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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 #542: the train cemetery near Uyuni, Bolivia

This week, we visited the train cemetery just outside of the desert town of Uyuni, Bolivia. Filled with hollowed out bodies that have completely rusted over and other remains, the “Great Train Graveyard” can be found high in the Andean plain.

Uyuni has long been known as an important transportation hub in South America and it connects several major cities. In the early 19th century, big plans were made to build an even bigger network of trains out of Uyuni, but the project was abandoned because of a combination of technical difficulties and tension with neighboring countries. The trains and other equipment were left to rust and fade out of memory.

Most of the trains that can be found in the Graveyard date back to the early 20th century and were imported from Britain. In other places in the world, the mighty steel trains would have held up better. The salt winds that blow over Uyuni, which hosts the world’s largest salt plain, have corroded all of the metal.

Found, despite all tracks not leading to a cemetery:

  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Farceur
  • hhgygy
  • Glenmorren
  • Eloy Cano

March 16th, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #542 Hint

Despite the look, it’s a salty cemetery.

March 14th, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #542


”542”

March 9th, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #539: the Verkhny Lars Border Crossing between Russia and Georgia

This week, we visited the Verkhny Lars Border Crossing between Russia and Georgia. It is the only border crossing between these two countries and is very busy – as one can see with the long lines of trucks on either side of the actual border.

There are two other border crossing locations but Georgia does not recognize Russians who cross there, meaning the Verkhny Lars Border Crossing is very busy – hence the long lines of vehicles.

At the border is the Ermolov Stone, a large glacial erratic.

Found this unique location:

  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Garfield
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower

After the hint:

  • donaaronio
  • Glenmorren
  • Rob de Wolff

February 23rd, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments