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Contest #522

#522

October 20th, 2017 Posted by | Contest | no comments

Contest #521: Joan of Arc Execution Site, Place du Vieux Marche, Rouen, France

On a late May day in 1431, the French Catholic soldier Jeanne d’Arc, or Joan of Arc, was burned at the stake by the British in the town of Rouen, France.

She had been a wildly successful soldier and leader for the French in the Hundred Years’ War, even though she was only 17 when she started fighting. But in May of 1430, she was captured and turned over to the British.

She was accused of heresy and cross-dressing (for wearing military clothing), which, combined, gave the British bishop all he needed to order her death.

Of course, by then, the tables had turned and the French ended up winning the war. The French considered her a hero, an example of virtue and bravery. Nearly 500 years after her death, she was canonized as St. Joan in 1920 by Pope Benedict XV.

Those who found this site before the hint were:

  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano

and after the hint:

  • Andy McConnell
  • David Kozina
  • Chris Nason
  • Blaze

October 20th, 2017 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #521 Hint

Big fire, bigger-than-life little lady.

October 18th, 2017 Posted by | Hint | 3 comments

Contest #521

#521

October 13th, 2017 Posted by | Contest | 5 comments

Contest #520: Horizontal Waterfalls, Kemberley Region, Western Australia

As the water rushes in as at high tide and out at low tide, the effect, best viewed from a low flying plane, across the breaks in the rocks creates the illusion of a waterfall, only instead of falling from height, it moves horizontally.

Those who found this location before the hint were:

  • hhgygy
  • Glenmorren
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Streaming Doc
  • mehmet durmus

And after the hint:

  • Stephen Hope
  • David Kozina
  • Tuxedo Jones

Which ends yet another series! Congratulations to the winners of this round all with perfect scores: Eloy Cano, Garfield and Lighthouse.

October 13th, 2017 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #520 Hint

Similar to Niagara or Victoria, but different.

October 11th, 2017 Posted by | Hint | 2 comments

Contest #520

#520

October 6th, 2017 Posted by | Contest | 9 comments

Contest #519: Keret House / Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Markers, Warsaw, Poland

This started out as one contest, but one of our regular contestants quickly turned it into another one.

Etgar Keret is an Israeli author and screenwriter. Among his works are the screenplay for “Wristcutters: A Love Story”. In 2012, he was invited to reside in a special house — a work of art by the architect Jakub SzczÄ™sny — the narrowest house in the world.

The Keret House between two other buildings, as seen from the street

The structure is 2 stories high with a total of just over 4 square meters of floor space.

All good — the reveal was written and queued up, ready to go, then we got Phil Ower’s comment who pointed out that this was also the location of one of the Warsaw Ghetto Boundary memorial markers. Specifically, the location of a wooden bridge (The Bridge of Sighs) which connected the large and small ghettos and became a strong physical icon of the Holocaust.

There was no way we were going to declare Phil wrong, given the importance and power of this find, especially when he was completely right. So everyone who gave either answer was given credit.

Those who squeezed in a correct answer before the hint were:

  • hhgygy
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower

And after the hint:

  • Andy McConnell
  • Rob de Wolff

October 6th, 2017 Posted by | Reveal | one comment

Contest #519 Hint

You don’t have to be skinny to live here, but it helps!

October 4th, 2017 Posted by | Hint | 3 comments

Contest #519

Contest #519

September 29th, 2017 Posted by | Contest | 5 comments