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    Re: What place is this?

    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    which means we are somewhere in the Netherlands (but not necessarily in Holland) or maybe into Germany, but not too far from home for our trucker.
    okey ,you get it as you want it Ombugge.
    (i knew that i had to take one from a book)

    best regards Thijs

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      Re: What place is this?

      Might this be in Duisburg?
      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?

        Yes, it is. It's the old bridge piers adjacent to the Duisburg-Hochfeld Bridge. See Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duisbur...Railway_Bridge
        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
          Yes, it is. It's the old bridge piers adjacent to the Duisburg-Hochfeld Bridge. See Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duisbur...Railway_Bridge
          Well done Ivy! I'd convinced myself we weren't in Holland, but then was struggling to find the right bridge anywhere else. That was a good puzzle from Thijs.
          Cheers,

          Mark.

          www.pologlover.co.uk

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            Re: What place is this?

            yes,your right Ivy,over to you.
            maybe the next time to use a brochure image again
            best regards Thijs

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              Re: What place is this?

              Thanks Mark and Thijs - a good one that I doubt I would ever have got but for one thing. I had a hunch it was Germany and was trying all sorts of things. Then later I was looking at one of Thijs' posts somewhere - I can't find it now - where he said he had been in Duisburg recently. Straight away I tried Duisburg bridges and there it was.

              OK, try finding this one, and what is it used for?


              photographer: Dtarazona
              Last edited by wherrygirl; September 18th, 2013, 10:57.
              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?

                Think I used to work with him - or at least someone that looked like him!!

                Google here I come.
                Cheers,

                Mark.

                www.pologlover.co.uk

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                  Re: What place is this?

                  Your boss???????????
                  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
                    Your boss???????????
                    Nah, don't think so. Certainly not the current one. But in 27 years in this Company I've come across some weird and wondeful characters. However, I don't think that's going to help me solve the puzzle.
                    Cheers,

                    Mark.

                    www.pologlover.co.uk

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                      Re: What place is this?

                      Glad you sorted out the bridges. I knew it was a Rhine bridge but my very few very quick searches were too far South.

                      Now to your puzzle. I think it is a celtic style and it is certainly exposed in a museum you did not show to us!!
                      But i am curious about you description "what is it used for". You mean you can do anything with it? Or is it doing something with you?
                      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                        Re: What place is this?

                        Is it used as a chess piece, or something similar???

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                          Re: What place is this?

                          Ralf: no, it is not Celtic by any means, you must look much further away than that. Neither is it in a museum.
                          Ombugge, not a chess piece, though it would make a good one! A bit big, though.
                          Don't worry too much about its use, by the way. People use it casually for a purpose, which, shall we say, it rather invites one to do.
                          Last edited by wherrygirl; August 20th, 2013, 21:35.
                          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?

                            Well, if this style is not Celtic, but much farer away, i go for South America. The Incas had similar figures. If this is not displayed in a museum, is it historic or more vicarious or "stylish"?
                            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                              Re: What place is this?

                              On target, Ralf, though not there yet. South America - yes. It seems to be a modern figure, but representing a "type" of individual of a pre-Inca period, so you could say it was both stylish and historic.
                              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?

                                Searching on "pre incan monoliths" ('cos I couldn't think of anything else) brings us rapidly to the conclusion that this little fella isn't alone! There are loads of them. This particular one seems to be especially reclusive.

                                Oh well, back to travels around Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, etc., etc.
                                Cheers,

                                Mark.

                                www.pologlover.co.uk

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