Contest #384: Sanliurfa hippodrome, Turkey

This week was more of a challenge – with only 3 getting the full 2 points by finding the Sanliurfa hippodrome prior to the hint.

The hippodrome in Sanliurfa/Urfa is one of eight hippodromes around the country owned and operated by the Jockey Club of Turkey.

Horse racing is hugely popular in Turkey, second only to soccer. Races are run in one or more of its eight hippodromes every day, adding up to 617 racing days last year, with all of them broadcast live on two dedicated television channels, radio and online.

Those who found this Turkish Delight-ful spot before the hint:

  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower

And those that ran with the horses and the hint:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Mehmet Durmus
  • Charley Seavey
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • Marcel
  • hhgygy
  • krenek
  • Walter_V_R
  • steve willis

Contest #381: Zilker Park, Austin, Texas, US

This contest started with a podcast from 99% Invisible on the moontowers in Austin, Texas.

http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/under-the-moonlight/

This led me to look for one in Google Earth, which I found in Zilker Park.

Those who found the location without the need of artificial moonlight:

  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Lighthouse
  • steve willis
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • Sasha Smith
  • Ann K.
  • Eloy Cano
  • Phil Ower
  • Charley Seavey
  • mehmet durmus
  • krenek
  • steven simmons
  • Bill Close

And those that took the hint and ran into the moonlight with it:

  • Titou Pink Rider

Contest #379 Answer: the Ananda temple in Bagan, Myanmar

This week’s contest was a bit easier than the previous two, as seen by the number of correct responses!

The Ananda Temple located in Bagan, Myanmar is a Buddhist temple built in 1105 AD during the reign (1084–1113) of King Kyanzittha of the Pagan Dynasty. It is one of four surviving temples in Bagan.


Those who went back in time and didn’t need any help:

  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • hhgygy
  • Eloy Cano
  • Walter_V_R
  • mehmet durmus
  • steve willis
  • krenek
  • Phil Ower
  • Charley Seavey
  • Steve Hoge
  • rob de wolff
  • Marcel

And those who were successful with a bit of help:

  • Bill Close

Contest #376 Answer: Socompa Volcano, on the border between Chile and Argentina

Socompa volcano, located on the border between Chile and Argentina

The debris avalanche that occurred here over 10,000 years ago is one of the best preserved examples.

It is about 10 times bigger than the one that happened whenMount St. Helens erupted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socompa


Those who dug themselves out included:

  • Walter_V_R
  • Paul Voestermans
  • hhgygy
  • Eloy Cano
  • steve willis
  • Phil Ower
  • Lighthouse
  • Chris Nason
  • Felix Bossert
  • Garfield
  • krenek
  • mehmet durmus