Contest #574: Devils Island as part of the Salvation Islands, off the coast of French Guiana

The penal colony of Cayenne, commonly known as Devil’s Island (Île du Diable), was a French penal colony that operated in the 19th and 20th century in the Salvation’s Islands of French Guiana. Opened in 1852, the Devil’s Island system received convicts deported from all parts of the Second French Empire, and was infamous for its harsh treatment of detainees, with a death rate of 75% at their worst, until it was closed down in 1953. Devil’s Island was notorious for being used for the internal exile of French political prisoners, with the most famous being Captain Alfred Dreyfus.

The idllyic looking island:

The not so idyllic prison:

Those who avoided a trip to a tropical paradise:

  • Martin de Bock
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Walter_V_R
  • Yakubi Dergahi
  • Gillian B
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • AVE.C@ES.AR
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • rob de wolff
  • hhgygy
  • Ian

After the hint:

  • Lawnboy
  • Dec
  • HILDE LAMBEIR
  • Elizabeth A Montes
  • Sarah G.

Contest #573: Parque Jaime Duque, northeast of Bogotá, Colombia

Parque Jaime Duque was our location this week. Located about 30 minutes outside Bogotá, Colombia, it contains a replica of each of the Seven Wondes of the World, in addition to the Jaime Duque Zoo and the Museum of Mankind.

Note the scaled layout of the Caribbean Gulf in front of the replica Taj Mahdi in the image below.

Found the correct replicas:

  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Yakubi Dergahi
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Martin de Bock
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • AVE.C@ES.AR

With the hint:

    rob de wolff

  • David Kozina

Contest #572: Moray terraces, near Cusco, Peru

Moray is an archaeological site in Peru approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Cuzco on a high plateau at about 3,500 metres (11,500 ft) and just west of the village of Maras. The site contains unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is approximately 30 m (98 ft) deep. As with many other Inca sites, it also has an irrigation system.

The purpose of these depressions is uncertain, but their depth, design, and orientation with respect to wind and sun creates a temperature difference of as much as 15°C (27°F) between the top and the bottom.

It is thought that the terraces allowed experimentation with different types of crops.

Found by looking for holes:

  • Lighthouse
  • hhgygy
  • AVE.C@ES.AR
  • Luis Filipe Miguel
  • Walter_V_R
  • Garfield
  • Chris Nason
  • Phil Ower
  • Martin de Bock
  • HILDE LAMBEIR
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Yakubi Dergahi

After the hint:

  • David Kozina
  • Rob de Wolff