Google Earth Contest #8

FriscoCharlie Aug 6, 2007

  1. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    The user submissions are stacking up and here is one of them.

    If you want to submit one, please hold off for a few days. I have a number of them under consideration.

    But, I will be interested in seeing it so don't discard your ideas. I just don't want to have 30 of these stacked up.

    Having said that, here is #8.

    I am thinking that this one may be recognized and might be answered by morning.

    Have fun.

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  2. mrhedley

    mrhedley TrainBoard Member

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    Ooo, this is a tough one. It's a terminus, but from the size of the boats and boat terminals, its' not an ocean port. The size of the rail terminal and it's proximity to the waterfront adds to the mystery. Northern Hemisphere, but not North American.

    This one's gonna take a while, but I'll have to come back to it later. Can't keep the wife waiting...
     
  3. sandro schaer

    sandro schaer TrainBoard Member

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    this is luzern, switzerland.



    first picture, left bottom corner you see parts of the famous kapellbrücke





    this beautiful city is just a one-hour drive from home ... :)
     
  4. Scott Stutzman

    Scott Stutzman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I would have never thought to look there! Good one!
     
  5. jagged ben

    jagged ben TrainBoard Member

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    hmmm, I'll keep in mind that bright blue water like that says it's a lake...likely in Switzerland. ;)
     
  6. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Congratulations sandro schaer.

    The location is:

    Lucerne/Luzern, Switzerland

    I see it shown alternately as Lucerne and Luzern so I am not sure of the proper spelling but the location is correct.

    Looks like a beautiful place to visit and this was submitted by Stourbridge Lion.

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  7. DanRaitz

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    What threw me off, was that the image had been rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise.

    Dan
     
  8. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    If you had saw the small icon in the second image Charlie posted it actually showed that he had rotated it

    :D :D :D :D
     
  9. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    Well Done!!!!!!!

    It is a GREAT place!!!!!!!

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  10. sandro schaer

    sandro schaer TrainBoard Member

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    as for the naming :

    Luzern is german
    Lucerne is english


    same with :
    Genf is german
    Geneva is english
    Genève is french





    hey darren
    have you been in lucerne ? have you been at the transportation museum ?
     
  11. Stourbridge Lion

    Stourbridge Lion TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes I have, back in October 2004. That's when I took the above and several other photographs at the station. Had a great time taking a boat ride over to Alpnachstad, up Pilatus Kulm on the Cog and back down on the tram. I look forward to getting back that way again.

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