Just a reminder: you can click on the image for a larger version and next Wednesday a hint will be published.
You will earn an extra point if you submit the answer before the hint is up.
The village of Oradour-sur-Glane was destroyed by a German Waffen-SS company on June 10, 1944. Nearly all the inhabitants, 642 men, women and children were killed for no apparent reason. The remains of the village were preserved as a memorial and the new village was built at the northwest of this site.
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Unchanged since 1944…
Thanks to all who gave their opinion in the poll.
There were 17 entries made, 16 of them in favour and one ‘No’. Unfortunately the ‘No’ had no comments, so I don’t know the reasoning behind it. It could be very valid, but it was not given.
But based on the results, it might be worth experimenting with the ‘Wednesday hint’, so let’s try it out in the next contests. My ideas, based on your reactions, are as follows:
Please feel free to comment.
As the Yellow river is the most sedimented river on earth, the delta is an ever changing piece of wetlands. The Earth Observatory site of Nasa has an interesting set of pictures of the changes in the last 20 years.
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Milosh, Serbia found it before the hint was out.
I got some responses about the hint I gave and there are some ‘WOGE hunters’ who think this is a good idea for the future contests.
So I would like to know what you think about the following.
Each Friday a new contest is published and a few days later (Wednesday at 0:00 UTC) there will be a hint, either visual or textual. If you get the answer before the hint is published, you’ll earn an additional point.
So two points if you submit your answer before wednesday 0:00 UTC, if you submit your answer after the hint is published, you’ll get one point.
I would like to know what you think of this idea. Should I introduce the half-week hint?
Please let me know by filling in this form.
You can also leave a comment either in the form or in the comments section of this post.
This weeks contest was to celebrate that last week the Amsterdam Canal Ring Area was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The canal rings were constructed at the 16th and 17th century.
The particular area on which the contest was zoomed in, is known as De Gouden Bocht (The Golden Bend) and is one of the most prestigious parts of the area.
A lot of good answers and a lot of plusses for those who knew the nickname.
And at the end of this series, both Taliesin and Milosh from Serbia scored 10/10, but Taliesin beat Milosh on the plusses. Cheers!