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Contest #171

Best wishes for 2011 to everyone!

December 31st, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 44 comments

Contest #170 answer: Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem

What else could be an appropriate contest at Christmas than the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem?

Now there are several different placemarks in Google Earth pointing at this location and as I have never been there I chose to stick with the location given in Wikipedia at the time I put up the contest.

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These wise men and women came from all directions:

  • lardarz
  • hhgygy
  • Captain Greybeard
  • Chris Nason
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Javier Abadia
  • eli
  • Paul Franson
  • ACG
  • David Kozina
  • Sarah G
  • Elrober
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Sanghoon Han
  • Gillian
  • Skip (Austin, TX)
  • Andy McConnell
  • Dennis S.
  • Alonso

-Hint-

  • Andy Geoghegan
  • Max_Power

This ends not only 2010 but also these series, where both Chris Nason and hhgygy scored full marks! Congratulations!

    December 31st, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

    Contest #170 hint

    December 29th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

    Contest #170

    Merry Christmas everybody, the location is at the crosshairs.

    Click the picture for a larger version.

    December 24th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 22 comments

    Contest #169 answer: Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, USA

    Pueblo Bonito, or “pretty village” in Spanish, is the largest ruin in Chaco Canyon.

    It dates from 910 AD and was the main social and ceremonial center of the Anasazi culture

    pueblo_bonito

    In 1920, National Geographic Society began a thorough reconstruction of the site.

    pueblo_bonito2

    Right answers from:

    • Alex Tischer
    • Chris Nason
    • hhgygy
    • Sarah G
    • Milosh, Serbia
    • blacbronco
    • Javier Abadia
    • David Kozina
    • Scott J.
    • Andy M, USA
    • Andy McConnell
    • lardarz
    • richard
    • Megatro
    • Paul Franson
    • zumsen
    • Thomas Egan
    • Ernesto Posse

    -Hint-

    • Steve Jaycocks
    • Sanghoon Han
    • José Miguel Díaz
    • Bill Close
    • eli

    December 24th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

    Contest #169 hint

    The site is at the crosshairs. Click the picture for a larger version.

    December 22nd, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments

    Contest #169

    December 17th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 20 comments

    Contest #168 answer: Piton de la Fournaise, Réunion Island, Indian Ocean

    Piton de la Fournaise is one of the most active shield volcanos in the world. It is on French territory, on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

    reunion1

    There are over 150 registered eruptions in the last few hundred years, the most recent was a small one on 9 and 10 December, which was the third eruption this year.

    fournaise

    Google Earth has some incredible detailled pictures of this site. When you zoom in on the centre of the volcano you can see the lava flow. And when you pan an bit to the west, there is a helicopter in flight visible.

    Right answers this week from

    • David Kozina
    • Chris Nason
    • José Miguel Díaz
    • Paul Franson
    • Javier Abadia
    • hhgygy
    • lardarz
    • Andy McConnell

    -Hint-

    • Milosh, Serbia
    • Matt Manolides
    • eli
    • Willem
    • Rahn Hawk
    • Spencer
    • monsta
    • Sarah G.

    December 17th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

    Contest #168 hint

    December 15th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 10 comments

    Contest #168

    December 10th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 comments