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Message 1061236 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 4:22:55 UTC - in response to Message 1061217.

We have a winner!!!

They completely redid the plant

PM is on the way


Woohooo!

The same group who did the River Rouge green roof in 200x also did the Vancouver Convention Centre in 2008 in time for the winter Olympics.
Vancouver convention centre green roof

OK I'm finding a photo.

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Message 1061252 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 4:37:30 UTC

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Message 1061269 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 5:13:59 UTC

Something simple and somewhat foolish for Mystery Photo Game 9.

Win by naming where this photo was taken.
A bonus point for naming the type of beverage ... as my friend in the photo would say it.

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Message 1061499 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 16:42:26 UTC

Afganistan?

Beer?
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Message 1061507 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 16:55:53 UTC - in response to Message 1061499.
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Afganistan?

Beer?



Afghanistan is the correct continent, however not the correct country. (And the place name within the country is required to win.)

Beer is the correct beverage (of course!), however you need to know the correct region to get the language to then say "beer" in it.

As a further hint - perhaps. This place is a spot I would never have considered thinking I could drink a beer at.

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Message 1061508 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 16:58:43 UTC

Pakistan?
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Message 1061510 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 17:03:10 UTC - in response to Message 1061508.

Pakistan?


No. Moving in the right direction though.

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Message 1061511 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 17:06:59 UTC - in response to Message 1061507.
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Afganistan?

Beer?



Afghanistan is the correct continent, however not the correct country. (And the place name within the country is required to win.)

Beer is the correct beverage (of course!), however you need to know the correct region to get the language to then say "beer" in it.

As a further hint - perhaps. This place is a spot I would never have considered thinking I could drink a beer at.


The red star on the caps tells me China.

Edit: Place The big wall of China.
Edit 2, Beer in Chinese: 啤酒
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Message 1061513 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 17:10:16 UTC

That would be the Great Wall of China.
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Message 1061526 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 17:37:25 UTC - in response to Message 1061511.



The red star on the caps tells me China.

Edit: Place The big wall of China.
Edit 2, Beer in Chinese: 啤酒



Yes Sten-Arne, the place is indeed the "Great" wall of China.
And "pijiu" (in pinyin) or as you wrote " 啤酒 " in mandarin characters is 'beer' in Chinese. Being able to say something that sounds like "pee joo" is a useful bit of knowledge on the great wall.

Drinking a beer on another UNESCO World Heritage Site; in China. With the ghosts of Nixon, and every other western head of state in the last 50 years walking around me. Who'da thunk it?

(Btw this is the Mutianyu section of the great wall about 70 km's from Beijing.)



Sten-Arne wins. Congratz. PM to follow.


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Message 1061541 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 18:08:23 UTC

Now, this may be a bit harder I believe. Let's say it is an unlikely place to choose as your favorite holiday destination.


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Message 1061544 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 18:14:42 UTC - in response to Message 1061541.


Now, this may be a bit harder I believe. Let's say it is an unlikely place to choose as your favorite holiday destination.


To begin the narrowing process:
a) Mediterranean Sea somewhere?
and then
b) Algeria?


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Message 1061545 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 18:17:27 UTC - in response to Message 1061544.


Now, this may be a bit harder I believe. Let's say it is an unlikely place to choose as your favorite holiday destination.


To begin the narrowing process:
a) Mediterranean Sea somewhere?
and then
b) Algeria?




Wrong sea.
Right continent.
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Message 1061564 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 19:15:31 UTC - in response to Message 1061545.

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Message 1061565 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 19:18:28 UTC - in response to Message 1061564.

A swedish Insane asylum


Is Sweden on the same continent as Algeria?
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Message 1061566 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 19:19:43 UTC - in response to Message 1061565.
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Depends... when does the invasion start?

Is that in Somalia
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Message 1061569 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 19:25:12 UTC - in response to Message 1061566.

Depends... when does the invasion start?

Is that in Somalia


Right country, what city and specifically what part of the city?
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Message 1061652 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 23:06:50 UTC - in response to Message 1061569.

Is that in Somalia

Right country, what city and specifically what part of the city?


OK; so many possibilities.
It could be pirate headquarters, or warlord headquarters.

Since the place doesn't have 60 or 70 ships parked out front waiting for ransom, lets go with the warlords and say:

a) the city of Mogadishu.

b) Regards "what part of the city" does the photo show: I'd answer only somewhat facetiously "the only part still standing". ??

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Message 1061663 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 23:20:53 UTC - in response to Message 1061652.

Is that in Somalia

Right country, what city and specifically what part of the city?


OK; so many possibilities.
It could be pirate headquarters, or warlord headquarters.

Since the place doesn't have 60 or 70 ships parked out front waiting for ransom, lets go with the warlords and say:

a) the city of Mogadishu.

b) Regards "what part of the city" does the photo show: I'd answer only somewhat facetiously "the only part still standing". ??



Well this is close enough. It's indeed the city of Mogadishu, in particular Mogadishu's old town as it looked back in 1980.

You're the winner. Take it away.

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Message 1061685 - Posted: 30 Dec 2010, 23:58:03 UTC


I think this photo depicts a place that is perhaps just far enough off the beaten track, and forgotten by time, to be a challenge.


What is the name of this place?

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