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Contest #551 – Royal Kasubi Tombs, Kampala, Uganda

Buganda, the region of Uganda that includes Kampala, was until 1962, a separate kingdom. The last 4 kings of Buganda are buried here.

Until 2010, it looked like this:

Kampala Kasubi Tombs.jpg

During the night of May 16, 2010, the structure, which consisted of wooden poles, reed wattle and daub, thatch and palm fronds, was destroyed by a suspicious fire.

The Ugandan government, various NGOs, and private donations are working to rebuild the tombs.

Those who found the site before the hint included:

  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower

And after the hint:

  • gscrp
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Eloy Cano
  • Sandworm
  • Jeather

May 18th, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #551 Hint

This Unesco World Heritage Site looked a little different when it was inscribed in the early 2000s. The part that is blue in the image looked like this:

May 16th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | 4 comments

Contest #551

#551

May 11th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 5 comments

Contest #549: Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crockpot, Australia

This amusement complex in Promised Land, Tasmania dates back to 1987. It has been, at times, the largest agricultural maze in the world, with mazes inside other mazes.

All of this is topped off by the Village of Lower Crockpot — a 1/5th scale model village.

Those who wandered through and found their way here included:

  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Walter_V_R
  • Gillian B
  • Lighthouse
  • Chris Nason
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Glenmorren
  • Sandworm

None after the hint.

May 4th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #549 Hint

Mazes with a maze.

May 2nd, 2018 Posted by | Hint | no comments

Contest #549

#549

April 27th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 11 comments

Contest #548: Slauerhaffbrug, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

This unique “Flying Drawbridge” has several advantages over traditional bascule bridge designs. It allows for a more rapid open and closure, it allows for variable opening (open it less for shorter boats), and it uses less energy than most other drawbridges of a similar size.

Those who got across without waiting included:

  • Glenmorren
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • Garfield
  • Walter_V_R
  • Gillian B
  • Chris Nason
  • Lighthouse
  • gscrp
  • Eloy Cano
  • Sandworm
  • Jeather
  • BC11
  • David Kozina
  • mehmet durmus

And after the bridge came back down:

  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Jesus Rodriguez

April 27th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #548 Hint

A unique way to open a drawbridge.

April 25th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | 2 comments

Contest #548

#548

April 20th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 19 comments

Contest #545: Zoar Historic Village, Ohio, USA

In the early 19th century, a group of Germans who didn’t want to practice the state-run Lutheran religion left Germany and traveled to a small region in the US frontier. There, they created a community with utopian and communistic ideals. All of the property was communally owned, and work was assigned based on the needs of the community. They named the village after the town where Lot relocated after Sodom’s destruction, Zoar.

At the end of that century, with the capitalist morals of the day folding in on them, they abandoned that lifestyle.

Today, Zoar Village is a quaint place for tourists to come see restored German-style homes and the town garden and greenhouse.


This photo of Zoar Village State Memorial is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Those who traveled back via the Erie canal to this place included:

  • Garfield
  • Walter_V_R
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse

And after the hint:

  • Jesus Rodriguez

April 6th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments