Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #262

September 28th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 20 comments

Contest #261 answer: Margravial Opera House, Bayreuth, Germany

Built between 1744 and 1748, the Markgräfliches Opernhaus in Bayreuth is the only Baroque style opera house that survived in Europe.

Its interior was designed by the number one theatre architect of its time: Giuseppe Galli Bibiena.

In june this year the Opera House was added to the UNESO World Heritage list.

Those who sang their song:

  • steve willis
  • Walter_V_R
  • hhgygy
  • Farceur
  • Ernesto Posse
  • krenek
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Bill Close
  • Emil Schierle
  • mccrumplair
  • Sandworm

– Hint –

  • Paul Franson
  • Chris Bell
  • Sasha Smith
  • rob de wolff
  • Cabrontxo
  • mehmet durmus

September 28th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #261 hint

Yes, it is another UNESCO World Heritage site…

September 26th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Contest #261

We’ll start this new series not too easy.

Remember: you can click te picture for a larger version.

This contest is about the building in the centre of the picture.

 

September 21st, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 17 comments

Contest #260 answer: Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands, East China Sea

The last contest of this series was hardly to miss. A few uninhabited islands cause a major conflict between Japan, China and Taiwan. As a matter of fact, it resulted in some riots against diplomatic posts and the shutdown of Japanese owned factories – Panasonic and Canon, amongst others – in China.

Of course there are some large strategic interests involved: supposedly there is a large resource of oil and natural gas to be found here.

Those who bought their own island:

  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Emil Schierle
  • Ernesto Posse
  • TitouPinkRider
  • Noisette
  • steve willis
  • Farceur
  • Keith
  • mehmet durmus
  • rob de wolff
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Paul Franson
  • Sarah G.
  • Sandworm
  • quiltadel
  • mccrumplair
  • krenek
  • Gillian B
  • Sasha Smith
  • Bloemkool
  • Dennis S.
  • Chris Bell

– Hint –

  • LawnBoy
  • Adam Macer
  • mehtab sond
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Mik
  • ACG
  • Enrique
  • a11c
  • john rhea
  • Bill Close

This concludes yet another series, with no less than four winners (I think this is a new record)
Ernesto Posse, Farceur, hhgygy, and steve wilis scored maximum points in this contests, with proud runners up mccrumplair, mehmet durmus and Walter_V_R who only came one point short.
Congratulatios!
The scoreboard will be reset end a new series begins.

September 21st, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #260 hint

I would never have believed that a few uninhabited islands could cause factory closings…

September 19th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Contest #260

September 15th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 31 comments

Contest #259 answer: Gorelovo Air Base, St Petersburg, Russia

Gorelovo Air Base is a now abandoned Russian air base, where some old flying material is stored.

I came across this Russian site and was amazed by the number of helicopters and warplanes that are apparently accessible for anybody there.
Hence this contest 😉

Those who boarded a Mi-8

  • steve willis
  • mehmet durmus
  • Walter_V_R
  • Ernesto Posse
  • krenek
  • hhgygy
  • Sandworm
  • Keith
  • Farceur
  • Noisette
  • mccrumplair
  • Emil Schierle
  • TitouPinkRider
  • Chris Bell
  • Sasha Smith
  • Paul Franson

September 15th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

One moment, please…

This week’s update is delayed with one day.
So please be patient, it will arrive this Saturday.

Sorry for the inconvenience….

September 14th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #259 hint

September 12th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment