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Guess the City 11

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nerudite

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I have no idea if this will be an easy one or not... but here it goes...

I've been to this City before, but I don't remember it looking anything like this (I guess because I didn't go up in a helicopter)... so good luck!

Guess this City...
 

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Tranplanner

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Judging from the lack of responses so far...I'd say this one is really hard. I have no idea where this could be.

Any hints, Nerudite?
 

nerudite

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Why don't we try process of elimination. This is not in North America. Uhhhh... or Antarctica or Greenland.

Better? :)
 

Cardinal

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I'm guessing somewhere in South America - Rio de Jeniero, Brasilia, or Buenos Aires?
 

el Guapo

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Looks like a canal in the back of the photo

Panama City, Panama? But technically isn't it in North America?

Can't be Cairo Egypt can it? It looks too lush.
 

BKM

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Manaus, Brazil? (It loos tropical)

or one of those monolithic "New Economy" cities in China in the tropical south?
 

nerudite

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Re: Looks like a canal in the back of the photo

El Guapo said:
Panama City, Panama? But technically isn't it in North America?

Can't be Cairo Egypt can it? It looks too lush.

Oooooo... someone is a smarty! It is not either of those cities... but there is a canal in the photo.
 

nerudite

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BKM said:
Manaus, Brazil? (It loos tropical)

or one of those monolithic "New Economy" cities in China in the tropical south?
Not in China... or in Brazil.
 

nerudite

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Re: For what it is worth...

El Guapo said:
Canal City Japan
Is that the theme city in Japan? Ummmm... nope. But intriguing nonetheless...


It's not in Asia at all.
 

BKM

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Nairobi?

Kenya. Or Dar-Es-Salaam (something like that) in Tanzania?
 

nerudite

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Re: Nairobi?

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Kenya. Or Dar-Es-Salaam (something like that) in Tanzania?
Nope... wrong continent. (I think we're getting low on continents now), so maybe it will get easier.
 

BKM

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Darwin

Darwin, Northern Territory? Doesn't look like Brisbane, and too small for Sydney and Melbourne, and no coast for Perth.
 

nerudite

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BKM said:
Darwin, Northern Territory? Doesn't look like Brisbane, and too small for Sydney and Melbourne, and no coast for Perth.
Nope... wrong continent... keep trying.
 

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I KNOW!

IKNOW!

It's Lille, France! That complex is named something like Eurocentre Lille or something like that!
 

nerudite

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BKM said:
I KNOW!

IKNOW!

It's Lille, France! That complex is named something like Eurocentre Lille or something like that!
Right continent, wrong city. But hey... you're halfway there!
 

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Okay ... process of elimination.

It's along a dual set of canals or navigable waterways, with some evidence of oxbow lakes.

The high-rise apartment block looks Canadian, but Montreal is hilly, and Welland and St. Catharines is too small.

Look behind the high-rises. Pitched roofs. Not too common in large Asian cities, and out-of-place for much of Central and South America. The complex has a distinctive European Brutalist look about it. The high rise with the red wing is very European.

The area is flat. The cleared earth shown below the major road in the photo looks like an enbankment of some sort. Look at is closer ... it's not. Low Countries - Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark ... maybe, but then why the vacant land so clsoe to what would be a shipping way?

I'll take a guess. Amsterdam. Not downtown Amsterdam, but rather an administrative complex or something.
 

nerudite

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Dan said:
Okay ... process of elimination.

It's along a dual set of canals or navigable waterways, with some evidence of oxbow lakes.

The high-rise apartment block looks Canadian, but Montreal is hilly, and Welland and St. Catharines is too small.

Look behind the high-rises. Pitched roofs. Not too common in large Asian cities, and out-of-place for much of Central and South America. The complex has a distinctive European Brutalist look about it. The high rise with the red wing is very European.

The area is flat. The cleared earth shown below the major road in the photo looks like an enbankment of some sort. Look at is closer ... it's not. Low Countries - Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark ... maybe, but then why the vacant land so clsoe to what would be a shipping way?

I'll take a guess. Amsterdam. Not downtown Amsterdam, but rather an administrative complex or something.
Wow... impressive deduction. However... 'tis wrong. Remind me to take you on my next tour of Central Europe, however, as you would probably be an interesting tour guide!
 

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I'm going to guess its some "La Defense" equivalent in Vienna, Austria
 

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BKM said:
I'm going to guess its some "La Defense" equivalent in Vienna, Austria
You know ... I think you're right.



City map. Note the dual danube and the oxbow. The vantage point looks like it's directed towards an area called "UNO City." Here's a result of a Google image search.



I didn't expect any part of Austria to be that flat, actually. After seeing the evidence, though, I'll second BKM, and say it's his turn to post. Wien.
 

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BKM said:
It's Lille, France! That complex is named something like Eurocentre Lille or something like that!
Hmm. Didn't seem to 'feel' right to me. But I was agreeing until I saw the next page of messages.
 

Tranplanner

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Nerudite's clue about this being a german-speaking city immediately made me think Austria - but I didn't think there would be such a flat area in the whole country...
 

BKM

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Cool! Now I have to figure out how to post photos. I don't really have a website, but I do have some JPEGS that will be stumpers. :)
 
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