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Contest #548 Hint

A unique way to open a drawbridge.

April 25th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | no comments

Contest #548


April 20th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | no comments

Contest #547: The Big House/Landshipping, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

This location was given to me by my wife who saw the house featured on BBC’s Restoration Home.

The original house was built in 1750, and has seen many owners and much work. It was featured on the BBC program while undergoing a huge project of restoration. The house was owned by the owner of the Landshipping Coal Company, and a major disaster occurred in February 1844 when the coal mine flooded trapping 58 miners. 40 drowned as a result.

Found before the BBC jumped in to help out:

  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Walter_V_R
  • Phil Ower

After the hint:

  • Gillian B
  • Sandworm
  • gscrp
  • Jeather
  • hhgygy
  • Chris Nason
  • Eloy Cano

April 20th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #547 Hint

This location was featured on BBC’s “Restoration Home”. And again a year later.

April 18th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | 6 comments

Contest #547

April 13th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 5 comments

Contest #546: Peace Park and Al Salam Mosque in Port Said, Egypt

Just down the road from the Suez Canal, a shortcut around the continent of Africa on the way from Europe to Asia, this location in Port Said, Egypt jumped out as a good contest image – but despite it being quite distinctive, I’ve not been able to find any information about the park with two distinctive anchors in it.

At the end of the road is the Al Salam Mosque, which is pictured below.

If anyone knows more about this park, please let us know.

No shortcut needed:

  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • Lighthouse
  • Eloy Cano

Took the shortcut to the location

  • Walter_V_R
  • hhgygy
  • Phil
  • donaaronio
  • Jeather

April 13th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | 2 comments

Contest #546 Hint

Not far from here is the second longest shortcut in the world.

April 11th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | 4 comments

Contest #546

April 6th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 5 comments

Contest #545: Zoar Historic Village, Ohio, USA

In the early 19th century, a group of Germans who didn’t want to practice the state-run Lutheran religion left Germany and traveled to a small region in the US frontier. There, they created a community with utopian and communistic ideals. All of the property was communally owned, and work was assigned based on the needs of the community. They named the village after the town where Lot relocated after Sodom’s destruction, Zoar.

At the end of that century, with the capitalist morals of the day folding in on them, they abandoned that lifestyle.

Today, Zoar Village is a quaint place for tourists to come see restored German-style homes and the town garden and greenhouse.

This photo of Zoar Village State Memorial is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Those who traveled back via the Erie canal to this place included:

  • Garfield
  • Walter_V_R
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse

And after the hint:

  • Jesus Rodriguez

April 6th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #545 Hint

Another in a long line of places created by people leaving their homeland to find the freedom to practice their religion.

April 4th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | one comment