Where is it Week: The Answers!

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Where is it Week: 1/35

You guys are good!  Really good.  You got all but 2 correct!

And so ends “Where is it Week”.  Thank you for participating in our first ever weeklong themed series.  35 images, 35 posts.  No doubt you noticed that some of these images were higher quality than others.  That’s purely the result of having had different cameras with me when I visited these various places.  On occasion, it was a full Nikon or Pentax DSLR kit with super special glass, other times… small, low budget point and shoot cameras.  The best camera is the one you have with you… as the cliche goes.

So, here are the results:

1/35

Location: Gateway above the Islands of Adventure theme park at Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida.

Congratulations to: Frank Villafane, though he stated that this was at the Lord of the Rings ride there.  To the best of my knowledge, there is no actual LOTR ride in Universal Studies.

Read on for more

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Where is it Week: 2/35

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Location: The Jefferson Memorial as viewed across the Potomac River.

Congratulations to: Rodney.

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Where is it Week: 3/35

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Location: Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Photo taken during one of the famous and frequent fountain shows.

Congratulations to: Rodney.

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Where is it Week: 4/35

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Location: Spanish Village, Balboa Park, San Diego, California.

Congratulations to: LaRee and Frank Baiamonte.  LaRee for identifying this as Balboa Park in San Diego and Frank for properly narrowing it down to the Art Studios at Spanish Village.  Well done.

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Where is it Week: 5/35

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Location: Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners in Seattle, Washington.  Keen observers certainly saw a major league hint printed right there behind home plate.  I said some of these would be easy.

Congratulations to: John.

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Where is it Week: 6/35

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Location: Seattle skyline, taken from the Space Needle.  Yes, two Seattle shots in a row.

Congratulations to: Seattle native, Prentis.

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Where is it Week: 7/35

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Location: Hollywood, California.  Walk of Fame.  Here are the tiles of Tom Hanks and Robin Williams.

Congratulations to: Rodney

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Where is it Week: 8/35

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Location: Planet Hollywood restaurant at Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida.  This is the boat named “Jenny”, featured in Forrest Gump.

Congratulations to: Surprisingly, no one got this one right!

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Where is it Week: 9/35

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Location: Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee.  Site of the assassination of Martin Luther King.  It stands preserved, eerily so, in exactly the same state as it was on that tragic morning.

Congratulations to: Ed Shields noted the historical significance of the location, while Kay Neill properly identified the exact spot.

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Where is it Week: 10/35

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Location: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah.  This was a tough one.

Congratulations to: Frank Baiamonte.

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Where is it Week: 11/35

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Location: Amish Country, Pennsylvania.  More specifically, Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania.

Congratulations to: I’ll give it to Frank Villafane, who properly identified this as Lancaster County.  Close enough.

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Where is it Week: 12/35

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Location: Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, Wyoming.

Congratulations to: Rodney was closest, noting Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which is just up the road.

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Where is it Week: 13/35

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Location: Zion National Park.  The colors give it away.

Congratulations to: Lindy.  Well done… this one was tough.

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Where is it Week: 14/35

14/35

Location: Memorial at the Murrah Federal Building bombing site in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Congratulations to: Michael Doran.

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Where is it Week: 15/35

15/35

Location: Lone Cypress Tree, Monterey, California.

Congratulations to: LaRee.

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Where is it Week: 16/35

16/35

Location: Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California.

Congratulations to: Rodney for identifying the national park and Michael Doran for noting the actual name of the falls.

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Where is it Week: 17/35

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Location: Rhyolite Ghost Town, Rhyolite, California.

Congratulations to: Karen’s guess was spot on.

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Where is it Week: 18/35

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Location: Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park, California.

Congratulations to: Frank Baiamonte.  Frank stated it could be “nearer Death Valley” and so gets the kudos here.

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Where is it Week: 19/35

19/35

Location: Coronado Hotel, Coronado, California.

Congratulations to: Karen.

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Where is it Week: 20/35

20/35

Location: Washington Square Park, Manhattan.

Congratulations to: Prentis got us very close but Rich nailed it.

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Where is it Week: 21/35

21/35

Location: The Unfinished Cathedral, St. George, Bermuda.

Congratulations to: Karen.  Well done.  This wasn’t an easy one.

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Where is it Week: 22/35

22/35

Location: Daniel Day Lewis at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.  OK, Abraham Lincoln.

Congratulations to: Michael Doran.

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Where is it Week: 23/35

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Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  If you’ve been, you’ll recognize this as an iconic landmark.  If you haven’t, you’re probably saying “huh?”

Congratulations to: Karen.  I bet she’s been…

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Where is it Week: 24/35

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Location: Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Congratulations to: Karen.  She’s on a roll.

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Where is it Week: 25/35

25/35

Location: Arches National Park, Utah.

Congratulations to: Rodney.

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Where is it Week: 26/35

26/35

Location: Yellowstone Falls in Yellowstone National Park.

Congratulations to: Prentis.

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Where is it Week: 27/35

27/35

Location: EPCOT Center at Disney World, Florida.  You know, the big ball ride thing.

Congratulations to: Rich.

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Where is it Week: 28/35

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Location: Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.  I love, love, love this place.  And yes, it’s all that red.

Congratulations to: Sorry, but no one got this one.

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Where is it Week: 29/35

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Location: Snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Cairns in Australia.

Congratulations to: Leanne’s delicious food and travel.  Wow.

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Where is it Week: 30/35

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Location: Sedona, Arizona.  One of the famous, smooth hiking trails located throughout the area. Highly recommended!

Congratulations to: Karen.

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Where is it Week: 31/35

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Location: Downtown Skagway, Alaska.

Congratulations to: Karen.  I figured no one would get this one.

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Where is it Week: 32/35

32/35

Location: Buckingham Fountain, Chicago,

Congratulations to: Karen.

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Where is it Week: 33/35

33/35

Location: Mount Rainier, Washington State.

Congratulations to: Karen, with additional information provided by Prentis (photo taken from Paradise Visitor Center).

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Where is it Week: 34/35

34/35

Location: Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand.

Congratulations to: Karen got us to NZ.  Close enough.

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Where is it Week: 35/35

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Location: Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.

Congratulations to: Karen once again.  Strong finish for her!

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20 Responses to Where is it Week: The Answers!

  1. Rodney says:

    Thanks for a fun week! You sure have traveled around. Hope we see another week like this in the future. Amazing how some places can look like others without details.

  2. Donna McCommon says:

    Rey, I really enjoyed getting to view these beautiful images and places but I was at a loss on some of them. That’s the reason I never commented. It was a fun week and I looked forward to each and every one of the photos. Ditto, Rodney, hope you will do this again.
    Donna

  3. Karen says:

    Thanks again for this week!!! It brought back so many beautiful memories. Life gets hectic and I forgot there were some images that I had forgotten from my “sorted past”!!!!!!
    Oh…….that cowboy…….cowboys!!!!!!!!

  4. RMW says:

    Great assortment of photos. I’ve been to many of these places but with a few exceptions, they really look different through someone else’s eyes (camera). Also makes me realize how many places I have not been to.

    • Rey says:

      “Travel is the best classroom”. That’s a paraphrase (or butchery) of a Mark Twain quote and I completely agree!

      Rey

  5. Rich says:

    Lots of fun guys! Thanks for the posting. It was very entertaining.
    Rich…
    P.S. Nice job Karen!!!

  6. Prentis says:

    What a unique thing to do with ones photos!! That was fun. Thanks guys.

  7. Karrie says:

    Wasn’t able to follow the whole week, but was a lot of fun!

  8. That was a lot of fun. It was a great idea.

  9. Rey,
    This was a lot of fun, and I learned several new sites. Your photos are first rate, too. Thanks for the adventure.
    Michael

  10. Lindy says:

    This was fun…thanks!

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