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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1061971)
Posted 1303 days ago by Profile PT

It doesn't have a chimney so not used as a winter warming hut.
The cabin has common vinyl windows so nobody is interested in preserving its 'unique historical nature'.

Geographically I will start at a) in the US and b) New Mexico?.

Is it 'famous' because some American 'legend' was born/grew up/died there?
Does this have something to do with Billy the Kid?

22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1061766)
Posted 1303 days ago by Profile PT

Yes. this rings a bell for me too. I kind-of recall this being a hot-water mineral spring precipitating gypsum and other carbonates. In europe somewhere; I defer to skildude who says Spain.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1061749)
Posted 1303 days ago by Profile PT
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Congratz Zeus. And I am very very envious. This looks like a spectacular spot of the planet to visit.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1061728)
Posted 1303 days ago by Profile PT

What are you guys like?
Sure says I. Find an obscure island in the middle of nowhere that seems to have not been visited in the past 20 or 30 years ... .

41 minutes later =/- 44 seconds there are not one but two correct solutions.

Congrats Sten; take it away. PM to follow.
Congrats also to (slow-typing!) Zeus.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1061718)
Posted 1303 days ago by Profile PT


Yikes; so much for thinking it will take a while to figure this out … .

@ Sten-Arne: not a slave trading fort, nor along the African coast.

@ John M: No, not a monastery. Yes, is in the Mediterranean.

@ Richard: I’m not sure about whether there once were gunports or clear lines of fire. See next answer.

@ Zeus: Yes, the structure served as a prison. And also yes, this is on an island. I can’t be certain about the God-forsaken part; it is in the Mediterranean after all.


26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1061685)
Posted 1303 days ago by Profile PT

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?

27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1061652)
Posted 1303 days ago by Profile PT
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". ??

28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1061544)
Posted 1304 days ago by Profile PT

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?


29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A Sign The World Is Ending (Message 1061531)
Posted 1304 days ago by Profile PT
Facebook is down

:-)

T.A.



Neither of my kids have jumped off a cliff - so it can't be down in North America at least. (Having kids is a good network diagnostic tool.)
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1061526)
Posted 1304 days ago by Profile PT


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.


31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1061510)
Posted 1304 days ago by Profile PT
Pakistan?


No. Moving in the right direction though.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1061507)
Posted 1304 days ago by Profile PT
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.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1061269)
Posted 1304 days ago by Profile PT
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.

34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1061236)
Posted 1304 days ago by Profile PT
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.
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1061207)
Posted 1304 days ago by Profile PT

As I type, Detroit Redwings lead Dallas 6 - 3 late in the 3rd period. Hockey.

Still with Detroit, is the Ford automotive plant in question the River Rouge plant? (Home of Henry Ford?)
36) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : 2012 - real or not? (Message 1060968)
Posted 1305 days ago by Profile PT

The threat of the world ending in December 2012 is very very real. If you all send me $1, I will use my knowledge of the Mayans to intercede and have the Mayan ghosts allow the world to continue ... . Act now, and often!

[Note to self: learn something about Mayans in case somebody asks.]
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1060957)
Posted 1305 days ago by Profile PT
Nice catch. Which one? and what city


Hmmmm. My father worked for them; lived in Dearborn Heights. As a kid I was dragged through most every plant Ford had - from 'Tennessee to Tilsonburg, along with all the other letters of the alphabet' so to speak. And I still wear a Detroit Red Wings jacket when the Canucks aren't playing well ... .

Your 'old plant' photo clearly shows a laker boat aka Great Lakes ship capable of going through the locks, so the plant is directly accessible from the Great Lakes.

And since you are from the US, I will exclude the Ford Canada plants with water access on the Great Lakes like the one in Thorold (now closed). [edit] oops this was a GM plant[/edit]

So I'm guessing the city is Detroit, and the plant is the Monroe stamping plant along the Detroit River. ??
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1060878)
Posted 1305 days ago by Profile PT

Sounds like Quality is Job #1. Ford automotive plant?
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mystery Photo Game 9 (Message 1060870)
Posted 1305 days ago by Profile PT

Is it the old Hooker Chemical site at "Love Canal" along the Niagara River, NY?
40) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Stellarium (Message 1060603)
Posted 1306 days ago by Profile PT

I downloaded Stellarium last night and have been (post-christmas) playing with it since then. It is very easy to use - thanks DVW.


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