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Contest #369

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October 31st, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 13 comments

Contest #368 answer: Diomede Islands, Bering Strait, Alaska/Siberia

On the left: Big Diomede Island belonging to Russia, on the right: Little Diomede Island belonging to the USA and the international date-line is in-between.

diomede

So it is not only a different continent, but also a different day in one picture.
The islands are nick-named “Tomorrow Island (Big Diomede) and “Yesterday Island” (Little Diomede) because of this.
Oddly enough the time-difference between the two is 21 hours (and not 23) due to the local time zones.

As you can imagine there is quite a lot of talking and thinking of connecting the continents here, by bridge or tunnel.

Those who skipped a day

  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • krenek
  • R Hays
  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy
  • mehmet durmus

– Hint –

  • ACG
  • Chris Nason
  • David Kozina
  • rob de wolff
  • donaaronio

October 31st, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #368 hint

What a difference a day makes….

October 29th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Contest #368

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October 24th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 comments

Contest #367 answer: Medina of Tétouan, Morocco

The city of Tétouan dates back to 3000 BC and has been independent but also part of the Moroccan and Spanish territory.
The last time it had been Spanish was from 1913-1956 as capital of the Spanish protectorate in Morocco.

Jbel Dersa

Since 1997 is is an UNESCO World Heritage site (#837)

Those who reclaimed the city

  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • Eloy Cano
  • mehmet durmus
  • steve willis
  • Charley Seavey
  • Phil Ower
  • Paul Voestermans
  • krenek
  • ArnoudS

– Hint –

October 24th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #367 hint

UNESCO time again…

October 22nd, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #367

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October 17th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 12 comments

Contest #366 answer: Hooper's Island, Maryland, USA

Hooper’s island consist of three small islands in the Chesapeake Bay.
It is under heavy erosion and also under threat of the rising of the sea level.

Hooper

Those who tried to build a dam

  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • Paul Voestermans
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • steve willis
  • ArnoudS

– Hint –

  • krenek
  • Walter_V_R

October 17th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Time to move on… Looking for help

In a few weeks I will be running this contests for 5 years now. Time flies….

The past 5 years were fun to do this weekly contests, but my personal life has changed now. It becomes harder and harder to find the time (and suitable contests) to keep up the weekly schedule.

So, with regret, it is time for me to move on.
That means that I am looking for someone to run these contests.
If you are a follower, you know what it takes to do this.

I won’t quit today, but in a few weeks. So there will be plenty of time for a good handover without a break of the current weekly schedule

You can contact me by replying to this post. Your message won’t be published and I will respond by email.

Thanks,

Karel

October 15th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest#366 hint

You’d better hurry up and find it, before it has disappeared

 

October 15th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments