Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #81

February 26th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Contest #80 Answer: Kanyakumari, India

This was the last contest submitted by Milosh, from Serbia, and Thank you for your efforts!

I’m sorry for the delay in posting this answer, I was out of my native country with limited internet access – so now I know how Gary feels most of the time on his Journey.

Now for a few reminders, the leader board resets for Contest #81-90, so don’t forget to challenge friends, it is a great way to learn about Google Earth and explore the world.  Also click here to open the Where On Google Earth KMZ which will display all the Contest and captions in their own layer within Google Earth.

Karel continues the Correct Answer Streak, I don’t think he has missed one since contest #14 (not counting contest #41-50 which he submitted).   For Contest #71-80, congratulations to Ewen who managed 9 out of 10 and will be submitting the next contest series #81-90.

On the southern tip of the Indian Subcontinent, is the location of Kanyakumari, India and that is the Answer for Contest #80.  This is a truly beautiful location, and home to several attractions like the Thiruvalluvar Statue, and the Gandhi Memorial, both pictured below.

Those who Inspired with the Correct Answer:

  • Karel
  • Dean
  • Ewen
  • Michael T
  • Petko
  • Jim Vail
  • Willem
  • Richard

photo Courtesy of :Infocaster

photo courtesy of: Tony Jones

February 26th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #80

this will be the last contest submitted by Milosh.

February 19th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 10 comments

Contest #79 Answer: Gardens of Versailles, France

One of the most recognizable sculptured Gardens on Google Earth is just to the West of  the Palace Of Versailles, known as the Gardens of Versailles.  These 800 hectares were sculpted by the famous French architect André Le Nôtre who also designed the famous Champs-Élysées in Paris.  This Garden is also one of 31 UNESCO World heritage sites in France.  As many of you noticed, this was the second time this place has been submitted, it was bound to happen eventually, since there is no pre-screening of the submissions.

Correct Answers:

  • Karel
  • Ewen
  • Petko
  • Rob
  • Max_Power
  • David
  • Ben
  • Lotsofcats
  • Michael T
  • Jim Vail
  • Andy McConnell
  • Willem
  • Dean
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Dean F

February 19th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #79

February 15th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 16 comments

Contest #78 Answer: Ruins of Ur, Iraq

The image for Contest #78, submitted by Milosh, takes us way back into ancient Mesopotamia times.  The large structure visible is the Great Ziggurat of Ur.  Built over 4000 years ago as part of a temple complex, it was thought to be the dwelling of the moon god Nanna.  In relatively recent times, the archaeologist Sir Charles Leonard Woolley, excavated the “Royal Tombs” among other ancient artifacts.  I had loads of trouble finding this myself, yet Karel continues the record count of Correct Answers.

Arriving at the Correct Point in Time:

  • Karel
  • Ewen
  • Andy McConnell

 

February 15th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #78

February 11th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Contest #77 Answer:Praia Grande, Brazil

South of São Paulo, Brazil is the “Big Beach” – literally Praia Grande.  The highway that bisects this Beach community is Brazil 101 also known as Rod Padre Manoel da Nóbrega. I suppose this would be one of the places locals from São Paulo go to escape the big city, there are hundreds of condos and apartments along the beach.  The area is also known for it’s surfing, and kite flying.  You can find some great pictures at http://www.caminandosinrumbo.com/brasil/praia/indexe.htm

Great Job to everyone who Correctly Identified this spot:

  • Karel
  • Ewen
  • Max_power
  • Willem
  • Michael T
  • Keith
  • Andy McConnell

February 11th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #77

February 5th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 comments

Contest #76 Answer:Inga Falls, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Deep in the heart of Africa runs the Congo River, and one of the largest water falls in the World.  The Inga Falls drops some 300 plus feet in about 15 km, as it makes it’s way to the Atlantic Ocean.  The flow is roughly between 1.5 – 2.5 million ft/sec.  Also visible in the image is the Inga Dams, plans are underway to expand the hydro electric capacity with two new dams, called Inga III and Grand Inga.  This ambitious $80 billion  plan is designed to help the African continent deal it’s growing electrical needs.  Remember to check your Answers with the new Google Earth 5.0 (beta).

Those making it through the rapids:

  • Karel
  • Ewen
  • Dean

February 5th, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments