Contest #582: Ailand Ferris Wheel, Astana, Kazakhstan

Found in Astana (or Астана, which translates to “Capital City”), this 65M/212ft ferris wheel was opened in 2017. It is at the center of what was once the Duman Entertainment Center, now called Ailand.

Astana is the 2nd coldest capital city (next to Ulaanbaatar) with winter temperatures often reaching -30 to -35C. Ailand’s web site has a page with the ferris wheel that says “In winter, the Ferris wheel will operate up to -15 degrees, with wind speed up to 20 meters per second.”

Those who located this wheel included:

  • Walter_V_R
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Eloy Cano
  • Paul Voestermans
  • hhgygy
  • Yakubi Dergahi
  • Garfield
  • Rodrigo Jurado
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Rissa W.
  • Martin de Bock
  • AVE.C@ES.AR

And after the hint:

  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • David Kozina

Contest #581 – High Roller Ferris Wheel, Las Vegas, USA

I was in Las Vegas recently, and we stayed at a resort WAY off the strip, nearly 20 KM away. From our 4th story window, we could see the taller buildings on the strip, but the thing that I remember the most was this HUGE Ferris wheel. When I got back and started having to look for future contests, I knew one I had to do.

The High Roller Ferris Wheel at The LINQ is, as of the date of this writing, the tallest open Ferris wheel in the world at 167M or 550 feet tall.

Complements of the Daily Mail

Those who took a ride in Sin City included:

  • Garfield
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Martin de Bock
  • Walter_V_R
  • Eloy Cano
  • Yakubi Dergahi
  • Phil Ower
  • Glenmorren
  • hhgygy
  • Hilde Lambeir
  • AVE.C@ES.AR
  • headbanger
  • bibiweb
  • Steve Hoge
  • Chris Nason
  • Lighthouse
  • gscrp
  • Ashwini Agrawal

And after the hint:

  • Cami

Contest #580 – Northernmost point in South America, Colombia

As alluded to in the hint, there has been a theme to the contests since #572. All of these locations were in South America.

It seemed fitting to end our tour of the southwestern tetartosphere to include the northern end of the continent, a group of islands belonging to Colombia.

Those who found it before the hint were:

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

and after the hint:

  • Walter_V_R
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Martin de Bock

This ends contests series #571-580. Congratulations to our winners Phil Ower and Lighthouse, both with perfect 20 scores.

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