Where is this?

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  1. Bergalia
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    Bergalia Senior Member

    Where is this ?

    I'm still sticking to Cape Town, Guillermo, tell you why. During my days in the Royal navy (when the UK had a base at Simonstown) I had a girlfriend who lived up on the Kloofnek. Spent many happy hours wandering around the waterfront. Years later in my travels I pulled into Duncan Dock for a week or two. Definately Cape Town - Don't care what Wyand N says....
    ;)

    As for yours Guillermo... come on, give us a chance. Apart from the overcast sky it could be my local beach here in NSW. Think you should at least add a 'distinctive' building...:(
     
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  2. Guillermo
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    Guillermo Ingeniero Naval

    OK. Here's a clue: The beach is in an island, which protects a natural bay. People in the region are said to come from the celtics. Local seafood is delicious and they have an sparkling white wine to match. It's been a poor region for a long time, forcing its inhabitants to emigrate the world around.....:?:
     
  3. charmc
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    charmc Senior Member

    Sorry, jack, no cigar for you.

    Try further west.
     
  4. charmc
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    Except for the sparkling wine, you could be speakin' of the wondrous Aran Islands at the entrance to beautiful Galway Bay, Guillermo, me boyo.

    That seems too easy. Maybe, with a fair wind, the Celts sailed south across the Bay of Biscay (OK, Vizcaya), to Galacia, I have no idea which city or bay. Vigo, perhaps, (Fine Albarino wines)?
     
  5. Guillermo
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    Guillermo Ingeniero Naval

    Bingo! You got it!
    The place is the beach of 'Rodas' in the Cíes Islands, closing the Vigo Bay. One of my beloved places....
    Now I have to guess where's the place in your photo. Loooked mediterranean to me at first glance, but now I'm not so sure. Still guessing.
    A clue?
    Cheers!
     
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    charmc Senior Member

    "Always follow your first instinct.
    This is not a rule, it is human nature."
    Anonymous
     
  7. Wynand N
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    Bergalia, it is not fair, you've been there;)

    Yes, it is part of he Victoria and Albert waterfront (commonly known as V&A) in Cape Town.

    The little red building was the original Cape Town harbor control and a couple of hundred years old.
     
  8. Guillermo
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    Guillermo Ingeniero Naval

    Charlie,
    The place is Valletta, Malta. The dome is the Carmelite Church.
     
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    Good for you, nice going on the place! It's a view of Valetta from the north, from a boat in Marsamxett Harbour.

    You were close on the dome, but it's the Carmelite Church, built in 1573.
     
  10. Guillermo
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    Guillermo Ingeniero Naval

    While you were posting, I continued searching and realized it was the Carmelite Church and not St. John's, so I edited the post and corrected. The posting of my correction was a second after your post.
    Cheers.
     
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    Naval architects, always have to be right...... :) :p :D
     
  12. Guillermo
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    Guillermo Ingeniero Naval

    That's not my intention. Just to explain others the contradiction between your post (69) and mine (68) :)
     
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    Charlie, Uthaug was correct, that's the nearest port to Kjeungen Fyr (light house).
     
  14. lazeyjack

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    gullermo
    You have to realise that ole charm has a sense of humour more like a Brit, in fact I make him an honary one, but he is more polite then most Brits
    Now lemme find some nice port I,ve been to and I can stick it in here
     

  15. Bergalia
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    Where is this ?

    Fate, Wyand N, pure fate. And I recommend a visit to anyone touring the area. The view coming into Cape Town from the sea is spectacular. It even beats Sydney (which is pretty awesome).
    ;)
     
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