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Contest #266 hint

This is the West part which has the highest elevation.

The East part is where it al begun.

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

Contest #266

October 26th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 comments

Contest #265 answer: Plain of Jars, Xieng Khouang, Laos

This is a rather mysterious site. It is the Plain of Jars in Laos, where thousands of megalithic jars are scattered along the plains.

The jars are hewn out of rock and have diameters between 1 and 3 meters.

Laos is considering to apply for an Unesco World Heritage Site status for this landscape.

Hmm, I think I got the wrong balance this week in my hint. Obviously it was a bit too cryptic.
All right answers were given before the hint was out by:

  • Farceur
  • Walter_V_R
  • hhgygy
  • steve willis
  • Emil Schierle
  • krenek

October 26th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #265 hint

Lots of megalithic things to be found here.

October 24th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #265

October 19th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #264 answer: McDonalds DC3, Taupo, New Zealand

The DC3 with serial number 42-100460, was commissioned to the USAF in 1943 as a trooper plane.
In 1947 is was purchased by an Australian company and it went on flying until 1984

In 1989 it found its place in Taupo and a year later McDonalds took over the plane and established the MacDonalds restaurant in it.

Apparently the plane had been sold again and removed from this location.

Those who ordered a Big Mac

  • mccrumplair
  • Walter_V_R
  • Farceur
  • Pete
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Ernesto Posse
  • steve willis
  • Sandworm
  • hhgygy
  • Emil Schierle
  • mehmet durmus
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith
  • Skip
  • Chris Bell

– Hint –

  • krenek
  • Rosella
  • Alchemist251
  • quiltadel
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • Bill Close

October 19th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #264 hint

Yes, it is a DC-3

October 17th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 comments

Contest #264

There is an object in this picture that obviously doesn’t belong there. (click the picture to enlarge)

This week’s key question (to earn your points) is not only where is this location, but what is inside this object?

October 12th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 18 comments

Contest #263 answer: Al-Madina souq, Aleppo, Syria

Well, what can I say. It is total mayhem out there.

Of course it is to regret that another UNESCO World Heritage Site is demolished -as stated by UNESCO Director General Irina Bobkova– but for the people living there, the situation must be unbearable.

The Souq Al-Madina is/was the the largest covered ancient market in the world, with around 13 kilometres of alleyways.

Those who tried to fight the fire:

  • Ben Bayer
  • Emil Schierle
  • hhgygy
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Farceur
  • mehmet durmus
  • Adam Macer
  • Ernesto Posse
  • Sandworm
  • steve willis
  • Gerard-Jan
  • mccrumplair
  • Walter_V_R
  • krenek

– Hint –

  • Bill Close
  • Jean Piaget
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith
  • Dennis S.
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Chris Bell
  • jjv
  • rob de wolff
  • Rosella
  • steven simmons
  • Enrique
  • Pete
  • Marcel

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

Contest #263 hint

Another UNESCO World Heritage site smashed to pieces

October 10th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 12 comments