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    Try this one: I have had to obliterate not only the wording on the plaque but the detail of the "round thing", which is actually the globe. So where and what is it?


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    Last edited by wherrygirl; November 13th, 2015, 00:34.
    Ivy

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    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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      hmmmm....... I need to narrow down the search area a bit.... are we in South America...? that is my first thought.
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        I would rather say Mongolia og somewhere near....
        Regards; Sigve.
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        IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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          Not South America, but, Sigve's "or somewhere near" is very good.
          Ivy

          "To thine own self be true.......
          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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            Are we in the Siberian steppe?
            The monument seems to be wing shaped.Is it a kind of air force memorial?

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              Having spent ages studying online maps so as to define the area covered by the Siberian Steppes the best I can do is to say, yes, just about I think, Yves! But this I can be quite definite about: it is not an air force memorial of any kind.
              Ivy

              "To thine own self be true.......
              Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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              • yvneac
                yvneac commented
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                Sorry for this long,long research,Ivy.It would have been easier to explore Andorra or San Marino,I guess!

              Marking the Arctic Circle crossing Siberia.
              Somewhere on Kamchatka peninsula maybe?

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                Kyzyl, Tuva republic, Russia?

                I think that this is a 'centre of Asia' monument, but the photos on Wikipedia don't seem to tie up with each other - think there may have been an older and a newer monument:

                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyzyl

                and

                http://www.panoramio.com/photo/9459

                not to mention: https://www.upcscavenger.com/wiki/Tuva/#page=wiki
                Cheers,

                Mark.

                www.pologlover.co.uk

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                  You are so right! Well done!

                  https://www.upcscavenger.com/wiki/Tuva/#page=wiki
                  Regards; Sigve.
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                  IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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                    Well done again, Mark. My image is here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...er_of_Asia.JPG It was taken in 2010, whereas the date on the Wiki one says only last November. But that monument looks as if it has been in place somewhat longer than that! It could be just the date it was uploaded.
                    Either way, you win, so back to you.
                    And Yves, After my studies, I am certainly now able to pinpoint where the Siberian Steppes are. I had only a very vague idea before!
                    Ivy

                    "To thine own self be true.......
                    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                      I did only Google 'Siberia monument' and look at the pictures - so Yves did the work really.

                      I'll try to find something appropriate later.
                      Cheers,

                      Mark.

                      www.pologlover.co.uk

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                      • yvneac
                        yvneac commented
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                        It seems English is more efficient than French to solve a puzzle.I googled "monuments de Sibérie" but the Ivy's picture didn't appear.
                        As said Cecil Rhodes a century ago: What a blessing to be English! (Quel bonheur d'être Anglais).

                      Yves, you made me double up with giggles! Google is American, after all and its French is probably like mine - schoolgirl level, though I can understand the written language without too much difficulty. Actually, after I had posted that pic. I had a horrible thought. Having explained that "the round thing is actually the globe" it dawned on me that I had probably given away a vital clue. Cursing myself roundly, I promptly Googled "Obelisk globe" scrolled down a few photos and there was the one I had posted.
                      Doomed, I decided! But no-one seemed to pick up on the globe bit, so I breathed again - just for a while.
                      Ivy

                      "To thine own self be true.......
                      Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                      • ombugge
                        ombugge commented
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                        I picked up on the globe thing, hence the idea that it may have somehing to do with the Arctic Circle.
                        (But I didn't google anything, though)

                      Not my photo, attribution to follow when solved (10 minutes?).

                      What place is this?

                      Cheers,

                      Mark.

                      www.pologlover.co.uk

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                      • Tommi
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                        Ten minutes? Todays Friday - the most silent day of the forum!
                        A few minutes of googling gave me Tianning temple. Correct?

                      Well done Tommi - obviously too easy!

                      Photo belongs to 'Synyan' from this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianni..._Changzhou.jpg

                      Tianning Temple in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province of China.

                      I worked in Changzhou for a few weeks many years ago, some 'service locomotives' (used for maintaining the railway) were being built there for Singapore in the mid 1990s, and it was my job to go to the factory and check that the interface to the train protection equipment had been installed properly. It was all a bit of a shock to a young engineer who was rather used to cosmopolitan Hong Kong and Singapore rather than industrial China.

                      Long, long time ago now.

                      Over to you Tommi.
                      Cheers,

                      Mark.

                      www.pologlover.co.uk

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                        OK,
                        churches are always popular photo subjects, so where is this one located:

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