Contest #52 Answer: King’s Cross, London

Hear ye, hear ye. The answer to contest #52 is declared to be the King Cross station in London. Also in the image is the St. Pancras station, which was also accepted as an answer. St. Pancras is the train terminal which can take you to France.

Those who got on board the Google train:

  • Linda Holland
  • Karel
  • Keith M
  • Lotsofcats
  • Keith M
  • Andy McConnell
  • David S
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Pan
  • PK
  • peTKo
  • RDaneel
  • Skip (Austin, TX)
  • Michael T
  • Briant T
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Ewen

Contest #51 Answer: Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Welcome to the first contest of the ACG era! Where has this rode taken us? It appears to the Canadian Rockies. In particular beautiful Banff National Park and Lake Louise. ACG says it is one of his favorite spots and a place he has visited many times.

The building in the image is the Fairmont Lodge, one of the great lodges in the Canadian Rockies.

As a side note, if you submit an answer, try to also put an estimate of how long it took to answer it. I know some you can get almost instantly, and some take hours.

The Dudleys who Did-right this time (oh, man, I kill myself):

  • Karel (He’s baaack)
  • ej
  • Brian T
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Skip (Austin, TX)
  • Kevin L
  • PK
  • Pan
  • David S
  • Ewen
  • Contest #50 Answer: Hambach Open Pit Mine, Germany

    An so ends the final installment of Karel-fest. For his finale, he picked something close to home, just over the border of the Netherlands in Germany, the Hamback Open Pit Mine. The mine is known as the home of one of the largest movable machines in the world. It is one of those things you’ve probably seen on the Discovery Channel. When you see it near car or a person, it is sort of stunning to see just how large it is. The mound next to the mine is also one of the largest man made hills in the world.

    With the end on contest 50, the leaderboard will reset and everyone will go back to zero. If you’ve been lurking and waiting to join in, contest 51 will be a chance to start.

    ACG will be picking locations for contests number 51-60, as he previously won set #21-30. Other who went 10/10 on this set, will have to wait your turn.

    Those who fell into the open pit mine this time:

    • Andy McConnel
    • RDaneel
    • Pan
    • Linda Holland
    • ACG
    • PK
    • David S
    • Kieth M
    • Milosh, Serbia
    • Willem
    • Brian T
    • Skip (Austin, TX)
    • Ewen

    Contest #49 Answer: California City, California

    The answer to contest #49 is California City, California. The city so nice, they named it twice. Unfortunately, it wasn’t nice enough to actually get people to live there. The original plan of building a giant city in the Mohave desert I guess fly with people. There are 80,000 acres of land dedicated to the city, complete with abandoned, named roads, which you can see in the photo.

    Those checking into the Hotel California City:

    • Milosh, Serbia
    • PK
    • RDaneel
    • Brian T
    • Skip (Austin, TX)
    • Pan
    • Kieth M
    • David S
    • ACG
    • Willem
    • Ewen

    Remember. the next contest will be the last one for this contest set, and the leaderboard will reset with contest #51. Contest #50 will also be the last one selected by Karel who will be back in the competition pool starting with contest #51. In the event of a tie for this set (which is likely) I’ll be using past sets break the tie.

    Contest #48 Answer: Marvao, Portugal

    Boy, Karel is really throwing some tough ones. The last two have really separated the wheat from the chaff. The 3D layer was really throwing a curve.

    The answer is Marvao, Portugal, a place I can say with all honesty I have never heard of before this contest (note to self, when in Portugal, visit Marvao.)

    The castle in Marvao was built in the 13th century, and is an excellently preserved example of the period.

    Storming the ramparts for this one:

    • Kieth M
    • PK
    • Pan
    • ACG
    • Skip (Austin, TX)
    • jvo
    • Davis S
    • Brian T
    • Ewen

    This one also set a record for incorrect answers. You are free to guess, but take a second to check the spot on the map first.