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Contest #205 hint

YAML

(yet another movie location)

August 31st, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Contest #205

August 26th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 21 comments

Contest #204 answer: Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, Oregon

Timberline Lodge acted as scenery for no less than seven movies, of which The Shining is of course the most famous.

It is situated at the south side of Mount Hood in Oregon, at an elevation of 1817 m (5960 ft).

Only some exterior shots were used in the movie The Shining, as most of the filming was done in the Elstree Studios in the U.K.

Those who booked room 237:

  • mccrumplair
  • Jeff A
  • geocr
  • hhgygy
  • brian t
  • steve willis
  • LawnBoy
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Matt Manolides
  • momo.tik
  • steven simmons
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Paul Franson
  • EJ
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Gina Jenkins
  • Jean Scheller
  • blacbronco
  • Bogdan Epureanu
  • Blue Marble Safari (Nick)
  • Jonathan, NL
  • Sasha Smith
  • José Miguel Diaz
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • Nate P

– Hint –

  • Oscar Gauna
  • Dennis S.
  • Skip
  • ewen
  • Sarah G.
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Marisa Boraas

August 26th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #204 hint

Starred in 7 movies

August 24th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #204

As always: you can click the image for a larger version

August 19th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 34 comments

Contest #203 answer: Three Gorges Dam, Sandouping, China

In the Yangtze River in China lies one of the most controversial dams in the world, The Three Gorges Dam.
It is record breaking in various ways: it is the world largest power station (20,300 MW) but also cause a record number of people to move (more than 1,2 million) as it flooded a record number of inhabited places (13 cities, 140 towns and 1,350 villages).

It is operated by the China Three Gorges Corporation. a state owned enterprise.

When doing some research for this contest, I was shocked to learn how many hydroelectric dams in the world are built on (or uncomfortable near) seismic faults.

Those who were not afraid of an aftershock

  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Remote 31
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • mccrumplair
  • geocr
  • Dennis S.
  • Claire B
  • ACG
  • momo.tik
  • Ben-Greg
  • Skip
  • Jean Scheller
  • David Kozina
  • alf10087
  • Bogdan Epureanu
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • Jeff A
  • Andy McConnell
  • steven simmons
  • Matt Manolides
  • Ben
  • Jonathan, NL
  • Sasha Smith
  • Paul Franson
  • steve willis
  • Toby Zidle
  • blacbronco
  • Farid, France
  • Spies like us
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Andy M, USA
  • Sarah G.
  • Marlowe D
  • Bill Close
  • Adam Macer
  • ewen
  • Cécile
  • brian t
  • Alex Tischer
  • lardarz
  • Ernesto Posse

– Hint –

  • LawnBoy
  • palecrow
  • EJ
  • Enrique
  • Laurent Fox
  • Jason Hattermann
  • Ben Bayer
  • hhgygy
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • José Miguel Diaz

August 19th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #203 hint

This controversial structure is built on a seismic fault.

August 17th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #203

August 12th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 50 comments

Contest #202 answer: The Magic Roundabout, Swindon, UK

Well a lot of you had it right an I welcome a lot of new contestants. I hope you stay with us even when it is getting harder (and it will…) 😉

This is of course The Magic Roundabout in Swindon (Wiltshire, UK), named after a original French children’s television series, Le Manège enchanté,

The roundabout was constructed in 1972 and although it is and has been rather controversial, it has an outstanding safety record.

Those who took the right turn:

  • Koos van den Hout
  • Captain Greybeard
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • Claire B
  • steve willis
  • Dennis S.
  • Cecile
  • Ben-Greg
  • Remote 31
  • Jean Scheller
  • mccrumplair
  • LawnBoy
  • Max
  • Ian Egner
  • Carl
  • Charlie
  • Geoff
  • Paul Franson
  • Ernesto Posse
  • Skip
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • Matt Manolides
  • ACG
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Sarah G.
  • steven simmons
  • Michael Kennedy
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Caanan
  • Jeff A
  • brian t
  • José Miguel Diaz
  • lardarz
  • Ben
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • ewen
  • Toby Zidle
  • David Kozina
  • Gert van M.
  • Oscar Gauna
  • blacbronco
  • Adam Macer
  • Javier Abadia
  • Andy McConnell
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • docpi
  • Bogdan Epureanu
  • Andy M, USA
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • alyca
  • Carvas, Portugal
  • Alex Tischer
  • momo.tik
  • Bill Close
  • Jonathan, NL
  • Sasha Smith
  • alf10087

– Hint –

  • Bunarooba
  • EJ
  • Farid, France
  • geocr

August 12th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #202 hint

Was there a sorcerer involved here?

August 10th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments