Upcoming contest #700 – send us your ideas

As Paul and I have done in the past when the contest reaches significant milestones, we would like players to submit images/locations and hints to us to use in a big multi-image contest #700.

So submit your locations to us by commenting on this post. We will go through the selection and pick out the best ones.

Andrew and Paul

Contest #690: the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda, California, USA

– – Thanks Paul for pointing out that we missed Eloy Cano with his correct response. – –

Wrapping up this series of 10 contests with a theme of rather obscure holidays or events during the week, was a visit to the temporarily closed Richard Nixon Library amd Museum in Yorba Linda, California. Yorba Linda is located to the southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

The holiday this week was a celebration of the birth of Richard Nixon.

Didn’t need a presidential library card to find this week’s location:

  • Garfield
  • Martin de Bock
  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Lighthouse
  • Eloy Cano

After the hint:

  • LawnBoy
  • Gillian B
  • Graham Hedley

Content #689: Sun Island near Harbin, China

Starting January 5th, the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is an annual festival that takes place in Harbin, China.

There are two main exhibition areas – one is Sun Island that was the location of this week’s contest.

Found the island in the river:

  • Lighthorse
  • Eloy Cano
  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Martin de Bock
  • Paul Voestermans

After the hint:

  • Phil Ower
  • Graham Hedley

Contest #688: Mauro Fencing Academy, Houston, TX, USA

Houston, Texas celebrated “Mauro Hamza Day” on December 26th, 2009. This was the rather obscure holiday chosen for this week.

Mauro Hamza is originally from Cairo, Egypt, and established his fencing academy in Houston – one location can be found in the L-shaped white building. Hamza also served as Fencing Program Coordinator at Rice University from 1998 to 2014 and spent three years serving the Southwest fencing community as volunteer Chairman of the Gulf Coast Division. Mauro was the Egyptian Olympic coach for the men’s and women’s foil teams at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and was the United States Fencing Association Men’s Foil National Coach 2009-2010; then USA Foil Director for Men’s and Women’s National teams in 2010-2011.

There are two locations of the Salle Mauro Fencing Academy in the Houston area.

https://sallemauro.com/

Found in front of the fencing:

  • hhgygy
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • Eloy Cano
  • Glenmorren
  • Phil Ower
  • Lighthouse
  • Martin de Bock

Contest #688 Hint

By now, it might be obvious that the series is for holidays in the week of the contest. This one follows the series theme.

One location established by the person who is celebrated during the week in one US city can be found here. Not surrounded by fencing.