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Contest #292

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April 26th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 30 comments

Contest #291 answer: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

After a very long renovation, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam finally reopened, providing the Nightwatch bt Rembrandt with a new exhibition space.

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The official opening was done by Queen Beatrix and was quite a show.

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(Warning: shameless self-promotion) You can take a virtual tour trough the museum by clicking this link.
This tour was made in a co-production between Amsterdam360.com and me 🙂

Those who watched the night

  • hhgygy
  • mccrumplair
  • mehmet durmus
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Farceur
  • Cloudspotter
  • VSWG
  • Walter_V_R
  • krenek
  • steven simmons
  • Marcel
  • kevin45
  • Chris Nason
  • Chuck
  • Sandworm
  • Phil Ower
  • TitouPinkRider
  • Skip
  • Bill Close
  • rob de wolff
  • Wista
  • donaaronio

– Hint –

  • LawnBoy
  • Gillian B
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith
  • Alex Tischer
  • Mik
  • Brad
  • EJ
  • Shelly
  • Tim (UK)
  • Pete Thompson
  • Rosella
  • Aquamarine
  • DannyS

April 26th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #291 hint

Reopened after 10 years of renovation

April 24th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #291

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We’ll start the new series a bit easy. Please name the building in the centre.

April 19th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 31 comments

Contest #290 answer: BözödĂșjfalu, Mures, Romania

First of all: I applaud everyone who found this, because even with the hint I think this was very hard to find.
It is the submerged village of BözödĂșjfalu (Bezidu Nou/NewVillage) in Transylvania, Romania and populated by mostly Hungarians.

Bezidu_Nou

In 1989 it was one of the fist of 8000 villages that Nicolai Ceausescu had planned to destroy as part of his industrialization program to force people into the cities. Shortly after BözödĂșjfalu was destroyed, Ceausescu was overthrown.

For an interesting read on this matter I can recommend this page.

Those who left in time:

  • hhgygy

– Hint –

  • Walter_V_R
  • Cloudspotter
  • steve willis
  • Pete Thompson
  • mccrumplair
  • Farceur

And this ends another series, which gave us no less than four winners: Farceur, mccrumplair, steve willis and Walter_V_R ended all with 18 points. Congratulations to you all.

April 19th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #290 hint

Yes, this is hard.

You see that white spot in the water in the middle of the picture? That is a church. Or its spire, to be exact.

April 17th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #290

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April 12th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #289 answer: Holland Island, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, US

It used to be one of the largest inhabited islands in Chesapeake Bay, until 1918 when the rising sea level and the erosion by the tide and wind forced the last inhabitants to move away.

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In 2010 the last house on the island collapsed.

those who managed to keep their feet dry

  • Paul Voestermans
  • mehmet durmus
  • krenek
  • Steve Hoge
  • steve willis
  • Farceur
  • Walter_V_R
  • hhgygy
  • mccrumplair

– Hint –

  • ewen
  • rob de wolf
  • LeonG

April 12th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #289 hint

Quickly find it, before it has disappeared into the waves…

April 10th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #289

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April 5th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 13 comments