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Contest #227

January 27th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 15 comments

Contest #226 answer: Todai-ji Temple, Nara, Japan

This place, the Todai-ji temple complex, has it all. Not only it is a Buddhist temple complex, it also is an UNESO World Heritage site and the Great Buddha Hal is the largest wooden building in the world.

The complex has been struck by fire a few times, which caused rebuilding the Great Buddha Hal twice, the last time (1709) it was made some 30% smaller than its predecessor.

Those who did not burn the complex down:

  • hhgygy
  • Sandworm
  • mccrumplair
  • Paul Franson
  • Ernesto Posse
  • quiltadel
  • Ger N
  • Paul Voestermans
  • steve willis
  • Chris Nason
  • globcke
  • Doc Will
  • Rozo
  • Sasha Smith
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • MehtabSond
  • steven simmons
  • Enrique

– Hint –

  • Dennis S.

January 27th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #226 hint

We are moving further East

January 25th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #226

January 20th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 19 comments

Contest #225 answer: Ramanatha Swami Temple, Rameswaram Island, Tamil Nadu, India

The Ramanatha Swami Temple (or Ramanathaswamy Temple) is dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the main pilgrimage sites for the Hindu

It is well known for its large pillar corridors.

A special kudos to steve willis for submitting the correct answer it even before the contest was out!
Right answers from:

  • steve willis
  • Chris Nason
  • mccrumplair
  • quiltadel
  • Ger N
  • Skip
  • Sandworm
  • ACG
  • hhgygy
  • Steve Hoge
  • Ashwini Agrawal

– Hint –

  • Paul Voestermans
  • Dennis S.

January 20th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #225 hint

Yup, it is a temple, but not Christian nor Buddhistic

January 18th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #225

January 13th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 12 comments

Contest #224 answer: Lumbini, Rupandehi district, Nepal

Last week we were hovering above the death place of Gautama Buddha, this week we visit his birthplace, the gardens of Lumbini in Nepal.

in 1997, Lumbini was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Those who came in peace

  • hhgygy
  • Chris Nason
  • Ben-Greg
  • steve willis
  • Sasha Smith
  • Paul Franson
  • mccrumplair
  • quiltadel
  • Ger N

– Hint –

  • Dennis S.
  • Mathieu
  • Charlotte M
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Ernesto Posse
  • mehtab sond
  • Sandworm
  • Paul Voestermans

January 13th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #224 hint

This is the opposite of contest #223

January 11th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments

New Year bonus contest answer: New Year Gulch, Montana, USA

In Fergus County, Montana lies the New Year Gulch.
Nothing special apart from the name which I thought would be appropriate to celebrate the beginning of 2012 😉

Those wishing us a Happy New Year from Montana

  • David Kozina
  • Chris Nason
  • mccrumplair
  • quiltadel
  • Ger N

January 8th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments