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  • Steve.B
    started a topic What place is this?

    What place is this?

    A little competition/puzzle for you all. Along the same lines as the 'Which Hurtigruten' thread, but this one is for shore based things.

    In the image below is a famous building (marked within the red line), can you guess what building it is?

    Too difficult? Need a clue? Well, I would give you one, but there are two very good clues in the photo, one clue should give you a good idea where in the world the place is, and the other clue in the photo should tell you what the famous building is.

    The second clue may not be obvious, but you will kick yourself when realise what it is

    Can you spot the two clues? Have a look and try to work it out, if you guess correctly then feel free to post your own picture puzzle.


  • yvneac
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    Try this new puzzle. First clue, it's not in Australia.

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  • yvneac
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    I'm not sure I resolved the puzzle, I only picked up the sign "main entrance".
    I went to your thread Ivy, I didn't know it was on CVF. I will read it tonight, I guess it will be gripping to visit this amazing area with you, mostly because it is a part of your family story.

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  • Ralf__
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    Oh, silly me! Of course i remember your wonderful report and we even puzzled the monument with the clock some day... Why didn't i use it for me research! You wrote the most detailed report one can find in the web... that was a good one, Ivy!

  • wherrygirl
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    Ralf has given you permission to post the next puzzle, Yves! Well done.
    I have a particular interest in the Port Hedland School of the Air because it was part of my wonderful trip to WA in 2007. A private trip camping in the outback with two people I knew only by email. It was special - looking for the old one-time telegraph office in Mundiwindi in the near desert of the Pilbara, where my late uncle once lived and worked, an old building in the middle of nowhere. We were going over Aboriginal land, Jigalong, and had to get special permission to travel there. My uncle emigrated to WA in 1912, and how I wish I had known him. The Pilbara captured me as it did him - I still long to be back there and know just what it was that made him stay in that desert land where the nearest neighbour was 90 miles away, rather than return to Perth to his family.
    Yves, from your remark on #6068 above you may wish to look at my thread https://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com...eyond#post1975 This will tell you the whole story of why I went on this extraordinary trip. I think Ralf looked at it when I first posted. My interest in the School was because I was able to sit in on some of the lessons in Indonesian being given to children across the Pilbara and after they had finished I was able to chat briefly with the children.

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  • Ralf__
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    Oh Yves, you put me on the right track! Yes there maybe a lot of dependances of the Royal Flying Doctor Services in Australia, but there is also one in Port Hedland!! And this is the right hand building on our picture of the Port Hedland International Airport. And it is the only place in Port Hedland with such street lamps. And the road has no two lanes, there is parking space behind the striped curbs!! Now let's find out the purpose of the other building.....

    And here it is: It is the School of the air, which enables education on the remote farms in the outback.

    http://www.porthedlandsota.wa.edu.au/

    Over to you Yves. You found the sign and everything was written on it! That is your point!

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  • yvneac
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    The only picture I can find on the web with a sign looking like the one we see on your photo Ivy. But I think this kind of sign is common in OZ.

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  • Ralf__
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    Ivy, please be so kind and check, if the buildings are still existing today. In the meanwhile i could get a taxidriver license in Port Hedland, but i could not find the place. There are only 5-6 streets with divided lanes for each direction and only two of them have striped curbstones. I have been in Port Hedland, South Hedland, Wedgefield and even in small places like Boodarie and Pippingarra. Nothing matches. I have studied all tourist promotion videos. No similar place to see. On the other hand look the Google Earth pictures from 2007 (when the picture was taken) and from today very different. Something is very strange with this puzzle....
    Last edited by Ralf__; December 4th, 2019, 15:58.

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  • wherrygirl
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    Port Hedland it is, Yves. It is not exactly in the heart of the city, so have a look around for a base for means of travel. If you find one, then it might give you a clue as to what that right hand building in my photo is. But I'm still after the left one.

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  • yvneac
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    Well, if it is a" large town" but not Karratha, maybe Port Hedland? Not sure at all. but anyway, your puzzle is an opportunity to discover an amazing part of Australia, Ivy.

  • wherrygirl
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    Karratha is not all that far from the location of the photo. Try another city.

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  • ombugge
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    My best bet of town; Karratha. No guess on the buildings though.

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  • wherrygirl
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    Yes, Ombugge. And there aren't all that many large towns in the Pilbara so that would help to narrow it down a bit!

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  • ombugge
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    We are in the red earth and tropical part of WA by the look of it. So somewhere in the Pilbara?

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  • wherrygirl
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    Keep to the northern half.
    Aboriginal studies. Oh, Yves, I'm afraid of more garden paths! Put it like this - in the right hand building, no, in the left one, I doubt it. Don't follow that line of thought. Also remember that the two buildings are two quite separate organisations.

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