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    Default "Where in North America?" --- Section VIII

    This is the Eighth section of a popular mind puzzle first brought to the membership by member Quebec Gen.

    General Rules of the "Where in North America is this?" Game
    1) Anyone can play -- just follow along and test your mettle about places found in North America.
    2) You'll need to be a registered member of this Forum if you want to contribute your own photographs and/or participate in the discussion for each place.
    3) You will need to have the ownership or usage rights to any photo that you post on this forum, as per the terms & conditions of Federal copyright law. If you post a photo that you do not own the rights to, Forum Management reserves the right to remove it. As a matter of practical use, we would expect that you would be posting only those photos that you or a close family member have taken.
    4) Every photo of a mystery place needs to be unique in some way -- And there should be "visual clues" in the photo to enable us to solve where the mystery location is...

    (Inactive -- you can look, but not enter new posts!)
    Section I = 33 pages of places you might know
    Section II = 28 more pages of places and some REALLY gorgeous photographs!
    Section III = 28 more pages of places that might really stump you!
    Section IV -- 15 more pages, with some very tricky clues
    Section V -- 15 more pages of some very pretty and engaging places....
    Section VI -- 15 more pages with more of those "very creative" clues that are nearly as vexing as the images....
    Section VII -- Marked by some very clever clues and some VERY challenging puzzles spread over another 15 pages of places you might have seen in your travels in North America.
    Section VIII, started on September 22nd with mystery puzzles from a dozen or more states and some new players have joined the merry band of geo-wizards...working on another fifteen pages of puzzles.
    Section IX-- Some really beautiful and challenging puzzle mystery locations from all over North America found on another 15 pages.
    Section X -- Spanning nearly four months of puzzles of North American locations on 16 more pages.
    Section XI -- Started on March 14, 2010.
    Section XII-- Started June 11, 2010 with 20 pages of new geo-puzzles from around North America

    Section XIII-- Started July 29, 2014 is currently the Active Part of this Game/Contest

    Enjoy! Courtesy of the RoadTrip Enthusiasts Group!

    This is the current puzzle posted by Mark Sedenquist a few moments ago:
    What is the name of the observatory and what is it famous for?
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 07-29-2014 at 12:11 PM.

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    Default Clue #1

    That airplane is a big and timely clue for this location....

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    That sure looks a lot like Mount Wilson.

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    Default A lot more singed than I'd prefer to see

    Yeah, notice that all of the high country behind it is burned? Here are some photos taken during the hectic phases of the Station Fire...

    But what is Mt. Wilson known for?

    Mark

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    Default

    It has the largest telescope in the world that's available for public viewing.

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    Default Whose kitchen is this?

    and where can it be found?


    Photo: Don Casey

    hmmm. slightly askew; I shall have to fix that.

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    Default Slight vertigo

    Hmmm, looks like a kitchen in a museum -- perhaps representing the early 1970s (except for the stainless steel appliances)...

    Hmmmm... (So how's your foot/ankle/back or whatever you hurt last week)?

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    Default on the right track

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sedenquist View Post
    Hmmm, looks like a kitchen in a museum -- perhaps representing the early 1970s (except for the stainless steel appliances)...
    It sure does, but it is not meant to represent a period.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Sedenquist View Post
    Hmmmm... (So how's your foot/ankle/back or whatever you hurt last week)?
    Ankle; good: more on that when I get back to posting my trip report; probably tomorrow.

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    Default Is it cheating to have just seen the movie?

    Just saw Julie and Julia - this sure looks like Julia Child's kitchen from Cambridge in the movie. Isn't it at the Smithsonian?

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    Default Yep!

    In the Museum of American History.

    Here's some of her pots:


    Photo: Don Casey

    Technical note: both shots taken with my fisheye lens; the kitchen shot was "adjusted" by Capture NX to rectilinear format, this shot is "as is".

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