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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. 
Don't know how to make this a "sticky" topic- perhaps one of the moderators can help?

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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.

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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?

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

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(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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« Reply #25 on: 15/05/2007 01:49:29 »
Ocean Hole, Bahamas - or one of the other now drowned sink holes there-in.
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« Reply #26 on: 16/05/2007 01:56:49 »
Close- also a famous dive spot
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« Reply #27 on: 16/05/2007 20:55:44 »
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I'll make it a sticky for a while to see how well it does. If it does well we will see if it warrants permanant sticky status.

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« Reply #28 on: 17/05/2007 20:26:09 »
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Thanks- hopefully other folks will post some of their favorite (but still recognizable) places.

Last photo was of the Great Blue Hole in Belize in the Caribbean.  As JimBob mentioned, this formed as a sinkhole (karst) during the ice age when sea levels were several hundred feet lower (similar to several smaller sinkholes that have opened up in Florida the last few years, gobbling up cars, businesses and homes in the process).  Had the opportunity to dive here 20 or so years ago, incredibly beautiful.  While diving, my wife enjoyed the beach life and took out several large life insurance policies on me- pity her gamble didn't pay off! [:o]
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« Reply #29 on: 17/05/2007 20:36:13 »
How about this one?
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« Reply #30 on: 19/05/2007 21:24:29 »
I can't remember the name but it is an island off the coast of Portugal.
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« Reply #31 on: 20/05/2007 17:15:55 »
Couple of hints:
Part of a small group of volcanic islands
One of the most unique ecosystems on earth
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« Reply #32 on: 23/05/2007 22:00:52 »
you give it away.. Darwin arch?...Galapagas islands?... i wish and dream.... [:)]
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« Reply #33 on: 23/05/2007 22:19:23 »
where/what is/are this/these?!

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« Reply #34 on: 25/05/2007 22:20:41 »
Wow, spectacular!  I've seen similar formations in Turkey, and also in parts of the southwest US and in Mexico- but the vegatation and architecture looks wrong for all those places.  Italy perhaps?
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« Reply #35 on: 26/05/2007 00:27:05 »
Nice picture ,i just hope they never have an earthquakes

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« Reply #36 on: 26/05/2007 20:52:28 »
I would call them flat irons - the term here in the US. They are formed when strata is tilted. Can be at any degree from horizontal, just so long as there is a competent layer to be left after prolonged erosion. These are apparently vertical.

As for place - hard to tell. If the red color is from the sunset, then the rocks could be any color from neutral grey-white to red.

Like Bass I would guess from the architecture italy, but since you have been to northern Spain, probably there.

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« Reply #37 on: 27/05/2007 02:55:08 »
i can't see the picture, but i just saw some red flat irons last week, so it may not be a reflection

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« Reply #38 on: 27/05/2007 19:41:35 »
i can't see the picture, but i just saw some red flat irons last week, so it may not be a reflection

Actually Kadie it looks much like one of your pictures! LOL I must go look again..LOL

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« Reply #39 on: 27/05/2007 19:54:37 »
It is your red flat Iron Picture..LOL

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« Reply #40 on: 27/05/2007 20:01:37 »
oh how weird. ha ha ha

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« Reply #41 on: 27/05/2007 21:29:25 »
LOL LOL...Kadie LOL..You are so Funny..LOL HEE HEE HEE!

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« Reply #42 on: 28/05/2007 13:35:07 »
err.. whats a flat iron? like an iron for ironing clothes?!  [???] they're Los Mallos de Riglos near Huesca in north Spain. They're alluvial fan deposits sourced from the Pyrenees - really beautiful and the view from the top is stunning with beautiful eagles and vultures... [:)]

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« Reply #43 on: 28/05/2007 17:07:34 »
WHat are you seeing That I am not..what are alluvial fan deposits  a stretch of land somewhere I have heard of the alluvial fan just recently I saw a picture .. how does that relate to these massive rocks..?

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« Reply #44 on: 28/05/2007 18:31:14 »
Flat irons are geologic formations where tilted beds are eroded leaving triangular shaped cliffs and steep ridges
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Iceberg Ridge, Arizona

In Ichnos' photo, the alluvial fan deposit bedding is close to horizontal- so these are not true "flat-irons" even though they look like several of the classical flat-irons here in the southwest U.S.  Alluvial refers to water-deposited, and alluvial fans are most common in dry (desert-like) areas prone to flash floods.  In areas of steep relief, these flash floods quickly erode lots of material, which is then deposited when the flood waters reach gentler slopes below- in this case, as Ichnos stated, at the base of the Pyrenes Mountains.  Given time, alluvial fans can grow to thousands of feet thick.

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« Reply #45 on: 28/05/2007 19:04:09 »
Thanks Bass!! Nice picture also!

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« Reply #46 on: 28/05/2007 20:41:53 »
Here is a picture from Texas Tech University of the first flat irons I ever say. They are in the Marathon Basin of the Big Bend area of Texas. The picture is of a breached anticline. The white flat irons are formed by the highly erosion resistant Silurian (???? some date it Silurian to Mississippian or Lower Carboniferous) Caballos Novaculite. In the middle of the anticline are the Maravillas Limestone and the Woods Hollow Shale. The weathering has left the more competent Caballos standing while the older Ordovician rocks have been eroded away. They are at 35-40 and much more spectacular up close.


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Novaculite is a highly indurated silicate of probable deep basin origin, although it's considered by a few to be a history of volcanic ash. The radiolarian fossils and algae found in it argue strongly for it having first been a radiolarioan ooze. It is also overlain by a very coarse, progradational deep sea conglomerate, The Tesnus formation. Wonderful place to do field work.

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« Reply #47 on: 02/06/2007 06:24:42 »
Closer to home (for many of you):

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« Reply #48 on: 04/06/2007 16:41:00 »
giant's causeway - Northern Ireland - beautiful  [:)]

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« Reply #49 on: 04/06/2007 17:02:49 »
correct again-
The rock here is columnar basalt (volcanic)- when the lava flow is thick enough to allow slow cooling, shrinking during cooling forms columns with the hexagonal shapes shown.
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