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Contest #549

#549

April 27th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 11 comments

Contest #548: Slauerhaffbrug, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

This unique “Flying Drawbridge” has several advantages over traditional bascule bridge designs. It allows for a more rapid open and closure, it allows for variable opening (open it less for shorter boats), and it uses less energy than most other drawbridges of a similar size.

Those who got across without waiting included:

  • Glenmorren
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • Garfield
  • Walter_V_R
  • Gillian B
  • Chris Nason
  • Lighthouse
  • gscrp
  • Eloy Cano
  • Sandworm
  • Jeather
  • BC11
  • David Kozina
  • mehmet durmus

And after the bridge came back down:

  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Jesus Rodriguez

April 27th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #548 Hint

A unique way to open a drawbridge.

April 25th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | 2 comments

Contest #548

#548

April 20th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 19 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