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Contest #279 hint

They spoilt it with the Danish a few years ago and last week with the Belgians and Dutch too.

January 30th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #279

Click the image for a large version.

It is the factory in the centre that I am after…

January 25th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 12 comments

Contest #278 answer: Siding Springs Observatory, NSW, Australia

With a total of 12 telescopes, the Siding Spring Observatory is the main optical telescope site in Australia and was originally set up in 1924.

Last week a raging bushfire destroyed some of the support buildings on site, but the telescopes were not damaged, as it seems.

Those who put the fire out

  • mccrumplair
  • hhgygy
  • steve willis
  • rob de wolff
  • Gillian B
  • Petesafe
  • ACG
  • Chris Nason
  • Cloudspotter
  • LawnBoy
  • Marty
  • Adam Macer
  • Felix Bossert
  • Farceur
  • mehmet durmus
  • ewen
  • Noisette
  • Keith M
  • Sasha Smith
  • Paul Franson
  • krenek

– Hint –

  • Paul Voestermans
  • Dennis S.
  • Shelly
  • Rosella
  • Wista
  • kevin45
  • Mik
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • Colin
  • David Kozina
  • Sandworm
  • Ernesto Posse

January 25th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #278 hint

Nearly destroyed by fire, last week

January 23rd, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments

Contest #278

January 18th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 28 comments

Contest #277 answer: Gemasolar Thermosolar Plant, Fuentes de Andalucía, Spain

The concept is simple: take some 2650 mirrors, a 140m high tower filled with molten salt and a lot of sunshine and you have a solar power plant that is capable of producing electrical power 24/7.
As a bonus you get a wonderful picture as shown in this contest.

Those who stood out in the sun

  • David Kozina
  • Felix Bossert
  • LawnBoy
  • Farceur
  • Cloudspotter
  • ACG
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Paul Voestermans
  • steve willis
  • mehmet durmus
  • Paul Franson
  • Marty
  • krenek
  • hhgygy
  • Iah
  • Lelie
  • Petesafe
  • Skip
  • Sasha Smith
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • Steve Hoge
  • aldabra
  • Colin
  • Adam Macer
  • mccrumplair
  • Sandworm
  • rob de wolff
  • Andy Geoghegan
  • Wista
  • Shelly
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Enrique
  • Rosella
  • john rhea
  • ewen
  • Marcel
  • Sarah G.

– Hint –

  • Ben
  • Andy M, USA
  • sanjuro74

January 18th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #277 hint

Keeps on working, even when it is dark.

January 16th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #277

Click the picture for larger

January 11th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 42 comments

Contest #276 answer: Linfen, Shanxi, China

If there was a contest about the most polluted city in the world, Linfen would probably win it hands down.

Over 3 million people living in the cite are affected by the pollution, causing chronic illness and premature deaths.

Once renowned for its rich agriculture and called “The Modern Fruit and Flower Town”, nowadays coal burning power plants have covered the city under a smoke and dust blanket.

Those who managed to stay healthy

  • Walter_V_R
  • steve willis
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith
  • hhgygy
  • mccrumplair
  • mehmet durmus
  • Farceur

– Hint –

  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Wista
  • rob de wolff
  • Steve Hoge
  • Cloudspotter
  • David Kozina

January 11th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #276 hint

The haze you see in the picture are not clouds…

January 9th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments