Contest #598: Dubai Miracle Gardens, United Arab Emirates

Where else do you find a plane covered in flowers?!

The Dubai Miracle Garden is a flower garden located in the district of Dubailand, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The garden was launched on Valentine’s Day in 2013. The garden occupies over 72,000 square metres, making it the world’s largest natural flower garden featuring over 50 million flowers and 250 million plants. It’s not open from May to November because of the heat and when it is open uses about 750,000 litres of water a day. Not a small amount for a desert location.

One can find weird and wonderful stuff in the desert – and these folks did:

  • Garfield
  • Martin de Bock
  • Horváth György
  • Walter_V_R
  • Abcdefg Hijkl
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Ashwini Agrawal (lucky enough to visit this location recently!)
  • Eloy Cano
  • Phil Ower
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Andy McConnell
  • YUSUF YAKUB HOCA EFENDI
  • Lighthouse
  • gscrp
  • David Kozina

After the hint:

  • HILDE LAMBEIR

Contest #596: Bear Cove ferry terminal near Port Hardy, BC Canada

An easier one this week, based on the number of correct responses – the BC Ferries terminal at the north end of Vancouver Island / south end of the ferry route to Prince Rupert.

Once a day, a ferry leaves heading north through the Inside Channel to places like Bella Bella, Klemtu and eventually Prince Rupert.

Found the right ferry terminal:

  • Phil Ower
  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Walter_V_R
  • Garfield
  • Martin de Bock
  • rob de wolff
  • Eloy Cano
  • Robin Giles
  • Horváth György
  • Abcdefg Hijkl
  • YUSUF YAKUB HOCA EFENDI

After the hint: none

Contest #595: the DHL ramp at Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, US

This week, we went north to Alaska and to be more specific, the DHL ramp at the Anchorage International Airport.

The pattern of the 6 planes spots was intriguing and the Flying Boxcar on the right side was left in as an additional aid to help find the location.

The hint referred to the fact that DHL is German-owned and therefore not restricted by US law from flying into North Korea.

Airport from the south:

Found the right airport:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • Walter_V_R
  • Phil Ower
  • Martin de Bock
  • Horvath György
  • Lighthouse
  • Abcdefg Hijkl

No additional entries after the hint.

Contest #600 info

Repost!

In celebration of Where On Google Earth’s 600th contest since the first one way back on February 12th, 2008, Paul and I would like to offer the players of the game a chance to help us set the weekly challenge.

Comment on this post (comments will remain hidden to all but us) with an image of lat/lon pair. Let us know what might be special about the location you have chosen. Please supply an email address so we can verify the details with you.

We will do our own verification of the location and reserve the right to use or not use a location.

As players, you know the kind of contests you like and now you can help us set contest #600.

Andrew / Paul

Contest #594: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier/Heritage Amphitheatre, Arlington, Virginia, USA

This week’s contest was a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia, USA.

Located just west of Washington, DC, this location is in Arlington National Cemetery.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Memorial Amphitheatre

Found before the hint:

  • Paul Voestermans
  • Martin de Bock
  • David Kozina
  • Horváth György
  • Abcdefg Hijkl
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • YUSUF YAKUB HOCA EFENDI
  • Walter_V_R
  • Lighthouse
  • Eloy Cano

After the hint:

  • Gillian B.
  • Sandworm
  • rob de wolff