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Hint #477

Well, it’s not a Ring of Fire but was used as a fortress as early as 250 BCE, and as late as WWII.

December 7th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #477

December 2nd, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #476: Peberholm, part of the Øresund Bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden

This apparent road to nowhere actually goes from a bridge into a tunnel. Peberholm, the island in the foreground, is an artificial construction built to make the transition from bridge to tunnel. WOGE player JF tells us “The larger island to the North is Saltholm, meaning “salt island”, so when the smaller artificial island to the south was built for the bridge they naturally called it “pepper island”…” The whole thing connects Malmo, Sweden, with Copenhagen, Denmark. In this pic we are looking towards Sweden. This is the longest combined road/rail bridge in Europe. A spectacular construction.

The tunnel, Drogden by name, looks like this:

Looks like most tunnels on the inside. Nothing to see here, folks, move along:

Crossing the bridge is an entirely different matter:

Here’s a bigger overall picture, with the bridge/tunnel aimed at Copenhagen:

Those that knew their highways:

  • Eloy Cano
  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Steve Willis
  • RicardPG
  • Phil Ower
  • Lighthouse
  • Glenmorren
  • Chris Nason
  • Skip
  • Heather

Those that need a suggestion about connections

  • Joe9000
  • Robin
  • Alison
  • AnnK
  • Ashwini Agwaral
  • JF
  • Lawn Boy
  • Tim

 

December 2nd, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Hint #476

Ahh, sorry about being slow on the uptake. Confusion reigns.

Anyway, the hint: It just looks as if its not going anywhere, but it does, connecting two countries.

November 30th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Contest #476

November 25th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 15 comments

Contest #475: Kakslauttanen Igloo East Village, Finland

The hotel website: http://www.kakslauttanen.fi/en/

From the Wiki article: “Igloo Village in Kakslauttanen,the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden is the first ice hotel in the world, built in 1990, and the Hotel de Glace in Duschenay, Canada, melt every spring and are rebuilt each winter; the Mammut Snow Hotel in Finland is located within the walls of the Kemi snow castle; and the Lainio Snow Hotel is part of a snow village near Ylläs, Finland.”

Without snow and clouds:

The view from inside:

Northern Lights!

Interior:

 

 

Those who found it:

  • Eloy Cano
  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • steve willis
  • RicardPG

After the hint:

  • Phil Ower
  • Lighthouse

November 25th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #475 Hint

Warm on the inside, cold on the outside, but great lighting effects.

November 23rd, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #475

November 18th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #474: Pando, Fishlake National Forest, Utah, USA

Pando (Latin for “I Spread”), aka “The Trembling Giant” is considered by many scientists to be the heaviest (at 6,000,000 KG) and oldest (about 80,000 years) single living organism on the planet. It is a 106 acre or 43 hectare clonal colony of a single male quaking aspen tree with each trunk or “tree” sharing a common root system.

Pando

In 2012, it was announced by scientists studying Pando that the organism appears to be dying — not replacing trunks that wither and die with new shoots, though efforts by the National Forest Service to jump-start the organism’s regeneration processes appear to be having some minor successes.

Pando

Those who found Pando before the hint:

  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower

And after the hint:

  • Glenmorren
  • Lighthouse

November 18th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #474 Hint

The central bit is large, very large – even bigger than a blue whale.

November 16th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments