Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #64

October 27th, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 comments

Contest #63 Answer – Astana, Kazakhstan

Skip has pick Astana, Kazakhstan, in particular the presidential plaza. You like?

Astana is the “new” capital of Kazakhstan since 1997. Like any made up capital (Brazila, Washington, Canberra) you need lots of funky buildings and monuments. Astana delivers in that department in spades.

Those who guess correctly for Gloriousness of Kazakhstan:

  • Michael T
  • Lotsofcats
  • Andy McConnell
  • RDaneel
  • Kieth M
  • Aaron Predeek
  • ej
  • Bryan, DC
  • Ewen
  • Pan
  • ACG
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Karel
  • Brian T

I’ll have an updated leaderboard for contests 61-63 up soon.

October 27th, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #63

October 18th, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 15 comments

Contest #62 Answer: Soo Locks, Michigan/Ontario

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy.

-Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Gordon Lightfoot

For contest 62, Skip has taken us to the border of Michigan and Ontario to the Soo Locks in Sault St. Marie, MI/ONT. The locks connect Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. They are the busiest locks in the world with over 12,000 ships per year passing through them.

Sorry for delays in getting the new contest up and the leader board. I’m in Cambodia right now with Vietnam and Laos next on the agenda. The internet here is less than optimal.

Those who passed through the straight this time:
1. Karel
2. Milosh, Serbia
3. Andy M
4. Aaron Predeek
5. Ron Schott
6. Andy McConnell
7. ACG
8. Joey Hazlett
9. Ewen
10. Lotsofcats
11. pfly
12. Keith M
13. Pan
14. charlie my boy
15. RDaneel
16. ej
17. Michael T

October 18th, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #62

October 10th, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 17 comments

Contest #61 Answer: Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden

The answer to the first contest submitted by Skip is Gamla Stan in Stockholm Sweden (not an Muslim country). It is the old part of the city and the location of the royal palace.

Those who did not remain neutral in this contest:

  • charlie my boy
  • ej
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Michael T
  • Lotsofcats
  • Andy McConnell
  • brian T
  • Keith M
  • David S
  • Brian DC
  • Pan
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • RDaneel
  • Karel
  • Ewen

October 10th, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #61

Courtesy of Skip from Austin, TX.

October 3rd, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 15 comments

Contest #60 Answer: Victoria Falls

I thought more people would have gotten this one. It is Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) on the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe and Zambia. It is, depending on how you define it, the largest waterfall in the world.

Those who took the plunge this time:

  • Ewen
  • Lotsofcats
  • Keith M
  • Pan
  • Skip (Austin, TX)
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Andy McConnell
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Karel
  • RDaneel

There will be a slight delay in getting contest #61 up. I’m currently in Angkor Wat.

October 2nd, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments