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Contest #523

#523

October 27th, 2017 Posted by | Contest | 9 comments

Contest #522 – Milnerton Lighthouse, South Africa

Located in Table Bay, near Cape Town, this lighthouse was built in 1960. Its red sector covers Robbin Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned until 1982 (hence, the hint).

Milnerton Lighthouse, Western Cape, South Africa

Those who saw the light:

  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Glenmorren
  • hhgygy
  • mehmet durmus
  • Andy McConnell

And after the hint:

  • Lance Finney
  • Gillian B
  • Declan Moore
  • Streaming Doc
  • Tuxedo Jones
  • Blaze
  • David Kozina
  • Jeather
  • Chris Nason
  • Robin

October 27th, 2017 Posted by | lighthouse, Reveal | no comments

Contest #522 Hint

The light could be seen where Madiba lived until 1982.

October 25th, 2017 Posted by | Hint | 8 comments

Contest #522

#522

October 20th, 2017 Posted by | Contest | 11 comments

Contest #521: Joan of Arc Execution Site, Place du Vieux Marche, Rouen, France

On a late May day in 1431, the French Catholic soldier Jeanne d’Arc, or Joan of Arc, was burned at the stake by the British in the town of Rouen, France.

She had been a wildly successful soldier and leader for the French in the Hundred Years’ War, even though she was only 17 when she started fighting. But in May of 1430, she was captured and turned over to the British.

She was accused of heresy and cross-dressing (for wearing military clothing), which, combined, gave the British bishop all he needed to order her death.

Of course, by then, the tables had turned and the French ended up winning the war. The French considered her a hero, an example of virtue and bravery. Nearly 500 years after her death, she was canonized as St. Joan in 1920 by Pope Benedict XV.

Those who found this site before the hint were:

  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano

and after the hint:

  • Andy McConnell
  • David Kozina
  • Chris Nason
  • Blaze

October 20th, 2017 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #521 Hint

Big fire, bigger-than-life little lady.

October 18th, 2017 Posted by | Hint | 3 comments

Contest #521

#521

October 13th, 2017 Posted by | Contest | 5 comments

Contest #520: Horizontal Waterfalls, Kemberley Region, Western Australia

As the water rushes in as at high tide and out at low tide, the effect, best viewed from a low flying plane, across the breaks in the rocks creates the illusion of a waterfall, only instead of falling from height, it moves horizontally.

Those who found this location before the hint were:

  • hhgygy
  • Glenmorren
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Streaming Doc
  • mehmet durmus

And after the hint:

  • Stephen Hope
  • David Kozina
  • Tuxedo Jones

Which ends yet another series! Congratulations to the winners of this round all with perfect scores: Eloy Cano, Garfield and Lighthouse.

October 13th, 2017 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #520 Hint

Similar to Niagara or Victoria, but different.

October 11th, 2017 Posted by | Hint | 2 comments

Contest #520

#520

October 6th, 2017 Posted by | Contest | 9 comments