Contest #600

For each image, enter your guess in the comments and be sure to include the image’s letter. You enter multiple image guesses in each comment or do a new comment per image.

As always, you can click the image to see a larger version of it.

Good luck!!

A. From Garfield


B. From Horvath


C. From Garfield


D. From Krenek


E. From Garfield


F. From Lighthouse


G. From Garfield

(what can we say, she sent in a BUNCH of really good ones!!)


H. From Phil Ower


I. From Garfield


J. From Sasha


K. From Krenek (you thought I was going to say Garfield, didn’t you?)


L. From Phil Ower


M. From Steve Willis


Contest #597: Sendai Daikannon, Sendai, Japan

In Sendai there is a massive statue of the Bodhisattva Kannon, or Guanyin as she is also referred. The statue is exactly 100 M tall, making it one of the largest statues in the world.

Sendai Daikannon

Kannon is a highly revered Buddhist Divinity, the transporter of the souls of adherents to Sukhāvatī, and is often referred to in English as “The Goddess of Mercy”. In 1934, the Precision Optical Industry Company of Japan produced Japan’s first 35 mm camera which the company named after Kwannon after the Bodhisattva. Later, after the war, the company changed its name to Canon Camera Company, reflecting the success of its premier product.

Those who found her included:

  • Garfield
  • Eloy Cano
  • Phil Ower
  • Lighthouse
  • Walter_V_R
  • Abcdefg Hijkl
  • hhgygy
  • Sandworm
  • Martin de Bock
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Yusef Yakub Hoca Fendi
  • Chris Nason
  • David Kozina

and after the hint:

  • Gillian B

Contest #600 info


In celebration of Where On Google Earth’s 600th contest since the first one way back on February 12th, 2008, Paul and I would like to offer the players of the game a chance to help us set the weekly challenge.

Comment on this post (comments will remain hidden to all but us) with an image of lat/lon pair. Let us know what might be special about the location you have chosen. Please supply an email address so we can verify the details with you.

We will do our own verification of the location and reserve the right to use or not use a location.

As players, you know the kind of contests you like and now you can help us set contest #600.

Andrew / Paul