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« on: 11/05/2007 17:37:04 »
A place to post pictures of famous to obscure places from around the globe and see who can figure out the location. 
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« Reply #1 on: 11/05/2007 17:39:51 »
I don't know where it is but I do know I want to go there !!  (I think I do...it could look a little menacing)

Looks Swiss or Germanic....
 

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« Reply #2 on: 11/05/2007 17:43:05 »
Is that the alps in the background?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 11/05/2007 18:24:42 »
I have a feeling its somewhere in China!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 11/05/2007 19:31:00 »
I don't know where it is but I do know I want to go there !!  (I think I do...it could look a little menacing)

Looks Swiss or Germanic....

Pretty sure it is not Germany.

Switzerland did occur to me too, although the hotel complex (if that is what it is) does look a little bit too large for what the Swiss would normally build.

I would guess maybe just as likely somewhere in the USA (the rockies or alike).
 

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« Reply #5 on: 11/05/2007 21:05:36 »
Lake Como, Italian Alps
 

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« Reply #6 on: 11/05/2007 21:12:22 »
Lake Como, Italian Alps

I can imagine the Italians building that kind of hotel - much easier than the Swiss.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 11/05/2007 22:01:07 »
Somwhere in Canada?
 

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« Reply #8 on: 11/05/2007 22:47:43 »
I very well could be Banff or outside of Calgary. The thrusting does look more Canadian. The roof of the building isn't terracotta red. And Lake Como is rather built up.  the fir tree --- hummm?
 

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« Reply #9 on: 11/05/2007 23:41:03 »
I don't know where it is but I do know I want to go there !!  (I think I do...it could look a little menacing)

Looks Swiss or Germanic....

Pretty sure it is not Germany.

Switzerland did occur to me too, although the hotel complex (if that is what it is) does look a little bit too large for what the Swiss would normally build.

I would guess maybe just as likely somewhere in the USA (the rockies or alike).

I just thought it might be the Black Forest...but why are ewe ' pretty sure ' it's not Germany ?
 

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« Reply #10 on: 12/05/2007 01:46:31 »
JimBob is on the right track- I thought the ski runs in the background would be a dead giveaway.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 12/05/2007 02:02:07 »
I just thought it might be the Black Forest...but why are ewe ' pretty sure ' it's not Germany ?

That kind of alpine mountain only really exists in Germany around Bavaria (the Black Forest has high hills, but they are not really rocky mountains).  The only major lake I can think of in Germany (along the German/Swiss/Austrian border) that is alpine in nature would be Lake Constance.  I am not actually familiar with Lake Constance, but somehow I thought it did not look right for that (Lake Constance is huge - the third largest lake in Europe - and that looks too small a lake for that).



Even there, it looks like the German side is more arable land, and the rocky mountain faces seem more to be on the Swiss side (also the lake would have quite a current, being a part of the Rhine - whereas the lake there seemed to be fairly still - although one can never be sure).
 

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« Reply #12 on: 12/05/2007 03:49:36 »
It is really quite Lovely!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 12/05/2007 18:53:35 »
I would have dashed out at first and said it was the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, but I seem to remember a red roof. And I do not remember ski runs on Pikes Peak. Of course, I haven't been through there in a while so perhaps it is.

 

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« Reply #14 on: 12/05/2007 19:11:43 »
If I'm right, then JimBob is very warm. Looks like Lake Louise to me. Lake Louise is a beautiful resort in Banff National Park, Alberta in the Canadian Rockies.

And I'm sure that's a Spruce tree in the forground.

Mike
 

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« Reply #15 on: 12/05/2007 22:55:34 »
Correct you are Mike- Lake Louise and the famous Lake Louise Lodge.  Viewed from above the water is beautiful emerald green color from the glacial silt.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 13/05/2007 06:00:57 »
Sooooo, along with the obvious free trip to Lake Louise, do I win the luggage too?

Mike
 

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« Reply #17 on: 13/05/2007 23:02:26 »
Here's another one:



(Shot at dusk, dead trees in foreground are a hint)
 

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« Reply #18 on: 14/05/2007 02:49:06 »
This is too easy!

Rest of you think 1980.

 

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« Reply #19 on: 14/05/2007 04:53:35 »
We are not talking about Mt. St. Helens are we?
 

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« Reply #20 on: 14/05/2007 11:05:55 »
We are not talking about Mt. St. Helens are we?

I do believe we are
 

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« Reply #21 on: 14/05/2007 17:01:21 »
ARRGHH!  That one was too easy for you armchair geographers- but here's another easy one:
 

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« Reply #22 on: 14/05/2007 18:16:37 »
Is that natural or is it a bomb crater?
 

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« Reply #23 on: 14/05/2007 18:28:16 »
I assume it is an atoll - but to me, one atoll looks like another.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 14/05/2007 22:43:14 »
Natural, and not a Pacific atoll.  The feature in question is the large (visible from space, or so I was told) dark blue circle in the center.
 

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