, The Stolen Earth.
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Old 04-29-2018, 02:16 PM
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The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin house?
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Old 04-29-2018, 02:17 PM
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Chefguy got it
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:41 PM
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This location has been used in a lot of movies and at least one music video.
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:56 PM
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Blade runner being one of them.
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:17 AM
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:38 PM
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Here is a street scene in central London, England. What is the significance of what we are looking at?

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Old 05-09-2018, 06:38 AM
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Think I got it, but you might be going for something less obvious. Tyburn tree?
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Old 05-09-2018, 07:45 AM
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Tyburn tree?
Yes, it was the location of the notorious Tyburn Tree, a gallows where public executions took place in front of huge crowds. The earliest recorded execution at the site took place in 1196 and the location continued to be used for this purpose until the 18th century. Thirty-eight people with Wikipedia pages were hanged here, including Oliver Cromwell, who was hanged posthumously.

Now a traffic island at the end of Europe's busiest shopping street, there is a stone set into the ground marking the spot, which can be seen in the picture if you zoom in. The three trees that surround it represent the three legs of the triangular gallows.
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Old 05-09-2018, 11:16 AM
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...there is a stone set into the ground marking the spot, which can be seen in the picture if you zoom in. The three trees that surround it represent the three legs of the triangular gallows.
Doh! Didn't notice that. I knew from reading way too much British history that Edgeware and Bayswater were in the vicinity of Tyburn, and when I looked at the satellite view and saw Tyburn Way coming from Hyde Park/Speaker's Corner, that clinched it for me.
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