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« Reply #300 on: 17/02/2011 11:22:05 »
The Old Faithfull Hotel? Chalet? Bit of googling late Old Faithfull Inn Hotel
 

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« Reply #301 on: 18/02/2011 00:20:57 »
Old Faithful can be seen erupting on the left edge of the photo.
 

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« Reply #302 on: 18/02/2011 09:17:15 »
Are you sure? I thought that was Old JimBob having one of his turns.

Where's this then?

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« Reply #303 on: 18/02/2011 10:29:13 »
A greenland glacier - like this one here  http://www.beloblog.com/KGW_Blogs/weather/archives/2007/09/the_melting_con.html

But it looks like a small plane wing - which makes me think that its your own photo, which makes me think Selkirk Mountains and their environs - possibly westwards to the British Columbia coast?  Salmon, Bear or Tikke Glacier?
 

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« Reply #304 on: 19/02/2011 01:56:29 »
Yup! Greenland it is. The bit of aeroplane is actually the leading edge of a fan jet. Greenland is usually obscured by cloud, so I was fortunate to get the shot.

I took the pic before the days of digital cameras, perhaps 15 years ago. I wonder if there is a lot less ice there now?
 

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« Reply #305 on: 21/02/2011 11:57:03 »
Yup! Greenland it is. The bit of aeroplane is actually the leading edge of a fan jet. Greenland is usually obscured by cloud, so I was fortunate to get the shot.

I took the pic before the days of digital cameras, perhaps 15 years ago. I wonder if there is a lot less ice there now?

I should have realised it was too far up for a small plane.  And on the ice meltage - It would be a years work trying to find that same glacier, good luck if you try.
 

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« Reply #306 on: 06/09/2012 04:48:47 »
A new one to maybe fire up this entertaining thread again:

Where is the location of this photo?
What is the claim to notoriety of this place?

Hints:
(1) A "geography" rather than a "geology" issue (but physical geography rather than human geography).
(2) Not really "science" since a point of subjective human judgement is involved.

 

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« Reply #307 on: 19/09/2012 02:48:24 »
I'm guessing australia or south africa.  Was this the site of a battle?
 

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« Reply #308 on: 19/09/2012 06:01:41 »
Right about the landscape, Bass, but I would never count a battle site as a matter of physical geography.
 

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« Reply #309 on: 21/09/2012 12:32:51 »
Hmm! Not too much activity here. Time for another clue. I am probably proverbially overstating the significance of this place.
 

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« Reply #310 on: 21/09/2012 13:02:25 »
It's not Hanging Rock is it? - the place made famous by the film that seemed to be true but wasnt.
 

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« Reply #311 on: 21/09/2012 13:05:15 »
"a matter of physical geography" just re-read that bit.  so probably not hanging rock

"proverbially overstating" - the makes me think of making a mountain out of a molehill, google tells me there is a "mole hill" near mount alma in Queensland.  But I cannot find anything else about this little hill
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« Reply #312 on: 21/09/2012 13:29:29 »
Getting very warm Matt, but not in Queensland, and no moles around -- maybe a wombat or two, but they are irrelevant.
 

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« Reply #313 on: 21/09/2012 13:57:41 »
Got it!

The lowest mountain in the world Mount Wycheproof!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Wycheproof
 

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« Reply #314 on: 21/09/2012 14:05:02 »
Well done imatfaal!
 

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« Reply #315 on: 21/09/2012 14:36:18 »
OK - no clues to start with - but there is a bonus point for why I thought of here



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« Reply #316 on: 21/09/2012 16:35:43 »
I should know this because there are sheep there !

 

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« Reply #317 on: 21/09/2012 16:38:24 »
Wales, Capel Curig !...there !!...Next !!

 

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« Reply #318 on: 21/09/2012 16:40:56 »
I retract that...too isolated !
 

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« Reply #319 on: 21/09/2012 21:39:10 »
I retract that...too isolated !
  Well retracted - not just too isolated, too Welsh!

When this is guessed remind me and I will post a link to a fantastic picture of sheep at the above place - unfo I cannot copy or link that particular picture which is copyrighted without giving the game away.
 

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« Reply #320 on: 21/09/2012 22:50:23 »
Is it les Platons in Jersey? Another high point with, co-incidentally, about the same height above mean sea level as Mt Wycheproof.
 

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« Reply #321 on: 23/09/2012 11:18:58 »
Nope. It's about 500m higher than Wycheproof. 

I think (perhaps quite wrongly) of Jersey as being much "softer" countryside than my place - ie Jersey has cows and arable - whereas the question area has sheep and gorse. 

edit - Although I have just looked it up and there was a cow farm established just around the corner from my photo in the 13th century!  That's enough of a clue for now
 

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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #322 on: 23/09/2012 15:34:25 »
OK I will try again -- Wensleydale, but I have no idea about the bonus question
 

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« Reply #323 on: 23/09/2012 20:22:05 »
The fact that we have snow and non snow photos ......can we assume ewe took these photos Mat ?
 

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Re: Where in the world?
« Reply #324 on: 23/09/2012 21:34:50 »
After a little research, I tentatively suggest that the hill, sorry, mountain in the background is Wether Fell, near Wensleydale.

The reason that it is featured might be because a "mountain" in Great Britain is strictly defined by a height of 2000 ft. Wether fell is close to 2000 ft high, and perhaps it might be considered the smallest mountain or the largest hill in England?

My apologies, neil, if the name gives you nightmares!
 

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