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    Re: What place is this?

    are we in Kyoto, Japan???

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      Re: What place is this?

      Come west a bit Ombugge. Other side of the South China Sea.
      Cheers,

      Mark.

      www.pologlover.co.uk

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        Re: What place is this?

        OK in that case, Busan, South Korea???

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          Re: What place is this?

          Originally posted by ombugge View Post
          OK in that case, Busan, South Korea???
          Down a bit, left a bit!

          If it helps, there are quite large hills behind the buildings. A range of hills separate this region into two distinct parts, with the older, more developed part to the south, and newer development to the north.

          Probably a bit of a giveaway - but this is a civilised place, like Singapore, so the cars drive on the correct side of the road.

          Sssh Polo - giving too much away.
          Cheers,

          Mark.

          www.pologlover.co.uk

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            Re: What place is this?

            Originally posted by PoloUK View Post
            Down a bit, left a bit!

            If it helps, there are quite large hills behind the buildings. A range of hills separate this region into two distinct parts, with the older, more developed part to the south, and newer development to the north.

            Probably a bit of a giveaway - but this is a civilised place, like Singapore, so the cars drive on the correct side of the road.

            Sssh Polo - giving too much away.
            All too much. This is Lek Yuan Bridge at Sha Tin Park, New Territory, Hong Kong:
            Last edited by ombugge; January 25th, 2012, 01:01. Reason: Add pics

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              Re: What place is this?

              Originally posted by ombugge View Post
              All too much. This is Lek Yuan Bridge at Sha Tin Park, New Territory, Hong Kong:
              Well done Captain - yet again!

              Sha Tin in the New Territories, the other side of the mountains on the mainland side of Hong Kong.

              Sha Tin and the other new towns developed rapidly after the Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) was built - now part of the MTR network. KCRC is an incredible railway running some extremely large commuter trains very close to one another, interspersed by freight trains and through trains to Guangzhou and beyond.

              I stayed at the Royal Park hotel (to the left of the picture) for several long stints whilst working on both MTR and KCRC - working on the safety and control systems for the railway. Lots of lovely stories.

              Biggest recollection of Sha Tin was the massive shopping centre - and realising how little I liked the manic nature of Hong Kong - when I was trying to walk across the lobby from the station to the hotel, but found that the mass of humanity was pushing me in completely the opposite direction. Shortly afterwards I started working on projects in Singapore - and much preferred it!! I know many of my colleagues think the exact opposite.

              Over to you Ombugge - where are we going next?
              Cheers,

              Mark.

              www.pologlover.co.uk

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                Re: What place is this?

                When we got the answer served up on a platter it was easy to see the clues pointing to Hong Kong. I was there last year and passe through New Territories on the way to/from Shenzhen several times.

                Having checked where Mark's company had had major projects I noticed HK, but for some reason did not think to check there. The bridge thew me off track. I associate HK with modern large bridges between islands, not with what looked like an old bridge over a river.

                That leaves me to come up with a challenge to match this one.
                Please give me some time.

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                  Re: What place is this?

                  Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                  Having checked where Mark's company had had major projects
                  Good grief - Ombugge is 'profiling' us. That's going to limit me with future puzzles.

                  I look forward to the next 'Ombugge Special'.

                  This is fun!!
                  Cheers,

                  Mark.

                  www.pologlover.co.uk

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                    Re: What place is this?

                    OK, here is a quicky:


                    Where in the world is his handsomely dressed band playing???

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                      Re: What place is this?

                      Union Jack, Spanish writing. Gibraltar?

                      There's a Sacha's and a Bulchands in Main Street.

                      (Following the Ivy rules of if you know it, say so - but feeling guilty in case I'm right!)
                      Last edited by PoloUK; January 25th, 2012, 13:28.
                      Cheers,

                      Mark.

                      www.pologlover.co.uk

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                        Re: What place is this?

                        You beat me by 1 minute - I just tuned in.
                        I don't know it but the use of Estanco along with the English was a give-away.

                        PS. I'm making a note of PoloUK's Company for possible future use, not having been privy to this info. before.
                        Last edited by wherrygirl; January 25th, 2012, 13:36.
                        Ivy

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

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                          Re: What place is this?

                          Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
                          You beat me by 1 minute - I just tuned in.
                          I don't know it but the use of Estanco along with the English was a give-away.
                          Sorry Ivy - had a work break at just the right time.

                          I propose that we ask Ombugge to give us another puzzle, since this one was a little more generous than the usual 'third tree from the left in a jungle' type that we usually enjoy?

                          Agree?
                          Cheers,

                          Mark.

                          www.pologlover.co.uk

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                            Re: What place is this?

                            OK. But somewhere other than S.E.Asia, eh?
                            (Work break - my foot!!!!!)
                            Ivy

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

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                              Re: What place is this?

                              Originally posted by wherrygirl View Post
                              OK. But somewhere other than S.E.Asia, eh?
                              (Work break - my foot!!!!!)
                              Trust me, when you're reviewing a document about the Ergonomic impact and Human Factors design of Railway Control Centres, you need an occasional break!!

                              So we agree - can we have another one please Ombugge!!
                              Cheers,

                              Mark.

                              www.pologlover.co.uk

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                                Re: What place is this?

                                I'll trust you! (show-off).
                                Ivy

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

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