Where is this?

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Wynand N, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    I think Lurvio knows, well done [​IMG]

    Will post some clues soon for the others . . . . . . . :cool:

    Cheers,
    Angel
     
  2. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Alas, the passenger lines are not shown on Google Maps . . :(

    The green arrow in the screenshot indicates the direction in which the first pic was taken...

    First pic below shows a somewhat wider view on the place. In the area above the green ‘‘H’’ are some historic naval and port items on display of which some can be seen in the second pic. I will tell about them later, but maybe you'll find out about them yourself . . ? ? (then you really know how sneaky I am :p)

    Btw, Lurvio's missus would love to know about some of those items....

    port 3.jpg port 4.jpg

    Good Luck..!!
    Angel

    PS - some of last pic's letters mysteriously changed into dots on their way trough the internet, sorry about that . . ;)
     
  3. Tiny Turnip
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  4. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Well done Tiny [​IMG]

    The "PS" in the middle of pic 1 & 3, and nice to see you again here . . :)

    Btw, who is gonna name the place, or are we getting clues from finders till everyone knows . . :D

    Cheers,
    Angel
     
  5. Lurvio
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    Lurvio Mad scientist

    Well, my calling Angélique sneaky would be a good clue, and here's why. We are still in Montevideo, Uruguay. :p

    This really bugged me, as the place looked really familiar and somehow skandinavian, so at first I was looking at a totally wrong direction. Well the familiar part became obvious when the answer revealed itself.

    Lurvio
     
  6. Tiny Turnip
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    Tiny Turnip Senior Member

    It was, indeed, the sneaky comment that set me off! I was then pretty sure that the shape of the land I could see in picture 3 related pretty well to your Montevideo map, Lurvio. I could also see a really distinctive building in the distance in picture 3, and a quick image search for 'Montevideo architecture' confirmed it was the Palacio Salvo.

    New one coming later...
     
  7. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Second sneaky thing was missed . . ? ?

    I guessed Lurvio would be the first to know as the screenshot was meant to reveal it to him as I knew he had recently zoomed in on the place for his picture.

    Don't know if it worked out that way... but anyway L was the first and the 'sneaky comment' was a good clue for between the lines readers :D

    But, eh... did someone find out about the other sneaky thing about the items on display in pic 4 . . ? ?

    Montevideo was here before, posted by Wardd in post #4989, with a pic of the range finder of the Graf Spee.

    Answered by Richard in post #4999 & extra info in post #5007. Damn, still miss Richard :mad:

    Parts of Graf Spee's anchor and range finder as posted by Richard can be seen in pic 4, as well as the same building . . :p

    These items and the ship's history I thought Lurvio's missus might be interested in . . . .

    Cheers,
    Angel
     
  8. Lurvio
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    Lurvio Mad scientist

    Angélique
    I don't think I zoomed close enough in googlemaps to have noticed the similarities. I wasn't looking for anything specific. :)

    Tiny Turnip, you'll get a change to post one yet. :)

    Well, anyway, here's a new one.
    [​IMG]
    click for bigger image

    Good luck guys. :p
    Lurvio
     

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  9. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Ah.. "PM" might be a little clue for the harbour . . ;)
     
  10. Raggi_Thor
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    Raggi_Thor Nav.arch/Designer/Builder

    Hmm! I thought I recognized that tower-like building from Barcelona harbour, a little north of Barceloneta, but I can't find it now, so I am probably wrong..
     
  11. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Try "Port Olimpic" maybe you see the building you mean . . ? ?

    But alas, it's far off...

    Good luck!
    Angel
     
  12. philSweet
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    A bit of architecture by Santiago Calatrava gives it away.
     
  13. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Yes, that's what brougt me there, I've seen some of his work in Holland recently which made me look into his portfolio after seeing this pic.

    Btw, the "PM" clue goes for the harbour* as well as for Santiago's work there, which is "WB" in English for the latter.

    * which differs from the city's name, to lead not too much astray . . ;)

    Cheers,
    Angel
     
  14. Lurvio
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    Lurvio Mad scientist

    Well, Angélique and philSweet seem to be on the right area. :idea: Pretty cool thing that bridge, to pivot sideways to allow ships trough. :)

    And yes none of the clues so far point to the actual city, but a specific area of it. Santiago Calatrava's name should make the search easy. :)

    Lurvio
     

  15. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    You can see an extra pillar where the end rests when it's open on Google Maps when you zoom in.

    _pm_extra_pillar_.JPG

    Cheers,
    Angel
     
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