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Contest #553 Hint

I like my standing bodies of water (smaller than a lake) shaken, not stirred.

May 30th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | one comment

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May 29th, 2018 Posted by | Miscellaneous | no comments

Contest #553


May 25th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 4 comments

Contest #552: the site of the Chicago Spire, Chicago, Illinois, US

The round hole in this week’s contest image is the site of the not-built Chicago Spire, which was intended to be one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. However, due to financial issues, it was shelved and all that is left is s hole.

The hint referred to the rotation of 2.4 degrees of each of the 150 floors, giving a total rotation of 360 degrees from bottom to top.

In recent days, plans have been announced for the construction of two tall towers in this location.

Click here to read Chicago Tribune article from May 15, 2018

The proposed tower:

All there is now:

Found for 2 points, despite the fact that it’s just a hole in the ground:

  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Ben Bayer
  • Phil Ower
  • Walter_V_R
  • Eloy Cano
  • Sandworm
  • rob de wolff
  • Glenmorren

After the hint:

May 25th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #552 Hint

150 times 2.4 = 360.

But no, it’s just a hole.

May 23rd, 2018 Posted by | Hint | no comments

Contest #552

May 18th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 9 comments

Contest #551 – Royal Kasubi Tombs, Kampala, Uganda

Buganda, the region of Uganda that includes Kampala, was until 1962, a separate kingdom. The last 4 kings of Buganda are buried here.

Until 2010, it looked like this:

Kampala Kasubi Tombs.jpg

During the night of May 16, 2010, the structure, which consisted of wooden poles, reed wattle and daub, thatch and palm fronds, was destroyed by a suspicious fire.

The Ugandan government, various NGOs, and private donations are working to rebuild the tombs.

Those who found the site before the hint included:

  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower

And after the hint:

  • gscrp
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Eloy Cano
  • Sandworm
  • Jeather

May 18th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #551 Hint

This Unesco World Heritage Site looked a little different when it was inscribed in the early 2000s. The part that is blue in the image looked like this:

May 16th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | 4 comments

Contest #551


May 11th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 5 comments

Contest #550: Sturgeon Point Villas, St. Albert, Alberta

This week was a visit to close to my home. I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada but was out for a run in St. Albert. We passed this strangely shaped apartment building that was even more strange from aloft and I thought it would make a good and difficult contest.

The snake-like building is the Sturgeon Point Villa apartment building, alongside the Sturgeon River.

Finding this location without the hint:

  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower

And with the hint:

  • Walter_V_R
  • hhgygy

Congratulations to Garfield and Lighthouse, our series winners with perfect 20-for-20 scores for contests 541-550!!

May 11th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments