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TurdleEggs



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PostPosted: Jan 18, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject: Miss Piggy Reply with quote

That’s the right answer MBeans. Yup, I was mistaken - the answer was right there in Google Earth Communities. Nice image.



Miss Piggy is on the tourist map they hand you in Churchill (which also includes the failed incinerator and bear jail), but when you get to the airplane there’s a very stern “No Trespassing” sign.



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MBeans



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PostPosted: Jan 18, 2007 9:27 pm    Post subject: RE: Wherezit? Reply with quote

Ok, this is where I like to spend sunny afternoons.  However, I have only been there once and it was raining.    Coordinates are:  N 42° 20.775 W 071° 05.798



To log the correct answer you need to provide the nickname of this pole.



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candaceandwill



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PostPosted: Jan 18, 2007 11:32 pm    Post subject: RE: Wherezit? Reply with quote

That would be Fenway Park in Boston.  The pole would be known as Pesky's Pole. 

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Dragonfreys



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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2007 1:58 am    Post subject: RE: Miss Piggy Reply with quote

Here's a picture of Miss Piggy's wilder side from May 2002.



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TurdleEggs



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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2007 3:40 pm    Post subject: Flying Turdle Reply with quote

Very funny Dragonfreys! Here's a close-up of the pilot of the ill-fated aircraft:

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MBeans



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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2007 5:33 pm    Post subject: RE: Wherezit? Reply with quote

Pesky's Pole at Fenway Park is correct!  If you view the 3D image in Google Earth, they actually have the pole somewhere in right field

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MBeans



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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2007 5:42 pm    Post subject: RE: Wherezit? Reply with quote

It's now time for a round of Double Wherezit!

This is an easy one, but provide the name of what is located at each of these locations:

N 47° 33'24.20 E 010° 44'57.81

N 28° 25'10.08 W 081° 34'52.15



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ohmic



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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2007 6:43 pm    Post subject: RE: Wherezit? Reply with quote

Those are two castles I visited last year.

The first one is Neuschwanstein Castle in Füssen, Germany.

Second one is the Cinderella Castle, in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, loosely based on the first one architecturally speaking. 

 



-- Edited by ohmic at 00:33, 2007-01-20

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candaceandwill



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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2007 10:09 pm    Post subject: RE: Wherezit? Reply with quote

My turn:

N 44 13.773 W 76 28.788

Hopefully a little harder than just plugging the coordinates into GE.

Tell me what the building located here is and what its historical significance was to Canada's past.

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ohmic



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PostPosted: Jan 20, 2007 2:14 am    Post subject: RE: Wherezit? Reply with quote

Since the GE map resolution is pretty limited , I can only assume that you are referring to the main building located East of the Rideau Canal. 

Fort Henry has been occupied as an active military site since 1789 and during the War of 1812 it served as the main naval station in Upper Canada. Ships of the Royal Navy were built and based here and it was because of these ships that the British army was able to preserve Upper Canada from American occupation.

Unless you're using GM, in which case it points to Confededration Park, where one of the Martello Tower, Victoria Tower also known as Shoal Tower was built  in the water in front of the Market Battery and City Hall, to increase the defense of Canada against an american take over following the War of 1812.

The strategic importance of Kingston in the defence of Canada was recognized and over a period of time the military and naval facilities were strengthened. The Rideau Canal was built to provide a safe logistic link from Montreal to the Dockyard, Fort Henry was rebuilt in stone, as were several dockyard buildings, and somewhat later, a series of towers were constructed to augment the harbour defences.

 



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candaceandwill



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PostPosted: Jan 20, 2007 4:16 am    Post subject: RE: Wherezit? Reply with quote

While those are important historical landmarks nearby, that isnt what is located at the requested coordinates.   Good try ohmic.



-- Edited by candaceandwill at 22:16, 2007-01-19

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Dragonfreys



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PostPosted: Jan 20, 2007 4:48 am    Post subject: RE: Kingston Building an Arch Reply with quote

How about the Confederation Arch in Confederation Park across Ontario street from City Hall?

Confederation was announced in Market Square near by. The park, which stands on the site of the former railway yards, was opened in 1967 to celebrate Canada's centennial. The confederation arch & fountain symbolize Canada as one nation from sea to sea.



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candaceandwill



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PostPosted: Jan 21, 2007 2:06 pm    Post subject: RE: Wherezit? Reply with quote

Excellent!  I've spent many a summer wandering the downtown of Kingston while visiting family in the area. 

Where to next Dragonfreys?



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Dragonfreys



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PostPosted: Jan 21, 2007 4:58 pm    Post subject: RE: Wherezit? Reply with quote

Okay, how about up to the neighbourhood of my old stomping grounds.

59°47'8.35"N 137°54'42.48"W

This remote place may be a challenge, but it had the attention of most of North America's outdoors people in 1971 when someone did the impossible here. Wherezit and who did what to claim this one.



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MBeans



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PostPosted: Jan 21, 2007 7:10 pm    Post subject: RE: Wherezit? Reply with quote

The first known kayak descent of Turnback Canyon was by Dr. Walt Blackadar
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