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Game Time Part 15

Posted By: EllenS

Game Time Part 15 - 01/04/2021 01:29 AM

Where was I?

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Posted By: Fran

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/04/2021 01:40 AM

I see an 'island Christmas tree', better known as a century plant or Agave. Doesn't tell me enough to figure it out except it is somewhat tropical.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/04/2021 03:52 PM

Negril?
Posted By: EllenS

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/04/2021 05:03 PM

Not Jamaica, or any other Caribbean Island.
Posted By: Fred

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/04/2021 05:13 PM

One of the Bahamas?
Posted By: EllenS

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/04/2021 05:21 PM

Nope to Bahamas. This is a beautiful blue sea, but not a Caribbean one.
Posted By: Zanshin

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/04/2021 05:39 PM

The type and shape of the trees looks like that found on the coastline of the Côte d'Azur but I can't narrow it down further. But I'll guess Ventimiglia?
Posted By: EllenS

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/04/2021 06:13 PM

Zanshin has narrowed down the area. It is not Ventimglia, but a place you might go to see very, very, wealthy people. Think like with a "b", not with a "m".
Posted By: EllenS

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/04/2021 08:52 PM

So my clue probably was awful because the area is full of wealth.

But the bay I am sitting in has money in the name. Or the name of the cap or town would be great.
Posted By: EllenS

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/04/2021 11:20 PM

This is the city we set sail from.

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Posted By: Zanshin

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/05/2021 05:40 AM

I lived there for a year so that picture gave it away - Antibes, France. I don't know where the first picture was taken, that doesn't look familiar. I loved the area, but only spent time in Antibes at "La Gaffe" - the British pub with a nautical theme. I believe that the Picasso museum is also in that picture smile
Posted By: EllenS

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/05/2021 12:04 PM

Zanshin is the winner. The first picture I was sitting in a dinghy in Billionaires Bay. Cap d’Antibes. The yachts in Antibes were huge, like DreAMboat 295’, and we were cruising in a dinghy.

Up next.
Posted By: Zanshin

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/05/2021 12:40 PM

Here's the first image:

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Posted By: EllenS

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/05/2021 01:40 PM

Just a guess, Puerto Rico
Posted By: Zanshin

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/05/2021 01:48 PM

No, not Puerto Rico.
Posted By: sleepychef

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/05/2021 02:20 PM

St Kitts
Posted By: Zanshin

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/05/2021 03:06 PM

Not St. Kitts, either - but your guess is closer than EllenS's
Posted By: Jeannius

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/05/2021 03:28 PM

There's some French on the sign so somewhere on Guadeloupe perhaps?
Posted By: Zanshin

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/05/2021 03:45 PM

I didn't realize that the writing on the sign was legible smile Here's a hint. The next picture will be a give-away, but I don't think this one will make it that far


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Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/05/2021 03:49 PM

Pretty sure I knew what it was from the first pic, but I don't have any pictures to post!
Posted By: Zanshin

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/05/2021 04:23 PM

Carol - it's tough to not be able to guess... but it would be unfair to guess-and-run...

But don't despair, the next picture gives the location away and someone else will get to post their photo. I have a couple of different locations with cannons, all of them with at least one difficult and one easy picture per location.
Posted By: Fran

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/05/2021 05:30 PM

Carol, same issue I'm having now. Like Zanshin said, wouldn't be fair to guess without a photo to use if it was correct.
Posted By: Zanshin

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/05/2021 06:11 PM

I've pruned my Adobe Lightroom photo collection down to a mere 5000, down from the previous high of 17000.... so I've got a couple of pictures left before I run dry laugh

I'll wait a bit before adding the giveaway picture so that pretty much anyone looking at it might guess (plus the "google maps" time limit should be reached soon). If not, it might be time to let this thread die. I started a similar thread on sailnet.com over a year ago that has just now died down. It was a bit more active, pictures had to a have a water/sailing theme but you didn't have to have taken them yourself.
Posted By: Zanshin

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/05/2021 07:20 PM

I'm off for the evening - so here's my next image. All 3 pictures were shot while standing in almost the same location, I just rotated my angle by several degrees.

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Posted By: Fran

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/05/2021 07:36 PM

Maybe we need to switch to allowing photos taken by others? Hate to see this game disappear.
Posted By: Fred

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/05/2021 10:39 PM

Martinique?
Posted By: Zanshin

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/06/2021 06:50 AM

Fred - no, it is not Martinique. Here's one more hint, this time looking down on the side opposite to the last picture:

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Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/06/2021 02:00 PM

Come on, no one knows where that is??
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/06/2021 02:01 PM

Fran--Sorry, it has to be personal pictures, otherwise we get in trouble with copyright issues..
Posted By: Fred

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/06/2021 02:09 PM

St. Martin? I haven't been to the fort, but it looks like the market area of Marigot down below.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/06/2021 02:21 PM

Fred--ding, ding, ding!!
Posted By: Zanshin

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/06/2021 02:39 PM

Fred - it is indeed Fort St. Louis standing guard above the French-side capital city of Marigot on St. Martin. You are up.
Posted By: Fran

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/06/2021 03:21 PM

Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Fran--Sorry, it has to be personal pictures, otherwise we get in trouble with copyright issues..

My bad. I thought that was only an issue if we were using them to promote a product to make money off them.
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/06/2021 04:14 PM

No problem, just wanted to let you know why we can't do that.
Posted By: Fred

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/06/2021 04:31 PM

I wish I had half as many pictures as Zanshin, but here is one I dug up

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Posted By: Fred

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/06/2021 07:24 PM

Another picture from nearby.

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Posted By: EllenS

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/06/2021 10:33 PM

I'm going with Germany, thinking maybe those are violins?
Posted By: Fred

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/06/2021 10:35 PM

Ellen, not Germany.

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Posted By: xrayman67

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/06/2021 11:31 PM

Nice, France?
Posted By: Fred

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/07/2021 12:07 AM

Dang Adrian, I didn't even get to use what I thought would be dead giveaway pictures. Did you recognize one of the photos from personal experience or did I leave an obvious sign in one of them. Regardless, you are correct and you are now up.
Posted By: Zanshin

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/07/2021 06:43 AM

I just logged in and the promenade in Nice would have given it away. I spent many weekends in Nice while living down there, but that sculpture with Cellos is a new one to me.
Posted By: Fred

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/07/2021 03:20 PM

Adrian, you are up.
Posted By: xrayman67

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/07/2021 04:21 PM

Unfortunately I recognized it from the Bastille Day terror attack a few years ago. I'll post a new photo shortly.
Posted By: xrayman67

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/07/2021 04:34 PM

Here is the next photo.

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Posted By: TomB

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/07/2021 06:18 PM

Pearl Harbor HI
Battleship Row?
Posted By: xrayman67

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/07/2021 06:59 PM

Tom, you're correct. I was standing on the USS Arizona Memorial. A very somber experience.
Posted By: TomB

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/07/2021 10:00 PM

I have never been there, but I have heard everyone speak of the oil slick... One day a trip that must be taken.

Here is one with a funny backstory...

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Posted By: Fred

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/08/2021 12:02 AM

Charleston?
Posted By: TomB

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/08/2021 12:17 AM

Well that did not take long - good job Fred

Back Story (unverified)
This beautiful home was built by a dentist... Pink Gums, White Porches (Upper and Lower) and of course the dental molding that wraps around on the top...
I guess the guy did not get enough work....

Hope DRs in other disciplines do not follow his lead smile wink

Go for it Fred you are up!
Posted By: Fred

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/08/2021 02:34 AM

Tom, please do me a favor and post another picture. I'm going out of town in the morning and won't have access to pictures (and don't have time tonight).
Posted By: TomB

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/08/2021 01:40 PM

Ok sailors... which port is providing safe harbor tonight in this picture
Safe travels Fred!

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Posted By: ndfaninnc

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/08/2021 01:42 PM

Adrian, been there as well. Probably 20+ years ago. Very sobering. The video that is shown before heading out to the memorial to me was shocking. Apparently I did not realize how massive the explosion was that sank the Arizona. I was literally in tears after watching that.
Posted By: Sandsailsun

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/08/2021 02:17 PM

I am thinking of joining this fun looking game !! I have not travelled to the extent all of you have and may not be great at guessing but have tons of photos in my vault from my travels .
What are the rules?
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/08/2021 02:33 PM

Come on in--the water's fine! grin Not a lot of rules, just that you must post a photo that you have taken yourself, can be from anywhere in the world. You can give hints or not, up to you. People are not supposed to use Google to get an answer until 18 hours have passed from when the picture was first posted. Whoever gets the picture right posts the next one. A lot of us have gone through all the pictures we have, and thus are not answering, as if you don't have a picture to post, you shouldn't answer.
Posted By: Sandsailsun

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/08/2021 03:12 PM

Ok got it ..so I will most likely not get many other photos answers so is it ok if I post a few ? ...very bored stuck at home with few prospects of travelling anywhere in the near or distant future sadly .

Captain Ward is recovering from shoulder surgery and has his own private nurse ...but makes for a long week in the Canadian winter..

......on a positive note I get to give covid shots and receive my second one on Sunday ...hoping this thing comes to an end soon
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/08/2021 05:43 PM

Hi Kim. We can't really have people posting photos out of turn, so let's do this--Some of us have not been able to answer for a while, because we don't have any photos let to post. So--for a while anyway, everyone can answer, regardless of whether they have a photo or not. Then, once the poster of the photo has acknowledged someone has gotten it right, then the correct poster can designate you to post the new picture, IF they don't have any pictures themselves. OK???
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/08/2021 05:46 PM

So, anyone got a guess on Tom's picture?? If you know what it is and don't have a picture to post, answer and if your answer is correct, let Kim post a new picture for you.
Posted By: TomB

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/08/2021 05:46 PM

Hint 1: Just a short ride away from the harbor in the picture the road comes to an end

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Posted By: EllenS

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/08/2021 06:09 PM

I was going to Bahamas, but the hill with the cross stopped that guess.

SO I am guessing Grenadines somewhere?

And Kim, just guess anything, the guesses narrow it down. Some people know it right away, the rest of are truly guessing.
Posted By: TomB

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/08/2021 06:53 PM

Sorry Ellen you are incorrect...

Hint 2: The harbor town and the pope have a lot in common....
Posted By: EllenS

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/08/2021 09:06 PM

So noone else yet, I believe the pope is from South America...
Posted By: TomB

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/08/2021 09:15 PM

Ellen you are correct on the Pope's home.
But that is not what the town has in common with him..


Albeit spelled slightly different
Posted By: jphart

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/09/2021 12:30 AM

Argentina?
And Kim, you’ve got lots of great photos...can’t wait to see some of them!
Best to Ward.
Posted By: TomB

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/09/2021 02:57 AM

So if you climb to the the top of the hill where the cross is located and turn around... this is your view.
Not Argentina!

The inspiration of this simple man's name from Assisi is what the Pope and the Town have in common.

So now all we need is the town and the country

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Posted By: Jeannius

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/09/2021 09:35 AM

The original photo contains what looks like a small Citroen van. They don't sell that many Citroens outside of France these days. The buildings could be Mediterranean as well so I'm going France but can't get any closer than that.
Posted By: jphart

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/09/2021 10:36 AM

Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis
A play on their names? Tom loves Spain and France...and wine doh
>18 hours = Google is open (Although I’ve abandoned Google for DuckDuckGo)
Posted By: TomB

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/09/2021 01:47 PM

The hints are drawing some closer and yet so far away...

Hint: Department 971

And JP no truer words have been written... Spain, France, and WINE
Here is what I have been doing to satisfy my travel soul during COVID
Salaud!

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Posted By: Jeannius

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/09/2021 05:32 PM

With the aid of google I've learnt that Guadeloupe is Department 971 of France and that there is a town called Saint-Francois in that department so I presume that is the answer?
Posted By: TomB

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/09/2021 06:29 PM

MIke,

You are correct. The town (or commune) of Saint-François is on the far end of Grande-Terre (the blue island) of Guadeloupe.
Close to the best beaches on the island and not far from the tip where one will find La Pointe des Châteaux. (The Cross Picture)
Quiet fishing village with a nice harbor, which is surrounded by restaurants and bars.
We stayed right on the harbor, and absolutely loved it.

You are up Mike! Where to now?
Posted By: Carol_Hill

Re: Game Time Part 15 - 01/09/2021 06:53 PM

OK, will close this one here. Will start a new thread.
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