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    Quote Originally posted by b3nr View post
    I get the distinct impression we're going to kick ourselves when this one is revealed...

    Unless... is it Cork, in Ireland?
    YES!!!

    You may hate me but I don't remember what the first picture is of... the second is UCC, the third is a standard city shot.

    Good work!

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    Wow. I'm pretty happy about that one.

    You really cherry picked the pictures though, unless I only saw the crap bits...

    D'you know what gave it away? Of all things it was the one way system, a veritable labyrinth which i got stuck in several times, i remember going straight ahead on that street and the car barely made it up the hill the picture is taken from...

    I'll post a new one at work tomorrow.

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    Ah okay i'll do it now.



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    Howth, Ireland?

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    Quote Originally posted by b3nr View post
    Wow. I'm pretty happy about that one.

    You really cherry picked the pictures though, unless I only saw the crap bits...

    D'you know what gave it away? Of all things it was the one way system, a veritable labyrinth which i got stuck in several times, i remember going straight ahead on that street and the car barely made it up the hill the picture is taken from...

    I'll post a new one at work tomorrow.
    The closest I've been to Cork is New York City, so I was just trying to find pictures that had buildings or scenes that would be recognizable to people but that wouldn't give it away immediately. So that's what I came up with!

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    Well given your all useless... first clue. Its not in Ireland.

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    I'm thinking Western Isles-ish, but I've never seen any of the places for real, so I can't put a name to it. That said, take a rough, slightly wiggly line south and it could equally be on the Isle of Man, posssibly the Scilly Isles, etc.

    PS When people say remote, I tend to think of St Kilda...
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    I'll get the ball rolling, even though I'm probably well off the mark.

    Stranraer?

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    Whitby?

    Any reason for it being taken in the dead of night?!

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    ... My 50 point and click camera underexposes things you sarcy get Harry. But actually, it doesn't look too dark on a decent screen. But it was late afternoon and the clouds were thick.

    Its not Whitby. Tranplanner is very close by saying Stranraer, like Stranraer its a port on the west coast...

    St Kilda! Haha yeah that would of been a good one, of course no lives there though.

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    Hmmm...

    Ayr?

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    Whitehaven?

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    No. It claims to be the 'road to the western isles' and the railway branch line to the town was used in Harry Potter.

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    Fort William?

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    When I read the clue, I was going to say Fort William too.

    The Harry Potter description and the reference to the western isles reminded me of a tour that I took in the Scottish highlands in 2003.

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    Fort William is not that pretty... try the other end of the branch line.

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    Oh! Oh! Would that be Mallaig, Sir?

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    Finally!

    Well done TranPlanner.

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    If it's my turn again I think we'll end up playing "guess the train station", "guess the locomotive class", or "guess the coach builder" instead of guess the city!

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    I'll flog this dead horse with glee...


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    Ooh...uh...hmm...Hereford?

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    It ain't Hereford, its somewhere with a rail terminus... places its NOT include Bradford, Salford, and Cardiff (yeah i went on Google earth and checked)...

    Ooh yeah! Its Norwich!

    Oh hah, i just been looking at Norwich in GoogleMaps... they turned the castle into a shopping centre!

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    I'm disapointed in you Tranplanner I wanted to see one of yours.

    Okay heres an underarm bowl to TranPlan:

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    I know it's in Wales...but I've no clue. And Google Earth imagery is of no help with this one.

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    Tsk, usless.

    Its in north wales. Famous for its slate quarries and Railway.

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    Then my guess is the Talyllyn Railway - I know it's not the real name of the place, but I haven't been there since I was six, so I think I desreve some lee-way
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    No.
    Goodness me.

    Its Blenau Ffestiniog.

    I nominate Tranplanner.

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