Contest #725 – Dushanbe Flagpole, Palace of Nations, Dushambe, Tajikistan

The Great Flagpole, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

This flagpole, the 2nd largest in the world as of the date of this post, is located at Tajikistan’s President’s residence, The Palace of Nations in Dushanbe. The flag on the top is 30M x 60M and weighs about the same as a small sedan.

Trident in San Diego, US has built the largest flagpoles on the world, in case you want one for your backyard.

Those who flew from this height before the hint were:

  • hhgygy
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Martin de Bock
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower

Contest #724: Timgad, Algeria

Timgad Trajan.jpg

Timgad is a fine example of a Roman city from the Trajanian period (CE 93-117). Cities built during this period held tightly to grid planning. The fact that this site represents this planning methodology so well was one of the reasons for Timgad’s inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1982.

Those who located the site before the hint:

  • Martin de Bock
  • hhgygy
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Joël

And after the hint:

  • Declan
  • Graham Hedley

Contest #616 – Kariba Dam, Border of Zambia and Zimbabwe

The way to Zambia through Kariba Dam.jpg
By Manfidza

Built by the countries of North and South Rhodesia (now Zambia and Zimbabwe respectively), this dam provided much-needed electric power to both countries.

It also created the largest man-made lake, Lake Kariba, by flooding the Kariba Gorge. 57,000 people were forcibly resettled out of the gorge. Of course, thousands of animals were also living in that gorge, including elephants, rhinos, lions, and other big cats and zebras. Rupert Fothergill, Rhodesia’s Chief Game Warden, instituted and led “Operation Noah” to rehome as many of those affected animals as possible. He and his team saved over 6000 animals over a 5-year period, most taken to Matusadona National Park.

Those who found the site before the hint:

  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy
  • Martin de Bock
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Graham Hedley
  • Garfield
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • mccrumplair

And after the hint:

  • Robin Giles
  • LawnBoy
  • Gillian B
  • Robert
  • Hilde Lambeir
  • Luís Filipe Miguel

Contest #716

If this one looks a bit different than previous contests, it is because my Google Earth is not opening — I had to use the web google earth and screenshot the image.

If I can figure out the problem with the desktop GE Pro, I’ll add the picture from that as well.

#716

Here’s the Google Earth Pro version:

#716-google-earth