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I'm guessing France; A is the Louvre, and B is the Eiffel Tower.
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I first thought Florence, Italy... the roof style matches, but for the life of me I can't find any landmarks from that screenshot.

Something in Italy...
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Roof style also seems to match with Venice; but not with Rome. (Or with Paris; so much for my guess.)
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That has to be Amdam... no?
The street layout seems to match, yet I've only been there once so can't comment on the landmarks.
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Nobody's gotten the country right yet...

I'm not sure the landmark at B is necessarily *well-known*, but at least if you can work out what A is, then B should be easy to figure out with a little more searching around or looking in Google Earth.

Should I put up some higher-res images of what's at A and B? Would that maybe help?

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Thanks for the hint! Suddenly the shape of A made a lot more sense ...

This is Bilbao. A is the Guggenheim museum, and B ... seems to be a park path on Plaza D. Federico Moyúa, aka Plaza Elíptica. There's nothing more landmarky than the plaza itself, as far as I can tell from googlage and bilbao.es.

[edit -- unless you specifically mean the fountain in the middle of the park for B.]

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Yup, Znirk got it!

Interesting that both Guggenheim museums were designed by architects decidedly ahead of their times. The one in New York was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and this one was designed more recently by Frank Gehry. For those in the Seattle area, that's the same designer who did the Experience Music Project over by the Space Needle.

And I'll admit that plaza wasn't really anything too special; I just felt like I needed a second landmark for people to guess at.

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OK, I've gotten to a computer with google-earth on it ... on the down side, the only image editor here is MS Paint :shrug

So, what's this?



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OK, I've gotten to a computer with google-earth on it ... on the down side, the only image editor here is MS Paint :shrug

So, what's this?




You know, [url]maps.google.com uses the same satellite feeds, only it's harder to use. In other words, you can do it from any computer.
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Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?

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Is that Berlin, with A: the church that was destroyed in WWII, and not rebuilt, but I forget the name of, and B: the Alexanderturm? (In Alexanderplatz)

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No, that's definitly not Berlin. I lived there for nearly 17 years and I have never noticed that Berlin is built in squares.
07-18-2006 at 10:31 PM
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No, not Berlin.

coppro, thanks for the maps.google hint. I knew about that one, and the main reason I used the other computer was that it has a broader-band connection than this one. The g.earth application was just another thing I found when I got there.

A few hints ...

Did you see the compass rose? "North" isn't "up" in this picture.

Look at the left half of the bottom end of the picture. It's a sea port.

As Surnia noticed, this city is in a square grid -- but only partially. The bottom left quadrant is pretty obviously older. Also, the clean break between the two parts suggests that old city walls were torn down not long before the squares were built.

B may be pointing the wrong way ... and maybe not.

It's not in Berlin, but there aren't many pictures of A that don't show at least one crane.

A is a church, B a statue.

This city has held olympic games.

It's an officially bilingual place.

I expect someone solved it by now, but if not, I give up. Solution:
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07-19-2006 at 10:08 AM
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Great job, wallu. I was just there, in google earth, and didn't figure it out.

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Correct of course, Wallu. Your turn.
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it is Nice (Nizza in german), point A is the bay of Nice and point B is Cape Ferrat.

it took really a lot of time to check out all the southern costs of the world!

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so here we go again:



what city is it?
what is point A?
what is Point B?

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i try..the city is Berlin , in Germany, with Olympiastadion (A), and the grunewald forest (B)

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correct, wallu. seems to be a ping pong :lol

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this was much more difficult than i thought!

this are the Petrona Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

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Beat me by a hair! :D
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Beat me by a hair! :D


so: if we are right (and i don't know any reason why not) feel free to post the next riddle! otherwise i afraid it will go to a real ping pong game between wallu and me...

but just for fun: seems to exist a memorial for a cow somewhere one earth! have a look:



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but just for fun: seems to exist a memorial for a cow somewhere one earth!

So are we supposed to search for it or why did you blank out the coordinates? ;)

np: Mr. Lif - Washitup! (Mo' Mega)

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but just for fun: seems to exist a memorial for a cow somewhere one earth!

So are we supposed to search for it or why did you blank out the coordinates? ;)

if you like too: do it! it is possible to find it. but it isn't the current riddle. this should be ezlo's turn i think :)

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The building is part of an airport complex with a single runway, west of Laage, Germany.

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Wait one moment, I almost got a picture.


EDIT: Okay, this is very easy, but here it is anyway.




What is at A?
What street is B?
And what will happen there within the week?

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Er, yeah, it's very easy.

I'll admit that I don't know what will happen in a week though...
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Its the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. The street is the Champs Elysees.
I guess the event is the finish of the Tour de France 2006.

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Horray! It lasted a bit longer than I expected! Your turn kie.
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OK, here goes. Moving away from Europe...


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