Author Topic: The "guess the place" thread  (Read 429201 times)

SoreTween

  • Most of me survived the Pennine Bridleway.
Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #6775 on: November 13, 2017, 07:29:07 pm »
Not my go either but what the hey. 
Not usual first thing the tourists flock to in this town but it was for me:

2017 targets: Two achieved, the two remaining look to be at significant risk.

Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #6776 on: November 13, 2017, 11:25:42 pm »
The Virgo gravitational wave detector, near Pisa

Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #6777 on: November 13, 2017, 11:53:29 pm »

Where's this?
(if it's visible?)

Hmm - perhaps not a well chosen challenge - 89 of the first 100 hits on a google image search are of the same bridge
No Googling!

Not visible.
Google tells me that it's "copy dropbox link", then change ?dl=0 to ?raw=1 at the end of the URL
Is it visible now?
If that doesn't work, I'll try a different photobucket alternative

SoreTween

  • Most of me survived the Pennine Bridleway.
Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #6778 on: November 14, 2017, 06:17:55 am »
Spot on Andrew.
2017 targets: Two achieved, the two remaining look to be at significant risk.

meddyg

  • 'You'll have had your tea?'
Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #6779 on: November 14, 2017, 08:30:06 am »
reminder - no one's had a stab yet ? (not a clue)




I thought cyclists would recognise it (clue).

Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #6780 on: November 14, 2017, 08:50:06 am »
Meriden.
Pleasure spreads out on the map and the knapsack is full of joy.

Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #6781 on: November 14, 2017, 12:28:01 pm »
Correct.

meddyg

  • 'You'll have had your tea?'
Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #6782 on: November 14, 2017, 10:21:06 pm »
Yes indeed - centre of Britain - nowhere is further from the sea.

A coast to coast ride might go St David's - Meriden - King's Lynn ..

Here's the view looking back down the village green



Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #6783 on: November 15, 2017, 10:23:15 am »
Yes indeed - centre of Britain - nowhere is further from the sea.

A coast to coast ride might go St David's - Meriden - King's Lynn ..
Good idea! Planning, planning...
Pleasure spreads out on the map and the knapsack is full of joy.

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #6784 on: Yesterday at 07:10:27 pm »
I immediately thought 'Meriden', but was more familiar with the other obelisk! On the subject of inlandiness, when I was at Lufbra there was a pub outside the campus called "The Sea Around Us", on the logic that it was equidistant between wet bits. Unfortunately, some soulless tossers renamed it "Junction 23" after the roundabout just up the road, J23 of the M1.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #6785 on: Yesterday at 07:14:28 pm »
ohm and that's Exmoor. Allerford. April and I spent several breaks around there.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
Re: The "guess the place" thread
« Reply #6786 on: Yesterday at 07:20:23 pm »
My late partner Carolyn and I stayed here

http://www.britainexpress.com/images/accommodation/lr/LR194618.jpg

And April and I usually made our way past Dunkery to here

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/25/52093259_24500b754b.jpg

Edited to add: I have some lovely shots of the area, under snow, including one great walk across Dunkery and another up the Doone valley (see earlier Guess the Place item) but the new photopail charges stop me posting them. I used pics from the other side of the water in Ogmore for another GTP item, and a pic of those cliffs for the cover of my novel 'Sisters'. It was odd being by Dunraven in Ogmore, looking over to Dunkery on Exmoor, and knowing both places. Here's the book cover:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sisters-Sussex-Border-Stories-Book-ebook/dp/B076KB1C8H/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1510860299&sr=8-1&keywords=sussex+border+stories

Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i