Contest #600 info

Repost!

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

Contest #594: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier/Heritage Amphitheatre, Arlington, Virginia, USA

This week’s contest was a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia, USA.

Located just west of Washington, DC, this location is in Arlington National Cemetery.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Memorial Amphitheatre

Found before the hint:

  • Paul Voestermans
  • Martin de Bock
  • David Kozina
  • Horváth György
  • Abcdefg Hijkl
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • YUSUF YAKUB HOCA EFENDI
  • Walter_V_R
  • Lighthouse
  • Eloy Cano

After the hint:

  • Gillian B.
  • Sandworm
  • rob de wolff

Contest #586: Midway Plaisance, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Location of first Ferris Wheel)

The World Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Columbus’ landing in the New World. For the fair, George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. created an attraction unlike anything the world have ever seen.

This Gizmodo article has a ton of information about both the creation and destruction of the wheel. It is a very interesting read.

Suffice to say that the building of the world’s first Ferris Wheel was gargantuan task. It involved engineering and building techniques never before used or even thought of.

Those who found the site despite the themed piece being non-existant included:

  • Paul Voestermans
  • hhgygy
  • AVE.C@ES.AR
  • Martin de Bock
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • Walter_V_R
  • Rodrigo Jurado

After the hint:

  • HILDE LAMBIER
  • rob de wolff