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    Default Hmmmmm

    OK, I'll be back later -- pretty warm eh?

    Mark

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    Default Looks like

    Old Priest Grade... on CA120 heading into Yosemite (my standard approach)?

    A much more fun ride than the new Priest Grade, built for wimps. (Actually, CA120 is New Priest Grade these days, the road on the right side of the photo?)

    Yeah, Steamboat Springs, aka Ski Town USA.
    Last edited by CalOldBlue; 07-02-2009 at 10:05 AM. Reason: confirming prior guess

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    Default I knew it looked familiar

    Yep, I think you're right --

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    Default ...pending confirmation....

    What, and where?


    Photo: Don Casey

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    Default Might this be a slightly deceptive photo?

    The detail on the facade certainly reminds me of the exterior of the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco -- but that angle doesn't show the rotanda so I'm not positive...

    Hmmm, maybe this wasn't deceptive after all, I found this image of a pillar that is not connected to the Rotunda building and it does look like yours....

    But in any case, I think I got this one! (Nice photo by the way!) I like it framed by the tree!

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    Default Not a waterfall... but close

    This place is extremely well known and photographed. Can you name the place and the name of this spot?

    (Photo by Megan Edwards)
    {Sorry that the horizon is tilted -- when I moved it horizontal -- it eliminated one of the visual clues -- and so I've posted it with the horizon slightly out of kilter....}

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    Default Quick work!

    Yes, part of the collonade of the Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco.


    Photo: Don Casey

    The Palace of Fine arts was built as part of the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition, held to celebrate the opening of the Panama Canal and (partly) to show the world SF was fully recovered from the fire and earthquake of '06. Somewhat ironic, in that the Marina was created in large part by dumping debris from the fire, sand from the Sunset District, and other detritus into muddy tideflats, creating some very earthquake-unfriendly territory. It was this area that (along with the elevated Nimitz freeway in Oakland) took the heaviest damage in the 1989 Loma Prieta quake.

    Behind the Palace is the Exploratorium, a hands-on science center popular with the younger crowd (and wannabe rocket scientists like me).

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    Default vaguely reminiscent of...

    Sea Lion caves along the Oregon coast.... but the angle looks wrong and the opening is too small....

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    Default The Exploratorium

    The Exploratorium has long been a favorite place of mine. So many cool gadgets and gizmos to play with. And you're right, the last place I want to be during a 6.6 or greater earthquake is anywhere in the Marina district -- well, actually, most of the fill areas on the west side of the bay scare the living daylights out of me. Liquidfication is not a fun thing to observe first hand.

    Hey, when you've visited the Exploratorium -- do you ever swing the Wave Organ? It's pretty neat.

    Mark

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    Default Hint #1

    It's not the west coast.... and it is north of 40 degrees N -- latitude....

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