Contest #556 Hint

I was having a drink just before the show and a man said to me “Do you always take your whiskey neat?” I said “No, I don’t. I sometimes don’t wear a tie and let my shirt hang out.”

And a bunch more just like that.

Contest #555: Laguna Garzon Bridge, Garzon, Uruguay

Built in 2015, this bridge replaced a ferry crossing at the mouth of this scenic lake. The architect, Rafael Viñoly, designed the bridge in this circular fashion to force travellers to slow down and take in the beauty of the site.

Laguna Garzón Bridge from Rafael Viñoly Architects on Vimeo.

Those who found it included:

  • Glenmorren
  • hhgygy
  • Sandworm
  • Phil Ower
  • Abcdefg Hijkl
  • Yakub
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Gillian B
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • gscrp
  • Farceur
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Robin
  • Walter_V_R
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Farid
  • Hilde Lambeir
  • BC11

And after the hint:

  • bibiweb
  • Chris Nason

Contest #542: the train cemetery near Uyuni, Bolivia

This week, we visited the train cemetery just outside of the desert town of Uyuni, Bolivia. Filled with hollowed out bodies that have completely rusted over and other remains, the “Great Train Graveyard” can be found high in the Andean plain.

Uyuni has long been known as an important transportation hub in South America and it connects several major cities. In the early 19th century, big plans were made to build an even bigger network of trains out of Uyuni, but the project was abandoned because of a combination of technical difficulties and tension with neighboring countries. The trains and other equipment were left to rust and fade out of memory.

Most of the trains that can be found in the Graveyard date back to the early 20th century and were imported from Britain. In other places in the world, the mighty steel trains would have held up better. The salt winds that blow over Uyuni, which hosts the world’s largest salt plain, have corroded all of the metal.

Found, despite all tracks not leading to a cemetery:

  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Farceur
  • hhgygy
  • Glenmorren
  • Eloy Cano

Contest #540 – Alisa Craig, Firth of Clyde, Scotland

Curling stones certified by the World Curling Federation are granite mined from one of 2 locations on the planet. About 40% of stones come from the Treyfor Granite Quarry in Wales, and this big rock off the Ayrshire coast of Scotland accounts for the rest.

Ailsa Craig from the southeast
By August SchwerdfegerOwn work, CC BY 4.0, Link

Curling stones from Alisa Craig are prized for the Blue Hone granite, which has almost no water absorption.

Those who got into the house this end included:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Rob de Wolff
  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • mehmet durmus
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • donaaronio

And after the hint:

  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • Newagincourt
  • LawnBoy
  • Chris Nason
  • Glenmorren
  • Jeather
  • BenF

Which brings to a close yet another series. Congratulations to Lighthouse, hhgygy, and Garfield for perfect scores!