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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Sun 30 Oct, 2022 4:53 pm

Lancaster at his best. Apol's but none of my old o/seas photos are scanned.

This is off the web, in south Asia, visited in '77. Always cold and even then a dangerous place for a dip. But also now a National Park.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 01 Nov, 2022 1:42 pm

Probably more dangerous these days for other reasons. I think this is one of the Band-e Amir lakes in Afghanistan, possibly Band-e Kambar.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Tue 01 Nov, 2022 2:03 pm

That's right - Band-e Amir National Park these days. I guess Afghanistan counts as south Asia, one of the seven 'stans'. High into the mountains west of Kabul.

The bath tub effect at Pigsty Ponds reminded me of the same at this place. A French woman was shot while swimming there before we arrived and the news spread along the Hippy trail. There were just two, short Lonely Planet guides back then: South-East Asia on a Shoe String and Across Asia on the Cheap.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 01 Nov, 2022 4:11 pm

vagrom wrote:A French woman was shot while swimming there before we arrived ...

For some years I worked with a lady who had fled Afghanistan with her family.
She spoke of a physically beautiful country but with many horror stories.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 05 Nov, 2022 10:53 am

One of "twin" peaks. Easy to visit both and do some walking in a single day.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 07 Nov, 2022 2:03 pm

This locality in BC ran rings around me.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Mon 07 Nov, 2022 5:54 pm

Amazing looking place - like a painting.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 07 Nov, 2022 7:25 pm

vagrom wrote:Amazing looking place - like a painting.

And a nice place for a stroll, as is its sister next door.

johnw wrote:This locality in BC ran rings around me.

Five rings to be exact.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 09 Nov, 2022 11:35 am

One last attempt to coax a guess, W--s---r Mountain
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Wed 09 Nov, 2022 12:09 pm

You appear to be hinting at _hi_tle_ mountain
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 09 Nov, 2022 2:30 pm

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Whistler Mountain from near Whistler Winter Olympic Village, Whistler BC Canada

Last wrote:You appear to be hinting at _hi_tle_ mountain

Correct Last, you broke the code :wink:. Whistler Mountain viewed from near the Winter Olympic Village where we were staying.

vagrom wrote:Amazing looking place - like a painting.

An in hindsight I'm not sure if this was a vague hint at the answer.
Maybe a subtle reference to artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler, of Whistler's Mother fame? :?

Either way Last has the neatest most correct answer.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Wed 09 Nov, 2022 6:13 pm

thanks John, Next, Europe
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 30 Nov, 2022 9:27 am

OK no one is responding. I'll try and narrow it down. Norway?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Wed 30 Nov, 2022 9:57 am

Nei. But there is a connection.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Wed 30 Nov, 2022 10:24 am

Iceland - far background is Dyrhólaey.
Mountain block on the left is Mt Petursey.
But your location was hard to pick.
I think it is on or near the walk to Skogafoss Waterfall?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Wed 30 Nov, 2022 11:01 am

eggs wrote:Iceland - far background is Dyrhólaey.
Mountain block on the left is Mt Petursey.
But your location was hard to pick.
I think it is on or near the walk to Skogafoss Waterfall?


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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Wed 30 Nov, 2022 3:19 pm

This one is in Africa

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Sat 03 Dec, 2022 2:02 pm

The 2 peaks rear right are the high points which require ropes to ascend.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 03 Dec, 2022 8:48 pm

Is one of them Mt Kenya?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Sat 03 Dec, 2022 10:47 pm

Mt Kenya is complex - the 3 highest peaks all have their own names [Lenana, Bation, Nellion] - and together make up Mt Kenya.
This shot is leaving the valley of Liki North on the 3rd day of our approach.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 04 Dec, 2022 10:49 am

eggs wrote:Mt Kenya is complex - the 3 highest peaks all have their own names [Lenana, Bation, Nellion] - and together make up Mt Kenya.
This shot is leaving the valley of Liki North on the 3rd day of our approach.

I threw that answer in without much thought to stimulate some interest, although I was aware you'd been there.
Not really a deserving winner as I should have done more due diligence, so I'll post something that hopefully anyone can get.

I was riding a rented bicycle through part of the national park estate then across the structure in the distance and back. What is it?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Mon 05 Dec, 2022 1:00 am

Johnw, I guess you took the photo from just east of the southern pylon of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 05 Dec, 2022 9:20 am

ribuck wrote:Johnw, I guess you took the photo from just east of the southern pylon of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Correct ribuck. I rode from Fishermans Wharf through the parkland areas over the bridge and back.
A lot of people ride into Sausalito and return by ferry but I wanted the experience of riding the iconic bridge both ways.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Tue 06 Dec, 2022 12:49 am

Thanks johnw. I too didn't ride the ferry. I walked across the bridge.

This photo is in Europe. I'm looking for the location, or alternatively the name of the journey I was on.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Tue 06 Dec, 2022 7:40 pm

Journey sounds so etherial that it can only be .. . El Camino !

But I think not as i've never seen waterfall shots. One tends to think of a road bash the whole way to Compostella.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Wed 07 Dec, 2022 3:32 am

Well, my journey is not a religious pilgrimage, but it's similar in that the focus is on reaching the end point, and the journey is named after its endpoint.

Unlike the Camino, my journey has no fixed route although the guidebooks describe some common variations.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Wed 07 Dec, 2022 8:41 am

Here's the view from where I was camped just above the falls.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby north-north-west » Wed 07 Dec, 2022 11:29 am

It looks kind of Scottish, or is that not part of the Europe you mean?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Wed 07 Dec, 2022 3:17 pm

Good suggestion NNW.
Might be Falls of Glomach
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby keithj » Wed 07 Dec, 2022 5:55 pm

Some ideas at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-dist ... n_Scotland
Cape Wrath Trail ? not sure what Falls they are though.
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