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Contest #552



May 18th, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #551 – Royal Kasubi Tombs, Kampala, Uganda

Buganda, the region of Uganda that includes Kampala, was until 1962, a separate kingdom. The last 4 kings of Buganda are buried here.

Until 2010, it looked like this:

Kampala Kasubi Tombs.jpg

During the night of May 16, 2010, the structure, which consisted of wooden poles, reed wattle and daub, thatch and palm fronds, was destroyed by a suspicious fire.

The Ugandan government, various NGOs, and private donations are working to rebuild the tombs.

Those who found the site before the hint included:

  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower

And after the hint:

  • gscrp
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Eloy Cano
  • Sandworm
  • Jeather

May 18th, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #551 Hint

This Unesco World Heritage Site looked a little different when it was inscribed in the early 2000s. The part that is blue in the image looked like this:

May 16th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | 4 comments

Contest #551

#551

May 11th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 5 comments

Contest #550: Sturgeon Point Villas, St. Albert, Alberta

This week was a visit to close to my home. I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada but was out for a run in St. Albert. We passed this strangely shaped apartment building that was even more strange from aloft and I thought it would make a good and difficult contest.

The snake-like building is the Sturgeon Point Villa apartment building, alongside the Sturgeon River.

Finding this location without the hint:

  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower

And with the hint:

  • Walter_V_R
  • hhgygy

Congratulations to Garfield and Lighthouse, our series winners with perfect 20-for-20 scores for contests 541-550!!

May 11th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #550 Hint

Want to rent a place in this place?

A sturgeon is the key.

May 9th, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #550


“550”

May 4th, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Contest #549: Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crockpot, Australia

This amusement complex in Promised Land, Tasmania dates back to 1987. It has been, at times, the largest agricultural maze in the world, with mazes inside other mazes.

All of this is topped off by the Village of Lower Crockpot — a 1/5th scale model village.

Those who wandered through and found their way here included:

  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Walter_V_R
  • Gillian B
  • Lighthouse
  • Chris Nason
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Glenmorren
  • Sandworm

None after the hint.

May 4th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #549 Hint

Mazes with a maze.

May 2nd, 2018 Posted by | Hint | no comments

Contest #549

#549

April 27th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 11 comments