Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #258

 

August 31st, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 17 comments

Contest #257 answer: Eilean Righ, Inner Hebrides, Scotland

Eilean Righ is Gaelic for ‘King’s Island’.

It was once owned by Sir Reginald Johnston, tutor to Pu Yi (yes, the one from the movie ‘The Last Emperor‘), who built two Buddhist temples on the island.
And now it is up for sale. So you can own it, that is if you have > £ 3,000,000.- to spend, of course.

Those who made an offer:

  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Adam Macer
  • steve willis
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Farceur
  • Sandworm
  • Sasha Smith
  • Paul Franson
  • mccrumplair
  • mehmet durmus
  • Bill Close
  • krenek
  • VSWG
  • Ernesto Posse
  • Chris Bell

– Hint –

  • steven simmons
  • a11c
  • Rosella
  • Mik

August 31st, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #257 hint

Actually it was not the king who lived here, but his teacher.

August 29th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Contest #257

Can you name the large island in the centre of the picture?

And do you have any idea what is special about this island?

August 24th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 20 comments

Contest #256 answer: Possible pyramid site, near Abu Sidhum, Egypt

Last week an ‘armchair archeologist’, Angela Micol of Maiden, North Carolina, made public that she discovered on Google Earth a few locations that, according to her statement, could possibly be a new pyramid site.

Of course I was interested in this discovery and managed to locate the sites on Google earth, which resulted in this contest.

Little did I know that her ‘discovery’ would go viral in the following days. If there are really pyramids out there or not, will probably be disclosed in the next months.
Scientists are somewhat sceptic, which led to the following statement of James Harrell, professor emeritus of archaeological geology at the University of Toledo:
“It seems that Angela Micol is one of the so-called ‘pyridiots’ who see pyramids everywhere. Her Dimai and Abu Sidhum ‘pyramids’ are examples of natural rock formations that might be mistaken for archaeological features provided one is unburdened by any knowledge of archaeology or geology. In other words, her pyramids are just wishful thinking by an ignorant observer with an overactive imagination.”

Those who also found some pyramids out there:

  • Walter_V_R
  • Sandworm
  • hhgygy
  • Farceur
  • rob de wolff
  • Noisette
  • Ernesto Posse
  • steve willis
  • Paul Voestermans
  • mehmet durmus
  • CuriousJM
  • krenek
  • Emil Schierle
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith
  • mccrumplair
  • Marisa Boraas
  • TitouPinkRider
  • Dientes
  • Chris Bell
  • Bill Close
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Bluescat
  • mehtab sond

– Hint –

  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Sarah G.
  • Rosella
  • a11c
  • Dennis S.

August 24th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #256 hint

Hmm, do you really need a hint for this one?

All right, it is in Egypt 😉

August 22nd, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Contest #256

Please note: Just a description will not qualify for a right answer.

Only the lat/lon coordinates of the location will earn you points!!

August 17th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 25 comments

Contest #255 answer: Gyeongui Line border crossing North and South Korea

This is probably the best guarded border in the world. It is the border between North and South Korea, at the crossing point of the Gyeongui Line, the main transportation route between both countries.

Those who managed to cross:

  • a11c
  • Farceur
  • mehmet durmus
  • steve willis
  • Ernesto Posse
  • CuriousJM
  • Noisette
  • Walter_V_R
  • Emil Schierle
  • quiltadel
  • mccrumplair
  • hhgygy

– Hint –

  • ewen
  • Paul Voestermans
  • TitouPinkRider
  • steven simmons
  • Keith
  • Deniz Yorukoglu
  • Bill Close

August 17th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #255 hint

A border you probably can’t cross…

August 15th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Contest #255

August 10th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 16 comments