Where is this?

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  1. Crag Cay
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    I know, I know!
     
  2. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Yes for those who have seen the place (among which Crag I guess :)), but for those who have to search to find the place by using the clues in the pics the clues in my previous image were far more obvious. Try "the name of such a thing + the well known "person" on the left", then that image shows up on the first page. When also "the "person" on the right" is added to the search then the previous image is the first pic on the first page. When also "the animal" (very general will do) is added then that image is all over the first page. I will post that pic again with those key words after this is solved ;)

    I don't see that specific clues in the collage, eg the famous fish eaters aren't recognizable ;), but sure some clues can be harvest from it and it's a handy tool to confirm for oneself if the right place is found :idea:

    But no worries for the searchers that my first image is gone, just tried, at least one of the statues will show up easy by the shown clues in the pic of it :cool:

    Btw, also just looked on street view there, what a mess arround those statues :rolleyes:, is that still the current situation . . ? ?

    Good luck!
    Angel
     
  3. Lurvio
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    Well, after googling (image search) for maybe five hours, the first hit came on page 19 of a search "maritime monument". That was a full picture of the "Memorial to the Engine Room Heroes of the Titanic". So we're in Pier Head, Liverpool, UK.

    Lurvio
     
  4. Tiny Turnip
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    Well done, Lurvio. Its a great statue - and Liverpool is just stuffed with maritime statues.

    The lady in picture 4, holding the globe with the ship on actually has two Liver birds (pronounced Liy ver) on her dress.

    They are the symbol of Liverpool, (Laver pool, the inlet or pool filled with 'Laver' - seaweed) and are cormorants, holding a piece of Laver in their bills.

    She also stands in front of the Liver building, very close up, itself topped by two huge Liver birds, and the building as a whole is very distinctive. It was an early multistorey framed building, and speaks volumes of the communication of ideas between Liverpool and the USA.

    Going back to the 1960s and 70s, there was a British sitcom called 'The Liver birds' featuring the adventures of two young Liverpudlian, or 'Scouse' women:

    This is the extended theme, with lots of shots of Liverpool, including both types of Liver bird:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y9VW2ldaJI

    Somewhere, I thought in the titles, but maybe in the intro, it featured the chat up dialogue:

    'You dancin?'

    You askin?'

    'I'm askin'

    'I'm dancin'

    which for some reasion became a bit of a national catch phrase for a while
     
  5. Lurvio
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    Lurvio Mad scientist

    Thanks Tiny, and good info.

    I'll post a tough one in a while, now I'm too busy. :p

    Lurvio
     
  6. Crag Cay
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    I've heard people rave about the Liverpool waterfront for years and bang on about the 'Three Graces', etc. But I never really understood why, despite visiting the city many times and even flying over them in a DC3.

    But last summer I took a boat into Liverpool and it all made sense! The city is on the flat lands at the mouth of the River Mersey and the buildings on the waterfront are amongst the first thing you can see before any other land is visible. They seem to rise out of nowhere and float towards you as you negotiate the tricky approach channel. They are also, of course, the last thing you see as you steam away so would have been the final view of 'the mother country' for the millions of emigrants who made the one way journey out of Liverpool to the new world. No wonder they are the stuff of song, film and legend.

    So there we have it - Liverpool may not be a 'love at first sight' type city like Hong Kong or Amsterdam, etc. But one that is on the up again and grows on you the more you explore. Well worth a visit!
     
  7. Lurvio
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    Lurvio Mad scientist

    Well then, here is a new one. The only hint I'll give (for now) is that I have taken the pic myself.

    So where does this boat float between cruises?
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    Good luck
    Lurvio
     

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  8. Lurvio
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    Lurvio Mad scientist

    A hard one? :)

    Attached is another picture, mayby it will help a little.

    The name of the ship has two words, finnish word for 'summer' and international word for a fast thing. :p

    Lurvio
     

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    Russia? :)
     
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    or maybe not?

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    Lurvio Mad scientist

    Raggi found a sister ship, the same model. They were made in Soviet Russia, this one in year 1989.

    Lurvio
     
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    For sale:
    http://www.shiplink.info/contents1.asp?refno=4817

     
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    They are everywhere :)

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    POLESYE type (Project 17091)
    Small-sized passenger hydrofoil

    The "Polesye" type (Project 17091) was in serial production since 1970 till the 90's in the shipbuilding plant Gomel, in Belorussia. More then 100 vessels have been produced. The cruising speed of the "Polesye" is 36 kns (66 km/h) and the passenger capacity 53 pax. Main engine is a Zvezda made M401 12 cylinder turbo charged marine diesel, with a capacity of 1.000 HP. Overall lenght is 21,3 m, draught 1,03 m, draught at cruising speed reaches only 0,4 m. Displacement of the POLESYE type is 14,19 tons, full displacement reaches 20,4 tons.

    (http://www.mahartpassnave.hu/webset32.cgi?MAHART@@EN@@126@@GOOGLEBOT)
     
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