Contest #577: Jicamarca Radio Observatory, outside Lima, Peru

Jicamarca is a site in the Incoherent Scatter Radar Chain, a group of 6 observatories that include Arecibo, Millstone Hill in Massachusets, AMISR locations in Poker Flat, Alaska and Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada, and Sondrestrom in Greenland.

The observatory was, among many other milestones, the site of the first successful detection of VHF radar echoes from Venus. It also mapped in great detail the terrain of the Sea of Tranquility on the moon, data used extensively by Apollo astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin.

Those who found this site included:

  • hhgygy
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • AVE.C@ES.AR

And after the hint:

  • Walter_V_R
  • Martin de Bock
  • Yakubi Dergahi
  • Jeather
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • Elizabeth A Montes
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Rob de Wolff

Contest #576 – Coca Cola Logo near Arica, Chile

In 1986, Coca-Cola turned 100 years old. The company’s affiliate in Chile decided to commemorate the anniversary by building a copy of the logo that read “Coca-Cola: 100 Años” They used 70,000 empty bottles, arranged in the sand over a 400×150 foot area.

In 2011, the company went back, cleaned up the 25 years of damage, and changed the subtitle to “125 Años”.

Those who drank the coke included:

  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse
  • Walter_V_R
  • Martin de Bock
  • Paul Voestermans
  • AVE.C@ES.AR
  • David Kozina
  • Gillian B
  • Garfield
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Phil Ower
  • Chris Nason
  • Rob de Wolff
  • gscrp
  • Steve Hoge
  • Hilde Lambeir
  • Yakubi Dergahi
  • Elizabeth A Montes

And after the hint:

  • Jeather
  • Ashwini Agrawal

Contest #571: Cass, New Zealand

Rita Angus painted this lonely railroad station in the central Cantebury region of New Zealand in 1936.

The station is still there, and still looks much the same.

Those who found this really-last-one-of-the-famous-paintings-series were:

  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Martin de Bock

and after the hint:

  • Paul Voestermans
  • AVE.C@ES.AR

Contest #570: Olson House, Cushing, Maine, USA

The painting at the heart of this week’s contest has NO free licenses available. “Christina’s World” is owned by MOMA, who is known to track down those who post it without permission/paying with cease and desist files, a drama your humble contest organizer here simply does not need in his life.

I’ll let you go take a look on their site here.

The young lady in the painting seen crawling in the field is often referred to as having been a polio victim, but according to a source no less than Wikipedia, was actually probably afflicted with the disease mentioned in the hint, aka “Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease”.

The house has been restored to match the painting and you can visit it.

Those who found this place included:

  • Phil Ower
  • Abcdefg Hijkl
  • Garfield
  • hhgygy
  • Martin de Bock
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Lighthouse

and after the hint:

  • LawnBoy
  • gscrp
  • David Kozina
  • Chris Nason
  • Hilde Lambeir
  • Yakubi Dergahi

And thus ends the 561-570 series (forever known from now on as “The Famous Painting Series”). Hearty congratulations to our winners: Phil Ower, Abcdefg Hijkl, and hhgygy, all with 19 points (Dibble House proved too hard for everyone but Walter_V_R, who gets an honorable mention).

And be sure to stop by and pick up the newest Google Earth KMZ file, now with the locations of the last 10 locations included here.