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gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:46 PM
This is both a quiz and a poll :cool:

1- Quiz
Can you guess in which cities (at least countries) the following 14 pictures were taken? Please don't post your answers in here - PM them to me instead! I shall give the correct answers in about a week, together with the URLs to the hosting websites.

2- Poll
Which of those places would you like to visit first?

Good luck ;)

Picture #1 is, well, a bit further down...

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:50 PM
Picture #2 - coming later :o (it's too big!)

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:51 PM
Picture #3.

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:51 PM
Picture #4.

niratti
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:51 PM
didn't see any pics!!

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:51 PM
Picture #5.

niratti
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:52 PM
ok, i come here too quick!! :)

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:52 PM
Picture #6 - too big as well :mad:

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:52 PM
Picture #7.

DutchieGirl
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:53 PM
So it's not all in one country then? lol

btw, I don't see pic 1 either... pic 3 I can download!

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:53 PM
Picture #8.

Hi niratti :wavey:

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:54 PM
Picture #9 - huge :(

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:54 PM
Picture #10.

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:55 PM
Picture #11.

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:55 PM
Picture #12.

No, sarahtje, they're not all in the same country :D
I'll see what I can do with #1.

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:56 PM
Picture #13.

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:57 PM
Picture #14.

Please just wait until I find replacements for the missing ones...

DutchieGirl
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:57 PM
well, I can safely say I have NO CLUE about 3/4/5 or 7! lol

DutchieGirl
Dec 1st, 2002, 12:59 PM
OMG! lol I think I know 9! hehe (Only coz I think I've been there) ;)

Hmm then again I could be wrong!

DutchieGirl
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:01 PM
lol don't worry... think I'm gonna do terribly anyway! ;)

gentenaire
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:01 PM
gah, this is way too difficult.

DutchieGirl
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:03 PM
lol too right Tine! The only one I am *sure* of is #13!

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:07 PM
Don't give up Tineke - it's not so far away ;)

Sarah, just have a try and send me a PM (and you can vote even though you don't know what is where :D).

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:10 PM
...

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:10 PM
...

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:13 PM
phew ;)

gentenaire
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:14 PM
Are those pics of 14 different countries as well?

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:18 PM
Yes :)

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:19 PM
And more than 10 of them are in Europe.

DutchieGirl
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:25 PM
oh, so I wasn't going crazy thinking most of them are European countries! lol

gentenaire
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:27 PM
I figured most of them were European, I got that part at least. Couldn't you have chosen more famous parts of the cities, parts that are easier to recognise?

DutchieGirl
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:30 PM
lol but then it would be too easy! ;) lmao This way, no one gets it! hehe

CC
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:35 PM
For some reason, pictures of beautiful places make me sad. I cannot play this game.




















But mostly it's because I don't know.

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:36 PM
Well well, next quiz will be easier, I promise :cool:
In fact, apart from the fun, I wished to see what those pics would make you think of. So the right answers are almost irrelevant actually :)

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:37 PM
CC, I understand what you mean http://perso.club-internet.fr/ttle/tennis/sad.gif But beauty is, ultimately, what helps us to live...

DutchieGirl
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:38 PM
hehe I got one almost right... the rest were dismal failures... the one I was close on... #9... I got the right country, but the town was wrong... it wasn't where I thought, and I hadn't actually been there... must have seen a pic of it or so... coz I know what the horse must be a statue for... ;)

I don't think I'll try again though! hehe I still can't beliebe #13 isn't where I though! lol

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:40 PM
I'm sure there is the same tower where you said though! ;)

caramel
Dec 1st, 2002, 02:04 PM
#5! Whose house is that? Is it for rent? How much? Just kidding...

salima
Dec 1st, 2002, 02:15 PM
# 1 looks familiar, but I choose # 8, or was it #9? or seven.eh the one wit the lake on, and the castle. # 5 was it, no :confused:

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 02:26 PM
You probably mean #8, Salima :) But it's a sea, not a lake ;)

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 02:27 PM
caramel, I wish #5 were for rent (that wouldn't help anyway) :D

Iorhael
Dec 1st, 2002, 02:40 PM
OMG it's sooooooo difficult!!!!I know only the first one.

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 02:44 PM
Not everybody knows the first one ;)

Josh
Dec 1st, 2002, 02:57 PM
I only know 5 of them for sure :o. And they are all from different countries? I guess I'm seeing Germany and Poland everywhere lol.

Josh
Dec 1st, 2002, 03:04 PM
Hmmm I think I know a 6th one but the others are really tough....usually I can guess the country but not the city.

wongqks
Dec 1st, 2002, 03:20 PM
yay I got one right, I am so proud :p

gentenaire
Dec 1st, 2002, 03:21 PM
I got a few countries right, that's something. So, I presume #1 is Poland, LOL!

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 03:23 PM
Shhhhh ;)
Josh, "only" 5 sounds more than decent already!

gmt
Dec 1st, 2002, 06:08 PM
:sadist bump:

Josh has got 6 correct answers so far (and no wrong answer for that matter ;)). Who will take up the challenge?

Josh
Dec 1st, 2002, 07:02 PM
The other 8 are pure guesses...Hope I have some right. :o

Which I doubt...

gentenaire
Dec 1st, 2002, 07:33 PM
he actually got the cities right?

Giuliano
Dec 1st, 2002, 07:37 PM
Am I right to think I've been to #10?

If not, I'm going to feel soooo ashamed

gentenaire
Dec 1st, 2002, 07:44 PM
I'm sure of only 1 so far. gmt, when you said 'close' in the PM, what do you call close?

gentenaire
Dec 1st, 2002, 07:55 PM
know 2 for certain now

Giuliano
Dec 1st, 2002, 07:58 PM
I only know 1 for certain. I have a doubt about another one and I think I guessed the country from a third one. This is hard.

gentenaire
Dec 1st, 2002, 08:12 PM
I got 3!!

gentenaire
Dec 1st, 2002, 08:41 PM
woohoo, got 5 so far!

gentenaire
Dec 1st, 2002, 09:06 PM
I've got 6 now, just like Josh :)

CC
Dec 1st, 2002, 09:13 PM
1

DutchieGirl
Dec 2nd, 2002, 04:25 AM
lol I got 1, and I gave up! ;)

btw, yes gmt, where I thought the tower was, there is a big one... it's supposed to be the biggest in Europe there... which is why I was sure that was the one I had seen! lol Guess my memory back to 2000 isn't so good! ;)

Mitch01
Dec 2nd, 2002, 06:35 AM
Well, I saw this thread and was going to come in here and wow you all with my tourist knowledge....but I haven't a clue about a single one of these pics :o Think I got a couple of countries right....but as for the cities....

Too embarassed to even send my answers ;) hehe

gentenaire
Dec 2nd, 2002, 06:41 AM
Mitch, the countries is a good start. That's how I got started too. Once you know the country, it's easier to find the city.

earthcrystal
Dec 2nd, 2002, 06:51 AM
When are you going to post the answers for those of us who are too embarrassed to pm our guesses? :o

Btw, 10 in Europe gives the Euros an unfair advantage, you know! (I've only spent about 16 weeks over there in my entire life; hardly enough to get to know the continent intimately). ;)

Mitch01
Dec 2nd, 2002, 07:04 AM
Tine, it definitely make it easier to guess the cities after I figured out the countries, but still....I'm crushed, here I thought I was so good at geography ;) haha

gentenaire
Dec 2nd, 2002, 07:29 AM
Earthcrystal, I've never been to any of these places either.

Mitch, once you've got the country, take out an atlas, look at the cities in that country and do a search on them and voilà!

DutchieGirl
Dec 2nd, 2002, 09:06 AM
lol so Tine's not that smart after all! ;)

gentenaire
Dec 2nd, 2002, 09:28 AM
pff, I did get some of the countries first! :p ;)

DutchieGirl
Dec 2nd, 2002, 09:31 AM
lol yeah but then you did a search on the net! lol

gentenaire
Dec 2nd, 2002, 09:43 AM
How else was I to know, eh? It's still not that easy to find, even when you do a search. It took me quite some time last night. And now you're putting down all my efforts *wails*

The fact that I actually did a search shows how desperate I am to make people believe I've got some brains that I've got no life and therefore spend my time looking up cities I've never heard of I am quite determined and always eager to learn ;)

Josh
Dec 2nd, 2002, 10:54 AM
I recognised 6 of the 14 cities and then I guessed on the other 8 and I got 3 right (only the country though) and I was close on 4 others. Only 1 was a complete failure :o lol

gentenaire
Dec 2nd, 2002, 10:59 AM
Which cities did you recognise right away?

Josh
Dec 2nd, 2002, 11:07 AM
Pictures #1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12.

Iorhael
Dec 2nd, 2002, 11:16 AM
Josh have you been in the city nr 1?

Iorhael
Dec 2nd, 2002, 11:17 AM
It's the only one I recognised:p

Iorhael
Dec 2nd, 2002, 11:18 AM
Oh and this Bosnian proverb is very similar to polish one.

gentenaire
Dec 2nd, 2002, 11:21 AM
ooh, it's only now that I noticed something on the right of pic 9:o

I recognised the country of 8 right away, but must confess I'd never heard of that city before.

Iorhael
Dec 2nd, 2002, 11:23 AM
this Polish proverb:Kto pod kim dolki kopie ten sam w nie wpada.But if you change few words it will be more similar:"Kto pod drugim jamy kopie ten sam w nie wpada."

DutchieGirl
Dec 2nd, 2002, 11:24 AM
lol ooh... poor Tine! ;)

Iorhael
Dec 2nd, 2002, 11:26 AM
Beggin' Beguine could you tell me the first letter of the country nr8?

Josh
Dec 2nd, 2002, 11:30 AM
I haven't been to city #1 but I have a nice picture book of that particular country ;), so I recognised it right away.
And yes, the proverbs look similar, but do they mean the same? What does the Polish one mean? ;)

Tine, I recognised #8 thanks to the tower of the cathedral. I remember most cathedrals in that regian have a steeper tower.

gentenaire
Dec 2nd, 2002, 11:33 AM
But you had to look up the name of the city, right Josh? (please say yes, pleeease) ;)

Josh
Dec 2nd, 2002, 11:38 AM
No I didn't lol

:p

gentenaire
Dec 2nd, 2002, 11:40 AM
Why can't I be an administrator?! I'd ban all these people who're way too smart :fiery:

gmt
Dec 2nd, 2002, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by earthcrystal
When are you going to post the answers for those of us who are too embarrassed to pm our guesses? :o
To make you feel perfectly at ease, some European posters have already PM'd me very, errr, interesting guesses :D (And frankly, the guesses and the ideas are more interesting than the answers, which are only incentive to go there and visit those places actually :cool:...)

DutchieGirl
Dec 2nd, 2002, 12:06 PM
lol Wasn't #8 the one I got right? *goes to check*...think Tine, if I got it right, it must be one of three places! ;) (Country wise)

gmt
Dec 2nd, 2002, 12:06 PM
Adamsyt, the name of #8's country does not begin with the same letter in English and in the local language :angel:

DutchieGirl
Dec 2nd, 2002, 12:10 PM
hmm ok... which goddamn one did I get, coz it wasn't #8! lol

DutchieGirl
Dec 2nd, 2002, 12:14 PM
oh... 7 was the one I got! lol Well, I knew it was close to #8 that I got! hehe

gentenaire
Dec 2nd, 2002, 12:19 PM
I still don't know 7 even though it looks incredibly familiar.

DutchieGirl
Dec 2nd, 2002, 12:26 PM
lol it's not in Europe Tine! ;)

gentenaire
Dec 2nd, 2002, 12:30 PM
I think I know what country it is then;)

DutchieGirl
Dec 2nd, 2002, 12:34 PM
lol oh god... if I can get it, it can only be one other country! ;)

gentenaire
Dec 2nd, 2002, 12:35 PM
Woohoo, I now know #7 too!! :bounce:

Giuliano
Dec 2nd, 2002, 12:40 PM
:eek: I just got my answer and everything was wrong :sad:. And I'm veeeeeeeeeery surprised about #10. I would have bet it was what I said. Are you sure about that gmt? :p
Maybe there is a twin church because I swear there is a church looking exactly like this one where I went.
*looking for a pic*.

DutchieGirl
Dec 2nd, 2002, 12:40 PM
lmao... actually, now I said that I guess there are two countries outside Europe I would know... but I wasn't including my own! ;)

hehe I only knew it coz of the horse statue... I've seen the same somewhere else in that country! ;)

gmt
Dec 2nd, 2002, 01:15 PM
I'm quite sure Julien :angel: But you may have the same church where you said, maybe not the same river and surrounding buildings though...

Josh
Dec 2nd, 2002, 01:16 PM
Ooooh Julien, I bet you thought #10 was Venice! :D

Josh
Dec 2nd, 2002, 01:17 PM
#7 is easy with the statue! ;)

Josh
Dec 2nd, 2002, 01:17 PM
I'm very surprised by #5 though....I would never have guessed.

Giuliano
Dec 2nd, 2002, 01:48 PM
Pfff I must be one of the europeans with very interesting guesses :sad:. Two look so familiar but I can't guess where it is.

#7: please gmt don't read my answer because I just realized how dumb it is :o.

Yes, I was thinking Venice but who didn't, huh? (please don't say you got it right)

Josh
Dec 2nd, 2002, 02:15 PM
Yes I got it right :p, but I understand why you would think it's Venice though, plus it's not that far from Venice. ;)

gentenaire
Dec 2nd, 2002, 03:09 PM
Josh, you meanie!! :p
Don't listen to him, Julien, it's not close to Venice at all!

Giuliano
Dec 2nd, 2002, 04:06 PM
Now, do you imply I don't know if #10 is close to Venice or not? :mad:. I'm not that bad ;).
I know where these cities are but don't know what they look like :sad: (well I know Venice but I meant the fourteen pics gmt posted).

Josh
Dec 2nd, 2002, 04:17 PM
Pfff you are the meanie Tine! Look at the map and you'll see how close it is to Venice! :fiery: ;)

Iorhael
Dec 2nd, 2002, 04:25 PM
I've recognized one city and two countries:p Damn I'm good:o

gentenaire
Dec 2nd, 2002, 04:27 PM
You're right, Josh, it's only 11cm on my map, that's very close.

gmt
Dec 2nd, 2002, 04:29 PM
It's a huge map you have, Tineke ;)

Josh
Dec 2nd, 2002, 04:33 PM
249 km to be exact...I would say that's close. ;)

The Crow
Dec 2nd, 2002, 04:35 PM
:eek: Josh has an even bigger map :eek: ;)

gentenaire
Dec 2nd, 2002, 04:42 PM
Josh, are you sure you got #7 right?

gentenaire
Dec 2nd, 2002, 04:43 PM
ooh, it's 10 you're talking about! That one IS close to Venice, sorry :o

Wojtek
Dec 2nd, 2002, 05:27 PM
One picture is from my town :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Iorhael
Dec 2nd, 2002, 07:46 PM
This quiz is so frustraiting.I will have geographic nightmares tonight.

DutchieGirl
Dec 2nd, 2002, 10:53 PM
gmt... POST THE DARN ANSWERS!!! :p

gmt
Dec 4th, 2002, 08:05 PM
1. Gdansk (Poland)
http://kola.netix.cz/2001_1/07-gdansk.html

2. Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
http://www.uni-saarland.de/fak4/fr44/bulgaricum/bulgaricum2002_09.html

3. Timisoara (Romania)
http://www.caip.rutgers.edu/~comanici/romania.html

4. Szeged (Hungary)
http://psychology.dur.ac.uk/eshhs/meeting/97budapest.htm

5. An estate in Kakheti (Georgia)
http://www.galen-frysinger.org/kakheti,_georgia.htm

6. Ouro Preto (Brazil)
http://www.psg.com/~walter/brasnet.html

7. Pretoria (South Africa)
http://www.africavacationrental.com/Houses_to_rent/Gallery/Hartebeespoort_Dam/Pretoria/Pretoria_2/pretoria_2.html

8. Korcula (Croatia)
http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/~aminet/pix/views/

9. Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
http://julie.harbin.com/tabaci_mosque.htm

10. Ljubljana (Slovenia)
http://www.gumbopages.com/festivaltours/ljubljana.html

11. Sarlat (France)
http://www.ntay.com/best99/main.html

12. Alberobello (Italy)
http://digilander.iol.it/provvba/alberobello.htm

13. Vilnius (Lithuania)
http://www.litamicus.lt/pl/Oferty/Wilno-Troky.html

14. Riga (Latvia)
http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Cove/1923/Page11A.html